About the Department

Department Information

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
Email ID
Under Graduate Programme B.Tech. (Automobile)      Intake: 60
Total number of Classrooms 03
Total number of Laboratories 09 + 06 Shared with Mechanical Dept.
Faculty-Student ratio 1:15
Number of Professor 01
Number of Associate Professor 02
Number of Asst. Professor 18
Total Faculty 21
Supporting Technical staff 04
Supporting Non Technical staff 06

Under Graduate Programme :

B. Tech. (Automobile) Duration: 4 years Intake: 60
Post Graduate Programme :
M. Tech. (Automobile) Duration: 2 years Intake: 18

This decade is witnessing a rapid growth in an Automobile industry due to liberalization, which demands for specialists in this field. This demand can be met by well qualified engineers who are well versed with design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of eco-friendly vehicles, alternative energy sources and modern transportation systems.

With a mission to create techno excellent engineers, the department is established in 1983 with intake capacity of 60 students. Automobile engineering department in our institute is one of the oldest and unique four years degree course affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur. The department has well qualified and dedicated faculty and is known for its high academic standard, well-maintained discipline and complete infrastructure facilities.

From academic year 2010-11 department has started M.E.(Automobile) with intake capacity. The Department has Center of Excellence in the field of (i) Automotive research and diagnosis Studies (ii) Engine Testing (iii) Alternative Energy Sources (iv) Modeling and simulation

The Department has maintained excellent interaction with Industry and R & D organizations. The Department has Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) student chapter. We have established Automobile Engineering Students Association (AESA).

Testing Facilities
Sr. No. Name of Test Facility Specifications Measuring Parameters Testing Capacity
Engine Dynamometers


a) Hydraulic Dynamometer : Power rating : 169 hp @ 3600 - 7500 rpm
b) Eddy Current Dynamometer : Power Rating up-to 40 hp @ 4000- 10000 rpm c) Eddy Current Dynamometer : Power Rating up-to 10 - 15 hp up to 10000 rpm d) Eddy Current Dynamometer : Power Rating up-to 20 kW @ 2450 - 10000 rpm

