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Solar Cars’ Mega Engineering Racing Competition concluded at LPU

Release Date:
8 Apr 2016

  • LPU distributed Rs Five Lakh among Solar Cars Competition Winners
  • ‘Rays’’ team of ‘NIT JAMSHEDPUR’ win the title- ‘Champions of IASC- 2016’
  • Occasion was premier collegiate competition ‘Indo Asian Solar Challenge (IASC)-2016’ held at LPU Campus 
  • Finally selected 30+ teams of 80 participating teams from across Asia & India applied all possible engineering concepts for their prototype Solar Race-Cars 
Lovely Professional University distributed Rs Five Lakh among Solar- Cars competition winners for different titles on the conclusion of five-day solar cars’ mega engineering & racing competition. Occasion was premier collegiate engineering competition ‘Indo Asian Solar Challenge (IASC)-2016’ held at LPU campus. ‘‘Rays’’ team of ‘NIT JAMSHEDPUR’ win the title- ‘Champions of IASC- 2016’ along with cash prize of Rs 1.5 Lakh.  ‘Taiyo Zen’ team of ‘Hindustan University Chennai’ was declared runner up and got prize money of Rs 80,000.  The rest of the prize money was distributed to teams those cleared the prestigious tests for the best innovation, business plan, acceleration, design, endurance speed, auto cross and more.

Awarding the winners, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am happy to see the awesome participation made by the determined engineering students in utilizing solar energy. I congratulate all of the participants, and advise them to keep up such a competitive spirit within them to go on excelling in each and every field of their life.” Illustrative, LPU students’ organization ‘Robotics and Intelligent Systems Community (RISC-LPU)’ hosted this 3rd event of magnanimous stature. Prior to this, RISC-LPU has wide-experience of organizing Asia’s largest Solar Vehicle Challenge ESVC (Electric Solar Vehicle Championship) and IASC-2015. 

LPU student co-ordinator Ajay Singh Rajput, who hails from Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) and studying under coveted LPU scholarship scheme, informed that out of 80 teams registered initially from across India and Asia, and only 32 could compete finally as per selection criteria. All of the robust teams from LPU, Hindustan Institute of Technology from Tamil Nadu (HITT); University of Petroleum & Energy Studies from Dehradun (UPES);  Manglayatan University Aligarh (MUA); SRM Tamilnadu; Krishna Engineering College Uttar Pradesh; SKN Sinhgad  university from Maharashtra, NITs Jamshedpur, Jaipur and other had applied the best engineering concepts. UPED solar car had the lightest weight of 116.5kgs; whereas, MUA solar car was the only one to have differential with disc brakes with complete driver’s comfort.

Captains and team members of different teams including Ajeesh and Ashok from HITT, Shikha, Rashi, Mayank from UPED, Himanshu from MUA, and Rajat were unanimous in upholding: “We are thankful to LPU organizing team that has been continuously providing us an international level platform for the last three years to get great practical exposure through such participations. We have come from far off places only to share the great learning exposure which LPU students are getting here for their ever brilliant career ahead.”