Team Piranha Racing’ is the official BAJA SAE team of MIT-WPU. We are dedicated towards designing and manufacturing an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for competing in BAJA SAE competitions worldwide. The team consists of about 30 aspiring engineers from the first year to the final year aiming to build the best BAJA SAE car in the world. Our ultimate goal is to be recognized as the best BAJA SAE team in the world. In seeking to achieve this, we hope to promote a culture of applied learning, encourage students to pursue exciting careers in engineering and also imbibe in them a sense of teamwork and dedication.

 As a part of Piranha Racing, students get acquainted with the latest computer design and analysis softwares like SOLIDWORKS, Ansys, Hypermesh etc. Students also learn innovative manufacturing and fabrication processes along with various validation and testing methods.

The team has participated in BAJA SAE Korea (2014), BAJA SAE Rochester, USA (2016) and BAJA SAE Maryland, USA (2018) as part of international events along with various national events like BAJA SAE India and Enduro Student India.


TIFAN stands for “Technology Innovation Forum for Agricultural Nurturing”. It is a first ever student’s competition in agricultural innovation. It is organized by SAE India Off-Highway board and Mahatma PhuleKrishiVidyapeeth ,Rahuri.
The real objective of TIFAN competition is to provide a platform for Agricultural product innovation by generating a talent pool for off-highway industry. Off-highway board is very happy to initiate this competition targeted to solve the farming challenges using mechanized solutions. It provides platform for connecting the bright and prosperous engineering talent available in the country with the real life challenges of agriculture sector. Through this program students from engineering and agricultural colleges across India will participate in providing innovative solutions towards product design and development challenge.

To Design, Analyze and Manufacture ‘Self Propelled Onion Harvester’
AIR 4th in India in Final Event
Selected amongst Top 17 Teams in India in Virtual Event
Description about Project:

MIT Kothrud participated in the event organized by SAE INDIA by the name TIFAN 2018 (TIFAN stands for “Technology Innovation Forum for Agricultural Nurturing”). The motto behind organizing the competition was to make a Self Propelled Onion Harvester, which will be helpful to Indian farmers to move from manual farm labor to automation for maximum production output from minimum efforts input.
The Team Mechnix of 25 Mechanical Engineering Students from MIT and MITCOE Pune combined was lead by Team Captain Pratik Gaikwad from Third Year of Mechanical Engineering. During the Virtual event of TIFAN in November 2017, Team qualified amongst the TOP 17 Teams in India. By the End of December 2017 team was ready with design the complete layout of the farm machine in all respects to the extent of being considered ready‐to‐manufacturing.
Students Started the final manufacturing of the machine in January 2018. With the hard work and dedication of all the students, the machine was ready to work by the end of February 2018. Here the team would like to thank the college and especially the faculty for providing time to time guidance which lead to the success of ‘Creating the machine which was once a Dream’.
After proper Testing and evaluating the machine, team headed for the final event in Mahatma PhuleKrishi Vidhyapeeth Rahuri, Maharashtra. The event was organized by reputed companies like John Deere, Cummins, Mahindra, BKT, Solidworks, Ansys and Caterpillar. Team proved its worthiness by successfully completing all the evaluation tests conducted by event organizers in first attempt itself. Finally on 23rd March 2018 Team Mechnix competed with other teams in farm. It brings immense pleasure to say that Team Mechnix machine ‘Lakshya 1.0’ Successfully completed the onion harvesting with AIR 4th Rank.

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MIT-WPU Tech Team has been, and continues to be one of the leading teams at Robocon India. We are the only Indian team to reach the 5th position at the International Robocon – a Robotics Competition. This is the highest rank achieved by any Indian team.

Among other achievements, we were the first team to use pneumatic pistons at Robocon India in the year 2011. Also, in the year 2013, we introduced holonomic drive systems for the first time. Other teams have extensively used these technologies in the following years at Robocon. In the year 2016, we were the only Indian team to successfully complete the theme using complete automation. Our alumni have published research papers in reputed national and international journals.This showcases our technological strength and proves our consistent performance at Robocon.

The Team Robocon

We are a group of promising engineers from branches like E&TC,Computer,Mechanical,Civil,and Petroleum. We work systematically for a year before the competition. The MIT-WPU Robocon team started its journey in Robocon 2005. In the past 12+ years, the team has shown a great potential and constant progress. The major reason for the team’s success is that MIT-WPU believes in Sharing and exchange of knowledge. Each year the new ideas and technology has been enhanced over the solid foundations of past years’ experience.

