About the Department

The Department of Automobile Engineering was started in the year 2018 with sanctioned intake of 60. The department has well-qualified and experienced faculty and staff members of proven ability and administrative skills. It has been well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories that cater to the needs of the industry.

The department further encourages professional activity of the staff and students through the SAE INDIA. The college owns a Inferno racing teams which is being governed by expert staff members and industrial people throughout the globe. These forums provide the platform for the students for enriching their knowledge in the automotive field and also to have an exposure to the recent trends in automobiles industry.

Apart from the academics we also give value added training’s, workshop seminars to all the students based on their interest to gain a practical exposure to survive as the fittest in the modern world. We would be ensuring each of our student goes for a in plant training during their summer and winter vacations.
We continuously encourage our students from the beginning to do their individual projects which give them a keen interest and ideas how to surf and explore new things. We would enable them to enrich their technical skills and knowledge empowerment.

The department also owns off road bikes and cars which will provide a keen interest for students in learning the design technology. We also have a bonded relationship with major OEM’s (BMW, Ford and Hyundai). They have also sponsored fully loaded vehicles and engines for the students study purpose.

Vision & Mission

Vision

The Department of Automobile Engineering aims at achieving academic excellence in engineering, technology and research by providing unique educational experience which enables the students to cater to the needs of the society.

Mission

  • Impart effectual teaching – learning and training in automobile domain
  • Equip with State-of-the-art technology and equipment to manufacture automobile components
  • Encourage research relevant to automotive engineering technology for the advantage of the society
  • Inculcate engineering methods, knowledge and professional standards in automobile engineering

Programme Educational Objectives

The graduates of B.E. (Automobile Engineering) will

PEO 1: Excel in their career at engineering industry, research or entrepreneurship
PEO 2: Exhibit professionalism and team work in their chosen profession
PEO 3: Adapt to current trends, technologies and industrial scenarios by pursuing life-long learning
PEO 4: Design and develop solutions to meet the demand of the society with ethical and professional responsibility

Program Outcomes

The graduates of B.E. (Automobile Engineering) will be able to

PO 1: Engineering Knowledge:Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO 2: Problem Analysis:Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3:  Design/ Development of Solutions:Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4: Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems:Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO 5: Modern Tool Usage:Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO 6: The Engineer and Society:Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO 7: Environment and Sustainability:Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO 8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO 9: Individual and Team Work:Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO 11: Project Management and Finance:Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO 12: Lifelong Learning:Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes

The graduates of B.E. (Automobile Engineering) will be able to

PSO1 :  Apply the concepts of design and development in automotive industry.
PSO2 :  Apply the concepts of electro-mechanical systems, analyse the various automobile components and use design tool specific to automobile industry.
PSO3 :  Apply ethical principles in their career
Programmes Offered
UG (Under Graduate)
B.E. – Automobile Engineering – 4 Years  (Established in 2018)  Regulation 2017
Faculty & Staff

Dr. B.VENKATARAMAN
Head, Professor

Dr. B. Venkataraman obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (BE Mechanical Engineering) from National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore, India during 1973. He did his Master of Engineering (ME Automobile Engineering) from Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India in 1989. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Mechanical Engineering/ Thermal /IC Engineering) from IIT Delhi and Anna University, Chennai, India during 2009. He worked as Officer commanding workshops/Resident Inspector/Instructor/Dy. Dir.In Indian Army (in the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) for 23 years. (Last rank held: Lieutenant Colonel). After which he worked as Vice Principal, HOD & Professor (Dept. of Automobile Engineering) until 2010, then Principal at Hindustan College of Engineering, Chennai, India until 2013.

Contact :hodauto@kcgcollege.com

Dr. P.Varatharaju Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. P.Varatharaju has obtained his B.E. degree in Automobile Engineering in the year 1992 in IRTT, M.E. CAD in Anna University. He has completed his Ph.D. in Alternate fuels. He has a teaching experience of 25 years in reputed Institutions. He has published 5 international journals indexed in Scopus and having a cumulative impact factor of 20. He is the reviewer for various reputed journals like Fuels, Applied energy and Renewable energy published by Elsevier.

Contact :varatharaju_p@yahoo.co.in

Dr. T.Mothilal 
Professor

Dr. T.Mothilal, obtained Bachelor of Engineering(Mechanical engineering) from Madras University in 1999,Master of Engineering (Internal Combustion Engineering) from Anna University in 2006 and Doctor of Philosophy (CFD / Thermal) from Anna University in 2017. He started his teaching career in 2000 and has totally 18 years of experience in teaching field. He is memberof Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE- India), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors(IRED) and International Association of Engineers (IAENG),published around 23 International journals indexed in SCI, web of science, scopusetcand 2 books. Reviewer for various reputed journals like International journal of Heat and Mass transfer (Elsevier), won best paper award in several conference. Elite certification in 3 NPTEL online course. Approved as research supervisor by Centre for Research, Anna University.

