About the Department

The Department of Automobile Engineering was started in the year 2007 with UG programme and Post Graduate Programme in Automobile Engineering with specialization in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles / Powertrain Engineering in collaboration with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune.

The department has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) up to 2021.

With the support of leading automotive industry, “WABCO” – a Centre of Excellence in automotive brake system was established in 2017. The department has established Research oriented laboratories such as “Engine testing lab” with the support of reputed automotive organizations such as ARAI, Ashok Leyland, TAFE and Greaves cotton Ltd, Computerized wheel alignment test facility which is rare in Indian Institutions.

Our students have participated and won awards and prizes in events such as SAE-Supra, SAE- BAJA, e-BAJA and SAE tier I & II Electric Vehicle events, organized by SAE-India. Our students regularly participate in “International Student Green Car Competition” organized by the Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute, South Korea from the year 2015 and won “Creative Technology Award”, “Outstanding team award” and “Best of Best Creative Technology Award” in the year 2015, 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Programmes offered

UG Programmes

  • B.Tech. – Automobile Engineering

PG Programmes

  • M.Tech. – IC Engines
    Programme offered in Collabration with ARAI

Doctorate Programme

  • Ph.D. – Automobile Engineering (Full Time and Part Time)
State of the art facility

The infrastructure and facilities of the department help students to develop the ability to identify, formulate and solve automobile engineering problems. The laboratories are set up with the industry partners to help the students to enhance their technological skills, to conduct experiments, design and manufacture models as per auto industry speciation’s, which in intern acts a leverage for better placement in core industries.

  • ARAI
  • Greaves Cotton Limited
  • Shardlow India Limited
  • Wheels India Limited
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Hyundai
  • Simpson & Co. Ltd
  • Scooter India
  • Tata Motors
  • Fraunhofer IZEP, Germany
  • TUB, Germany
  • University of Michigan – Dearbon, USA
  • Automotive Engine Components Laboratory
  • Automotive Chassis Components Laboratory
  • Automotive Electrical Laboratory
  • Engine Performance and Emission Testing Laboratory
  • Reconditioning Laboratory
  • Automotive Fuels & Lubricants Laboratory
  • Two & Three Wheelers laboratory
  • Engine Simulation Laboratory
  • Vehicle Evaluation & Maintenance Laboratory
  • Automobile Electronics Lab
  • Automobile Engine Test Facility
  • Centre for Design, Engineering and Manufacturing (CDEM)
Vel Tech Automobile


The students of the department are exposed to work with the Industries and Research Institutes from the date of joining the programme to cater the cutting edge technologies practiced by the Industries through the Industry Academia relation with TAFE, ARAI, WABCO, CIRT and many others. In addition to the class room teaching, the department brings the Industry experts to deliver the special lectures. The students are taking up internship opportunity at France & Germany. The department has well qualified faculty members from renowned Academic Institutes such as NITs, IITs and also from Industries background. The overseas agreement made by the department paves way for further studies with countries like USA, Taiwan, Germany, France.

  • Graduates can excel in their professional career and higher studies with a strong foundation in automobile engineering.
  • Graduates can design and develop any automotive system with their acquired knowledge on automotive design, manufacturing and familiarity with CAD/CAE.
  • Graduates will have the capacity and willingness to become entrepreneur in the field of automobile engineering with a strong sense of responsibility to serve their profession and society in ethical manner.
  • Graduates will exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, broad knowledge and an understanding of multicultural and global perspectives to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, both as team members and as leaders.

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
  • Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design/ Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi disciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life- long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  • Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Automotive System Analysis and Testing: Identify, formulate and solve Automobile Engineering problems and to work in research laboratory and multidisciplinary tasks in Automobile Engineering.
  • Automotive Design and Development: Analyze, design, conduct experiments, and interpret data of an automobile system to meet the requirements of an automobile industry and to solve problems related to Automobile Engineering by using modern engineering tools and software
  • Automobile Engine Performance
  • Bio fuels
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Non Destructive Testing.