As a part of Robocon group, students imbibe strong abilities across, blue-printing, planning, designing, coding, cutting & welding, Conceptualising & researching, Presenting & testing and above all working with cross-functional teams for effective resource management. In fact, some of the best brains from MIT-WPU Tech Team have been hired by organisations to work on noted Robotics & Automations projects of national & international significance.


The year 2014 marked the beginning of the new era, the new trend to have a united technical carnival wherein the departments of Computer, E&TC, Mechanical and IT Engineering from MIT-WPU, Pune mutually organized a National Level event called “TEXEPHYR” on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of February 2014.

TEXEPHYR is the tech-Fest, where an entire generation of the brightest students galvanize to meet and tackle the ablaze in the fields of engineering. The entire student community under the guidance of the professors and support of their departments, irrespective of their branches, seniority and experiences unite together, and their enthusiasm is palpable at each and every step. A testimony to this is the fact that, within a short span of time, we came up with a record 40 events in the TEXEPHYR.

TEXEPHYR Events are categorized into various domains like ROBOTICS, CODING-EVENTS, BE-PROJECT, PAPER PRESENTATION and non-technical events like treasure-hunt, snap-hunt, legends of hidden networks, etc. Each event is reviewed and judged by a panel of prestigious judges who are the masters in their respective domains from the reputed companies.

At TEXEPHYR Students from various colleges and fields come under one roof to showcase their talents with a true spirit. TEXEPHYR created a platform that encourages SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, where every participant gets a chance to embrace the pinnacle of knowledge, paint their expressions on the freewheeling canvas of events, to envision the ‘India’ of your dreams and a platform where innovation has no alternative. TEXEPHYR helps bridge the gap between the college and industry. The atmosphere is filled with joy, fun and great enthusiasm with nontechnical events like box-soccer, box-hockey etc. taking place on the ground. There are many stalls with delicacies, food and goodies put up on the University ground.

MIT-WPU NIRMITEE- An Oldest Platform for Civil Engineering Industry

“Civil Engineering Student Association (CESA) of MIT-World Peace University, Pune brings to you NIRMITEE – the national level Civil Engineering Technical Event.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” said the Great Abraham Lincoln.

NIRMITEE originates from Hindi word‘Nirman’which means‘Creation’ symbolises our attempt to strengthen the future creators with the help of the present experience, knowledge and healthy competition. This can only be done by providing a platform for students to perform, which will be evaluated by renowned personnel of Civil Engineering”

This event aspires to bridge the distance between the working industry and the educational provision in colleges.We are proud to state that NIRMITEE is now in its 18th successful year and much looked forward to event in all its glory. This event reaches out to a massive population and experiences the participation of almost 3500 student’s pan-India. It provides an opportunity for amateurs to interact with the profound members of the budding civil industry and the teaching faculty of 300 colleges across the country.


Revving up Winning Race cars on Campus through, training, design & test mode

The official Formula Student team of MIT-WPU, Pune. Acceleracers competes in various national and international events. A group of 20 students from various engineering streams who do continual research and development in the field of automobile industry, we design and build a formula style race car. Each of our team members drive for something greater, that’s why we are Team Acceleracers. Team Acceleracers aims to provide a platform to students, where they can design and fabricate formula style car to participate in events like SUPRA and Formula Student India (FSI) and others. We also work towards cultivating innovative approach among the students by designing and manufacturing innovative race cars.

Our workshop is home to innovation of various things. In our workshop, all the team members year after year, design and manufacture their formula type race car. Each time trying to make the fastest, the smartest and the best car. Our aim is to turn the computer design into something real.

We have participated in various competitions like SUPRA SAE India, Formula Student Germany, Formula Students Italy and this year we’ll participate in Formula Student Russia.

Our Recent Achievments

At National (Indian) level:

Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a student design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules.

At SUPRA SAE National Competition 2015-16, the team has proved to be the best team amongst the 200 participating universities and has outperformed all the IIT’s, NIT’s and prestigious government colleges like COEP.


    • Engineering Design Award (All India Rank 1)

    • Computer Aided Engineering (All India Rank 1)

    • Technical Inspection (All India Rank 1)

    • Pit Management (All India Rank 1)


National Level Technical Fest by MIT-WPU Faculty of Engineering.

Tesla is the National Level Technical Fest of MIT-WPU Faculty of Engineering. Formerly known as Pinnacle, in its tenth year, Tesla ‘17 took place in the month of September.

