Automobile Engineering



Automobile Engineering department is started in 1982. It offers a four years B.E. course in Automobile Engineering with an intake of 60 students.The program is NBA accredited thrice since 2004.More than a thousand candidates are graduated since its inception.

The department has well developed laboratories/workshops for hands on training on engines, transmission, chassis systems, vehicle diagnosis & reconditioning, electric vehicle design and CAD/CAM/CAE with latest softwares. The faculty of the department are well qualified and experienced. Faculty members have received award from various agencies such as ISTE, AICTE, KSCST etc., Also, resource persons for e-learning programs for various universities. 

The department is recognised as research centre for carrying out research leading to Ph.D/M.Sc (Engg) degree by Visvesvaraya Technogical University, Belgavi, Karnataka state. Presently, more than 17 scholars are pursuing their research work for Ph.D/ M.Sc. (Engg.). The department has received research grants from various funding organisation like AICTE, VTU, TEQIP, KSCST, etc. Good numbers of publication are brought out by faculty and students in reputed national/ international journals. Also, their research papers are presented in national and International conferences held at various institutions across the country and abroad.

The department has also developed worthy interactions with industries like KSRTC, BENZ, BOSCH, VOLVO, BEML, TVS, MAHINDRA&MAHINDRA, L&T, JK Tyres and many other authorised Automotive service centres. The students are being sent to undergo internship/training under these organisations.

The companies like Maruti Suzuki, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Kirloskar, BOSCH, BEL, TVS, Ford, Hyudai, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda visited our campus in the last one decade. Graduates from the department are placed in the on/off campus placement drives to various automotive and other reputed industries. Many of them are in key position in various organisations. Apart from this, graduates from the department are getting admitted for post- graduation to numerous reputed abroad universities across the world.


To create globally competent automobile engineers capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment, contributing to society through innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership


• Produce Automobile Engineers with a strong theoretical and practical knowledge with global outlook for a sustainable future

• Create facilities for continued education, training, research and consultancy and enhance industry interactions.

• Enable to be productive members of interdisciplinary teams, capable of adapting to changing environments of engineering, technology and society

• Develop entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities with high moral and ethical values

1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

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.

 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.

5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

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.

7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of and the need for sustainable development.

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

 9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

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.

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.

12. Life-long 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.


1. Operate and find errors in automobile sub-systems/systems for maintenance.

2. Use IT and computer knowledge for improving the performance of automobile subsystems/systems, improving fuel economy/ reduce engine emissions, use of alternative fuels and developing hybrid / electric vehicle.values


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Sl No Name & Designation Members
1 Dr.M.K.Ravishankar
Professor AICTE Id 1-482761735
B.E (Automobile Engg.), M.Tech. (Maintenance Engg.), L.L.B, Ph.D
2 Dr. A.N.Basavaraju
Professor and Head, Faculty ID: 1-482761731
M. E., PhD
3 C. Muneer Pasha
Associate Professor Faculty ID : 1-482761739
B.E,M.Sc (Engg)
4 Dr. Y. M. Shashidhara
Professor , Faculty ID: 1-482761731
B.E.,M.Tech., Ph.D.
5 Dr. Ravikumar K P
Professor , Dean Exam(Former), Dean Student Affairs(Current), Faculty ID: 1-482761751,
B.E.,M.Tech., Ph.D.
6 H. S. Lokesh
Assistant Professor, Faculty ID: 1-480707829
B.E., M.Sc(Engg),.
7 R.Vijay
Assistant Professor, Faculty ID: 1-480707833
BE, Mtech

Sl No Name & Designation Members
1 Purnashashi
B E (Automobile)
2 Karunakara. N.S
Office Assistant
PUC, D.Ed Junior Typing
3 Manjunath
Driver / Helper
4 Doddegowda
5 Lohit .K
Driver / Helper
6 C. K. Ramesh
7 H. A. Raju
Driver / Helper
8 Pallavi

Lab Facilities

Automotive Diagnostics and Reconditioning Laboratory

·         Fuel injection test bench

·         (FIP calibration)

·         2 Wheeler Chassis Dynamometer

·         Computerised wheel alignment equipment

·         Computerised wheel balancing machine

·         Optical wheel alignment gauge

·         Computerised Engine Analyser

·         Cylinder re-boring machine

·         (single / multi cylinder)

·         Cylinder honing machine

·         Line boring machine

·         Engine valve re-facing machine

·         Brake drum lathe

·         Auto electrical test bench

·         Head light beam alignment unit

Fuels and engine testing Laboratory

·         Abel-Pensky apparatus

·         Pensky-Martns apparatus

·         Lewis-Thomson Calorimeter

·         Gas Calorimeter

·         Bomb –Calorimeter

·         Saybolt Universal Viscometer

·         Redwood Viscometer

·         Torsion Viscometer

·         Planimeter

·         Carbon Residue

·         Cloud & Pour Point Apparatus

·         Ruston Oil Engine:

·         Veegal Petrol Engine

·         Krimo Engine

·         Single Cylinder Four Stroke Diesel Engine Test Rig With Hydraulic Dynamometer

·         Multi-cylider Engine (Morse test)

·         Diesel smoke meter

·         Exhaust gas analyser

Computer Aided Automotive components drawing

·         Desktop Computers

·         UG NX-4

Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory

·         Desktop Computers

·         Ansys Software

Automobile Engine components Laboratory

·         Automobile workshop special measuring tools set

·         Working ( electrically operated) model of six cylinder petrol engine

·         Two stroke petrol engine (2)

·         Four stroke four cylinder petrol engine (2)

·         Four stroke four cylinder diesel engine (2)

·         Four stroke six cylinder diesel engine (2)

·         Engine components: Carburettors, FIP Fuel injectors, spark plugs, distributor, fuel pumps, filters etc.

Automotive Transmission / Chassis Components Laboratory

·         Automobile frames

·         Single plate clutches (4)

·         Multi-plate clutches (2)

·         Gear boxes (5)

·         Propeller shaft assembly (4)

·         Differential and rear axle assembly

·         Front axle and steering systems (4)

·         Brakes and systems

·         Leaf spring suspension assembly

·         Independent suspension and shock absorber assembly

Workshop Practice (Shared with Mechanical Engg. Department)

·         Fitter equipment and tools

·         Foundry equipment and tools

·         Smithy furnaces, equipment and tools

·         Sheet metal equipment and tools

·         Arc welding machine and equipment

Material testing (Shared with Civil Engg. Department)

·         Brinell’s Hardness testing machine

·         Universal testing machine for compression and tension

·         Impact testing machine

·         Torsion test setups

Machine shop (Shared with Mechanical Engg. Department)

·         Lathes (32 Nos.)

·         Horizontal and Vertical milling machines

·         Universal tool and cutter grinder

·         Planing , Shaping, Sloting machines