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M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering

Automobile engineers have quite a good demand in India because of the fast growth rate of the automobile sector. India is ranked as one of the largest producers in the world with an average annual production of more than seventeen million vehicles.  Automotive industry contributes to the 7% of GDP as per the data. According to a report released recently by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, our country is also one of the largest automotive markets. Automobile exports are growing annually with the support of the policies taken by the government to attract multinational companies to invest in India.


Program Introduction

  • The MTech program in Automotive Engineering is a multi-disciplinary program with the objective of inculcating advanced skills required to design and develop software defined vehicles. 
  • The department has the necessary infrastructure to guide budding engineers to become experts in the design and development of hybrid and electric vehicles, and impact the necessary skill set for designing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). 
  • The program is supported by our industry knowledge partners, Renault-Nissan Technology& Business Centre India (RNTBCI), Automotive Test Systems (ATS), Valeo India Private Ltd. and Continental Automotive Components (India) Ltd with their collaboration, graduate students will have an opportunity to understand the state-of-the-art technologies in EV, Automotive Electronics, and ADAS by solving real-world automotive problems. 
  • Graduate students also have an option to specialize in hybrid/electric vehicles or ADAS and SDVs vehicles by choosing appropriate elective courses. The courses in this program will be delivered by experienced academicians, industry partners, and professionals from industry.
Electric Super Bike-Moto Student India – 223-Runner up (All India over all no.2);Runner up in Design & Evaluation



Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronics and Production Engineering.


Two years


The program comprises core courses, providing fundamental knowledge essential to the program’s objectives. Additionally, students can choose elective courses based on their individual learning preferences and specialized interests within the realm of automotive engineering. Alongside these courses, students complete a substantial project consolidating their learning, and applying acquired knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Semester 1
Automotive Systems
Electric Drives and Controls
Automotive Electronics
Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation
Deep Learning
Automotive Systems lab
Semester 2
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Design
Model Based System Design
Automotive Embedded System
Software Defined Vehicles
Multi Sensor Data Fusion
Semester 3
Advanced Driver Assistance
Dissertation 1
Semester 4
Dissertation II
Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Battery Management Systems
Design of Battery Pack and Thermal Modelling
Charging Infrastructure
Fuel Cell Technology
EV & HV Architechure and Design
General Electives
Energy Management in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Noise, Vibration and Harshness
Automotive Safety Systems
Vehicle Body Engineering
Testing and Validation
Software Defined Vehicle
Real-Time Operating Systems
Software and Network Architechures for SDV’s
Control Systems for Autonomous Vehicles
Automotive User Experience (UX) Design
Cybersecurity for Automotive Systems
Vehicular Communications

Research Facilities

Amrita Automotive Research and Technology Centre (AARTC)

AARTC is established to facilitate basic and applied research projects along with the industry and government agencies. It also offers engineering services to the automotive industry to establish an active and fruitful University–Industry Interaction. It houses the state-of-art facilities for automotive research in areas specializing in IC Engine testing, Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Powertrain testing, motor testing, vehicle electronics and vehicle dynamics and simulation. The centre’s multidisciplinary approach drives innovation, significantly contributing to the evolution of automotive systems, sustainable mobility, and the future of transportation

Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) Lab

NVH Lab stands as a specialized centre, meticulously designed to undertake comprehensive analysis and efficient mitigation of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) issues prevalent in automotive systems. Equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation and advanced testing methodologies, NVH lab serves as a pivotal hub for identifying and strategically addressing NVH concerns.

In Cabin noise measurement using HMS IV and analysis at listening studio

HEAD lab data acquisition system is an ideal for sound and vibration measurement in automotive research. With its, high data rates, and synchronization capabilities via GPS it offers unparalleled versatility and adaptability for challenging mobile applications. The HEAD link interface protocol, powers this system, enabling sample rates from 8 to 204.8 kHz per channel and facilitating seamless expansion up to several hundred channels for extensive automotive research data collection.

IMC Data Acquisition System

Text BoxThe IMC Data Acquisition System at our facility, serving the primary purpose of collecting both analog and digital data. With its capability to handle 40 channels, this system enables comprehensive data collection across various parameters. Its utility spans across capturing and processing both analog and digital signals, allowing for precise measurements and analysis in automotive research and testing. This comprehensive system seamlessly integrates measurement, control, and simulation within a singular unit, ensuring absolute synchronization and unparalleled convenience.

Power Train Testing

Powertrain Testing stands as a cornerstone in our pursuit of advancing automotive technology. Facilities in AARTC offer comprehensive assessments and analyses of vehicle powertrains, focusing on electric vehicle (EV) propulsion, hybrid systems, internal combustion (IC) engines, and extended to emerging hydrogen-based technologies.

