College of Engineering, Pune triumphs at BAJA SAEINDIA 2013
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- 06:05 pm, February 21, 2013
The 6th edition of the BAJA SAE witnessed 91 teams qualify for the final endurance run.
The sixth edition of the BAJA SAE India 2013 concluded at the NATRIP facility in Indore, with ninety one teams competing for the title in the endurance round. While College of Engineering, Pune grabbed the top honours, Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad & PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh put up a tough battle to take home the title of first runners-up and second runners-up respectively.
As is the trend every year, the event offered up a unique competition for young undergraduate engineering students wherein the participants are to design, develop and build single-seater off-roaders completely from ground up.
Spread over a course of three days, the event allows teams to showcase their prototype of a rugged single seat, off-road recreational four-wheel vehicle. The vehicles are then evaluated on various parameters, including engineering design, cost and technology innovation.
College of Engineering, Pune walked away with most of the category awards like the Raftaar, Maximum Acceleration Award and Best Built Quality awards. The Endurance award which assessed vehicles ability to operate at a speed over rough terrain was also bagged by College of Engineering, Pune. Meanwhile, University College Of Engineering, Osmania University from Hyderabad bagged the Technology Innovation award whereas Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad and Amity School of Engineering & Technology, New Delhi won the Go Green Award. The students walked away not just with the excitement and a sense of accomplishment for having competed in such a testing event, but also over Rs 30 lakh worth of prize money.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mr. Shrikant Marathe, Director of ARAI & President of SAEINDIA and Mr. Nirmal Matharu, Convener of BAJA 2013 and Vice President Mahindra Two Wheelers, Mahindra & Mahindra presented numerous other awards to the teams for static events.
First Published on 06:05 pm, February 21, 2013
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