Quality Education

An important educational aspect of this centre is its focus towards project based learning. Students are motivated to engage themselves in projects/ internships/ competitions.

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ANRO has been successful in receiving research grants. It has mobilized projects worth about 3 crores from various national and international agencies.

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The faculty and students of ANRO have been successful and are recognized with prizes/ awards at various occassions.

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Centre for Automation and Robotics at Hindustan University was established on 20th October 2014 to promote educational and research activities in the field of robotics, automation and computer vision. This Centre bridges the gap between industries and University with a distinctive capability to harness the intellectual energy of academia to impact Indian industries. It is established as an interdisciplinary centre for schools of mechanical, electronics, electrical, aeronautical and computer sciences of Hindustan University in response to the rapidly growing interest of Indian industries in robotics and automation in recent years. In order to propel the centre through its visionary path, committees are formed at different organization levels

VISION: A research team with synergetic strengths emphasizes on robotics and automation related research, product development, teaching, training and consultancy with a goal to innovate and disseminate new knowledge to meet the needs of industries and society

MISSION: To engage in multidisciplinary research in the fields of robotics and automation, condition monitoring, vision system and artificial intelligence. Centre strives to provide solutions which will support industrial automation systems. It also focuses on providing the students with a varied academic and research experience on industrial automation and robotics, and helps the University in educating the future work force in meeting the oncoming technical challenges and advancements in the field of automation and robotics.


The courses are offered by Department of Mechanical Engineering and supported by Centre for Automation & Robotics.

Vision & Mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department
Vision: To excel in innovation and collaborative research, promoting technical and entrepreneurial skills.
Mission: The Mechanical Engineering department continuously strives,
M1. To provide a conducive academic environment with contemporary and innovative curricula imparting high quality education
M2. To offer state of the art laboratory infrastructure to enhance fundamental research
M3. To maintain an environment to work closely with industries to materialize collaborative and applied research
M4. To impart technical, managerial and lifelong learning skills, embedded with ethical values and social relevance.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEOs of B. Tech Mechatronics Engineering are:
PEO1. Successful career and adaptability to industry: Graduates will exhibit knowledge and skills to apply mechatronics engineering to address real world problems.
PEO2. Modern design tools and multi-disciplinary project execution: Graduates shall demonstrate practical and innovative skills in integrating various mechatronics elements through group design and project work in an industry, research or academia
PEO3. Contribution to interdisciplinary field and lifelong learning: Graduates shall conduct research in interdisciplinary topics and contribute to scientific community/ society/ industries

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
The PSOs of B. Tech Mechatronics Engineering are:
PSO1: Design, develop and evaluate elements of mechatronic systems
PSO2: Interface and integrate mechatronics systems to align with global industrial standards satisfying the societal needs

Mechatronics is the synergic combination of mechanical, electrical, electronics, computer science and information technology, which includes control systems used to design products with built-in intelligence. The course focuses on all the topics needed to develop a good understanding of the basic principles used in mechatronics engineering.

Syllabus - 2018 Regulation
Syllabus - 2015 Regulation

M.Tech Robotics program provides in-depth knowledge in the areas of robotics engineering covering its varied aspects such as Sensors & instrumentation, PLC, robot kinematics & dynamics, artificial intelligence, machine vision, industrial robots, industrial automation.


Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma courses in the field of Industrial automation, Non Destructive Testing are offered by the Centre These courses are offered jointly by ANRO in collaboration with leading industries

Training Brochure


SMC Pneumatics Lab YASKAWA Deburring Robot YASKAWA Vision Based Pick & Place Robot Robotics Lab SMC Pneumatics Lab SMC Pneumatic Trainer Kit SMC Electro Pneumatics Trainer Kit Flexible Manufacturing System CNC Vertical Machining Centre 3D Printer Robotics Training Motion Control Lab Virtual Reality Lab


