with "A++" &
CGPA of 3.52
out of 4.00
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Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • To prepare the graduates with strong foundation in science and engineering for successful careers in core mechanical and interdisciplinary industries, higher education and research.
  • To prepare graduates who can become entrepreneur/ innovators to design and develop system/ process/ product/ service to address social and industrial challenges.
  • To prepare graduates with leadership qualities, strong communication skills, professional and ethical values.
  • To prepare lifelong learners graduates to excel in their professional career as well as to pursue higher education.


Program Outcomes (POs)
  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • 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.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with the 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.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge 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.
  • 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.


Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • To analyze the problems and create solution by applying engineering knowledge with a multidisciplinary approach in the area of vehicle function, vehicle design and vehicle performance.
  • To analyze, interpret and provide solutions for the technical challenges faced by the Automobile Industry using engineering software/ tools.
  • To work effectively in a team to address complex issues by engaging in lifelong learning and following ethical and environmental practices.


About Automobile Engineering

Automobile Engineering encompasses almost all facets of technologies that are currently developed. More importantly, the domain paves way for the development of never-thought-of technologies. The current era is seeing a revolution in the way we think about Automobiles. There have been many positive disruptions in the domain viz. the use of non-conventional power source for vehicle propulsion, innovative transmission technologies, active suspensions, active aerodynamics and technologies for unprecedented safety, to name a few. With the world turning towards connected devices and technologies of Industry 4.0, the scope of integrating these technologies in the domain of Automobile Engineering is immense. The ‘Bachelor of Technology in Automobile Engineering’ at PDEU has been commenced with a similar motivation to impart competencies in the domain of Automobile Engineering and make the aspirants capable of future technology development.

Key Features:
  • Contemporary course curriculum.
  • A robust and active framework for course curriculum vetting and updating. The framework takes the inputs from leading Industry personnel and educationalists.
  • An established framework of the University helps in providing the best resources to the students.
  • Modern Laboratory facilities.
  • Availability of entire vehicle, exotic Engine-transmission assembly and the like for dissection purposes.
Key Connect:
  • PDEU is a key stakeholder of 'International Automobile Centre of Excellence' which has been formed in collaboration of Government of Gujarat and Maruti to impart training for Automotive technologies.
  • PDEU has been connected with many Automobile companies like Ford Motors, Tata Motors, BMW India and the like.
  • Student teams of PDEU have successfully been participating in 'Vehicle Design and Development' competitions like BAJA-SAEINDIA, SUPRA-SAEINDIA and many others.
  • Student team of PDEU also participates internationally in 'Shell Eco-Marathon, Asia' by developing an ultra-efficient electric vehicle.


Vision & Mission


To be recognized globally for excellence in education, applied research and training in the field of Automobile Engineering through innovation of high Social impact and to prepare youth for tomorrow.


  • To impart excellent education to build capacity of students and enhancing their skills in the domain of energy and engineering to make them globally competitive.
  • Seek to nurture students of extraordinary motivation and ability and prepare them for life-long learning and leadership in an increasingly knowledge driven world.
  • To develop state of art research facility and centre of excellence to provide environment for collaborative research and skill development.
  • To establish association with industry, academic institutes and research centres for collaborative research and consultancy work.
  • To impart excellent education through fundamental knowledge, research and technologies


Mission Element Mission Component
M1 Globally Competitive (energy and engineering)
M2 Life-long Learning
M3 Skill Development
M4 Industry-Institute Interaction
M5 Excellent Education



Objectives of Automobile engineering department are: Graduate will

  • Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.
  • Be competent with strong technological background to analyze data, formulate and undertake industrial problems and obtain viable solutions
  • Make successful career in industry/ research/ higher Studies.
  • Be life-long learning and should be able to work on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Be Competent for effective communication, in management and in professional skills and ethics




Head of Department

Dr. Vishvesh Jayantbhai Badheka
HOD & Professor
B.E., Ph.D, Diploma, M.E.

