Department of
Automobile Engineering

NBA Accredited under Tier – 1 category

Centre for Design & Prototyping


Programmes Offered


B.Tech. - Automobile Engineering* #


M.Tech. - Automobile Engineering#

specialization in

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles / Powertrain Engineering - in collaboration with ARAI, Pune
  • Ph.D.

    Ph.D. - Automobile Engineering#
    Full Time / Part Time
    • Internal combustion engines
    • Sustainable energy
    • Automotive pollution and control
    • Automotive transmission

    * Accredited by NBA under Tier - I (Washington Accord) category.

    # Not offered from the Academic Year 2021-22 onwards.

    • Vision

      To be a Centre of Excellence in the field of Automobile Engineering by imparting knowledge and skill, enhancing Research and Development activities with social, ethical and environmental responsibilities to meet domestic and global chanllenges.

      • To produce effective and responsible automobile engineering graduates with respect to global requirements by imparting quality education.
      • To constantly improve the pedagogical methods to deliver the academic programs with industry-oriented knowledge.
      • To focus on learning through the state-of-the-art laboratories that possess a standard set-up to carry out research based education.
      • To motivate students to pursue higher education and successfully take-up competitive examinations to reach a better position in their professional career.


    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. This is achieved through the Industry Academia relation with TAFE, ARAI, WABCO, CIRT and many others. In addition to the classroom 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.

    Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
    • A strong foundation in mathematics, basic science and engineering fundamentals to successfully compete for entry level positions and pursue graduate studies in Automobile Engineering and related fields.
    • Contemporary professional and lifelong learning skills including hands-on experience, familiarity with CAD/CAE software packages, technical expertise on engineering materials, vehicle dynamics, automobile structures, propulsion, FEA systems, hybrid vehicles, alternative fuels and automobile manufacturing methods to successfully compete in the national and global engineering market.
    • 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.
    • Understand societal related issues such as ethical choices, environmental protection, health and safety, and appropriate business skills.
    Program Outcomes (POs)

    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.
    Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

    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
    Research Areas
    • Automobile Engine Performance
    • Bio fuels
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Hybrid Vehicles
    • Non Destructive Testing.

    Department Highlights

    • Well experienced and qualified (35% PhD Qualified) faculty members from premier institutions.
    • Have strong relationship with industries.
    • Offers Industry oriented courses by Industry Experts.
    • Provide opportunity to do internship in reputed national and international organizations.
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    Core Courses

    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Basic Engineering Thermodynamics
    • Mechanics of Machines
    • I.C Engines
    • Automotive Transmissions
    • Vehicle Dynamics
    • Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
    • Automotive Chassis
    • Vehicle Design and Data Characteristics
    • Engine design and development
    • etc.

    Specialized Elective Courses

    • Electric Two Wheeler Technology
    • Engine Electronics and Management System
    • Hydrogen Engines
    • Automotive Safety
    • Engine Testing and Certification
    • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems

    Electric Mini Scooter

    The light weight, low cost and foldable electric scooter project developed by our students under the category of micro mobility with speed range of under 50 kmph. The prime focus on portability and the ergonomics and it will much efficient where traffic congestion and requirement of local commute to work and school.

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    Student Achievements

    The Department encourages the students to take part in various competitions like International Students Car Competitions held in South Korea - SAE-SUPRA, SAE-BAJA, e-BAJA, SAE- e-BIKE, etc.,

    Students regularly win various awards and prizes in the competitions like “Best of Best Creative Technology Award”, “Best Driver Award” and “Best Cross Pad Award” and “Best Suspension and Traction Award”

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    Student Forums

    Formula style vehicle developed by our students under the electric category, with 5kw liquid cooled motor and 48v lithium ion battery. The vehicle speed range of 94 kmph. The prime focus is on reduced the weight of the vehicle and the increased performance of the vehicle.

    Our students developed customized design of car, suspension, disc and steering system. This vehicle is designed to participate in the KASA car competition South Korea 2019 under Electric Formula style category.

    International Internships / Projects

    Our students do internship and projects in reputed Institutions / Industries like

    Student Testimonial

    Quality of automotive education is good at Vel Tech. The motivation, skill development and academics enabled me to successfully complete my Semester Abroad Program at R&D department of Polytech Orleans, France with stipend.