Contact :mothilal.auto@kcgcollege.com

Awards & Achievements
  • Dr T.Mothilal, attended NPTEL online certification courses on IC ENGINES AND GAS TURBINE,Successfully completed the course with Elite certification. in the exam held on 28.4.19.
  • Dr P.Varatharaju, attended NPTEL online certification courses on IC ENGINES AND GAS TURBINE ,Successfully completed the course with Elite certification. in the exam held on 28.4.19.
Infrastructure & Facilities

Laboratory

Lab Facilities

Lab Facilities

Lab Facilities

Lab Facilities

Lab Facilities

Lab Facilities

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS AND FLUID MECHANICS AND MACHINERY LABORATORY
The strength of a material depends on its ability to sustain a load without undue deformation or failure. As a result, several types of tests have been developed to evaluate a material’s strength under varying loads that are static and dynamic.
In fluid mechanics laboratory students would acquire knowledge in fluid properties and characteristics of flow. Compute loses in circular cross sections using conservation laws. Analyze the performance of pumps, turbines and hydraulic machines.
COMPUTER AIDED MACHINE DRAWING
Students will gain knowledge, the basic drafting techniques from paper to machine using AutoCAD designing software. It would be a great exposure to enable students to know about automobile components. To provide hands on experience to develop 2D models (engineering drawings, part drawings) of machine components.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS/LISTENING & SPEAKING
Students would be given training on soft skill development, communication skills and career guidance. Recognize and manage the complex processes of communication in order to achieve performance excellence through interpersonal skill team building. Identify and apply new skills and strategies to enhance individual and team performance.
AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS LABORATORY
Students will learn to dismantle and assemble the automobile components. Understand different types of frames, chassis, transmission and other mounting parts used in various automobiles. Understand the spark ignition & compression ignition engines fuel system (2 Stoke & 4 Stoke).
ELECTRONICS AND MICROPROCESSORS LABORATORY:
Fundamental knowledge on electronic components like bread board, transistor, resistor, inductor and its applications. Ability to understand basic interfacing concepts( Analog to digital convertors). Understanding the architecture of Microprocessor kits and interfacing them in automobiles( Temperature control).Simple programs using arithmetic and logical operations.
AUTOMOTIVE FUELS AND LUBRICANTS LABORATORY:
Students gain knowledge about testing the lubricants and fuels used for IC & CI engines. Conduct the test of fuels and oils(Flash and fire points ). Study of International and National standards for fuels and lubricants.(Euro 6, BSIV) Study of Octane (Petrol )number and Cetane (Diesel) Number of fuels. Ability to characteristic and chase the fuels and Lubricants for the automobiles to our nation requirements. Entire globe is working on alternate fuels which energise the students to choose their research interest based on this laboratory.
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINE AND CHASSIS DESIGN LABORATORY:
Students on completing this laboratory can learn to design automobile engine components and efficiently use modelling software (CATIA, PRO-E, ADAMS, ANSYS) for automotive parts and its assembly. Students can gain a visual knowledge on engine mounting assembly, Chassis mounting assembly, Clutch Assembly, Gearbox Assembly, Suspension assembly, drive line and rear axle assembly, transmissions assembly features.
TWO AND THREE WHEELERS :
To train the students to conduct performance test on two and three wheelers (2 Stoke & 4 Stoke Engines). Train students to assemble engine mounting and chassis mounting and its sub-systems. Gain knowledge about the functionality of Brakes and wheels. To discuss and learn trouble shooting methodologies in two & three wheelers service point of view.
ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION TESTING LABORATORY:
On Completing this laboratory students will learn how to set up test rigs for engine testing and validation. Software’s related to performance validation of engines will be a additional knowledge to the students which helps them to be more confident in facing interviews. The main outcome of this laboratory is to develop skills and knowledge in experimental methodology, engine testing and the necessary instrumentation and machinery required to undertake measurements on combustion engines.
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE LABORATORY:
Students will perform basic services on the vehicles, ie. oil changes, tire rotations, and brake services. The student will be able to explain the proper service needs of a vehicle so they can properly communicate with repair professionals regarding vehicle service. Student will be able to identify proper or improper A/C system operation, students will work on safety of automotive systems. Industry oriented trainings and entrepreneurship skills will be gained by the students on completing the laboratory.
Professional Bodies

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Events
SUPRA | SAE BHAJA | SAE BICYCLE (Southern Section)

Indian Society of New Era Engineers (ISNEE)

Events
GO-KART | E-KART | QUAD BIKE

Fraternity of Mechanical & Automobile Engineers (FMAE)


Event
FMAE-FFS

Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIE)


Event
FORMULA GREEN
Students Zone

Society of Automotive Engineers SAE-SUPRA 2018

Team Inferno Racing completed all the static and dynamic events successfully and ranked number 12/112 all over India (2nd in Tamil Nadu after Amrita Racing and 1st in Chennai). We are confident that with our college’s support and the experience we have gained this year, we can reach much greater heights in the next event.

Indian Society of New Era Engineers – ISNEE at Go Kart Design Challenge 2018-GKDC

Team Zelus completed all the static and dynamic events successfully and ranked number 12/53 all over India (2nd in Tamil Nadu after Amrita Racing and 1st in Chennai). We are confident that with our college’s support and the experience we have gained this year, we can reach much greater heights in the next event.

Indian Society of New Era Engineers – ISNEE at QUAD TORC 2018

Team Zelus completed all the static and dynamic events successfully and ranked number 17/38 all over India (3rd in Tamil Nadu and 1st in Chennai after team Engimatic plodder). We are confident that with our college’s support and the experience we have gained this year, we can reach much greater heights in the next event.

Careers Prospects

Graduates of Automobile Engineering can seek employment opportunities in automobile firms like TVS Electronics, Auto-Infotronics, Delphi TVS, BOSCH, ARAI, NATRIP, Volkswagen, and other core industries. After finishing the Bachelor’s Degree the students can pursue the following to paths

  Academic Career

Higher Studies

M.S & M.Tech Programmes (Automobile Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics, Racing Motorsports, I C Engines etc:-)

  Industry Career    Top job profiles

Graduate Engineer Trainee, Automobile Engineer, Design Engineer Material Engineer, Production Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Quality Engineer, Assistant Engineer,

Management Trainee, Programme Manager Associate Manager.

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