GECA students shine in international vehicle design event

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 14th June, 2018

Named team Aryans, the student group designed, fabricated and presented the all-terrain vehicle to secure seventh position in sales segment, 10th in acceleration event and 11th in design event.“Our all-terrain vehicle participated in design, cost, acceleration, maneuverability, hill climb, rock crawl and endurance events. Aurangabad: The Government Engineering College Aurangabad (GECA) students did the country proud by shining at the annual international intercollegiate design competition Baja SAE — organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in Oregon state of USA.Around 100 teams, including five from India, from across the globe participated in the event. We are proud that our students managed to leave a mark in the event,” head of mechanical engineering department at GECA S B Chikalthankar said.Along with GECA, other renowned colleges from India such as Vellore Institute of Technology (Vellor), R V College of Engineering (Bangalore), National Institute of Technology (Kurukshetra), K J Somaiya (Mumbai) participated in the event.The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had sanctioned a sum of Rs 10 lakh under its Sports for Students Participating in Competition Abroad to financially-aid the GECA team for travelling to the USA.The members of team Aryan included Ajinkya Urgunde, Sourabh Chavan, Parikshit Mote, Saurabh Kelani, Stawan Kulkarni, Atharva Gupta, Akshay Shirsath, Omkar Jadhav, Baswaraj Kete, Vaishnavi Patil and Ketki Datar along with two faculties — S B Chikalthankar and M G RathiIt should be noted that in a rare first taste of success at Baja SAE, a team of students from GECA had secured first prize in three categories besides emerging as runner up in the prestigious national level event during March this year.A group of 25 students studying in first year to final year was part of the team that developed low-weight and power-efficient car with adequate safety feature.


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