ARAI and Chitkara University sign automotive technology memorandum of understanding

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has partnered with Chitkara University, Punjab to offer Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering with specialization in Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

With the increasing need for sustainable mobility solutions in India, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has partnered with Chitkara University, Punjab to offer a Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering with a specialization in Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

Students learn the basics of Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the first two and a half years at Chitkara University, after which students go to ARAI Academy in Pune to study the latest technologies and gain hands-on exposure over the next year and a half. The last two semesters are dedicated to project work that is carried out either in the automotive industry or at the ARAI Academy.

The MOU was signed in the presence of ARAI Director Reji Mathai, Deputy Director NB Dhande, Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University Madhu Chitkara and Vice-Chancellor Archana Mantri.

“We are delighted to partner with Chitkara University to offer Bachelor of Engineering courses with a specialization in electric vehicles. “We firmly believe that with connections like these, we will be able to provide the industry with trained professionals in emerging electric vehicle technologies, fully equipped to solve problems in green mobility solutions,” said Reji Mathai, Director by ARAI.

Chitkara University’s pro-chancellor, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, said, “We are honored to partner with ARAI to deliver these state-of-the-art courses. At Chitkara University we are continually renewing our program offerings and with the current scenario, this program will go a long way in providing our students with an education that will lead them to places. It is a step forward in our mission to make our students industrial-ready.”

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