Tesla started out as a rare event in MIT-WPU history, where the entire student community, irrespective of their branches, seniority, gender and experiences united together, and their enthusiasm was palpable at each and every step. To strengthen this spirit and to further reinforce the commitment towards sustainable development and the role of the youth.

Our aim is to create a platform where everyone gets a chance to embrace the best of knowledge, a platform to envision the ‘India’ of their dreams, a platform where innovation has no boundaries. Tesla is set to touch greater heights with a host of competitions, exhibitions, seminars and workshops in coming year.

As an initiative by the students and for the students, Tesla is jointly organized by all departments of the college and the events are further categorized into 5 groups to cater to the various engineering disciplines – Psypher, Guros, Creo, Arqtekt, AtLANtus.

TESLA is the annual technical and entrepreneurial festival of MIT-WPU, Pune. This year, TESLA aims at reaching out to all the Colleges in India with a vision of promoting Science & Technology.College Ambassadors will be playing a pivotal role in fulfilling this vision. This year we are extremely enthusiastic to broaden our shoulders across different colleges across the length and the breadth of the country.


National Level Innovative Technology Project Prototype Scouting Competition & Exhibition.

A Unique Platform for Competing, Exhibiting, Incubating & Accelerating Technology Start-ups.Our thrust is on product design, system integration and manufacturing. We take it as our responsibility to provide various facilities to the registered potential entrepreneurs. As managing all the aspects of a business together would otherwise be tough due to budget constraints and lack of knowledge in other sectors. We intend to take down the burden off an individual’s head, allowing him to focus on his project.

Arranging extensive interactions with professionals and opportunities to collaborate.TBI gives established entrepreneurs and organisations an insight into the product the budding entrepreneur has been working on. Our aim would be to market these products and try our best to promote innovators whom we trust to make up a niche for themselves not just within the country but globally.

We encourage project nominations in the categories of-

    • Computer and Information Technology

    • Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Instrumentation & control

    • Mechanical Engineering & Technology

    • Civil Engineering & Technology

    • Allied Engineering

Project Category eligibility: Final year BE/B.Tech, ME/M.Tech and Research Scholars

Technogenesis Awards

Technogenesis team endeavours to recognise and encourage young Innovators and Entrepreneurs for their original ideas and project work through specially formulated Award categories that are adjudged by stalwarts from the Industry and our key advisory board-

    • Vishwa Young Innovator Award (National level young engineering and science innovator (age<35))

    • MITian Innovator Award (Best Innovation by person from MIT Group of Institution)

    • Best Start-up Potential Innovation Award (Commercial)

Concept/Idea Poster for following Domains

    • Computer and Information Technology

    • Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Instrumentation

    • Mechanical Engineering

    • Civil Engineering

    • Allied Engineering (Agriculture, Food Processing, Education, water, Power & Energy Health care & Medical, Transportation)

Idea Category eligibility:

Open to all (except Final year students of BE/B.Tech, ME/M.Tech and Research Scholars)

    • A recommendation letter by the Principal or HoD mentioning the quality of project is necessary

    • The Institute must be approved by UGC and AICTE

MIT-WPU AAROHAN – The Annual Cultural Festival

Aarohan was started in the year 2014 by a group of passionate minds of MIT-WPU School of Engineering. It boasts of students who have achieved excellence in the field of academic and organizations. Our sincerity, passion and commitment towards our goal have been the key towards our accomplishments.

Aarohan- the annual cultural festival of MIT-WPU School of Engineering has grown into being Pune’s largest and most sought after festival. What sets MIT-WPU Aarohan apart from other festivals is inclusive format which allows all students to participate in one or the other programs and reinforce their confidence and belief in their own talents & abilities.

There arearound 15 myriad Events & Competitions, most of which involve cash prizes and other goodies. Along with various cultural competitions such as group dance, solo singing, band wars and fine arts we also include events like LAN gaming and numerous sports events.

Being a young and vibrant festival, MIT-WPU Aarohan makes it a point to sensitise the youth towards social issues .We showcase key initiatives such as blood-donation drive, interaction with old age homes, tree plantation, education for all and library reading which we believe contributes towards the betterment of the society.

MIT-WPU SUMMIT- National Engineering College Sports Meet

MIT-WPU Pune organizes a National Level Inter-Engineering College Sports Meet, “MIT-WPU Summit” which will be held for the 11th time this year. Our meet consists of 15 disciplines which are Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Baseball, Badminton, Table tennis, Chess, Carrom, Squash, Water polo, Swimming & Rowing and Kabaddi.

