Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 Announced

Posted on Tue ,17 Oct 2017 12:01 pm
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Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 Announced

221 colleges from 338 entries qualify for the finale.

 

Mahindra in association with SAEINDIA (Society of Automobile Engineers India) have announced the commencement of the 11th edition of the BAJA series. About 388 entries were received, out of which 180 teams for shortlisted for the conventional BAJA and 41 teams were shortlisted for eBAJA in the virtual round. The finale will be held at the NATRIP facility in Pithampur near Indore from 24-28 January, 2018 followed by IIT Ropar from 8-11 March, 2018.

 

The qualifying teams were selected through a thorough analysis on their CAD designs, CAE analysis and designs of Roll Cage, suspension, steering and brakes along with their rule book VIVA sessions and evaluation on extempore topics given to them. The entries presented at the virtual BAJA were mock-ups that would be created with exact specifications by the participants.

 

The students are tasked to conceptualise design, build, test and validate a single-seat four wheeled ATV (all-terrain vehicle) to take part in a series of events spread across a course of 3 days. The event will include technical inspection, static evaluation such as design, cost and sales presentation and dynamic events such as acceleration, sledge pull, suspension-traction and manoeuvrability. All mBAJA vehicles will run on 10HP B&S gasoline engines while the eBAJA vehicles will be propelled by an electric motor powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “Mahindra is delighted to be associated with BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 as the title sponsor. With BAJA, we are taking forward the philosophy of Mahindra Rise to the next level. The fact that we have two BAJA events this year, one in Pithampur and the other in IIT Ropar, is a testimony to BAJA SAEINDIA’s growing popularity and its national significance. As we celebrate the theme this year, Ground to Glory, I am glad that BAJA SAEINDIA has been a forum that gives young engineering talent the platform to work their way from classroom knowledge to creating machines to attain glory in their field.”

 

Mr. Mukesh K. Tiwari, Convener BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 & Dy. General Manager, Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited said “This year overall participation has increased around 18% over 2017, while in category m-BAJA it is 33% increase. We would be having 120 Teams for m-BAJA & 37 Teams for e-BAJA at Pithampur (MP) and 60 Teams at IIT-Ropar.”



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