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BAJA SAE INDIA 2020

‘BAJA SAE INDIA 2020’ was held from 23rd of January 2020 to 27th January 2020. The events namely, Technical Inspection, cost presentation, sales presentation, design evaluation, dynamics and endurance were scheduled over these 5 days.

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1. SAE Collegiate Chapter


SAEINDIA Collegiate clubs offer student members organize programs and activities, fellowship, and leadership experience.
MIT WPU works on several platforms offered by SAEINDIA such as BAJA, SUPRA, TIFAN, Electric Two Wheeler Design Competition, Aero-modelling, etc.

Team Piranha Racing (BAJA)
  • BAJA-SAE is an annual National and International event conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for all Engineering Colleges in India.

  • The event comprises of both ‘Static’ as well as ‘Dynamic’ events. The Static events include Sales, Cost, Design Evaluation, Go Green, CAE, & Innovation evaluation. The Dynamic events include Acceleration, Maneuverability, Sled Pull, Suspension and Traction, Brake Test and Endurance

Objectives

  • To design, fabricate and develop an OFF-ROAD VEHICLE – A.T.V. (All-Terrain Vehicle)

piranha racing BAJA
Faculty Advisor

Sachin Deshmukh

Prof. Sachin Deshmukh
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Shrihari Bondar

Prof. Shrihari Bondar
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Team ACCELERACERS (SUPRA)
  • Team ACCELERACERS’ which was started as an abstract idea in 2010, has become today the biggest and the most successful student initiative of MIT.

  • Students learn a lot more than they can learn from conventional teaching methods by way of actually working during the car manufacturing process.

Objectives

  • To design, fabricate, and develop a Formula Racing Car.

Achievments of Supra
Faculty Advisor

Anand Nadgire

Prof. Anand Nadgire
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Team Agrovators (TIFAN)
  • 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 Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri.

  • The basic objective of this chapter:
    • To Design, Analyze and Manufacture ‘Self Propelled Onion Harvester’

Faculty Advisor

Pankaj Dhatrak

Prof. Pankaj Dhatrak
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Shrikant Yadav

Prof. Shrikant Yadav
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Nitin Anekar

Prof. Nitin Anekar
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Team BOLT (Electric Two Wheeler Design Competition)
  • Team BOLT intend to develop an electric two wheeler.

team BOLT
Faculty Advisor

Pushkaraj Sonawane

Prof. Pushkraj Sonawane
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Samidha Jawade

Prof. Mrs. Samidha Jawade
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Ashish Pawar

Prof. Ashish Pawar
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Team The Skytroopers (Aero-design Challenge)
  • Team The Skytroopers , the official aeromodelling team of MIT-WPU,Pune believes in achieving what it aspires. Our first flight took off a year back, in a small classroom with a bunch of few aero enthusiasts. We had the zeal and with everyone’s support we created a team, with sheer determination we reached heights and were AIR 10th in SAEISS ADC in 2018 which was our first attempt.

  • To spread our knowledge we conduct workshops in various schools.

team skytroopers
Faculty Advisor

Manoj Hambarde

Prof. Manojkumar Hambarde
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Chetan Patil

Prof. Chetan patil
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

2. Team ROBOCON (MIT TECH TEAM)


MIT-WPU Tech Team is the official robotics team of MIT-WPU. It is known for its innovative solutions in the field of robotics and the unique way we promote robotics in the society. The team consists of highly enthusiastic and hard-working students, striving for excellence in the field of robotics.

Achievements

  • Consistent performance since last 13 years

  • 3 times national champions

  • Represented India 4 times at international level

  • At least semi-finalist since 2007

  • Only team in India to achieve complete automation at Robocon 2016

  • First runner-up at National Robocon 2017

  • Second runner-up in MathWorks modelling competition

  • Finalist at National Robocon 2018 among 107 teams.

3. Team DART (Desert Assault Race Tech)


  • Team Desert Assault Race Tech (DART) is an engineering students’ team having sound knowledge and dedication towards motorsports launch a new concept, revolutionary for student society, the build-it-yourself, 4×4 two seater off-road desert rally car.