Transient Dynamometer

The Transient Dynamometer at Amrita Automotive Research and Technology Centre serves as a crucial tool for engine testing within our research facilities. A 160 kW transient dyno enables precise and dynamic evaluation of engines under various transient conditions. Its utility lies in facilitating thorough testing, allowing for in-depth analysis of engine performance, efficiency, and emissions across different operational scenarios.

Eddy Current Dynamometer

The Eddy Current Dynamometer at AARTC stands as a versatile asset for engine testing, offering a range of specifications including 147 kW, 350 kW, 257 kW, and 80 kW. This advanced equipment is pivotal in assessing and analyzing engine performance across varying power ranges and conditions. Its utility spans comprehensive engine testing, enabling precise evaluations of performance, emissions, and durability.

AARTC houses specialized dynamometers and testing bays tailored for: 

  • Performance Evaluation: Comprehensive assessments of power, torque, and efficiency across a spectrum of operating conditions to ascertain optimal performance and adherence to standards.
  • Emissions Compliance: Precise monitoring and analysis of exhaust emissions to ensure compliance with stringent environmental regulations.
  • Durability and Reliability Testing: Long-term testing protocols simulating real-world conditions to validate the durability and reliability of powertrain components.
  • Drivetrain Analysis: In-depth analysis of drivetrain components and interactions to optimize efficiency and performance.
  • Pre-Homologation Test Trials: Homologation trials for automotive vehicles and its power train.

Emission Analyser

The MEXA-ONE Emission Measurement System by Horiba stands as a cutting-edge solution designed specifically to meet the stringent standards of BS VI and above norms. This advanced system incorporates state-of-the-art technology to accurately measure and analyze emissions from vehicles, ensuring compliance with the strict environmental regulations set forth by BS VI standards.

The AVL Smart Sampler SPC 478 is a sophisticated partial flow dilution system intended for gravimetric sampling of exhaust particulates from internal combustion engines under both steady state and transient conditions. This advanced sampler is instrumental in accurately capturing and analyzing vehicle emissions, ensuring compliance with the rigorous standards set by BSVI and above regulations

Chassis Dynamometer

The chassis dynamometer at AARTC is specifically tailored for testing automatic with its impressive specification of 225 kW. This advanced testing facility enables comprehensive evaluation and analysis of these innovative vehicle types under controlled conditions. With a focus on sustainability and alternative fuel technologies, the dynamometer facilitates rigorous testing to assess vehicle performance, Vehicle Calibration, coast down trials and emissions, ensuring these vehicles meet stringent standards. This facility can be experience to the EVS & HVS

Robert Bosch – Automotive Electronics Lab

In collaboration with Robert Bosch, the Automotive Electronics Lab stands as a pinnacle of advanced research and practical learning within our institution. This collaboration brings forth a cutting-edge facility that offers students an unparalleled opportunity to delve deep into automotive electronics (Controllers, Battery pack design, ECU, MCU simulations etc) and seamless system integration. Beyond theoretical teachings, this lab provides a hands-on platform for students to explore, experiment, and innovate.

Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Lab

In order to reduce the cost of development, every manufacturer tries to simulate various driving conditions. In tune with that our curriculum also includes IPG carmaker and Matlab along with other CAE packages like ANSYS, COMSOL and ADAMS included in it. IPG car maker is used to simulate the driving conditions by creating various car model, scenarios and environment.


Advanced Driver Assistance System lab consists of sensors and processors which are used to collecting the data and processing it. The current setup consists of Velodyne puck 32 – Lidar, Stereo vision camera – Zdd, Micro autobox from dspace, Opal-RT HIL system and IPG HIL System.

SAE Collegiate Chapter

Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) in the leader in connecting an educating mobility professional to enable to save, clean an accelerate mobility solutions. Students of SAE Colligate Chapter and actively engage in Engineering Formula Student Competitions (SUPRA SAEINDIA and FORMULA BHARAT), consistently achieving remarkable positions and securing awards at the national level year after year, showcasing their dedication and prowess in automotive engineering.

Students actively participate in BAJA SAEINDIA Competitions, demonstrating their engineering prowess by constructing. All-Terrain Vehicle (BUGGY) and consistently securing notable positions every year. Their dedication and expertise shine through in crafting robust, high-performance vehicles for challenging terrains.

Driven by a passion for innovation and speed, students lead the creation of the Electric Super Bike (Moto Student India), securing impressive positions in competitions. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology reflects in the sleek, high-performance designs they craft, establishing themselves as champions of innovation in the field.

