Message by Head of Department
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.
Message by Head of Program
The Department of Automobile Engineering is running a post-graduate program in Automobile Engineering since 2010. The program is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi. The intake of the program is 18, wherein the candidates having non-zero GATE score (14 seats) and having industry experience of at least 2 years (4 seats) are eligible to take the admission. The reason why one should prefer to pursue post-graduate studies at Automobile Engineering Department are; state-of-the-art laboratories, excellent research environment, conducive and student centred academic practices and good industry-institute interaction. The curriculum of the program is designed in line with the industry needs, and teaching - learning process has emphasis on achievement of graduate attributes by the students. The laboratories of the department are equipped with physical and virtual testing facilities necessary for post-graduate and doctoral research. Almost 50 % of the faculty members have completed their doctoral research and there is a provision of in-house research funding to post-graduate students. This ultimately helps to develop a good research culture in the department and it has resulted into quality research publications and completion of in-house and externally funded research projects.
The ample opportunities are made available to the students for sponsored dissertation work and placements in reputed industries and research organizations. The passed out graduates of the program are working in reputed industries, research organizations and some of them have completed their doctoral research. The names of few industries are Cummins India Ltd., Pune, Greaves Cotton, Cooper Corporation, Satara, ARAI, Pune, VRDE Ahmednagar, Piaggio Baramati, Tenneco Automotive India Ltd., Pune, Umicore Autocat India Ltd., Shirwal etc.
From the academic year 2021-22, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) Rajaramnagar and The Automotive Research Association of India (A.R.A.I.), Pune have signed the MoU for jointly running a two-year M.Tech. Automotive Technology program. This will help the students of the program to get an exposure to learning experiences in R.I.T. as well as A.R.A.I., Pune. This will also make ample opportunities available to them for industry internships and placements, during the period of graduation.
I appeal to all those who wish to pursue their career in automotive industry, to choose M.Tech. Automotive Technology and get benefitted.
Dr. Sandeep R. Desai
Associate Professor and
Head of Program, Automotive Technology