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Automobile Designer

Automotive design is the profession involved in the development of the appearance and to some extent the ergonomics, of motor vehicles or more specifically road vehicles.

Career Options

  • • Automobile Engineer • Design Engineer • Material Processing Specialist • Safety Testing Specialist • Material purchase manager • Quality Control Executive • Research and Development Engineer

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • •Strong Customer Service Skills • Strong Communication Skills •Good Diagnostic Skills •Problem-Solving Skills •Solid Work Ethic •Strong Technical Aptitude •Up-to-Date Technology •Leadership • Personal Tool Inventory

Courses to be pursued

  • Under Graduate Course Graduate Diploma Programme in Automobile Styling(GDPAS) Duration: Three years. Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent Entrance Test: Conducted Diploma in Automotive Designing Duration: 12 months Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent Entrance Test: Not required Post Graduation diplomas Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Automobile Styling Duration: Two years Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline or Diploma with two years of working experience Entrance Test: Conducted Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Industrial Design (PGPD) with specialisation in Transportation and Automobile Design Duration: 2 and 1/2 years Eligibility: Graduates in Architecture and Engineering Entrance Test: Conducted with Interview Master’s Degrees M.Sc[Engg.] in Automotive Product Design Eligibility: 4-year degree in Engineering or equivalent / Graduate in science with 1 or 2 years of Industrial experience Duration: 18 months Entrance Test: Depends on the Institute

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras Beside Adyar Cancer Institute, Opposite to C.L.R.I, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036 Ph- 044 2257 8280
  • IIT Roorkee Roorkee - Haridwar Highway, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667

Working Conditions

Auto mechanics, also known as automotive service technicians, perform diagnostic tests and repairs on vehicles. They find employment in a variety of settings, from government agencies to repair shops. The precise working conditions depend on the employer, the type of repair that must be performed and the equipment needed to complete the task.

Top Companies

  • Bajaj Auto Ltd.
  • Eicher Motors Limited Email:

Successful Persons

Ramkripa Ananthan

The head of Design at Mahindra and Mahindra, Kripa is the designer of XUV5OO and Mahindra’s latest offering the KUV1OO. She is a graduate from BITS Pilani.

Ramesh Gound

Based in Detroit, Gound is a senior creative designer at General Motors Co. Born in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, Gound went into engineering and followed it up with a masters in transportation design from National Institute of Design (NID).

Moneet Chitroda

Based in Paris, Chitroda is a senior designer (interiors) at Renault Technocenter. How the Renault Kwid looks from inside is his work. An NID graduate, Chitroda joined Renault Design Studio in 2007.

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