Engine Brake Power, Torque,
Specific Fuel Consumption,
Air Consumption, Mechanical Efficiency, Thermal Efficiency, Friction Power, Indicated Power
Diesel Engine Performance, Petrol Engine Performance, Gear box Performance, Clutch Performance, Fluid Coupling Performance ,
Electronic Gravimetric Fuel Measurement system High speed & high accuracy load cell signal conditioning board, Digital timer display up to 4 digits, Overall accuracy ± 0.3 % (1500 gm), Microcontroller based RS232 Interface with computer interfacing along with software Fuel flow Measurement Three modes of operation
1. Time base
2. Quantity base
3. Revolution base
Hand held Smart Manometer with Air Box (Air Consumption Measurement Unit) Manometer with air-box, Air box size 450 X 900 mm Differential pressure transmitter / transducer Portable handheld smart manometer with 9 V battery Air box with three interchangeable orifice plates of different sizes Air flow measurement Diesel Engines, Petrol Engines,
Sr. No. Name of Test Facility Specifications Measuring Parameters / Testing Capacity
Combustion Analyzer DEWE-RACK-4
On-line graphical display to measure
1. Crank angle based pressure diagram
2. Integrated pressure signal
3. Pressure / Volume diagram
4. Calculated heating process
5. On-line knocking recognition
6. Mathematic Setting 7. Statistical Display 8. Data storing & data export to ASCII (Also Excel)
Decelerometer GPS SENSOR 5Hz Built in 5Hz GPS receiver Digital accelerometers Compact flash memory Lap beacon input Serial input for ECU/OBDII data CORRSYS CDS DFL FLOWMETER 1. Brake Efficiency of vehicle (Deceleration) 2. Acceleration & Fuel Consumption measurement
3. Coast-down trial
4. Maximum speed test
5. Speedometer calibration
6. Odometer calibration
Data Acquisition System IMC German made data acquisition system, CRONOS-PL-2 CRPL-2, Personal Analyzer-Online FAMOS CRPL/OFA, Amplifiers, 3 8-channel all-purpose amplifier (350Ohm) Measurement of
a) Temperature b) Pressure c) Fluid flow d) Torque e) Speed f) Strain g) Acceleration
Two Wheeler Chassis Dynamometer Braked Type Chassis Dynamometer, Make - ATE, Maxi. 100 h.p. at 3000 / 6000 rpm Volumetric Fuel consumption Measurement Unit Vehicle Performance Tests -
1) Normal Mode Test (Performance Test)
2) Acceleration Test
3) Braking Test
4) Average Test
Plotting Performance Characteristics Curves-
a. Vehicle speed v/s h.p. in different gears
b. Vehicle speed v/s torques in different gears
c. Vehicle speed v/s tractive effort
Eddy Current Dynamometer Make : SAJ
Power rating : 80 kW @ 4800 - 9000 rpm
Engine Brake Power, Torque, Specific Fuel Consumption, Air Consumption, Mechanical Efficiency, Thermal Efficiency, Friction Power, Indicated Power
Software - ITI Simulation X
  • Engineering mechanics & control, power transmission / Electrical & Electronics
  • Library details - mechanics 1D linear, Mechanics 1D rotary, mechanics 3D, CAD Import via STL, Motors & Engines,
  • Coupling/clutches transmission components, general signal blocks,
  • Magnets, electronic analog, electronics (Spice Elements), Spice net list import, electrical motors
Capability to simulate Mechanical 1D, 3D, Thermal, Fluid systems for design, optimization & analysis
Exhaust Gas Analyzer Tecalmint T.D.2040 Exhaust Emission Measurement of CO & HC (Petrol Engine)
Microprocessor Based 4 Gas Auto. Exhaust Analyzer CO : 0-9.9 % resolution 0.1%
HC : 0-9990 ppm
Resolution 10 ppm CO2 : 0 - 19.9 Resolution 0.1 % O2 : 0 - 25 % Resolution 0.1 %
Response time : 10 second
Warm up time : 20 min.
Power Supply : 230 v AC
Exhaust Emission Measurement of
(Petrol Engine)
CO/HC Gas Analyzer CO : 0-9.9 % resolution 0.1%
HC : 0-9990 ppm
Resolution 10 ppm
Response time : 10 second
Warm up time : 20 min.
Power Supply : 230 v AC
Exhaust Emission Measurement of Petrol engines
(Petrol Engine)
Smoke Meter Display indication : light absorption coefficient (k) /% Opacity Warm up time : 15 min. Power requirement : 230 V Display range : 0-9.9 per meter Exhaust Emission Measurement of Diesel engines
(Diesel Engine)
Engine Scanner Computer controlled system engine analyzer with diesel interface, 80-column printer Engine diagnostics tool (Petrol Engine)
KAL Equipment A/F ratio 8 :1 to 16 : 1(Gasoline)
A/F ratio 12 :1 to 16 : 1 (Liquid Gas)
Air / Fuel ratio measurement & CO measurement (Petrol Engine)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • One Week FDP on ‘Automotive Testing: Methodology & Instrumentation’ under TEQIP-II on 24/06/15 to 28/06/15.
  • Organized three days workshop on “Computational Fluid Dynamics” under TEQUIP from 9th March to 11th March 2016.
  • Organized one day workshop on “Curriculum Development of Automobile Engineering : Perspective 2025” under TEQIP on Saturday, 5th March 2015.  Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gupte, AD Patel Inst. of Tech., Anand, Dr. Prashant Banerjee, DM, Tata Motors, Pune and Dr. G Amba Prasad Rao, NIT Warangal were the resource persons for the said workshop.
SN Duration Name of the Coordinator Title of the Programme Sponsored by
1 15th -16th Feb.2013 S.T.Satpute & S.R.Desai (Coordinator) Two days Faculty Development Programme on "Automotive Testing: Methodology and Instrumentation" RIT, Auto. Engg. Dept. Lead Institute Scheme Shivaji University
2 04th -05th Jan.2013 S.T.Satpute & S.R.Kumbhar (Coordinator) Two day workshop on "Enhancing Skills for Laboratory Practicals in the Subject I.C.Engine" RIT, Auto. Engg. Dept. Lead Institute Scheme Shivaji University
3 18th June to 22nd June,2012 S.T.Satpute S.R.Patil & S.R.Kumbhar One week Faculty Development Programme under TEQIP "Automotive Engineering: Advances and Research Opportunities" TEQIP
4 27th June to 01st July 2011 Prof. S.T. Satpute & A.P. Shah ISTE Approved National Level short term training Program on "Effective Teaching -Outcome Based Learning in Engineering Education" I.S.T.E., New Delhi
5 28th - 30th Jan 2011 Dr. S.M.Sawant
R.M. Shinde
Short Term Training Programme on 'Computational Fluid Dynamics' RIT Auto. & Mech.
6 28 June to 02 July 2010 S. T. Satpute
D G Thombare
ISTE Approved one week Training Programme on "Advance in Engine and Vehicle Dynamics" I.S.T.E.,
7 22 June to 24 June 2010 Dr. S. M. Sawant "Heat & Mass Transfer Laboratory Methodology" Lead Institute Scheme of Shivaji University, Kolhapur
8 8 Oct. 2009 S.R.Patil Workshop On "Microcontrollers For Automotives Engineers" RIT Auto.
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

List of Licensed Softwares

Sr. No.

Name of software


Cost of software





9,22,400 = 00

License Softwares




1,15,610 = 00




6,88,296 = 00





Shared with Mechanical Engg. Dept.





Shared with Electrical Engg. Dept.





Using Free Version





Centrally Purchased

Wind Tunnel Consultancy Available

Wind Tunnel Test Set up


  • Open Circuit Wind Tunnel with sonic speed of 30 m/s.
  • Test section with 300mm X 300mm X 1000mm.

Motor Specifications:

  • 5 HP, D.C. Shunt Motor, 1500 rpm, 230/460 V

Controller Specifications:

  • 3-φ, Variable speed Controller (Motor Controller)

For More Information Contact:

Prof. Aniket T. Suryawanshi