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Mahindra announces 7th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

October 17, 2013

Mumbai headquartered Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, in association with SAEINDIA, a not for profit engineering and scientific society dedicated to the advancement of mobility community in India, announced onset of the 7th edition of BAJA SAEIndia. About 327 teams had registered out of which 125 teams have qualified for the final round of this edition. The finale would be held at NATRIP facility at Pithampur near Indore from February 20 to Feb 23, 2014.
The BAJA SAEINDIA series aims to provide an opportunity for young, enthusiastic and talented engineering students, to showcase their passion for automobiles while encouraging them to conceive, design and fabricate 4-wheeled single-seater all terrain vehicles.

BAJA SAEINDIA 2014 has received an overwhelming response with representation from all zones – western, northern, eastern and southern zones in India. The theme for this year’s BAJA SAEIndia’s edition is ‘RAISE THE BAR’.

Entries from engineering colleges from across the country were screened in the virtual round, where they presented their designs for the BAJA Buggy vehicle they wish to design for the final event.

The qualifying teams were selected through a thorough analysis and comparison of the CAD Designs, the CAE analysis and the designs of suspension, steering and brakes. The entries presented mock-ups that were created with exact specifications by the participants. The teams in final round would showcase their skills, understanding and passion for automobiles while having manufactured their own buggy race car.

The panelists for the 7th edition of BAJA SAEIndia would be eminent personalities from the industry, who have played an important role in short listing the final entries from every region for the final round at NATRIP site.

Speaking on the 7th edition of the BAJA SAEINDIA event, Dr. Pawan Goenka, executive director and president, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “Over the years, BAJA has grown in popularity and has become a bigger event nationally signifying its increasing popularity. The forum gives young engineering talent an opportunity to showcase their skills and acquire a real life experience posed with challenges which is critical to their success in the long term. Mahindra & Mahindra is delighted to be associated with BAJA SAEINDIA 2014 as the title sponsor and with BAJA, we are taking forward the philosophy of Mahindra Rise to the next level”.

BAJA SAEINDIA is an educational pursuit for the engineering college students, an out-of-classroom-education system, where engineering students from all over India can participate as a team, giving them pragmatic exposure to real world challenges as faced in the industry. Originally started in the USA by the SAE International as Mini BAJA SAE, today it is being organized in several countries. 

The other sponsors include ARAI, FIAT, Chevrolet, Bharat Petroleum, John Deere, Pegasus, Anand, BIT Bangaluru, Cummins, Eaton, Emitec, Fusion Events, General Motors, iCAT, John Deere, Natrip, and Raddison Blu, among others.

SAEINDIA is a professional engineering society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich the knowledge base of practitioners in the mobility industry and institutions in the service of humanity. It is an affiliate of the 103 year old SAE International based in U.S.A. SAEINDIA has 3000 regular members and 24,000 student members. 

A USD 16.2 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, the Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency. Mahindra employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries.

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