Chitkara University to offer M.Tech program in Automotive Engineering

Chitkara University to offer M.Tech program in Automotive Engineering
Team Careers360 | Jul 20, 2020 - 4:38 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Chitkara University, Punjab will offer an M.Tech program in Automotive Engineering in collaboration with apex government automotive research and testing organization, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. Chitkara university will be the first university in the region to offer such specialization.

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The past decade has witnessed an increasing demand and change in customer preference for automotive vehicles. As per the industry reports, India is slated to become a global leader in shared mobility and electric vehicles by the year 2030, which can be attributed to a rising middle class, increased FDI ($23.3 bn in 2019-2020), and conducive government policies. All this is going to prompt automotive manufacturers to focus more on new vehicle development, developing testing capabilities, and redesigning supply chains.

This is the reason why Chitkara University has custom created a 2-year M.Tech Program in Automotive Engineering in collaboration with ARAI, Pune, wherein students will get an opportunity to undergo one-year immersive training at ARAI, Pune Campus and in some of India’s finest testing labs, as a part of their course.

The students pursuing the M.Tech Automotive Engineering will study the life-cycle support (design, manufacture, performance, and durability testing) of vehicles; from on-road and off-road vehicles to race cars, vans and trucks. They will also get to learn about the application of Mechanical, Thermodynamic, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical principles with an aim to resolve Engineering problems, thus preparing them to solve complex problems in a real context.

During their study, they will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to design and produce visual interpretations of automobiles and their components. In addition, they will learn to be involved in developing test procedures as well as conducting tests by using physical testing methods and software packages at Chitkara University’s state of the art labs and in world-class ARAI labs under the mentorship of industry leaders.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University says, “The 2-year M.Tech Program in Automotive Engineering, offered in collaboration with ARAI is an outcome of Chitkara University’s relentless focus on offering programs closely designed and delivered in conjunction with industry leaders, and contribute in nation building by developing indigenous talent. Chitkara University affirms its support to Prime Minister’s mission of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” This collaboration will ensure that the curriculum is dynamic and tailored to the constantly evolving industry trends, and students get exposure to industry’s best practices during the course of their degree.”

Additional aspects of this specialization at Chitkara University

  • Students would get an opportunity to supervise and inspect the installation, modification, and commissioning of mechanical systems at industrial facilities or plants.

  • Students will undergo a special module on introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEVs), dedicated to designing sustainable vehicles that meet stringent emission norms along with the ever-increasing safety and performance standards, in a cost-effective way.

  • During their first year at Chitkara University, students will also get to put theory into practice with an opportunity for industrial training with the Formula Student Race Car, Supermileage Vehicle, and Baja Vehicle.

About ARAI

Established in 1966, ARAI is the leading automotive R&D organization of the country set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of India. ARAI is one of the prime Testing and Certification agencies notified by the Government of India. ARAI has been playing a crucial role ensuring safe, less polluting, more efficient, and reliable vehicles.

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