Mangaluru: Team SJEC Motorsport from St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru secured first rank in Karnataka and all-India 12th rank in the e-BAJA category of SAEINDIA Virtual BAJA – 2017, an event for undergraduate engineering students, organized globally by the Society of Automotive Engineers, USA.
In SAEINDIA Virtual BAJA, teams from different colleges across India presented their design of ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) virtually. The teams were judged on six main parameters - knowledge of the rule book, the design of the vehicle, the project plan, the design methodology and the design evaluation plan.
e-BAJA is an competition to develop and present an electric All-Terrain vehicle within the SAEINDIA specified specifications. The event was held at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru on July 22.
Two teams from SJEC: Team SJEC Racing led by Arbaz Abdul Khader Sayed (Team Captain), Ananth Bhat, Harshith Kumar, Lohith and Lionel D’Silva, and team SJEC Motorsport led by Suraj Pai K (Team Captain), Uttam Madhukar Bangera, Subhramanya, Kiran and Daniel presented design of their ATV in the category of m-BAJA and e-BAJA, respectively.
Both the teams have been selected for the main event which will be held in Pithampur – NATRiP, Indore, Madhya Pradesh from January 24 to January 30, 2018. Both the teams have started fabrication of their ATV and are looking for sponsorship for further improvement in the vehicle. SJEC has congratulated Team SJEC Motorsport of e-BAJA event for their wonderful achievement.