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After completion of 4th semester in B.E. Mechanical Engineering, students have the opportunity to pursue specialisation in Automotive Engineering with an introduction to Hybrid & Electric Vehicles.


For students who have opted for specialisation in Automotive Engineering, we have introduced a special module on introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Automotive Engineering is concerned with the life-cycle support (design, manufacture, performance and durability testing) of vehicles; from road and off-road vehicles to race cars, vans and trucks. Students taking up this course will get to learn about the application of Mechanical, Thermodynamic, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electrical principles with an aim to resolve Engineering problems. During the period of their study, they will get to know how to design and produce visual interpretations of automobiles and their components. They would also be involved in developing test procedures as well as conducting tests by using physical testing methods and software packages. Another interesting aspect of the specialisation at Chitkara University, is that students would also get an opportunity to supervise and inspect the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems at industrial facilities or plants.

As a part of the specialisation, students will also get to put theory into practice with an opportunity for industry training with the Formula student race car, Supermileage Vehicle and BAJA Vehicle. Industry connections will help students integrate knowledge with the relevant automobile OEM’s, IT and Design, or component manufacturing companies like Tata Motors, Maruti, Escorts, Tata Technologies, Mahindra & Mahindra, Infosys, Wipro, Dassault Systemes, etc.

A key challenge for Automotive Engineers today is to design sustainable vehicles that meet stringent emission norms along with the ever-increasing safety and performance standards, in a cost-effective way. In order to do this, Chitkara University has introduced a special module on introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEVs). As a part of this study module students will be introduced to a variety of aspects of future vehicle design, technology and management.

The course work will also include introduction to design, analysis, control, calibration, and operating characteristics of HEVs.


With electric vehicle sales predicted to reach 45 million worldwide by 2040, the next twenty years are set to dramatically change the automotive market. The likes of BMW, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, Kia, Volkswagen, Electric Vehicle (EV) specialists Tesla and many more car manufacturers have a number of hybrid and EVs on the market, with more in the manufacturing pipeline. With the excitement growing around the alternative low-emission vehicle type we anticipate that the mass adoption of these vehicles could mean a change in the skills required from Automotive Engineers.

Typical employers of Automotive Engineers include: Commercial Vehicle and Motorcycle manufacturing companies Companies serving specialist markets such as sports or luxury cars | Test laboratories automotive component suppliers | Tyre manufacturers | Accessory & Safety equipment manufacturers | Fuel & Oil companies Motorsport teams | Engineering consultancies.

Leading Mechanical and Automotive companies regularly visit our campus for placement. Our students have successfully obtained placements at companies such as Tata Motors, Maruti, Mahindra & Mahindra, among others.


Students interested in the field of Automotive Engineering complete the first two years of Mechanical Engineering and then focus on Automotive Engineering with introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. They are taught:

  • Basics of automotive Engineering, automotive material and component testing, automotive chassis Engineering, automotive driveline, vehicle dynamics and analysis, automotive electronics, fuels and combustion, emissions and safety standards.
  • Knowledge of Hybrid and Electric Technology and future expectations, aimed at meeting India’s stringent emission norms.
  • Introduction to design, production and manufacturing of cost-effective vehicles.

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