Value Added Programs

The Value Added Programs aim to provide additional learner centric graded skill oriented technical training, with the primary objective of improving the employability skills of Mechanical Engineering students of ACET. The main objectives of the program are:

  • To provide students an understanding of the expectations of industry.
  • To improve employability skills of Mechanical Engineering students of ACET.
  • To bridge the skill gaps and make students industry ready.
  • To provide an opportunity to students to develop inter-disciplinary skills.

The strategy adopted tries to bridge the perceived technical competency gaps of students by providing training in employability enhancing technical subjects through mandatory noncredit courses of 35 hours duration for II, III and IV year students, as part of the curriculum. The Courses focus on skill development and more than 50% of the time is spent on practical training and problem solving, to provide the requisite understanding towards application of academic topics from engineering disciplines into real world engineering projects.

A VAP Committee shall be constituted for each stream, consisting of Dean, HoD and VAP coordinator. This Committee shall meet at least once every month to discuss the various issues related to Planning, Development and Conduct of VAP of the concerned stream.

The scheme of assessment and distribution of marks for each course is decided by the course faculty, and the details shall be provided in the proposal for each course in the course design template. The system of evaluation shall normally be continuous internal assessment by the course faculty and there will be no end semester examination. An exam at the end of the course may be conducted by the course faculty, as proposed in the scheme of assessment for that course.

Rubrics allow students to understand the criteria for assessment before they start the practical class. Rubrics are multidimensional sets of scoring guidelines that can be used to provide consistency in evaluating student work.


S.No. Class Programme
1. II MECH Auto CAD, Creo, Solid Works


S.No. Class Programme
1. II MECH CATIA, CNC Programming, Fusion 3600
2. III MECH Master cam, Tool & Die
3. IV MECH Lab view, CFD

AUTOCAD is a commercial software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting – available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app marketed as AutoCAD 360. AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and other professionals.


SOLIDWORKS is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software program that runs on Microsoft Windows. The Solid Works is produced by the Dassault Systems a subsidiary of Dassault Systems, S. A. based in Vƒ©lizy, France since 1997. Solid Works is currently used by over 2 million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies worldwide.

Solid Works course conducted from 18-04-2022 to 23-04-2022 for II & III year Students. The part of this Value Added Program in Solid Works conducted by Pumo Technovation India Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore.


S.No. Class Programme Students Strength
1. II MECH Solid Works 26
2. III MECH Solid Works 27

PTC Creo, formerly known as PRO/ENGINEER is a parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution created by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was the first to market with parametric, feature-based, associative solid modeling software. The application runs on Microsoft Windows platform, and provides solid modeling, assembly modelling and drafting, finite element analysis, direct and parametric modelling, sub-divisional and nurbs surfacing, and NC and tooling functionality for mechanical engineers.


ANSYS is an engineering simulation software (computer-aided engineering, or CAE) developer headquartered south of Pittsburgh in the Southpointe business park in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, United States. One of its most significant products is Ansys CFD, a proprietary computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program. Its primary purpose was to develop and market finite element analysis software for structural physics that could simulate static (stationary), dynamic (moving) and thermal (heat transfer) problems.


CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application) is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite developed by the French company Dassault Systemes directed by Bernard Charles. Written in the C++ programming language, CATIA is the cornerstone of the Dassault Systemes software suite.

Labview (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench)

LabVIEW (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments. LabVIEW is commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, various versions of UNIX, Linux, and OS X. The latest version of LabVIEW is LabVIEW 2015, released in August 2015.

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