The Department of Mechanical Engineering has received FIST2021 funding of Rs.69 Lakhs from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Hereafter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will be called the ‘DST-FIST Sponsored Department’ of TKM College of Engineering. Persons behind this great achievement include Principal Dr.T. A. Shahul Hameed, Dr. Mohammed Sajid, HoD, Dr. K.E. Reby Roy, Principal Coordinator, Dr. Rijo Jacob Thomas, Co- coordinator, all members of the project implementation team, and Emeritus Professor Kasturi Rangan (former professor, IISc, Bangalore), who provided valuable guidance.