The center facilitates a Collaborative Twinning Master’s Program in Automotive and Embedded Systems. Participants will be earning an MS degree in Embedded Systems from University at Buffalo and an M.Tech degree in Automotive Systems from Amrita University. The campus currently offers an M.Tech program in Automotive Engineering. Another M.Tech program on Automotive Systems with a focus on Automotive Embedded Systems is being planned.
The new Amrita Automotive Technology Center (AATC) will be led by Dr. Thirumalini, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The center will boost the research capabilities of our faculty and students working in the automotive domain and plans to develop prototypes for powertrains and also conduct research in hybrid vehicles. The AATC with state-of-the-art technology and equipment will be comparable to the best automotive R&D facilities in the country. Existing research centers are all supported by industrial establishments; Amrita is the first university to establish a research center in this domain. The center will also be supported by Prof. S. Raju who has four decades of automotive experience. Prof. Raju retired as Senior Deputy Director of the Automotive Research Association of India.