Automobile Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

One must have a BE or B.Tech in automobile engineering to become a automobile engineer. Also, degree holders in electrical or mechanical branch can opt for specialization in automobile engineering at the postgraduate level. Diploma holders can qualify for the AMIE exam to be at par with degree holders.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Automobile Engineering, one needs to qualify the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with a good aggregate percentage.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for engineering courses.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams. Some famous Engineering Institutions such as BHU Institute of Tech Varanasi, Andhra University College of Engineering Visakhapatnam and Anna University Chennai etc have their own entrance exams like EAMCET for A.P, KCET for Karnataka and TCET for Tamil Nadu which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Automobile Engineering:

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • IIT Delhi,Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016  Ph: 011-26582020, Fax 011-26857659-BE/Btech
  • IIT Mumbai,Powai, Mumbai,Maharashtra – 400076  Ph: +91-22-2572-2545, Fax:+91-22-2572-3480 BE / Btech.
  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781001 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2697088 BE / Btech.

  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110006
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Srinivasanagar-0574157
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • Anna University, Sardar Patel Road, Chennai 600025 (T.N.) Ph:044-22351126, Fax:044-22351956,22350397-BE/Btech

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

Lucrative careers can be found in vehicle manufacturing and assembling plants in both private and public sectors, in maintenance and service stations, private transport companies and defence sector. Auto engineers are employed by state transport undertakings and insurance companies. Self-employment is also possible in setting up automobile garages or maintenance workshops.


Remuneration depends on the reputation and standing of the company. Old companies like Premier Automobiles Ltd, Ambassador and Maruti Udyog offer conservative salaries of Rs 20,000/- pm to freshers. Premium car manufacturers like Skoda, Audi, Ford, Toyota etc pay anything upto Rs 30,000/- pm as starting scale. Subsequently, when they become shop-floor managers and quality control managers, they are paid very high salaries.

14 Responses to “Automobile Engineering Career”

  1. Avishek Choudhury Says:

    Direct admission in automobile/mechanical engineering courses in different colleges and fees structure/package in reputed colleges

  2. iniyan Says:

    wat the sccope of automobile eng in india i wish to study tat

  3. shrungali Says:

    is there any scope of automobile eng in india?

  4. shrungali Says:

    is there any scope of automobile eng in india and if there wat should i do? i’m 12th now

  5. shrungali Says:

    suggest me colleges in pune

  6. Satya prakash Gupta Says:

    I m commerce student,Direct admission in automobile/mechanical engineering courses in different colleges and fees structure/package in reputed colleges.

  7. Deep.A.Kataria Says:

    how much is the fees for sabu siddi k college,byculla,mumbai for entire course of automobile engineering

  8. Nipun Gupta Says:

    Which are the good institutes in India to persue automobile engineering?
    What kind of future is there in this industry in terms of placements, salaries, locations etc?

  9. sujit Says:

    what is scope in automobile engg,i ask u as a student of 1st year automobile engg.

  10. Deepak Maan Says:

    i am study in class xii.after xii i want to do mechanical engineering.please give few tips till i became good mechanical engineer.

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  12. bhavya ahuja Says:

    what is the %age of theory and practicals in auto mobile engineering..???

  13. Prathik.K Says:

    I wanna d scope of automobile engineering in abroad and in india

  14. pallavi nimbalkar Says:

    nice information……..

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