ARAI was initiated in the year 1967 (About fifty years ago) with an intention to cater to the growing demand of automotive testing and research. Starting with an humble begining, since then ARAI has reached many milestones and has undaubtedly become a premier institute to reckon with.ARAI Academy
ARAI has three strong verticals that it caters to: testing and certification, research and development and the skill development. The premier institute like ARAI feels the necessity to support the nation's cause of skill development especially in the area of automotive and in general mobility domain.
ARAI Academy started in 2004, with its first MoU with Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), the first batch of 25 students for the Masters Programme in Automotive Technology. These first batch completed their course work at VIT and entered ARAI's professional environment in 2005. Since then, ARAI Academy has initiated couple of other courses successively such as: