• #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 one postgraduate program.

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, Trinidad TB 20 aircraft. 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.


  • Educate students professionally to face societal challenges by providing a conducive environment for learning, reinforced with the principles of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, promoting Creativity and nurturing Teamwork. 


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.