New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Dr Reji Mathai as Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on Wednesday. ARAI is a Pune based co-operative industrial research association by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries. He was serving as Chief General Manager of Indian Oil Corporation India Limited (IOCL), Faridabad.
Dr Reji Mathai's profile
Mathai holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore, Madhya Pradesh and Master's of Engineering (M.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (BHU). He also obtained a Management Degree (3-TP) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) on Alternative fuels from IIT-Delhi. He has a very long association with Indian Oil of about 28 years since 1992.
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is a co-operative industrial research association by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries. The objectives of the Association are research and development in automotive engineering for industry, product design and development, evaluation of automotive equipment and ancillaries, standardisation, technical information services, execution of advanced courses on the application of modern technology and conduct of specific tests. It is also responsible for car mileage figure for every car sold in India. ARAI claims to be the first Indian institute to develop HCNG fuel engine.
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