Over 5200 players from over 80 colleges across India participated in Summit with outstation teams coming from major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Kurukshetra, and major colleges like Gitam University, Dhirubhai Ambani College of Engineering, Satyabhama University, NIT Kurukshetra and various other engineering colleges from Maharashtra.

MIT-WPU ABHIVYAKTI- An Inter College Literary Fest

Abhivyakti is an AnnualInter College Literary Festival organised by the students of MIT-World Peace University. This Event has been one of the crown jewels of the MIT-WPU University’s cultural, art and literary activities. Mere technical knowledge is not enough for the overall growth of the youth and a platform that would showcase the talents of students in various fields was needed. The remarkable skill of expressing yourself and convincing people of your innovative ideas is an enriching experience. Thus the platform of ‘Abhivyakti’ came into fruition.

The event enters its 18th year in 2018 after completing 17 years of excellence in the field of art, literature, language and creativity. The event witnesses an average participation of over 1500 students and has been growing tremendously in the past few years. The event is not limited to only engineering colleges and hence students from Pune city and also from other highly coveted institutes of the state participate, thus bringing the competitiveness at par state level.

The event is organised, co-ordinated and arranged by students of MIT-WPU, Pune under the excellent guidance of its experienced faculty. Organising the event nurtures the managerial and entrepreneur skills of the devoted and hardworking student committee, which enjoys the aura of pride in being called the “Abhivyakti”.

Held every year in the month of September in the prestigious campus of MIT-WPU Pune, Abhivyakti aims to bring the entire student fraternity under the same roof where the young intellectuals can compete in various competitions. This festival comprises of competitions of ‘Painting’, ‘Debate’, ‘Extempore’, ‘Poetic Verse recitation’,’ Quiz’, ‘Movie Making’,’ One Act Play’ in English as well as Marathi language.

These literary events bring out the expressions of the students and nurture their social and interactive skills.
Events such as ‘Treasure hunt’ and ‘Snap hunt’ not only make the participant to think and act quickly but also develop a feeling of competitiveness and physical endurance against time.

Students enjoy the high level riddle solving games and leave the campus with new learnings, experiences and some lifetime friendships- which is the prime motto of the entire festival.


Sourabh magazine is the annual college magazine of Maharashtra Institute of Technology,Pune inspired by Prof.Dr.V.D. Karad sir and R.V. Karad sir. Sourabh has always stood as a medium for the students of MIT-WPU to showcase their talents in the forms of writing, art,design or painting to the larger college audience. It gives them a stage to speak freely on regional, national and international issues.

The magazine includes students from all branches of the college,divided into 4 teams,English, Marathi, Hindi and Design. From the conception of the theme to its final execution, every single aspect of the magazine is managed by students.

The magazine includes articles and poems by students and faculty members, as also reports on various activities conducted by the college, along with departmental reports every year. The highlight of Sourabh is the interviews of achievers from all fields. Various eminent personalities are interviewed every year and those interviews are included as one of the main attractions of the magazine.

Sourabh Magazine was printed for the first time in 1985-86 and since then it has bettered itself every year. The magazine which was once started in a black and white tone has now transformed itself into one of the most vibrant college magazines in Pune, not just in design but also in content. Team Sourabh is one of the most passionate, committed and hard working teams on the MIT-WPU, Pune campus which works hard to put together this magazine together with each and every page painstakingly put together. It has become a trend for Sourabh to talk about national and global issues and as a result we focus our themes based on the need of the nation. In 2009 our issue called “Giving back to Society” stood 1st among competing college magazines in Pune City for the Best Magazine Title given every year by Pune University. In 2010, we went a step ahead with our issue “Colours of Life” which went on to bag the 1st prize not just in Pune City but in the whole Pune University region among 400 competing colleges.

Apart from writing,Team Sourabh involves itself with various other philanthropic activities.The team visited Manavya, an AIDS rehabilitation Centre in Bhugaon to spend some time with those afflicted by it, and spread happiness in the lives of those distressed by the syndrome. A donation drive , Muskaan, was also conducted by the team. The team also organised a visit to an orphanage called Sanmati Bal Niketan. Along with such events, the team also organises treks and tree plantation drives.

One issue which is very close to the heart of Sourabh is language. It’s written in English,Hindi and Marathi and every language is given equal importance. We believe that language isn’t a barrier, it should break barriers, and hence work with this same thought.