The Center for Automotive Research and Training (CART), an inter-disciplinary center, was established in the year 1997 by the University to mainly cater to the needs of the automotive industry with regard to design, research, consultancy, training and testing. The center functions currently both at the main campus and at the MIT campus. The center proposes to offer a postgraduate programme titled ,Automotive Manufacturing Management, which will be a highly inter-disciplinary programme mainly framed with inputs from the user industry, namely the automotive industry. The center acts as a nodal agency interacting with automotive industries both at home and abroad and with various academic departments and centers, functioning at Anna University. Some of the interacting departments/centers at Anna University include Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM, Rubber Technology, Instrumentation, Traffic Engineering and University Sophisticated Instrumentation Center.