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Automotive Engineering

These programs intend to develop a new breed of automotive engineers required for the task of design & development in the automotive industry. The last year is spent at ARAI Academy at ARAI, Pune. Admission is based on academic performance, written test, interview and micro presentation.

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Director -PG Admissions

    • Vellore-632 014 Tamil Nadu, India.
    • + 91-416-220 4600, 220 4800
    • +91-416-224 5544, 224 9955
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    • www.vit.ac.in

    Dr. K.C. Vora

    Sr. Deputy Director & Head, ARAI Academy
    • ARAI, Post Box No. 832, Pune – 411 004,
      Survey No. 102, Vetal Hill, Off Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038
    • ARAI-FID, Chakan, Pune B-16/1, MIDC, Chakan, Mahalunge Ingale, Maharashtra 410501
    • + 91-20-3023-1190
    • + 02135-39-6660 / 61
    • + 91-20-3023-1104
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    • www.araiindia.com

VIT has excellent infrastructure like the CAD/CAM Centers, Central Library, Computing Center to name a few. The Mechanical Engineering Department started in 1984 and was renamed as the School of Mechanical & Building Sciences (SMBS) when VIT University received the Deemed University status in 2001. It has well equipped laboratories like:

  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Thermal Engineering Lab
  • Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab
  • Trilogy and Machine Dynamic.


A state-of-the-art Automotive Research Center was setup, with financial funding from DST, New Delhi in 2003 and Center for Engineering Design, Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering was set up in 2012.

ARAI is a well-known Automotive Research, Development, Testing & Certification Institute in the country. It has state-of-the-art testing facilities and laboratories like the PowerTrain Engineering Lab, Emission Certification Lab, Safety & Homologation Lab, Passive Safety Lab, Vehicle Evaluation Lab, Structural Dynamics Lab, Automotive Electronics Lab, Automotive Materials Lab and NVH & CAE Lab. Recently under NATRiP Funding, ARAI has established Homologation and Testing Center (HTC) at Chakan, where testing related to BS VI and Crash test for Safety regulations are conducted. It also has State of the Art Structural Dynamics lab and Transmission Evaluation Lab.

The students get the latest training, which help them to meet the requirements of the Automotive Industry.

Course Credits
University Core 27
University Elective 6
Programme Core 19
Programme Elective 18
Minimum Credit Required to Quality 70

First Year at VIT

  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Technical English (or)Foreign Language
  • Automotive Body and Chassis Systems
  • Engine Combustion and Emission
  • Automotive Transmission System
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Automotive Electrical and Electronics
  • Soft Skills

Second Year at ARAI

  • Alternate Fuels
  • Engine Design and Development
  • Automotive Emission Control
  • Vehicle and Engine Testing
  • Vehicle Safety and Lighting
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness
  • Project

Special Topics

  • Powertrain Tribology
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Computational Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  • Finite Element Analysis & Methods
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Diagnostics
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Vehicle Crashworthiness
  • Design of Vehicle Drivelines
  • Battery and Fuel Cell
The Students will do their 6 month project either at ARAI or at any automotive Industry
Full time Students - Approx. INR 1,78,000/- + others per year.

M. Tech (Automotive Engineering)

Eligibility: - B.E / B.Tech / AMIE in Mechanical/Automobile/Production/Manufacturing Engineeringor Mechatronics, with a valid VIT Masters Entrance Examination (VITMEE) Score.Preference is given to industry sponsored candidates.

Contact Us

B-16/1, MIDC, Chakan, Mahalunge Ingale,
Maharashtra 410501

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