Automobile Engineering or Automotive Engineering may be defined as one of the most prominent and challenging branches of engineering. It is the core branch of Engineering which is almost a mixture of other core branches of engineering like Mechanical engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical engineering, software and safety engineering, etc. It is said that The blend of such Engineering is Applied to design, manufacturer, operate vehicles like trucks, bikes, motorcycles, cars, buses, etc.
In short, we can say that the Engineering behind the creation and functioning of vehicles is called Automobile Engineering or Automatic Engineering. In ancient times, there were wooden cart vehicles with animals like horses, bulls, etc. But As Time Passed away it gave so many Modifications and enhancements to the Automobile or Automotive Industry.
There is also a broad scope of Research in Automobile Engineering as it is a very Research intensive field of Engineering. Research in-vehicle Engineering has been prominent that involves the Application of Models and formulas based on Mathematical models.
The study of Automobile Engineering Involves Designing, manufacturing, testing and developing vehicles and it’s spare parts. The main Units of Vehicle Engineering Industry are:
- Production or creation of vehicles,
- Designing of vehicles,
- Testing and development of vehicles
- Research in furtherance.
Automobile Engineers are the specialized human resources of this branch of engineering which is popularly known as Automotive Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Vehicle Engineering. Their main work is to design the models of vehicles, manufacture the vehicles, solve the problems Nd issues arising while testing them, etc
Eligibility and Educational Qualification:
- Must be Passed 10th from any recognized board.
- Must be Passed 12th from any recognized board with the following subjects (from science stream) :
Entry Routes to Become an Automobile Engineer
1). Diploma Program Route/Lateral Entry Scheme:
Candidates who are looking for getting a diploma in any field or branch of engineering can easily pursue this diploma opportunity to make their career fruitful and can have good salary jobs after clearing their Diploma. They must be passed 10+ with a minimum percentage of marks then they can easily opt their desired diploma to pursue.
Two Types of Diploma in Automobile Engineering:
- Polytechnic diploma in Automobile Engineering or Automotive engineering.
- ITI diploma in Automobile Engineering or Automotive engineering.
Polytechnic Diploma in Automobile Engineering or Automotive Engineering:
This technical course of education offers practical experience and exposure to their skills in training. The Polytechnic Diploma in Automobile Engineering or Automotive Engineering has been one of the most common options for the Candidates who want to make their career in a core Branch of engineering just After completing their 10th Standard.
Polytechnic in Automobile Engineering or Automotive Engineering or Vehicle Engineering is a diploma course whose duration is 3 years. Vehicle Engineering is also a sub-branch of mechanical engineering. There are various government polytechnic colleges that offer a polytechnic diploma in Automobile or vehicle or Automotive Engineering.
It is mandatory to clear the entrance examination of the polytechnic College to get the admission in the diploma program. Without clearing the entrance examination, we can’t get admission to the polytechnic diploma program.
Here we are providing the List of Some Diploma Colleges
- Government Polytechnic College, Adityapur, Bihar
- Government Polytechnic College, Darbhanga, Bihar
- Government Polytechnic College, Barauni, Bihar
- Government Polytechnic College, Dumka
- Government Polytechnic College, Naya Tola
Entrance Examination: Polytechnic Common Entrance Test.
The polytechnic common entrance test is a state-level examination for the entrance in polytechnic Diploma programs at Government, Aided, Private Colleges, Un-aided Polytechnics, and Second Shift polytechnics run in existing Private unaided Engineering Colleges/ Institutes.
ITI’s (Industrial Training Institutes) Diploma:
ITI diploma course is also very common among Engineering Aspirants who want to pursue any diploma degree in any core branch of engineering.
In India, Various ITI’s are offering various Training courses/programs in various branches of engineering. Automobile or Automotive engineering / Vehicle Engineering is one of them.
ITI in Mechanic Motor Vehicle:
This is also known as ITI Diploma in Automobile Engineering or Vehicle / Automotive Engineering. In general terms, a Mechanic is a person who repairs motor vehicles. It is 2 years ITI Diploma which includes 4 semesters of six months each. Its course was specially designed to train the untrained people who had an interest in motor vehicles and it’s functionality.
As time Passed away it took a look at modern trade which has been a point of attention to so many Engineering Aspirants.
There is no entrance exam for taking admission in ITI courses/trades.
There is no exam conduct for taking the admission of interested candidates in ITIs. Admission is served on the merit-based system. This merit list is prepared on the basis of your Aggregate percentage of marks in 10 the standard. There is so much confusion among candidates regarding the polytechnic diploma and ITI diploma program.