Our Collaborators



Centre Head & Professor

Specialization: Condition Monitoring and Manufacturing Automation

Dr D G Harris Samuel

Senior Professor

Specialization: Metallurgy

Dr M M Ramya


Specialization: Machine Learning, Machine Vision

Dr RM Kuppan Chetty

Associate Professor

Specialization: Mobile Robots

Dr Nakendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Condition Monitoring

Dr A Joshuva

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Condition Monitoring

Mr G Deenadhayalan

Associate Professor

Specialization: Machine Dynamics

Mr U P Vignesh

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Mechatronics

Mr R Janakiraman

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Electronics & Instrumentation

Mrs Manju Mohan

Associate Professor

Specialization: Electronics & Communication, Sensors

Mrs N Seenu

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Mobile Robots, Algorithms

Mr A Vinoth Kumar

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Virtual Instrumentation


15+ Research Scholars
100+ Publications
650+ Citations
Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Dr M M Ramya

Funding Agency: Naval Research Board (DRDO)

This proposal envisages developing a complete, flexible, and extensible modular automated set of algorithms for adaptive enhancement and object recognition in underwater images. Soft computing approaches will be used in the proposed methodology to intelligently find optimal parameters for pre-processing, enhancement, and object recognition of underwater images

Principal Investigator: Dr M M Ramya

Funding Agency: Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (DRDO)

This study project is being initiated under CARS between CVRDE and HITS to mainly work out the configuration for the tactical warfare and demonstrate the PC based model with simulated situations, possible moves, defensive and offensive operations, command and control operations

Principal Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Co Investigator: Dr D G Harris Samuel

Funding Agency: Nelcast Ltd

Computerized testing of thickness of the casting component will enable the 100% testing of components and enhance the quality control. A Graphical User Interface will be developed to automatically plot the thickness values during the measurement. The proposed system will replace the existing destructive method with a reliable low cost solution

Principal Investigator: Dr D G Harris Samuel

Co Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Funding Agency: Newton Bhabha Scheme, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

Austempered ductile Iron (ADI) with high specific strength and about 10% reduced weight competes as a cost effective material substitute for forged steels in several core service sectors of engineering components. This project aims at developing detailed process know how for manufacture of advanced grades of ADI

Principal Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Co Investigator: Mr P Ramesh Kumar and Mr A Vinoth Kumar

Funding Agency: MTRDC (DRDO)

An ultra-response gas purging system for repetitive Marx generator is to be developed for continuously supplying N2 gas to the switch chamber with the gas pulse cycle time of 10 ms at 1000Hz

Principal Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Co Investigator: Dr D G Harris Samuel & Dr M M Ramya

Funding Agency: Newton Bhabha Scheme, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

This project aims to develop a computerized NDT for casting components to improve the quality of casting, reconstruct the casting component image using NDT to link it with quality control through IoT and to validate and transfer the technology to Indian and UK industries.

Principal Investigator: Dr M M Ramya

Co Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Funding Agency: Newton Fund, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

The main objective of this project is to develop an indigenous assistive robot that is affordable, aware of regional culture and user-friendly to meet oncoming future demand of elderly.

Principal Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Co Investigators: Dr RM Kuppan Chetty and Dr M M Ramya

Funding Agency: Newton Fund, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

The focus of the project is to develop a low cost mobile robot for ultrasonic inspection of the internal ferrous surface of storage tanks and use the model for teaching the interdisciplinary concepts of Mechatronics program.

Principal Investigator: Dr D Dinakaran

Funding Agency: SERB

An adaptive system to accommodate the profile anomaly and position errors in work holding of cast components is to be developed.

