Postgraduate Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Design and Development (CP27) – PGDAVDD

Program Details

Program type Department Duration Program Fee
Postgraduate Diploma Mechanical
The program duration is 1 year (2 semesters), with the academic year starting in December and finishing in November
Rs.80,000 per semester for Regular category candidates Rs.1,20,000 per semester for Industry Nominated category candidates US$ 2500 per semester for Foreign National & NRI category candidates

Program Details

Designed as a blended program, our automotive program emphasizes on strong automotive fundamentals with exposure to a real-time development of a complex Automotive 44 or a 66 Vehicle

Very niche in its approach, AVDD full-scale programmes cover complete lifecycle processes of Vehicle Engineering with focus on Vehicle’s Design and Build Processes (Mechanical and Electronics)

India’s first program that covers subjects such as Vehicle Architecture, Occupant Management, Terra Mechanic Study and Its Importance, Vehicle Styling, Vehicle Subsystems Design and Development, Vehicle Integration, Vehicle Electronics and, etc

Industry professionals are part of the program giving special sessions and share their experiences on vehicle designs and development

Postgraduate Admission Details

Full Time Postgraduate Program Highlights – 2020

Common Entrance Exam Syllabus & Model Question Paper - 2020

·                  Students eligible for this program should be B. E. / B. Tech. in Mechanical / Production / Industrial & Production Engineering / Industrial Engineering & Management / Automobile / Mechatronics / Aeronautical Engineering / Polymer Engineering / AMIE / IIIE or equivalent.

·                  Age: Not more than 24 years as at the time of admission..

After undergoing this program the students are expected to:

         Familiarize with the process of conceptualizing the vehicle architecture

        Be able to design automobile systems, subsystems and components while working in an organization level environment through design manual procedures

         Understand interface and integration requirements between various sub systems of a vehicle and its impact on vehicle design, translate Regulatory & homologation requirements for vehicle design into Design validation targets

         Be proficient in the application of CAD, CAE and system simulation software, as well as generate software for generation of documentation for operation, maintenance and vehicle management

         To gain ownership in the development process through real time exposure to Sourcing & supply chain development, Vehicle / sub-system / component Design verification & Validation processes

         Understand the prototype build process and design modification and change control process

         Be familiar with the Vehicle Body design, Styling techniques, Vehicle project lifecycle, Change management process and product data tools

         Product structure and modular configuration of design of systems

         To supplement the understanding of theory through hands-on real time involvement in the design & development of a Disaster response Vehicle

         Applying modern and effective management skills in identification and investigation of problems, analysis of data, synthesis and implementation of solutions and operation of facilities related to automobile engineering

The following are the main features of this program:

         Industrial visits

         Talk by experts

         Practical training at school

         Visits to industrial exhibitions and seminars


  • PGD01 – Revisiting Engineering Fundamentals
  • PGD02 - Principles of Ground Vehicles
  • PGD03 - Vehicle Subsystems – Chassis, Power Train and Transmission
  • PGD04 – Vehicle Subsystems – Steering and Suspension, Brakes
  • PGD05 - Cabin Engineering and Interiors
  • PGD06 – Ergonomics / Occupant Management
  • PGD07 – GD&T, Tolerance Stack Up Analysis and Inspection & Gauging
  • PGD08 – CAD / CAE, DFMEA / DFX PGD09 – Vehicle Styling


  • PGD10 Vehicle Bench marking and Requirements Development
  • PGD11 Vehicle Architecture Construction & General Arrangement
  • PGD12 Vehicle Costing ( Group Project)
  • PGD13 Vehicle Conceptualization Design / Feasibility Level 1
  • PGD14 Best Practices 1 Design Management
  • PGD15 Subsystem Grouping / Component Level Detailed Design/Analysis
  • PGD16 Best Practices 2 ECM, Six Sigma, QM&T and World Class Quality

Students tend to get excellent career opportunities in the following areas:

         Design and development in automobile industries

         Vendor development for all auto related industries and ancillaries

         After completion of this program students can expect a salary ranging from Rs.3.0 lakhs to Rs.7.0 lakhs per annum

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NTTF hosts Campus Selections by the reputed industries across its centres pan India. Every year, campus selections are scheduled during January to May month. NTTF prepares the final year students – to face the interviews, industry etiquettes, induces self-confidence and makes them the true citizen of India through holistic training methodologies. NTTF Brand name is very popular in the industries especially in the Manufacturing, Automation, Information Technology and Computer Engineering sectors. Our trainees are placed in industries with attractive salaries.


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