About Department Of Automobile Engineering
Dr. Devendra Vashist
Professor & Head of Department
Qualifications: B.Tech. (NIT Jalandhar), M.Tech.(IIT Delhi), Ph.D.(Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi), MBA
Experience: 19 Years
The Indian Auto Industry is one of the largest in the world with an annual production of 30.91 million vehicles in FY 2018-19, following a growth of 6.26 per cent over the last year. The automobile industry accounts for 7.1 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). India is also a prominent auto exporter and has strong export growth expectations for the near future, around 31 per cent of small cars sold globally are manufactured in India. Several initiatives by the Government of India and the major automobile players in the Indian market are expected to make India a leader in the Two Wheeler and Four Wheeler market in the world by 2022. The Government of India aims to make automobiles manufacturing the main driver of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, as it expects the passenger vehicle market to triple to 9.4 million units by 2026, as highlighted in the Auto Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-26.
Government policies are providing a major thrust to electric vehicles for less dependence on conventional fuels, BS VI vehicles for cleaner environment and in foreseeable future autonomous vehicles. These needs will create a demand for automobile engineers, experts and researchers which the department of Automobile Engineering aims to fulfill.
The Department of Automobile Engineering was established in 2009. It was created to provide specialized knowledge and skills to students for their contribution to the Automobile sector. This objective is fulfilled by the highly qualified and experienced faculty having M.Tech / Ph.D degrees. The faculty members of the department have been actively involved in Research and Development activities in the field of Alternative Fuels, Heat Transfer, New Engine Technologies, Vibration Analysis in Vehicles, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technologies, Autonomous Vehicles etc. They had published their work in renowned National and International Journals, conferences and also filed patents in their areas of research.
The department has well developed up to date laboratory facilities. The students are exposed to various relevant topics like design of automobile components (both manual and computer aided), types of fuels used in automobiles with their property analysis, different types of energy losses in the vehicle, electric mobility technologies, technology and standards used in engine design and manufacturing, air conditioning in the automobiles, dynamics of motor vehicles, vibration analysis, electric and hybrid vehicle technology, autonomous vehicles, vehicle maintenance softwares such as AutoCAD, CATIA, MATLAB and ANSYS are being taught on workstations for design and development of vehicles.
Thrust Areas: Electric Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Automotive Materials, Mobility Design, Alternative Fuel Technology.
Automobile engineers are highly in demand nowadays because of the high proliferation of automobiles in everyday life all over the world. Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, New Holland, Tata Motors, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Hindustan Motors etc. are some of the leading automobile manufacturers in the country who are showing an interest in our students. The automobile manufacturing industry is supplemented by OEMs, such as Krishna Maruti, Sharda Motors, Ginnie solution, Institute of Road Traffic Education, HKS Auto, TCS, Square Yards, Harrison Associates, Blue Sapphire, Newgen Software technologies , Honeywell, A one Commercials, Eternity Industries Pvt Ltd. Sonalika Tractors, JBM, etc who frequently visit the campus for placement. Of course, other fields are also open to these engineers where they can find suitable jobs. Some of these areas are defense forces, space programme, atomic energy, power plants, railways, research laboratories, software development, information technology etc. Some students, with meritorious academic records and matching skills, have opted for higher studies in both National & International Universities.