M.Tech | MECH (CAD/CAM Engineering)

Programme Overview

  • M.Tech. in Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD / CAM) Programme is based on the 4th Industrial Revolution. This is a new wave of manufacturing technology which incorporates the latest developments in computers, sensors, controllers, machines and digital information technologies have caused the evolution of smart and intelligent factories.
  • This programme creates a strong base for the future CAD/CAM engineers to design modern customized production systems in real time.
  • In this programme, students are taught to customize and optimize their design for subtractive or additive manufacturing of machine parts. This programme trains students with different software tools to help manufacturers to optimize product concept in the early stages of the designing and manufacturing process.
  • It is also used to significantly improve the time and cost efficiency by making products clean and green. Moreover, students who have competitive knowledge and skills in 3D CAD/CAM have better chances of growth in their future organisations.
  • They also have the advantage of immediate employability after completion of this course and higher chances of having a career abroad.

Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace Designer
  • Architectural Designer
  • Assistant Professor
  • CAD / CAM Trainer
  • CAD/CAM Analyst
  • Conservationist
  • Manufacturing Designer
  • Manager Digital Manufacturing
  • Research Analyst
  • Surveyor

Programme USPs

  • The programme, at CMR University, emphasizes on the concepts, techniques and methods and their application to the development of Intelligent Systems which are usable at home, in the workplace, and in all man-machine interaction.
  • In this programme, emphasis is laid on developing expertise amongst students in areas such as intelligent sensing systems, artificial intelligence, web technologies, data analytics, robotics, autonomous vehicles, guided missiles, Internet of Things, Smart City applications, Industry 4.0 applications and knowledge engineering.

Programme Duration

2 years / 4 semesters

Programme Type

Full – Time

Eligibility Criteria

Admission to I year /l semester Master of Technology Programme shall be open to all the candidates who have passed B.E./ B. Tech. Examinations of VTU or any other recognized University/ Institution. The decision of the Equivalence committee shall be the final in establishing the eligibility of candidates for a particular Programme.

For the foreign degrees, Equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities shall be a must. The candidates who have completed their degree through the distance mode education from any University (National or International) are not eligible for admission to M.Tech. Programs under any quota.

AMIE in respective branches shall be equivalent to B.E./ B. Tech. Programs of VTU for admission to M.Tech. (Certificate/ qualification awarded by professional bodies/ institution in the field of Technical Education will be treated as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. programmes of VTU for admission to M.Tech. programmes subjects to the notification / approval from Government and AICTE) ) Admission to M.Tech. Programme shall be open to the candidates (as per 20OMT 2.1. and 2.2) who have passed the prescribed qualifying examination with not less than500/o of the marks in the aggregate of all the years of the degree examination.
However, in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST and Category I, the aggregate percentage of marks in the qualifying examinations shall not be less than 45% . Rounding off of percentage secured in qualifying examination is not permissible. (Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka Candidates.

For admissions under GATE/ PGCET qualification and Roaster system of Government of Karnataka: The candidates should be GATE qualified or should have appeared for the Entrance Examination conducted by an authority recognized by Government of Karnataka IPGCET)/VTU.
For admissions under Management Quota: The candidates should be GATE qualified or should have appeared for the Entrance Examination conducted by an authority recognized by Government of Karnataka PGCET/VTU. Further, there shall be an Admissions Committee for PG Programme in each college for each branch of PG studies consisting of the Principal of the College as the Chairman, Head of the concerned Department, one senior faculty of the concerned Department as members. The Admissions Committee shall conduct the interview and select the candidates for admissions. For admissions under Sponsored Quota: The candidates should be GATE qualified or should have appeared for the Entrance Examination conducted by an authority recognized by Government of Karnataka PGCET/VTU/any other University on approval by Government of Karnataka.

The candidates, who are qualified in the GATE Examination for the appropriate branch of engineering, shall be given priority. They are exempted from taking Entrance Examination. In case a GATE qualified Candidate appears for entrance examination and become qualified to claim a seat under entrance examination quota, he/she will be considered in the order of merit along with other candidates appeared for the entrance examination.


Programme Structure:







Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/laboratory/other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case Studies, Practical Orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry Integrated Learning, Practical Activities/Problem Solving Exercises, Class Presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures/Webinars/Industrial Visits, Industrial/Social/Rural Projects, Participation in Seminars/Academic Events/Symposia or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.