Objectives

  • Desert rallies had been organized just for professionals till 2017. But for the very first time in the world, Polaris has started the race for engineering students in India, RCDC 2018. Team DART will grab this opportunity to take the professional race and do it an engineer’s way.

Achievements

Year Location Competition Name Award/Rank
2018 Bikaner Rally Car Design Challenge 2018 Ranked in Top 12 desert rally cars, designed and manufactured solely by students.
2019 Bikaner Rally Car Design Challenge 2019 1st  in Cost presentation

Ranked in top 10 teams among 50 registered teams all over India.

Faculty Advisor

Mangeshkumar Jadhao

Prof. Mangesh Jadhao
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Sachin Gore

Prof. Sachin Gore
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

4. Team PRO-KARTERS (Go-Kart) Chapter


Team Pro-Karters is the official Go-Karting team of MIT-WPU. We are a team of 40 budding engineering students from different branches who strive to design and manufacture single seated racing vehicles.

Objectives

  • To facilitate in bridging the gap between the theoretical knowledge that the students possess and combining it with practical experience, in order to help turn graduates into industry-ready professionals.

  • To design, develop and manufacture go-karts by working on various departments which are Transmission, Chassis, Brakes, Steering, Electronics and Marketing and Management.

Achievements

Year Location Competition Name Award/Rank
2017 Bhopal National Kart Racing Championship (Virtual round) 1st Rank in virtual round and won the award for Best Prototype.
National Kart Racing Championship (Dynamic Event), AIR-6 among 140 teams.
2018 Bhopal International Formula-9 Go-kart Championship (Virtual round) AIR-7 among 100 teams.
International Formula-9 Go-kart Championship (Dynamic event) AIR-5 among 100 teams.
Won the award for Best Design and Best Innovation.
2019 Noida Eco-kart Series AIR-6 among 20 teams.
Won the award for Best Marketing Scope.
3rd Rank in Acceleration.
Faculty Advisor

Surendra Barhatte

Prof. Surendra Barhatte
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Nilesh Dhokane

Prof. N.T.Dhokane
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Vishal Shitole

Prof. Vishal Shitole
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

5. Team Vegapod (Hyperloop Pod Competition)


Team Vegapod is dedicated to the development of subscale prototype of the hyperloop vehicle for research and development purpose. The team was found in the year 2018.

Objectives

  • Student and non-student teams are participating to design and build a subscale prototype transport vehicle to demonstrate technical Feasibility of various aspects of the Hyperloop concept.

Achievements

  • The team was ranked amongst the top 50 teams all across the world with more than 1000+ participants being only one of 3 teams from India in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition-2019.

Faculty Advisor

Sandip Chavan

Dr. Sandip T.Chavan
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Yogesh Mane

Prof. Yogesh G. Mane
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

6. The Institution of Engineers, India (IEI)


IEI student’s chapter was established in year 2015 in MIT

Objectives

  • To work for Professional Development of Students

Initiatives

  • Organizing Guest Lecture, Expert Lectures

  • Organizing Training Programs for Industrial Software Platforms

  • Promoting Students for Participating in Technical Events

Branch Counselor

Shivprakash Barve

Dr. Shivpraksh Barve
HOS and Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Kundalik Mali

Dr. Kundlik Mali
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

7. ASHRAE Student Chapter


ASHRAE stands for American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The student chapter was established in year 2016 in MIT.

Objectives

  • To advance the arts and sciences of HVACR for the benefit of society through research, technology development and transfer, and education and training.

  • To provide an opportunity for professional growth of the student members.

  • To achieve technical quality and excellence in HVACR

Initiatives

  • Celebrating ASHRAE Sport Day

  • Participating in HVAC Design competition;

  • Organizing and Hosting various events under Pune Chapter

Faculty Advisor

Kundalik Mali

Dr. Kundlik Mali
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Mandar-Lele

Dr. Mandar  Lele
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering