DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Indian Automotive Industry runs in short of experts in vehicle design and manufacturing. Seeing such a vast potential for employment, the Department of Automobile Engineering was started in the year 2011 to train the students and make them industry ready in areas of automotive and manufacturing. Since Chennai is the automobile hub of India, with Ford, Hyundai, BMW, Ashok Leyland and others, this course gains significance for those who are passionate about automobiles. The department offers B.Techprogrammes in Automobile Engineering.
The department has established healthy interactions and relationship with industry giants. Some of them to name are Ford Motor Company, Tractors and Farm Equipments (TAFE) and so on. The Department also offers M.Tech. programme in Automotive Systems Engineering and a tailor made M.Techprogramme in Manufacturing Engineering (exclusively for TAFE Employees).
The department has one of the largest collegiate clubs of SAE INDIA Southern Section. The department has successfully organized the SAE Convention 2015.
The Research aspects of the Department is strove by the “Centre of Advanced Machining”, which is sponsored by the Department of Atomic Energy – Board of Research in Nuclear Science (DAE-BRNS), Mumbai and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climatic Change (MOEFC)

VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

“To be a Centre of Excellence in Education and Research in Automobile Engineering, to meet the ever-changing needs of the global automotive industry and the society”.

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT

‘To impart quality technical education and training to the students enabling them to excel in their professional career with a high degree of integrity and ethical standards’.

MAJOR EVENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

The department conducts National level workshops and Guest lecturers from top most industry peoples. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a forum for students and practicing engineers to develop their professional skills conducting and participating in events like Baja, Convention, TopTECH lectures. The KLU Team won the best rider and the vehicle categories at the ride event held at Karpagam University, Coimbatore. Students are also encouraged to take part in awareness campaigns that have social relevant. Students were trained to participate in mega events like Indian Karting Championship and various racing events.