Funded Establishment Projects

Coordinator : Dr D Dinakaran

Funded By: SMC Pneumatics India

Year : 2015

This lab was established for the promotion of joint advanced training and research. State of the art faciliteis in the manufacturing automation is developed to cover pneumatics, electro pneumatics, PLC based automation, FMS and fault diagonosis

Coordinator : Dr D Dinakaran

Funded By: Yaskawa India

Year : 2014

This lab was established for the promotion of collaborative advanced training and research


Demonstration of Assitive Robot
First Lego League
First Lego League
First Lego League
Lecture by Prof. Pietro Valdastri, Leeds University, UK
Workshop on making a Robot
Quadcopter developed by Mr Abishek, Student
Demonstration of Quadcopter developed by Mr Abishek, Student
Robotic Football League in collaboration with RAIF
Assistive Robot developed by Mr Karthik kumar, Student
International Conference - RANE 2018
International Seminar
Guest Lecture by Prof Raveendra Thamma, Central Connecticut University, USA
Workshop on Design Thinking
International Conference - RANE 2019
Training on Robotics through Robotics Club
Training on Robotics through Robotics Club
Lecture by Dr Abdeljalil Bennecer, University of Northampton, UK

As a part of Mechatronics program industry visits are arranged every semester to provide exposure towards the industry and corporate world

Report on Industry Visit

Round the year, guest talks, seminars and workshops are organized wherein eminent personalities from the corporate world and renowned institutions are invited to share real life experiences with students. A good blend of theory and practice is experienced by students

List of Events


  • Dr D Dinakaran - 'Best Young Technology Faculty Award' in 2014 by EET - Research Wing, India
  • Mr Shyam R Nair - 'BES Alumni Award' in 2015 from the Honorable Home Minister of Kerala
  • Dr D Dinakaran - '40 Under 40: Most Inspiring Teachers Award' by Indian Express in 2017
  • Dr M M Ramya - 'Excellence in Research and Development Award' by Entrepreneurship Society Council of India in 2018
  • Dr M M Ramya - WTUN Faculty exchange award in 2019
  • Design Excellence Award - AUAP VEX International Robotics Competition, Philippines - Sep 2019
  • Runner - Robovanza, R&I IEEE CBIT Club, Hyderabad - Sep 2019
  • Winner - INSTRONIX'19 -Line follower SRM University - 2019
  • Winner - CARTE BLANCHE'19- Line follower MIT Chennai - 2019
  • Runner - ROBOPRIX Line follower VIT Chennai - 2019
  • Winner - ROBO SOCCER event at Sastra University - 2019
  • Selected for ANVSHION Innovation Challenge - 2019
  • Dr D Dinakaran - CII Conference in Jun 2015
  • Dr D Dinakaran - Condition Monitoring Conference organized by CVRDE and CMSI in Dec 2015
  • Dr M M Ramya - Inclusive Manufacturing Forum organized by NIAS, IISc in 2017
  • Dr M M Ramya - AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on IoT for ambient assistive technology organized by KCG College of Technology in Oct 2017
  • Dr D Dinakaran - Visiting Professors Conference organized by Royal Academy of Engineering, UK in Sep 2017
  • Dr D Dinakaran - National Conference on Condition Monitoring NCCM-17 organized by IGCAR and CMSI in Oct 2017
  • Dr D Dinakaran - AICTE sponsored National Seminar on Trends in Robotics organised by Sethu Institute Technology, Madurai in Nov 2017
  • Dr D Dinakaran - in AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Composite Materials organised by Sairam Institute of Technology, Chennai in Nov 2017
  • Dr M M Ramya - World Technology University Congress 3, IIT Madras in Dec 2018
  • Dr M M Ramya - World Technology University Congress 4, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taiwan in Oct 2019
  • Dr D Dinakaran - Session Chair and Participation in Research Colloquium in International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics organized by SRM University in May 2017
  • Dr M M Ramya - Advisor - Centre for Machine Vision at Marwadi University, Gujarat


Our Location

Centre for Automation & Robotics,

School of Mechanical Sciences, Jubilee Block,

Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science,

No. 1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR), Padur 603 103, Chennai

Call: +91-44-2747 4262/ 2747 / 4395 Extn : 213, 214

Email: anro@hindustanuniv.ac.in

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