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Message by HoD Automobile Engineering (Presently Automotive Technology)

Message by HoP Automotive Technology

Message by Head of Department

The Automobile Engineering Department (Presently Automotive Technology) 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 (Presently Automotive Technology). PG program in Automobile Engineering (M. Tech. Automobile) (Presently Automotive Technology) 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. 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 (Presently Automotive Technology) of Rajarambapu Institute of Technology offers a post-graduate program in Automotive Technology i.e. M.Tech. Automotive Technology. The post-graduate program started in 2010 has an intake capacity of 18 and the program has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi. 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 the teaching - learning process has an 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 studies 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 which has resulted into quality research publications and completion of in-house and externally funded research projects. 

The department has better connect with the industries which helps to make the opportunities available for sponsored projects 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. 

I appeal to all those who wish to pursue their career in automotive industry, to choose M.Tech. Automotive Technology and get benefitted to fulfil your dream.

Thank you,

Dr. Sandeep R. Desai

Associate Professor and

Head of Program, Automotive Technology