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4-Year B.E. in Automotive Engineering
Specialisation in EV and HEV
in collaboration with ARAI

Chitkara University has collaborated with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to offer this strategically designed 4-Year engineering in Automobile Engineering in view of Government of India incentivising the adoption of EV and HEV and the resultant need for professionals who can handle these emerging technologies.

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Course Duration

Course Duration

  • 4 years
  • 2.5 years at Chitkara University, Chandigarh;
  • 1.5 years at ARAI, Pune.
Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity

As part of the curriculum, students would be required to do a one-year project in the last year with ARAI | Automotive company.

Campus Recruitment

Campus Recruitment

Internship and placement opportunities with best automotive companies of the world.



Candidates must qualify one of the two sets of criteria given below to be eligible for admission.

  • Option 1:Passed XII with a minimum aggregate of 60% or secures 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; appeared in JEE Main-2024 (January/April); and, passed 10+2 examination in 2023 or appearing in 2024. The admission shall be made on the All-India Rank (AIR) of JEE Main-2024.
  • Option 2:Passed XII with a minimum aggregate of 70% or secures 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; and, passed 10+2 examination in 2023 or appearing in 2024.

B.E. - Automotive Engineering

B.E. - Automotive Engineering

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The automotive industry is changing rapidly and moving towards electrical vehicles which are set to completely dominate the market in the next two decades. This course has been designed with these technological developments in mind with as much emphasis on the electrical side of vehicle design as the mechanical side so graduates are well equipped for the automotive industry of the future. It will provide students with the knowledge and skills required in the modern automotive industry, with a focus on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV).

Program Structure

Students will get to learn the fundamentals of EV and HEV in the first two and a half years at Chitkara University after which students would go to ARAI Academy, Pune to study latest technologies and get hands-on practical exposure in the next one and a half years. The last two semesters will be totally devoted to project work, which shall be carried out either in the Automotive Industry or at ARAI Academy.

Our Automotive Engineering courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, group work and workshops. Furthermore, students are expected to conduct independent studies to develop their knowledge. This combination enables you to develop numerous skills within the automotive industry, preparing you perfectly for your career in industry.

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Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), established in 1966, is the leading automotive R&D organisation of the country set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of India. ARAI is a testing and certification agency notified by the Government of India under Rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. It is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and is also accredited for its testing and calibration scope as per ISO/IEC 17025 by NABL.

ARAI has been playing a pivotal role in the progress of the Indian automotive sector for five decades. It provides services and expertise in the areas of Engineering Services, Certification & Standardisation, Research & Development, Technology Development and Knowledge Initiatives. ARAI has been assisting the Government in formulating automotive standards and regulations. Each year, ARAI serves hundreds of customers including Automotive OEMS; Engine, Component and Systems; large number of SMEs; and host of Industries/Organisations from non-automotive sectors as well.

Program Highlights

This unique program is hand crafted to bring in required special knowledge and desired skills. The program offers the depth of theoretical subjects, supported suitably by full-fledged hands on experience. The course focuses on new and emerging sustainable automotive technologies, such as hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.

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    Automobile Research Association of India

    Transform your Career with ARAI

    Chitkara University with its innovative approach brings in North India's first & only undergraduate Automobile Engineering program in full collaboration with ARAI (Automobile Research Association of India). The collaboration brings in industry's best curriculum, superior program delivery, wholesome hands on experience with in-depth knowledge of industry best practices & top notch technical know-how, seamlessly transferred to students by the best minds from ARAI.

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    automobile engineering industry

    Bright Career Prospects

    The growing need for vehicles and personal transport in India and overseas is pushing every manufacturer to increase their production and bring in more value for money. Thus automobile engineering industry constantly needs fresh talent across all domains including testing, manufacturing, research, sourcing and after sales. This unique program with the specialisation in Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicles allows access to additional opportunities available with manufacturers in 2 wheeler, 3 wheeler and 4 wheeler EV Space.

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    Mechatronics Engineering Program

    Study Less Work More

    Design and development in automotive industry requires a perfect blend of theory, practice and research and is best learnt by doing. You will spend a lot of time practicing your acquired skills as project based learning is hugely integral to this program. Thus, you will graduate with the most sought after skills and be ready to dive right into this fast growing industry that’s rapidly gaining momentum world over.

You can explore career opportunities as:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Vehicle Testing & Homologation Engineer
  • Research & Product Development Engineer
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Engineer
  • Vendor Development & Technical Assistance Engineer
  • Hybrid & EV Design Engineer

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Campus Recruitment

Career opportunities in the field of automobile engineering are aplenty with every automobile manufacturer in rapid expansion mode and hiring engineers to meet their ever growing demand. Our graduates can thus look forward to exciting career paths with top Automotive companies:

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