Automotive Research Centre (ARC) is an offshoot of School of Mechanical Engineering. It was established during 2005 with funding of Rs. 56, 00,000 from DST under FIST scheme. Till 2016 Dec the centre was supported by School of Mechanical Engineering. To strengthen the infrastructure and research that relate to the future direction of the global automotive industry, the centre was separated from the school. Since 2005, ARC is equipped with facilities worth more than Rs.1, 50, 00,000.