Basically, the difference between them is of a pattern of education, ITI encourages more the workshop related to the practical knowledge, while the polytechnic emphasis more on the theoretical course. After completing our polytechnic diploma program or ITI Diploma program candidates can get placements as Automotive Engineers or Automobile Engineer in the Automobile or Automotive Industry.
2). Bachelor Degree Route:
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) / Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Automobile or Automotive Engineering is a program/degree of undergraduate level whose duration is four years. This branch of Engineering is very prominent and also provides high placement packages if one is Graduated from Government Institution.
A candidate must be passed class 12 th from science stream with subjects Mathematics, physics and chemistry as the core, are eligible for this undergraduate course. Admission in Institutions / Colleges is mostly done through an entrance examination but in some colleges, there is also a merit-based system.
This is further subdivided into two Routes :
- Private College Route.
- Government / public college Route
1). Private College Route: The average fees of B.Tech/B.E in Automobile or Automotive engineering from private colleges, varies from 3 Lacs – 6 Lacs. But the main demerit of pursuing a bachelor of engineering in Automobile Engineering / Bachelor of Technology in Automobile Engineering is that these Colleges don’t provide good placements at all. Most of the time, Candidates have to do everything at their own contacts.
- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
- Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
- SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
- Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
- PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
2). Government College Route: The average fees of b.tech in a vehicle or Automotive engineering from public/ Government colleges start from 2 Lacs – 5 Lacs (without hostel charges).
For taking admission in government colleges or IIT’s, it’s mandatory to clear JEE Mains followed By JEE Advanced Examination. Then only, candidates can get Admission in such Institutions.
After clearing the exam of JEE MAINS and ADVANCE, Candidates / Applicants get admission to respective IIT’s. Like
- IIT DELHI
- IIT BOMBAY
- IIT BHU
- IIT ROORKEE, etc.
List of some Entrance Examinations for Bachelor Degree (B.Tech)/ B.E in Automobile or Automotive or Vehicle engineering :
1). JEE Mains:
Eligibility: 10+2 with Science stream (PCM plus English are compulsory subjects). For admission into IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s, and CFTI’s candidates must have qualified 10+ with 75% (65% for reserved category Applicants) markings.
2). JEE Advanced:
JEE Mains is followed by the JEE Advance Entrance Exam which is conducted by or under the control of Indian Institutes of technologies.
- Mostly in private colleges / Institutes Admission criteria are based on the merit system moreover the average fees for the course are very high.
- And, in government colleges, you have to clear the entrance examination and the average fees are comparatively lesser.
3). Master Degree Route:
M.Tech (Master of Technology) in Civil Engineering:
M.Tech in Automobile Engineering (M.Tech AME) / M.Sc in Automobile Engineering / M.E in Automobile or Automotive Engineering is a postgraduate level course. This course makes the candidates effective, efficient, experts in designing, manufacturing and operating and modifying vehicles in the automobile industry like bikes, buses, trucks, tempos, etc. The duration of this course is 2 years that makes their candidates as professionals or experts as needed.
Eligibility: Candidate must be passed B.Tech / B.E in Automobile Engineering or Automotive Engineering or vehicle engineering or any other equivalent degree from any of the recognized universities/colleges with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in Bachelor degree. A valid GATE score is also needed for getting admission in IIT’s and Government Colleges And Institutions and making your Masters valuable and fruitful.
Candidates who have passed B.tech in Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Mechatronics from a recognized university are also getting preferences in this course.
Entrance Examination for M.Tech in Automobile/ Automotive/ Vehicle Engineering Engineering:
GATE: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science and technology.
Candidates must have a Valid Gate Score to get the Admission in government or public Colleges or Institutions.
Private Colleges offer M.Tech without Entrance Exams:
Yes, some of the private colleges are offering M.Tech in Automobile or Automotive or vehicle Engineering without any entrance exam. But it is not worth of doing masters without having a valid gate score that comes from clearing gate examination.
Private colleges provide admission without gate examination but it doesn’t make your degree valuable. You have to get the Gate Score to have good placements in Automobile/Automatic/Vehicle engineering.
Let me remind this again that the Average required fees of Private Colleges are generally high in both B.tech and M.tech or any other equivalent degree in Automobile or Automotive or vehicle engineering as compared to public or government college.
Placements in Automobile/ Automotive / Vehicle Engineering:
Automobile or Automotive or vehicle engineering has been one most prominent branches that offer high salary packages to graduates and postgraduates. After completing their bachelor’s or master’s degree Applicants has various options to work as. They can work as
- Automobile Technicians
- Car Mechanics
- Quality Engineer
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Bike Mechanics
- Automobile Designers
- Executive and Managerial Positions in firms
- Diesel Mechanics. Etc
Last, I want to conclude my views on this topic by saying it has been one of the excitement and high pay job.
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