Program Overview

Program Objective
  • Outline the key elements of SDVs and its application in real-time for the improved, mobility, navigation, connectivity, and sustainability.
  • Provide fundamental knowledge in Electric and Hybrid vehicles, Drives & Controls, Vehicle Electronics, and Vehicle Dynamics to design and develop Software Defined Vehicles (SDV).
  • Introduce Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features and sensor technologies to automate, adapt, and enhance vehicle technology for safety and better driving experience.
Program Outcome
  • Apply cutting-edge software solutions to enhance vehicle performance, driving experience, connectivity on the rapidly evolving field of software defined electric mobility.
  • Design and implement sensors and software components for implementing ADAS in automotives for improved driving experience and safety.
  • Design and optimize electric and hybrid vehicle power train, drives and control systems by understanding their fundamental operating principles and their characteristics.
Highlights of the Specialisation
  • Amrita Automotive Research and Technology Center (AARTC) established with industry support to provide state of art facilities for students to work on live projects.
  • AARTC is the only University laboratory providing comprehensive facilities to the tune of 20 crores in the automotive domain in India.
  • The program provides an opportunity for the students to pursue internships in automotive/allied companies and organizations such as Mercedes Benz, CVRDE, Volvo, NAL, JCI, BOSCH, Mahindra, Renault, Altair, Greaves-Cotton, Ashok Leyland etc. and European Universities under Indo-European initiative.
  • Automotive Engineering students get an opportunity to work on collegiate design series programs which facilitate designing and prototyping of vehicles.
Thrust Areas in Research
  • Engine and Emission Studies
  • Combustion Analysis
  • Performance and Emission Studies with Bio Fuels
  • NVH and Refinement
  • Vehicle Simulation
  • Multi Body Dynamics
  • Vehicle Handling
  • Structural and CFD Simulation
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • Automotive HVAC
  • Cabin Comfort and Ergonomics
  • Light Weighting
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning
  • Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Structure Interaction
Best Student Projects
  • Design of a digital audio filter for reproduction of In-cabin audio response
  • Stability analysis on a multi body system model for couples slosh vehicle dynamics
  • Design and Analysis of Engine Mount System for a Formula Student Vehicle
  • Rotex engine integration in a small formula car: Vehicle Design and optimization of transmission system.
  • Investigation on Performance & Emissions of RCCI combustion on Diesel – Bio diesel in a Light Duty Engine.
Job Roles

The industry offers many challenging and interesting roles to skilled professionals. Some of the common job roles include:

  • Designing, development and manufacturing of vehicles
  • Creating blueprint of vehicles and its components
  • Maintenance and Servicing in automobile workshops, aircraft industries, aviation, marine vessels, and diesel power stations

Amrita has an array of opportunities waiting for the potential students.

Program Highlights & Career Opportunities

Students acquire a diverse set of specialized skills poised to shape their professional journey. These skills, meticulously cultivated throughout the program, seamlessly intertwine with an array of career prospects across the automotive industry partners and have hands-on experience which translate into promising career opportunities.


Software Tools


  • SDV Architecture Design
  • ADA Simulation and optimisation
  • EV Power Train Testing
  • Design of EV Power Train
  • MS Optimisation-HIL/SIL
  • Battery Thermal Modelling
  • NH Analysis
  • Sensor Fusion & Deep Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security in SDVs

Facilities and Infrastructure


Amrita Automotive Research and Technology Center, Transient and Eddy current Dynamometer, Mexa-1-D1-EGR gas analyzer, Thermal shock system, Fuel and Coolant conditioning system

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Fast Response FID Analyzer, Nano Particle Measurement System, High pressure Lube oil testing system


Listening Studio , Vehicle testing lab, Chassis dynamometer.


Azhagu Siva Subramanian
Applus Idiada

Azhagu siva subramanian is working in Applus Idiada. It was a great learning experience at Amrita with the superb environment. The college has provided us with the essential skills that are required in the industry to excel as a leader in the relevant field. I would like to thank the university and faculty members for all the efforts put in by them. And also glad to know that all my class mates are doing well in their respective jobs

D. Pranab
Engineer, Vehicle Evaluation Laboratory, ARAI (The Automotive Research Association of India)

D.Pranab is working in ARAI (The Automotive Research Association of India) as Engineer in Vehicle Evaluation Laboratory. I am very delighted to be alumni of Amrita. The college environment and amrita culture will make you to excel in studies. The placement training that is provided at Amrita will be very useful to develop our careers. The university has given me the guidance to follow the right path in my career by providing me with excellent opportunities.

Gopalakrishnan S
Product Development Engineer, Volvo

Gopalakrishnan.S is working in Volvo as a Product Development Engineer. It was a wonderful study atmosphere at Amrita. The college molded me in personal and technical skill which is very much required for the industry. It has given me the right direction in my career and provided good opportunities.

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