• #5
    in private engg schools
  • 100%
    placement in E&C MIT
  • 800+
    highly experienced faculty
  • 70000
    sq ft central library
  • 18
    departments of engineering


The department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology was established in 2008 and offers two undergraduate programs and two postgraduate programs.

The department has state-of-the-art infrastructure- Autoclave, Flight Simulator, Low Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Advanced Composites Lab, Computation Lab, Gas Turbine Testing Rig, Avionics Lab, Autoclave. The department houses the Center of Excellence for Avionics under the flagship of Manipal Academy of Higher Education.



  • Excellence in Education of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering fortified through Innovation and Teamwork.


  • M1: Educate students professionally to face societal challenges.
  • M2: Provide a conducive environment for learning, reinforced with the principles of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering.
  • M3: Promote Creativity and nurture Teamwork.

Program Educational Objectives

  • PEO 1: Recognize the need for innovative product necessary for survival, safety and comfort of the society and adapt to technological innovations.
  • PEO 2: Apply modern computational, analytical and simulation tools and the latest techniques to address the challenges faced in Aeronautical/ Automobile engineering streams.
  • PEO 3: Communicate effectively and convey ideas using innovative engineering tools and demonstrate leadership skills.
  • PEO 4: Get employed as successful engineers in Aeronautical/ Automobile industries, become entrepreneurs and pursue higher studies.
  • PEO 5: Practice professional ethics, work in multicultural environments, promote social harmony, engage in community service and contribute to improve and sustain the green environment.

Core competencies

  • Aerodynamics
  • Composite Materials
  • Tribology
  • Transmission system
  • Propulsion
  • Bio Mechanics
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Noise, Harshness and Vibration


Research & Publications

The areas of research include Composite Materials, Tribology of Bearings, Nanocomposites, Biomechanics, Structural Membrane, Avionics and Propulsion. Currently, the department is working on research in the field of dental materials which are capable of withstanding high pressure and temperature and can last for a long time without decay.