B.Des. Automobile Design

Automobile Industry

Want an exciting, challenging career with lots of variety?
Then the automobileindustry is the answer.

The automobile industry offers some of the most exciting and rewarding career opportunities one could wish for.

From a humble origin as a ‘horseless carriage’ manufacturing industry dating back to 1890s, the global automobile industry has come a long way; emerging as a leader in manufacturing activity. Today the industry is recognized as the ‘industry of industries’ and has reached a global market size of 1.8 trillion in 2009. It contributes 10% of the world’s GDP and employs one out of ten people globally.

In comparison, the Indian automobile industry started its new journey from 1991 with de-licensing of the sector and today contributes 4.7 per cent to India’s GDP. The Indian Automobile Industry has grown at a spectacular rate of 17% on an average for last few years. The industry and has now attained a turnover of Rs. 1,65,000 crores and an investment of Rs. 50,000 crores. The industry is providing direct and indirect employment to 1.31 crore people in India. India is the fourth-largest global market in commercial vehicles and the second-largest two-wheeler producer globally. India is also the major three-wheeler market and also the second largest manufacturer of tractors. According to Ernst & Young by 2014, India could be among the top five vehicle producers in the world.

Almost all the global majors have set up their facilities in India taking the production of vehicle from 2 million in 1991 to 9.7 million in 2006. (Source: Report of working group on Automobile Industry - Eleventh Five Year Plan - 2007-2012)

The automobile industry is not only about cars. It includes two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and special purpose vehicles. Vehicles like Scooters, Scooterettes, Motorcycles, Mopeds, Mini cars, Compact cars, Midsize cars, Executive cars, Premium cars, Luxury cars, Pickups, Light commercial vehicles, Intermediate Commercial Vehicles, Multi Axles, Tractors, Trailers, etc. all together form the automobile industry.

The automobile industry is expected to require an additional 25 million workforce by 2016 in both manufacturing and downstream and upstream activities. Based on the current pattern of employment it is estimated that automobile industry would require at least 7 million trained managers in automobile disciplines. (Source: Automobile Mission Plan 2006-2016).

Students completing their course at DYPDC College will be eligible to get good jobs in Indian and Global Automobile companies and can look forward to a bright career.

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