The Centre for Advanced Studies & Research in Automotive Engineering was established with an objective to develop alternate renewable sources of energy for power generation and to explore liquid & gaseous fuels for utilization in SI & CI engines such as ethanol, biodiesel, butanol, CNG, hydrogen, and DME. The Centre has its own cultivation of oilseed bearing plants such as Jatropha and Karanja and also carries out a genetic modification for higher yield. The development of efficient oil seed extraction technology is also carried at the Centre. In line with an adaptation of Euro VI norms in India, emissions reduction from a variety of engines is also actively pursued.

The Centre is also organizing mass awareness and specialized training programs and the main objective lies in the transfer of technology from academia to industry.

One of the major highlights of this commitment is a sponsored research project carried in synergy with Yanmar Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan.