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MRIU team wins Best Technology Innovation Award at SUPRA SAE INDIA 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ravi   
Saturday, 09 July 2011
Chennai: A single team from Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad has won the Best Technology Innovation Award and Skid Pad Test (the vehicle is required to complete small radius circular laps in minimum time) in SUPRA SAE India 2011 organized by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at Madras Motor Sports Race Track, Chennai from 1st to 3rd July, 2011.

The team grabbed first place in Technology Innovation and won the prize amount of Rs. 50000/- and second place in Skid Pad test and prize amount of Rs. 25000/-.

Around 80 teams participated out of which only 46 teams were selected through Virtual competition for final event which took place on July 2011. After the last evaluation, only 26 teams were selected to participate in final event of the racing (Endurance).

The first prize of innovation is achieved for the design innovation in rear suspension, which is unique suspension used in vehicle where the wheel travels vertically in a single plane with the help of guide mechanism.

Supra SAE India 2011 was organized at the first time in India at Chennai from 30th June 2011 to 3rd July 2011, with an objective to present the Under Graduate & Post Graduate Engineering Students the task of designing, modeling and fabricating a formula type racing car. The concept behind SUPRA SAEINDIA 2011 is that a fictious manufacturing company contacts a design team to develop a small Formula style race car. The prototype is to be evaluated for its potential as a racing car.

Prashant Bhalla, Senior Vice President, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad said, “We are really proud of our students and we also have immense faith in them and our faculty members. Our approach at Manav Rachna has always been to build a firm foundation for our students and initiatives like these help students gain the required exposure and experience in their fields of interest. We aim at boosting their confidence and passion to work hard in this competitive industry.”

“This helps the objective of bringing out student talent to serve the nation for the years to come, in fulfillment of the Automotive Mission Plan (AMP2016) a dream to make India an International Automotive Hub”, he further added.

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