LAKSHYA, Sanskrit for goal, is the student association for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It was inaugurated on September 1, 2005, after students sought Chancellor Amma's permission and blessings.
The Association seeks to provide students members with a strong foundation on which they can build successful careers in engineering and allied fields. Students are taught to not only seek excellence in their areas of interest, but also be willing to extend selfless assistance to society.
The Association has been a forum for students to successfully group together in order to discuss, debate and share dialogue, enabling them to create knowledge, technologies and ideas. It has motivated, inspired and encouraged students to put forth their best efforts.
Students members have participated in technical fests around the country, winning top honors for their alma mater. At the tech fest "Shaastra 2009" conducted at IIT Madras, students of mechanical engineering, Praveen R. and Aditya, won the 3rd prize in "Industry Defined Problem Solving."
At "Tathva 2009' conducted by NIT Calicut, 3rd year students Arun Prabakar, Arun Sudakar, Sreedu Krishnan, won the first prize in "Techno-Management". Their peers, Shyam Sekhar, Sambasivan A. P. and Anoop A. Pillai, won the second prize in "Steam Boat Challenge".
The Association has an executive council that takes decisions on important matters. It is guided by a fixed set of rules and regulations that assists in its smooth functioning. Contacts are established and maintained with students of mechanical engineering at other colleges.
The Association ultimately plans to implement projects that will aim to improve societal living conditions.