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The Department of Automobile Engineering was started in 1983 with an intake of 60. It is one of the oldest departments in Maharashtra offering specialized UG program in Automobile Engineering. Department has started the PG program in Automobile Engineering in 2010-11. Our department is providing the latest technology-based facilities for conducting experiments and carrying out research. Highly qualified and experienced faculty, through the use of active learning techniques, are trying to strengthen the teaching-learning process with outcomes-based education. Students are being trained to become industry ready through various tracks like a capstone project, industry-internship & project, undergraduate research experience, and entrepreneurship development. 

Government regulations on emissions, safety, etc. have pushed OEMs to make greener and safer vehicles. The first step towards this has been the notification from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways enforcing BS-VI emission regime from April 2020. This is in continuation to the nationwide implementation of BS-IV emission standards in 2017. In-line with this changing scenario, the curriculum of both UG and PG has been revised regularly. Another much talked about the trend is the shift towards electrification of drivetrains. Govt. of India with their National Electricity Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) and Faster Adoption of Manufacturing of Electric vehicle (FAME) are encouraging the OEMs to shift from conventional to electric driven mobility for the cause of saving earth from environmental degradation. 

With effect from the academic year 2019-20, the UG and PG degrees offered by the department have been changed to B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Automobile) and M. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Automobile). All automobile and mechanical engineering companies are demanding the graduates who are well conversant with the automobile as well as mechanical engineering background. Automobile Engineering graduates are supposed to handle mechanical systems also, apart from their specialization in the automotive field. Present industry scenario demands the knowledge of the interdisciplinary field, e.g. knowledge of electronics, electrical engineering, etc. Industry Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) demands the engineering graduates should know the applications of IoT, mechatronics, automation, etc. In the revised curriculum, appropriate courses have been incorporated.

The department is working on preparing an engineering graduate which will serve the industry and society in general. The Automobile Engineering Department invites the deserving, dedicated & enthusiastic students to join us and cultivate their bright future to enjoy the fruits later. I wish success in your endeavor 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. Automobile Engineering    Intake: 60 (From 1983-2019)
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Automobile)     Intake: 60 (From 2019 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