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LPU Students’ Formula Car Designing Team clinched 2nd Position among 126 Teams from across India including IITs’

Release Date:
14 Jul 2017


· Occasion was 6th edition of Supra SAEINDIA 2017contest at Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida

· Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) & Society ofAutomotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA) had conducted the contest

· Over 3000 students from various engineeringinstitutions, including top IITs and NITs across India had competed in theevent

· Skills-competition aimed to provide students an innovativeout-of-classroom education to prove their capability in designing ‘FormulaPrototype Car’


Jalandhar:MarutiSuzuki India Limited (MSIL) & Society of Automotive Engineers India(SAEINDIA) conducted six-day long ‘Formula Car Designing’ contest, whereMechanical Engineering Students’ team ‘Illuminati Racers’ of LovelyProfessional University clinched 2nd position among competing 126teams from across India including top IITs’. Over 3000 students from variousengineering institutions, including top IITs and NITs across India had competedin the event. Occasion was 6th edition of ‘Supra SAEINDIA 2017’ contest held atBuddha International Circuit, Greater Noida. This mechanical engineering topskills-competition aimed to provide students an innovative, hands-on andout-of-classroom education to prove their capability in designing formulaprototype car and its plying on the destined circuit with stipulated number oflaps. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated the students’ team andinvoked all other students to keep the winning spirit ever up.

In this six-day long inter-college formula carcompetitive event, students conceived, designed and fabricated the ‘prototype’based on predefined rules and design standards of SAE International. To conformto international guidelines, LPU team’s prototype went through strict levels ofscrutiny including Technical Inspection (Scrutiny, Tilt Test, Noise and BrakeTest), Static events (Cost, Marketing & Design presentations), and Dynamicevents (Acceleration, Skid pad, Autocross & Endurance).

Out of participating 126 teams, only 30 teams wereable to clear the ‘Technical Inspection’ and ‘Static Round’ to qualify for‘Dynamic events’, and LPU team ‘Illuminati Racers’ was one of them. LPU teamwon the second place in the Autocross event and was honoured with cash award& a winning trophy. LPU Formula car was designed by a group of 25 studentsfrom School of Mechanical Engineering, which was guided by Head of the School(HOS) Prof Gurpreet Singh Phull and Assistant Prof Sumit Kanchan. LPU Students’Team Captain and Driver-1 was Rishabh Shukla, and Vice-Captain and Driver-2 wasAkshay Zerath.

During the honouring ceremony, Executive AdvisorMaruti Suzuki India & Chairman Engineering Education Board (SAE India) Mr IV Rao; President, SAEINDIA Dr R K Malhotra; Executive Director (Engineering)Maruti Suzuki India & Chairman Supra 2017 Mr C V Raman; and, ExecutiveDirector (Marketing & Sales) Maruti Suzuki India Mr R S Kalsi graced theoccasion to encourage and award the winning students in different categories.


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