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Career path for Automobile Engineering aspirants

Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic 31-07-2017

In present scenario, there is enough potential for employment of Automobile engineering diploma holder.

A number of career options are available to aspirants. Following is a list of few career paths available to Automobile Engineering diploma holder.

  • Service manager
  • Service advisor
  • Supervisor, Automotive
  • Automobile Sales Engineer
  • As an RTO inspector in State governments
  • Service engineer in State transport undertaking
  • Service engineer in Local transport department like PMPML
  • Vehicle test technician
  • Engineer in Automobile manufacturing industry
  • Design engineer
  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive electrician
  • Automobile Consultant – Vehicle sale/ Purchase of pre-owned vehicles.

Self-employment can be explored in following areas to name a few:

  • Authorized Service station for Two- wheelers and four wheelers
  • Special services like Wheel alignment, Wheel balancing, Denting and Painting, Calibration of Fuel Injection system, Authorized PUC (Pollution Under Control) center, Lubrication and greasing, and Tyre retreading.
  • Technical Writer / freelance writer of Latest in Automobiles for magazines and journals.
  • Authorized Dealer for Automobile companies.
  • Surveyor and loss assessor
  • Automobile Authorized Spare part shop
  • Automobile skill development center under National Skill Development Corporation.
  • Automotive styling
  • Supplier of educational aids, test setups /rigs, relevant to Automobile Engineering to institutes offering Automobile / Mechanical Engineering diploma and degree courses.

Further, educational programmes can be undertaken after passing diploma in Automobile Engineering includes the following to name a few.

  • Direct Second year Engineering Degree programme in Automobile Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Automobile Body design courses
  • Post diploma in Automobile Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics offered by Government Polytechnic Pune.
  • Automotive/ Motorsport Engineering

‘Make in India’ is an initiative  launched  by the Government to encourage national, as well as multi-national companies to manufacture their products in India . Our country is witnessing huge money coming to us as Foreign Direct Investment. This is directly beneficial to Automobile Sector and Automobile Component manufacturing Industry.

With an aim to create global competencies in theautomotive sector by promoting innovation, Research and Development andopening of global test centres, the budget outlay ofthe NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and Research and Development Infrastructure Project) centre was increased to INR 3727crore in July 2016.The time line for completion ofNATRiP centres is December 31, 2017 except for theIndore Centre which is June 2019.

Automobile Industry facts:

  • The automotive industry accounts for 45% of the country’s manufacturing gross domestic product (GDP), 7.1 % of the country’s GDP and employs about 19 million people both directly and indirectly.
  • India is currently the sixth largest producer in the world with an average annual production of 24 million vehicles, of which 3.64 million are exported.
  • India is the second largest two-wheeler manufacturer, the largest motorcycle manufacturer and the fifth largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world.
  • Passenger vehicle production is expected to grow to 9.4 million units annually by 2026
  • Commercial vehicles production is expected to grow to 2.0 million units annually by 2026
  • Two wheelers production is expected to grow to 50.6 million units annually by 2026
  • Three wheelers production is expected to increase to 0.95 million units by 2026

Twenty five foreign collaborators have joint ventures with Indian Automobile Companies and they have done major foreign investments in the automobile sector during April 2014 to March 2016.These facts underline the developing automobile sector scenario and employment opportunities.

Further, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai has plans to implement Outcome based education system for polytechnics in Maharashtra with effect from academic year 2017-18. Curriculum is also revised accordingly. Industrial training of six weeks is made necessary. Considering students wholehearted participation in project activities, and to achieve desired outcomes, Micro-projects are included in all the major courses in Automobile Engineering programme. So, there is multifaceted growth of an automobile engineering aspirant.

To start with Automobile engineering career, Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic provides better opportunities and exposure to latest in automobile engineering. Industry Training combined with Automobile Engineering curriculum provides ideal input to a beginner. Gainingexperience in service industry, gaining vehicle driving and testing skills adds feathers to one’sprofessional career.


Prof. S. D. Gandhi

Automobile Department

Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic