About the Department
Automobile Engineering is one of the core engineering departments of B.L.D.E.A’s College of Engineering & Technology. This department started in the year 1986, offers 4-year B.E program in Automobile Engineering under the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. The sanctioned annual intake capacity is 30.
The objective of this undergraduate program is to prepare technically competent world class Automobile engineers for the industry and academia. Some of the important subjects taught during the course are Auto chassis, Automobile Transmission, Auto Electrical & Electronics, Vehicle Dynamics, Fuels & Combustion, Vehicle Transport Management, Automobile Engineering Drawing in addition to Mechanical Engineering subjects like Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics Machinery, Metallurgy & Material Science, Thermodynamics, and Manufacturing Process etc. Apart from core subjects, elective subjects such as Hybrid Vehicles, FEM, Nano-Technology, and Experimental Stress Analysis are also offered.
The Automobile Engineering Department is led by a dynamic team with Ph.D and PG qualifications in the field of Automobile and Machine Design, and Alternate fuels who impart state–of–the-art technological education relevant to the industry. The average teaching experience of the department faculty is 18 years.
Among other facilities, the Department has a range of service station equipment such as computerized Engine Analyzer, Wheel Balancing Machine, Computerized Wheel Aligner, Exhaust Gas Analyzer, reconditioning machinery and advanced equipment like computerized I.C. Engine Test Rig. An elaborate CAD Engineering Laboratory has all the necessary hardware and software for design and analysis. Students will undergo practical sessions in these dedicated laboratories during the program and will get chance to undergo short term training in related industries
The students of the department have bagged many University ranks and won the gold medals. Ours is the only department bagging rank every year in the college. Final year success rate of students is always 100%. Department is conducting study tour every year to help the students to know latest developments in the field of Automobile Engineering. Students of the department participated in international & national project exhibition & paper presentation & won many prizes.
Alumni’s of the department are working in well known organization within India & other countries, to mention few TATA motors, General motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Automotive research association of India, BOSCH,VOLVO Motors , Infosys , HP , Boeing Germany & London, NASA & other MNC’s.
Alumni’s of the department frequently visit the department to share their experience with the students & staff. This enriches department in particular & student in particular.
The department further encourages professional activity of the staff and students through the SAE INDIA Collegiate Club and the Technical Association wing of the department christened as AAE (Association of Automobile Engineers). These forums provide the platform for the students for enriching the knowledge in the field and also to have an exposure to the latest developments.
With the opening up of R&D and manufacturing plants by global players in various parts of the country and the increase in demand for automotive experts in the domestic and international markets, graduates of automobile engineering have a bright future ahead.