Areas of Interest: Advanced Welding Processes, Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Processing - surface composite, super-plasticity, Friction Surfacing, BT-FSW, Hybrid FSW, FSW of dissimilar metals, Narrow Gap-GMAW/FCAW/MCAW. A-TIG welding of P91,RAFM steels, Hybrid Welding and Wear of surface composites.

Brief Profile: Dr Badheka, studied metallurgy at The M.S.University of Baroda, received Bachelor, Master and Ph.D in Metallurgical Engineering. Presently he working as Professor at Mechanical Engineering as well as Heading the Dept of Mechanical Engineering Dept.






Department of Automobile Engineering,
School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Energy University
Raisan, Gandhinagar - 392007


Flow Chart for Course

Flow Chart for UG Course

B.Tech Automobile Engineering UG Course »



  • Siemens Centre of Excellence

  • List of Laboratory:
    Semester I Semester II
    • Engineering Chemistry - Lab
    • Elements of Mechanical Engineering - Lab
    • Basic Electronics - Lab
    • Engineering Graphics - Lab
    • Programming with C - Lab
    • Elements of Civil Engineering & Solid Mechanics - Lab
    • Elements of Electrical Engineering - Lab
    • Engineering Physics - Lab
    • Workshop Practice
    • Fundamentals of Python Programming
    • Communication Skills - I


    Semester III Semester IV
    • Thermodynamics & Fluid Flow - Lab.
    • Strength of Material - Lab.
    • Mechanical Measurements & Metrology - Lab.
    • Geometric Modeling - Lab.
    • Communication Skills - II
    • Theory of Machines - Lab.
    • Materials Technology - Lab.
    • Automotive Chassis & Components - Lab.
    • Industry 4.0 - Lab.


    Semester V Semester VI
    • Manufacturing Technology - Lab.
    • Design of Machines Elements - Lab.
    • Automotive Power Train Systems - Lab.
    • Communication Skills - III
    • Automotive Transmission - Lab.
    • Vehicle Dynamics - Lab.
    • Finite Element Analysis - Lab.
    • Automotive Design - Lab.


    Semester VII
    • Automotive Electricals & Electronics - Lab.
    • Vehicle Safety - Lab.
    • Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing - Lab.
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technology - Lab.
    • Heat and Mass Transfer - Lab.
    • Machine Design - Lab.
    • Vehicle Testing & Automotive Standards - Lab


  • Major Equipment's of Automobile Laboratory

  • iACE






Society Activities

Shell Eco-Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique global programme, for science, technology, and engineering students to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition. Since 1985, the competition has challenged student teams across the globe to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient cars which have resulted in students coming up with an entirely new breed of ‘Hyper-Efficient’ cars. It is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competitions which takes place in three different continents of the world namely, Asia, America, and Europe.

The Shell Eco-Marathon Challenger events are held in 7 countries of the Eurasian continent which include India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, France, and The Netherlands.

India has hosted the competition twice. In 2018, the competition was held at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai and in 2019, for the first time ever globally, the competition was held on a Shell site at the Shell Technology Centre at Bangalore on a purpose-built track.

Team Kaizen

Team Kaizen from PDEU has been consistently participating in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition from the year 2015. The team has come a long way in building their prototype vehicles and improvising upon it year after year.

This year, the team participated in the #MakeTheFuture Challenger event held under the flagship of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Bangalore from 19th to 22nd November 2019 and drove their prototype on the first-ever purpose-built track by Shell at Shell Technology Centre.

Team Kaizen with their prototype car ‘Nakshatra’ ranked 2nd amongst teams from all over India by achieving an efficiency of 198.4 km/kWh in the Battery-Electric Prototype category.

The team comprises of 29 undergraduate students from Mechanical as well as Electrical engineering discipline, who have worked endlessly in designing, manufacturing and testing the battery-electric prototype vehicle, finally giving it an amazing aesthetic aerodynamic design, reducing its weight, enhancing its electrical circuitry sophistication and adding kilometres in their efficiency parameters.

The team works under the zealous and indispensable guidance of Dr. Amit V. Sant and Dr. Pankaj Sahlot.

