ARAI, over four & half decades, has provided its design and development expertise to the Indian automotive industry, focusing on the testing and evaluation of components and systems to meet national and international standards. ARAI strives to achieve international recognition in these areas. In keeping pace with the globalization of economy and business, ARAI continues to enlarge its scope of services to meet the requirements of automotive industries around the world.
In addition to utilizing state-of-the-art technology, laboratories and highly-skilled personnel, ARAI recognizes the need to develop a new generation of engineers to meet the demands of the automotive industry, not just in India but across the globe.
It has embarked upon a programme of building up human resources by commencing Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and Doctoral (Phd) program with specialization in Automotive Engineering or Powertrain Electronics. It has tied up with VIT University (Vellore), VEL TECH University (Chennai), College of Engineering (Pune), University of Alabama at Birgimham (USA), Tennesse Technological University (USA), Loughborough University (UK) and Technical University Braunschweig (Germany).
It has collection of around 14,000 books, standards and technical reports, seminar/conference proceedings and around 70,000 SAE technical papers. It subscribes to national and international journals. It publishes a monthly magazine 'Automotive Abstracts' and supplies CDs of Automotive Industry Standards (AIS), Gazette Notifications and MoSRTH/CMVR/TAP-115/116. It also conducts literature / patent search for customer's projects.
In line with Post Graduate and Doctoral Programs conducted by various universities abroad, ARAI Academy has devised various Proficiency Improvement Programmes (PIPs), to be taught by ARAI, Academia & Industry Experts. PIP gives engineers, faculty and student’s knowledge and technical expertise in a wide range of automotive disciplines. It helps in understanding system’s view point for automotive design and manufacture, with specific skills in formulating automotive engineering solutions in terms of their function and performance, through optional modules.
Based on the present system in Universities, credits are proposed for each module, so that the graduate engineers can attend various modules and sum-up the credits required for Master’s or Doctoral Programs. Participants also get chance to visit related laboratories of ARAI and get hands on experience. Certificates are issued on the basis of written test conducted at the end of the programme. We also conduct Training Programmes through WEBEX and Domain Training Programmes for Automotive Industry.