With engineering courses expanding its dimension across India in proportion to the craving of Indian students for technical knowledge, few new branches get introduced almost every decade. In today’s competitive world students opt for the courses that are not only job oriented but also have low saturation levels providing stability to their career in the long run. One such new career option that has freshly entered in the Indian domain of engineering is Motorsports Engineering. Basically working in designing, developing and testing new and improved designs for sports automobiles, Motorsports engineers also exert knowledge on engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems for racing bikes and cars.
Career Perspective of Motorsports Engineer in India:
An elegant profession in itself, Motorsports Engineering holds a lucrative career perspective especially as India has joined the Grand Prix league. The Jaypee Group, Red Rooster Racing- India’s leading professional Motorsports Company and Cosworth India are some of the companies that recruit Motorsport graduates. Apart from them, the well-reputed corporations of this sector such as Mc Laren, Fiat, Ricado, Land Rover, Jaguar, Jordan, and Bridgestone are employing motorsport engineers. Some of the posts or the roles that the graduates can fill in are:
Product Development Engineer
Research and Development Engineer
Mostly focusing on the motorsport sector, this unique branch can also provide skilled graduates to the automobile industry. A motorsport engineer can also work as a professor in technical colleges by procuring a master’s and doctoral degree.
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To be eligible for this course the aspirant must have completed 10+2 equivalent with 60% aggregate. The candidates are also required to have a science stream background with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as main subjects to pursue this course.
B. Tech in motorsport engineering is a full-time undergraduate course of 4 years duration offered by an engineering college. A perfect blend of automobile engineering and mechanical engineering, this branch of engineering is accountable for providing innovative solutions to the motorsport industry. A proficient motorsport engineer is expected to hold core expertise in basic subjects like engineering dynamics, fluid mechanics, microprocessors, vehicle aerodynamics, racing engine design, electrical engineering, and mathematics.
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Colleges offering Motorsports Engineering Courses in India:
For those students who want to pursue it as a profession, the course has been designed after consulting with the leading motorsport companies and fits into the industry’s requirements for graduate-level engineers. Being a new branch in India, only two institutes offer B.Tech in motorsport engineering which are listed below:
Cornerstone International College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, etc.
Belonging to an exclusive category, this course attracts young minds with a passion for vehicles and sports. Although a new entrant in the engineering domain, this course is offered by very few educational institutions of India. With increasing job perspectives and students being exposed to the outer world, motorsport engineering is expected to flourish in India.
Courtesy: Higher Education Review
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