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Team Kaizen 2020
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
117BME088Rutvik GhiyaDesign
217BME085Piyush RathiVehicle Dynamics and Analysis
317BEE043Dhwanil ModyPowertrain & BMS
417BEE066Piyush BansalMotor & Motor Controller Department
516BME112Sumit SinghBrakes and Wheels
616BEE075Krushnesh PatelMotor & Motor Controller Department
717BME044Maanvendra SinghSteering
817BEE076Ritik SharmaSensors & Data Acquisition
917BEE094Dhruvkumar ThakkarSensors & Data Acquisition
1017BEE031Karan DoshiMotor & Motor Controller Department
1117BEE048Ojaswini SharmaMotor & Motor Controller Department
1218BME028Harshil PancholiBrakes and Wheels
1318BME066Neh PandyaBrakes and Wheels
1418BME055Mihir RavalSteering
1518BME059Mirang DabhiVehicle Dynamics and Analysis
1618BEE079Priyanshi ButaniPowertrain & BMS
1718BEE092SakshiMotor & Motor Controller Department
1818BEE073Pranav PushkarMotor & Motor Controller Department
1918BEE104Trisha H ParekhMotor & Motor Controller Department
2018ICT068Mili MehtaMotor & Motor Controller Department
2118BEE002Abhishek Rawal Sensors & Data Acquisition
2219BME081Neel PatelSteering
2319BME032Harsh SharmaDesign
2419BEE091Vivek Singh Sensors & Data Acquisition
2519BEE041Kunal JhaPowertrain & BMS
2619BEE057Raghav SodaniSponsorship
2819BCP083Mustafa AfricawalaSponsorship
2919BEE059Dhruv RibbonwalaSponsorship

Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
2CategoryBattery Electric
3Total Weight48 kg
4Body MaterialCarbon fiber
5Drag Coefficient0.0456
6SteeringAckermann Geometry
7Tire’s CRR0.004-0.005

Sr. No. Event Result
1Shell Eco-Marathon India 2019Cleared Technical Inspection;
Efficiency: 198.4 km/kWh
2nd in India
2Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019Cleared Technical Inspection;
Efficiency: 122.8 km/kWh
12th in Asia and 3rd in India
3Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2017Cleared Technical Inspection;
Efficiency: 81 km/kWh
16th in Asia and 2nd in India



M-BAJA is an intercollegiate design competition started in 2007 sponsored by Mahindra & Mahindra and SAEINDIA and hosted by NATRiP, Indore and IIT Ropar. The main objective of the BAJASAEINDIA is to make engineering students’ design and fabricate a prototype of a rugged single seated off-road vehicle intended for sale to a non-professional, weekend off-road enthusiast considering the terrain across INDIA. The evaluation process for the BAJA SAEINDIA is a twofold process and students have to clear the Virtual Baja preliminary round before they start manufacturing their buggy’s for the main events.

The teams are judged on six main parameters in the Virtual BAJA event which are – their knowledge of the rule book, the design of the vehicle, the project plan, the design methodology and the design evaluation plan.

The evaluation process in the main event is a different ball game altogether and the students finally got to showcase their finished buggy’s to the judges. In the static tests the buggy’s are evaluation on various factors such as cost, aesthetics and the quality of the fabrication. There are also many dynamic tests such as acceleration. Braking, maneuverability over all terrain and a hill climb test. But none of these tests are more gruelling than the endurance race where the drivers and buggy’s are pushed to their limits till a winner emerges.

The team has been participating in the competition since the past six years and was the first team from Gujarat to break into Top 10 teams in the nation, which was then followed by the team being ranked 1st in the Virtual BAJA from amongst 400 teams from around the nation the past season. The team participated in the event for the seventh time this year, and their buggy was named as the CZR04. A total of 22 students took part in the team and worked for a year to design, manufacture and test the ATV under the mentorship of Mr. Rahul Deharkar and Dr. Vivek Patel.

The team was able to compete in all the dynamic events which resulted in the team finishing 3rd in Gujarat, 16th in the Suspension and Traction event, 18th in Rock Crawl event and 46th Overall in the nation from amongst 120 teams present at the event. Also, the team secured 25th position in the cost presentation.

Team Information
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
1 16BME021 Devam Patel Design
2 16BME085 Rohit Iyer Analysis
3 16BME055 Neemish Tejaswi Analysis
4 16BME038 Raj Jobanputra Powertrain
5 16BME039 Maulik Kanakhara Brakes
6 16BME041 Kirtesh Patel Suspension
7 16BME036 Urjit Hudka Suspension
8 16BME145 Sachin Shah Powertrain
9 16BME078 Donald Rachhadiya Steering
10 16BIE010 Arrown Dalsaniya Steering
11 17BCP006 Apoorva Panchal Analysis
12 17BME022 Dev Shah Design
13 17BME069 Harshit Patel Powertrain
14 17BME095 Hrithik Shah Brakes
15 17BME090 Jeetsinh Sarvaiya Suspension
16 16BME029 Mihir Fofaria Steering
17 17BME058 Pallav Gupta Suspension
18 17BME077 Parth Patel Powertrain
19 16BME076 Pratik Shah Powertrain
20 17BME105 Sopan Kane Steering
21 17BME089 Samarth Acharya Analysis
22 16BME080 Raj Bhalodiya Design


Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1 Roll Cage Made from AISI 4130
2 Suspension Fox Air Shock absorbers used
3 Steering Ackerman Geometry with custom rack and pinion
4 Wheels 23 X 7 X 10 inches with 56mm offset
5 Power Train CVTech CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
6 Engine Briggs & Stratton Engine
7 ATV Dimensions 80 X 56 X 60 (L X B X H)


Event Information
Sr. No. Type Details & Ranking
1 Virtual Cleared with AIR 1
2 Technical Inspection Cleared
3 Dynamic event Cleared
4 Static event Cleared
5 Endurance Cleared




E-BAJA is an intercollegiate design competition. Team of 25 students need to design and build electric powered ATV that has Traction motor of 48V with fully automatic transmission having gear ratio of 12 and 160 Ah of battery pack. Considering the vision and road-map of automobile 2020, eBAJA SAEINDIA is a step ahead in gradual liberalization of the automobile sector in India. It is the strong approach towards shaping the future direction of auto industry so as to promote and achieve sustainable growth. This was a new initiative introduced in 2014 on the counsel of former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, in order to promote greener mobility. All entries in this category run on rechargeable lithium ion batteries. While there isn’t any specification on where students must source their powertrains from for this competition, most teams usually use a Mahindra Reva (now Mahindra Electric) engine for their cars. eBAJA is amongst the most significant inventive in India. It is the first of its kind competition throughout the world. Taking up the initiative Mahindra Reva is providing strong upfront and proactive support to all teams in means of providing power train kits and onsite technical assistance. They will provide the kit to the teams with some subsidized rates.

Team Sovereign
PDEU participated in the E BAJA event for the second time in year 2019. This team was comprised of mechanical and electrical undergraduate students. A total of 24 students took part in the team and worked for a year to design, manufacture and test the electrical ATV. Mr Rahul Deharkar and Mr. Ravi Botta were the advisors for the team.

Team Information
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
1 15BEE081 Shishir Raghava Powertrain
2 15BME051 Bhargavi Korot Brakes
3 15BME096 Sanket Patel Design & Analysis
4 15BME080 Jalp Patel Suspension
5 16BEE096 Saptarshi Pan Electrical & Electronics
6 16BEE106 Vaikunth Patel Powertrain
7 16BEE108 Vedant Shetty Electrical & Electronics
8 16BEE016 Tarun Chopra Powertrain
9 16BIE018 Karan Shah Steering
10 16BIE036 Sunny Prajapati Brakes
11 16BME134 Ishaan Patwari Design & Analysis
12 16BME137 Nikhil Paravila Suspension
13 16BME135 Kirtipalsinh Parmar Design & Analysis
14 16BME142 Viraj Purohit Suspension
15 16BME117 Jitarth Trivedi Steering
16 17BME042 Mann Shah Suspension
17 17BME013 Raj Chokshi Design & Analysis
18 17BME040 Pritesh Kiri Steering
19 17BME099 Vrund Shah Suspension
20 17BME051 Mohit Patel Brakes
21 17BME032 Hetul Shah Steering
22 17BME031 Harshit Jobanputra Design & Analysis
23 17BEE031 Karan Doshi Electrical & Electronics
24 17BEE005 Ankit Bandyopadhyay Electrical & Electronics


Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1 Roll Cage Made from AISI 4130, Total weight: 230 kgs
2 Suspension Customised progressive stiffness spring dampers
3 Steering Ackerman Geometry with Rack and Pinion Arrangement
4 Wheels 23 X 7 X 10 inches with 56mm offset
5 Power Train Tractive System coupled with Motor Controller and 48V DC Battery
6 Engine BLDC Motor with inbuilt gearbox
7 ATV Dimensions 85 X 55 X 57 inches (length, width, and height resp.)


Event Information
Sr. No. Type Details & Ranking
1 Overall AIR 12th
2 Design Evaluation AIR 3rd
3 Virtual AIR 9th
4 Technical Inspection Cleared
5 Endurance AIR 12th





Sr. No. Date of Event/ Activity Name of Event/ Activity
1 16th and 23rd November 2021 Short-Term programs for Hands-On Exposure to various Automobile Engineering and allied technologies, for Sem-3 B. Tech. Automobile Engineering students at iACE, Gandhinagar Module-2: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (4 hours) on (Tuesdays)
2 10th, 17th and 24th November 2021 Short-Term programs for Hands-On Exposure to various Automobile Engineering and allied technologies, for Sem-3 B. Tech. Automobile Engineering students at iACE, Gandhinagar Module-1: Paint Shop (9 hours) on (Wednesdays)




Visiting Faculty

Dr. Harshal B. Oza
B.E., M.Sc. Eng., Ph.D., CEng

Area of Interest:

  • Decarbonisation technologies; Energy Transition
  • Geothermal energy mining by CO2
  • Nanotechnology for oilfield applications
  • Concentrated solar thermal energy
  • Multiphase flow through porous media
  • Heat Transfer

Brief Profile: Dr. Oza has a B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. He obtained his Masters in Control Systems Engineering from The University of Sheffield, UK and his Ph.D. degree in Electronics from The University of Kent, UK. He followed his PhD with a postdoctoral fellowship at Kent for research in robust and nonlinear control. He received scholarships for his PhD and postdoctoral positions from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), UK. His professional engineering experience ranges from control design in diverse applications in textile and packaging machines to detailed engineering review of instrumentation in petrochemical refining. Dr. Oza has significant research experience in the area of Dynamics and Control. He has published articles in reputed international journals published by IEEE, SIAM, AIAA and IMA. His papers have also been published in reputed international conferences such as IEEE-ICRA (Robotics and Automation) and IEEE-CDC (Control and Decision). During his tenure in academia, Harshal has secured funding in the form of Early Career Research Award from DST. He has developed several UG labs and taught multidisciplinary courses. Dr. Oza is an active member of IEEE, IET and ASME. He routinely reviews papers submitted in journals of IEEE, Elsevier and Wiley.

Dr. Nanji J. Hadia
B.E., M.E., Ph.D.

Area of Interest:

  • Nonlinear and Robust Control
  • Sliding Mode Control
  • Non-Smooth Mechanics
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mobile Robotics

Brief Profile: Dr. Nanji Hadia has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. He obtained his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from The M.S University of Baroda, Gujarat and his Ph.D. degree from Indian institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. He followed his PhD with a postdoctoral fellowship at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. He also served at PDEU in Mechanical Engineering department before assuming the role of scientist at Institute of Chemical and Engineering Science (ICES). He is currently working with National University of Singapore on project “Source-sink mapping for CO2, sequestration possibilities in India”.