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The Indian auto industry is one of the largest and most competitive sector in the world. The industry accounts for 7.1% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The segment of Two Wheelers with 81% market share is the leader of the Indian Automobile market owing to a growing middle class and a young population. It does not cover 100% of technology or components which are required to make a car but it is giving a good 97%. Infact, India is emerging as one of the world's fastest growing passenger car markets, home for the largest motor cycle manufacturer and fifth largest commercial vehicle manufacturer. It is emerging as an export hub for sports utility vehicles (SUVs). The global automobile majors are looking to leverage India's cost-competitive manufacturing practices and are assessing opportunities to export SUVs to Europe, South Africa and Southeast Asia.
Hybrid and electronic vehicles are new developments on the automobile canvas and India is one of the key markets for them. Global and Indian manufacturers are focussing their efforts to develop innovative products and technologies. Our country holds the top rank of the global pecking order according to auto multinational companies (MNCs) like Hyundai, Toyota and Suzuki rank.
Government of India aims to make automobiles manufacturing the main driver of ‘Make in India’ initiative. The overall increase in the number of vehicles has increased the demand for a qualified and skilled automotive engineers. Automobile sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. Many global OEMs have presence in India and are a source of employment to the thousands of people each year. At present, 19.1 million people are employed in the Automobile sector. This employment is likely to reach 38 million by 2022. The focus has now shifted towards the increased use of IT enabled systems and electronic circuitry. Design & testing are an emerging areas of the employment, as most of the auto component manufacturers are now looking to design the components. The top automobile companies in India are Royal Enfield, Escorts, Captain (Pioneer of Mini Tractor), Force Motors, Eicher, Ashok Leyland, TVS, Bajaj, Hero, Hyundai, Tata motors, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki etc.
The School will offer Certificate, Diploma & Degree programs in line with the industry requirement.
Automobile Engineering is a lucrative division of study to pursue and enhances career routes for young engineers with a flair for automotive science.
B.Tech in Automobile Engineering will make the student explore the study of various engines and their construction, electrical systems, alternate fuels, safety, economics and quality of an automobile. For a better learning experience, students will be exposed to case studies and problem-based learning, brainstorming, written tests, computer simulation, group discussions, industrial training seminars and projects. The graduates will be placed in organisations specialising in products and services related to automobile industry, software solutions, product and technology.
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.
If you want to pursue a career in automobile engineering, India provides one the finest platform in the world. The Indian automotive sector saw a rapid growth since its de-licensing in 1993 allowing global automotive giants to set up their manufacturing facilities in the country. India was ranked second largest manufacturer of two wheelers, fifth in commercial vehicles and fifth in passenger cars.
India has attracted many foreign giants like Hyundai, Suzuki, BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Fiat, Honda, Chevrolet (of General Motors), Toyota, Lamborghini, and Jaguar. Apart from them we have TATA, Mahindra, Eicher, TAFE, Hero Moto crop who has good reputation even outside India. In public sector there is Bharath Earth Movers Limited (BEML).
The automotive sector in the country is not just about ON-road vehicles. Off-road vehicles like Bulldozers, Dump Trucks, Hydraulic Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Rope Shovels, Walking Draglines, Motor Graders and Scrapers are also produced on par with on-road vehicles. It is a huge industry that involves expertise from different field of Engineering. India is one of the top exporters of Automobiles and Auto products just behind Japan and South Korea. There is also components manufacturing, which once again has huge area of opportunities
A student completing B.Tech in Automobile engineering will able to work in R&D and product development as product engineer or he/she can pursue research in new automobile technology. He/she has opportunities to work not only Automobile manufacturer but also auto component manufacturer as product design and development engineer.
Automobile engineers hold a wide variety of responsibilities. Their primary purpose is to maximize the feasibility and design of automobiles keeping costs to an absolute minimum. They are visionaries and are employed mainly on their ability to think outside the box. Their work often includes bringing new products to the market, problem solving and project management. Their main duty is to design, test and develop vehicles. Besides this, automotive engineers are also involved in testing vehicles. This includes checking the break system, interaction with the ABS (anti-lock braking system), automobile handling, transmission, other safety measures etc. They develop new test procedures for the vehicles, using both conventional and innovative methods. Because of the overall increase in the number of vehicles, the demand for qualified and skilled automotive engineers has also increased in recent times. Automotive engineers have job opportunities both in India as well as in foreign countries including the Middle East where the pay scale is good.
Many automotive engineers choose to join the defence services, due to constant need for vehicles that can trek even the toughest surfaces on the planet. Alternatively, you can work as a lecturer or professor in engineering colleges/universities in India and abroad. For those who have the desire to study further, they can pursue M. Tech and PhD programmes. By doing so, you can become a researcher or scientist and further help in the development of the field.
A bright future in the automotive engineering is a guarantee. There are plenty of employment opportunities for qualified individuals in this constantly developing field.
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