Automobile engineering is among the most lucrative career options in India. Numerous courses impart education in the field in order to produce proficient automobile engineers.

Careers in Automobile Engineering

Automobile engineering is the process of designing, developing, fabricating, and repairing of automobiles like trucks, cars, buses, scooters etc. It is also referred as vehicle engineering. An aspirant studying this branch of engineering can specialize in various areas- power train (body, chassis and engine systems), electronics and control systems, fuel technology and emissions, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, rapid prototyping, vehicle and pedestrian safety or supply chain management etc. The job requires lot of dedication, determination, commitment, focus and hard work. Specialized training is mandatory, to become a proficient automobile engineer.

A skilled auto mobile engineer has to complete the task of planning and designing the components and systems, choose the best characteristics for a particular automobile, prepare standards and codes for a well-organized production, decide costs and executing methods to reduce manufacturing costs, introduce and develop new techniques and systems for automotive production, ensure the proper implementation of governmental rules and regulations during the production process, execute quality control techniques and procedures, resolve automotive engineering problems and perform statistical analysis as required. Today, many institutes are offering courses in this branch of engineering, to produce proficient automobile engineers.

Course Details
Several under graduate and post graduate, degree and diploma programs are conducted through numerous universities/institutes spread all over India in automobile engineering. These programs provide specialized training and detailed knowledge in the field. The pre-requisite condition to seek admission in undergraduate program is a pass in 10+2 examination, while to pursue education at post graduate level one should possess B.E /B. Tech degree.

Career Prospects
Automobile Engineering offers wide range of career opportunities for the aspirants. They can work with service station, private transport companies, automobile manufacturing industries and defense services. One can also opt for the option of self-employment in setting up automobile garages or maintenance of workshops. Globalization and incredible growth of automobile industry have resulted in numerous opportunities for automobile engineers in abroad as well. One can also opt for higher studies in the same field and can work as lecturer in reputed universities and colleges.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Various institutions all over India offers program in automobile engineering at multiple levels. Few of such institutes are- Pusa Polytechnic (New Delhi), PDA College of Engineering, Karnataka, Government College of Engineering, PO Vallor, Kerala, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Tamil Nadu, Rustamji Institute of Technology, BSF Academy, Madhya Pradesh, Sigma Institute of Technology and Engineering, Gujarat, Assam Engineering Institute, Assam.

Remuneration is on high in this field. A fresher can expect a salary between Rs. 10000-Rs20000 per month. An experienced person can expect a higher remuneration.

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