India is having higher volumes (as compared to other countries in SAR) and City of Pune is well known base for Engineering education, automobiles and have concentration of Major Automotive Manufacturers (Passenger cars, Commercial Vehicles, Two Wheelers) like Tata Motors, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Bajaj Auto, Mahindra, etc. and their Tier I / Tier II suppliers. Not only it is manufacturing (Auto) hub but with a lot of design centres, testing organizations, are substantiating domestically and globally. Furthermore, the premier certifying agencies like ARAI, CIRT, etc. have made Pune as more promising ground for Technology development. We feel that IMechE can play a major role in learning and growth of automotive engineers through various events & activities 

In the past, IMechE India and its automotive panel has matured enough through its activities so far; to take up higher role and can consolidate IMechE position in SAR with the formation of such 
Centre and subsequently through events/activities. Additionally, SAR activities pertaining to the formula car racing events and promoting various automotive technologies across, are being brought under one umbrella.

institutionalising Automobile division in Pune, and with the help of Auto companies (especially supportive giants like Tata Motors), we are able toexploit full potential of Automotive sector. This will help support higher penetration of IMechE membership, new memberships and an opportunity of forward learning. We will also cross pollinate the ideas and innovations (across sectors, divisions and countries) with IMechE providing an engineering substrate.


Mahesh Shinde (Fellow & CEng, IMechE) 
Chair, Automobile Division (Centre)

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