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The Automobile Engineering Department was started in 1983 with an intake of 60 to B.E. (Automobile) program and is one of the oldest departments in Maharashtra offering specialized UG program in Automobile Engineering. PG program in Automobile Engineering (M. Tech. Automobile) was started in 2010-11. Department has state-of-art laboratory infrastructure and developed research facilities to foster research culture amongst the students. Highly qualified and experienced faculty, through the use of active learning techniques, strengthens the teaching-learning process by implementation of outcomes-based education. With choice-based credit systems, students are being trained to become industry ready through various tracks as industry-internship & project, undergraduate research experience, and entrepreneurship development. In-line with the changing industry scenario, the curriculum revision of both UG and PG programs takes place regularly. According to the Govt. initiatives, courses on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles have been incorporated in the curriculum. Looking at industry's diversity needs, from academic year 2020-21 department has started One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Electric & Autonomous Vehicles (PGD-EAV) Program is association with Automotive Research association of India (ARAI), Pune, which is Govt. of India’s well know research institute in Automotive Sector. Also from 2021-22 department has started M. Tech. (Automotive Technology) in collaboration with ARAI, Pune. In this one semester student will study at RIT, one semester at ARAI and project will complete at RIT, ARAI or in industry accordingly. Both UG and PG programs have been accredited / reaccredited by NBA New Delhi. Department conducts regularly programs, workshops for students and faculty members. Department has also conducted programs in association with various institutions like Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkuru, Karnataka; Ramchandra College of Engg., Eluru, Andhra Pradesh; ARAI, Pune; Mathwork, Akar, Altair etc. and also with abroad like American University of Sharjah, NAFEMS etc. The department invites the deserving, dedicated & enthusiastic students to join us and cultivate their bright future to enjoy the fruits later. I welcome all those who wish to join us on the journey of quality education & to have a great learning experience with my excellent, loving & caring team.

Department Location Building Ground Floor, Workshop, Autocare
Building Ground Floor Room No. 401,402,102
Year of Establishment 1983
Head of Department Dr. S. R. Kumbhar
Contact - Ph. no.  9970700911
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Under Graduate Programme B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Automobile)     Intake: 60 (From 2019 Onwards)
B. Tech. Automovite Technology (From 2021 Onwards)
Total number of Classrooms 03
Total number of Laboratories 12 + 06 Shared with Mechanical Dept.
Faculty-Student ratio 1:15.13
Number of Professor 02
Number of Associate Professor 03
Number of Asst. Professor 11
Total Faculty 16
Supporting Technical staff 06
Supporting Non Technical staff 04+05(Drivers)

Strengths of The Department

  • Recruitment procedure is as per AICTE norms.
  • Faculty participates effectively for making decisions on academic issues.
  • Adequate recurring & non-recurring budget.
  • Qualified, competent and hard working faculty with a positive attitude.
  • Prescribed university syllabus is covered within the time.
  • Course files along with course outcomes and detailed course plans are maintained by the subject teacher.
  • Academic calendar is strictly followed.
  • Well-equipped laboratories ¢ Laboratory equipment are fully utilized.
  • 7 faculty members have registered for Ph.D. and are involved in research.
  • Good Number of Book Publications.
  • Faculty members have published papers in International Journals/ National Journals / Conferences.
  • A good working atmosphere -Both teaching and non-teaching staff members go out of the way to cooperate. with each other while attending to different responsibilities.
  • Support from Director & Management for research activities and deputation of faculty for higher studies like PhD under QIP, seminars, workshops and other such events.

Teaching-Learning : Summary

  • Maximum emphasis on classroom teaching as well as experiential learning through practicals, seminars, projects etc.
  • Every faculty uses modern teaching aids such as LCD Projectors, OHP projectors etc.
  • Students visit nearby industry as well as Automotive Exhibitions like AUTO EXPO for better understanding.
  • Special coaching for failed students.
  • Students feedback is analyzed by every faculty and acted upon accordingly
  • Course Files & Weekly report on conduct of theory classes for each subject are maintained by all the faculty
  • Work progress reports are monitored by HOD and Director
  • Reports to parents are sent every month giving details of attendance and Internal Assessment marks of their wards

Departmental Library

Separate departmental library, Total Books = 1245

SAE Published books with Handbooks

E-learning Resources = 158

Prof. S. K. Som, CET IIT, Kharagpur - 1) Fluid Mechanics (49) 2) Thermodynamics (32)

National Education & Information Films Ltd., Mumbai 1) Automobile Engineering = (61)

  • Thesis reports of Undergraduate projects/ Seminars, Research Literature
  • A few books have been donated by Faculty members and outgoing students of the department

Automotive Magazines: Overdrive, Automotive Abstracts, Automotive Engineer and Traders, Auto India, Auto Car