TOP ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department has produced 33 University Ranks in the first four batches. Mr. M. Lakshmi Narayanan of 2006-10 batch, Mr. R. Aurn Sakthees of 2007-11 batch, Mr. D. Praveen of 2009-13 and Mr. R. Aswin 2011-15 batch secured Gold Medals.
MoU has been signed with M/s. BOSCH Limited for BOSCH-REC Joint Certification Training Centre and it was inaugurated on 07.03.2013. Extensive training is being imparted to Automobile and Mechanical Engineering students in Automotive diesel fuel injection system, Automotive electrical system, Automotive air-conditioning system and Automotive Engine and vehicle diagnosis.
Department is having Good interaction with leading automotive industries which is evident from donated components (engines, turbo chargers, steering gear boxes, etc.) and Vehicle (Santro CAR) for enhancing teaching learning process. Eminent speakers from industries and academic institutions address students on current topics in automotive fields to enhance the knowledge of students
INDUSTRY CONNECT : CATERPILLAR
The team of four students from Automobile Engineering department won First Prize in the “CAT IT” a competition organized by CATERPILLAR INDIA at Thiruvallur plant on 12/10/2017.
- Akshay Jain.P ( 3rdautomobile Engg student)
- Sakthivel.S ( 3rdautomobile Engg student)
- Vishal K Srivatssa ( 3rdautomobile Engg student)
- Prahlatha Varadhan T P M ( 2ndautomobile Engg student)
Guided by Mr. Venkatasubramanian, Assistant Professor, Automobile engineering department. The winning team were granted hands on training at SWE (Simulated Work Environment) Training Camp in the manufacturing unit and an Internship opportunities at CATERPILLAR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED as a part of their winning
Department has very good laboratory facilities which are used to train women employees of M/s. Mando India Ltd for a certification program approved by Government of India - Ministry of MSME, Chennai
Contributions to Curriculum and syllabus
Dr. S. Sampath, Dean served as a member of Board of Studies and Academic Council of University of Madras and Anna University since 2000 for framing the Automobile Engineering Course. Dr. K. Bhaskar, HOD served as a member of Syllabus Committee of Anna University of Technology, Chennai in the academic year 2011-12 and he is currently member of Syllabus Committee for PG Automobile Engineering in Anna University, Chennai. Dr. V. Muthu, Professor served as a Member of Syllabus Committee of Mechanical Engineering of Anna University during 2006-2009.
Our department has more than 100 quality research publications in the last five academic years of which 15 research publications are in International Journals with impact factor more than 2. Some of our faculty members are reviewers for reputed international journals and reviewing papers periodically.
Awards in Engineering
Our Department received "Teaching Awards in Engineering" by Staffordshire University, UK and Education Matters for the year 2013-2014 for maintaining academic excellence.
Six faculty members are pursuing doctoral programme in Anna University.
Workshops & Conferences
Department is organizing Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Symposia regularly to facilitate learning platform for faculty and students to explore and share knowledge in the latest fields in Automobile Engineering. AICTE has sanctioned more than 5 lakhs so far for conducting Faculty Development Programs, Workshops and Seminars.
SAE Collegiate Club
Department is having active SAE Collegiate Club and almost all the faculty and students are members of SAEINIDA. Our students have participated in aSOP, Baja and student convention programmes and won prizes.
e-BAJA is an national level intercollegiate design competition. Teams of students need to design and build electric powered ATV that has 48 V traction motor. 25 students ( 7- third year and 18 -final year) automobile engineering participated in the virtuals round and secured FIRST PLACE. The team secured 14th place in the final event held at Pithampur (Madhyapradesh).
Our students actively participated in the competitions conducted by other institutions and brought several laurels to our department. It is worth to mention that more than 38 prizes are won in co-curricular activities and 35 research publications are published by students of our department in prestigious conferences and leading journals in the last four years.
Department is having good alumni interactions. They contribute to welfare of department and students by giving guest lectures and donating books to the department library
Funded Projects and Consultancy
- Mr. A.J.D. Nanthakumar, Asso. Professor was sanctioned a grant of ₹ 3,57,500 for the project proposal “Applications of Magneto Rheological fluid damper for use in automotive suspension” in the academic year 2014-15 by University Grants Commission, MHRD, Govt. of India.
Mr. P. M. Subramanian, Asst. Professor (SG) was sanctioned a grant of ₹ 3,21,000 for the project proposal “Experimental investigation and testing of vide braking system in multi-utility vehicle” in the academic year 2016-17 by University Grants Commission, MHRD, Govt. of India.
- Mr. N. Venkatasubramanian, Assistant Professor, has completed the consultancy work (AutoCAD Drawing of Electrical Panel Board Design) for G.K. Products, Chennai – Rs. 1,500/-
- Dr. K. Bhaskar was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2015 based on his research publications.
- Dr. K. Bhaskar awarded Best Paper Award in smart Energy Systems for Sustainable Development during Mar 3-4 2017 for paper titled “ Combustion and Emission characteristics of Fish oil Methyl Ester (FOME)”.