From the HOD's Desk:
On behalf of our staff members, I welcome you for a stimulating learning journey. The department of Automobile Engineering was started in the year 2009 affiliated to VTU and is now autonomous with an intake of 60 per year and has made significant achievements during this journey. Department has a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members in diversified streams and have published papers in reputed national and international journals.
Automobile Engineering involves the understanding of the mechanics of vehicle chassis, internal combustion engine, electrical and electronic systems and motor transport, computer aided design and development, manufacturing and maintenance of automobile components etc. Manufacture of automobiles, design and innovation in development of new cars and automobiles are challenges that qualified automobile engineers with the specialized backgrounds to counter with great ease.
The courses are designed to create engineers with strong modeling, experimental and design ability with excellent communication and team working skills. Students are welcomed with warm greetings with an aim of creating automotive leaders of tomorrow. The department, prides in its academic achievements by bagging gold medal consecutively for 5 years along with numerous VTU Ranks - 08 ranks in 2013, 03 ranks in 2014, 05 ranks in 2015, 01 rank in 201 and 05 ranks in 2017.The department has state-of-the-art laboratories which include numerous 2 stroke, 4 stroke engines and in detail apparatus to learn about all mechanisms of automotive which provide hands-on experience to meet the learning requirements of students.
The Department has stated Joint Certification Programme in collaboration with BOSCH and the students are trained on Engine Diagnostics and Auto Electricals. Department also has SAE Collegiate Club and students are encouraged to participate in SAE activities. The Department has 04 MOUs as a part of Industry Institute Relation: M/s BOSCH, VOLVO, M/s. Madhus Garage Equipment Pvt. Ltd., M/s. Digitrack Systems Pvt. Ltd. Guest lectures, seminars and industrial visits are organized in every semester. The department has an R&D centre recognized by VTU and our students and staff are involved in research activities in various fields.
Our alumni are employed by automotive giants such as Mercedes Benz, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo, Tata Motors and OEM suppliers like Continental, BOSCH. Service providers like HCL, L&T and Infosys also have recruited our students.
Dr. H. N. Suresh
Professor and Head,
Department of Automobile Engineering