B.Tech. in Automobile Engineering is an undergraduate engineering degree. Students passed in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects are eligible to take admission in this course. The duration of the course is four years. Admission in most of the colleges is done through various entrance tests conducted at national and state level.
B.Tech program in Automobile engineering deals with the study of various engines and their construction, electrical systems, alternative fuels, safety, economics and quality of an automobile. Candidates must have considerable understanding and interest in mechanics, electronics, and mathematics as these are vital skills required for making a good growth in Automobile Engineering.
The Automobile Engineering graduates are placed in organizations specializing in products and services related to the automobile industry, software solutions, product and technology like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Daimler India Ltd, Honda, and Tata Consultancy Services. According to PayScale India, an automobile engineer can earn anywhere between INR 250,000 and 600,000 per annum average salary package.
Automobile Engineering is the sub-branch of Mechanical Engineering, also known as automotive engineering or vehicle engineering. The automobile industry includes automobiles and auto components sectors.
The Automobile engineering course caters to the creation and maintenance of automobiles, right from designing the vehicles to manufacturing components, assembling them, testing them for safety, repairing and maintaining. It also enables the engineers to explore new areas, create new avenues in the fields of R&D and develop their talent in new technologies.
10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) is the basic requirement to take admission in any BE/B.Tech program. Percentage required in qualifying exam is 50% for most of the engineering institutes. For some top prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs or BITS the percentage criteria required is 60%.
Diploma holders in the mechanical or allied stream are also eligible to take admission, in the second year of the course. They must have done their diploma after10th. In some cases candidates having bachelor degree in science are also eligible.
There are about 4300 engineering institutes in India. Admission in most of the engineering institutes is done on the basis of one of the several entrance tests conducted at national and state level. Some private institutes also conduct their own entrance test. Some institutes also offer direct admission on the basis of merit in qualifying exam or on the basis of management quota.
Following is the criteria for admission through different modes-
Direct Admission- Engineering institutes which offer direct admission have certain criteria for admission. Either they offer admission on the basis of merit in qualifying exam i.e. 10+2 or equivalent or there are some management seats reserved in private engineering colleges. For management quota the fee structure is generally higher than others.
Direct Admission for Diploma holders- Various engineering colleges in India also offer direct admission to ITI diploma holders in second year of the course.