February 17, 2010
School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Chapters of the Society for Automotive Engineers are very active on the Amrita campuses. The SAE-Amrita chapter at Coimbatore, now three years old, has 400 student members. Dr. Thirumalini is the club’s faculty advisor.
Given below is a report of the club activities during the past year in the students’ own words.
Enthusiasm, auto passion, creativity and fun-filled learning marked the past one year for SAE-Amrita. The biggest and most talked about event of the club was the SAE-India National Student Convention conducted on our campus during October 5th & 6th. (See News » )
For the convention, the whole college played host to over 800 participants from all over the country. The smooth conduct of all activities, including the national-level finals of seven events, won us a lot of appreciation.
In addition, our college bagged the following prizes —
• 1st prize in Aero-Modelling
• 1st prize in Technical Paper Presentation
• 2nd prize in CAD
• 2nd prize in Modelling
SAE-Amrita was adjudged the best SAE Collegiate Chapter in Southern India.
Earlier, tier-1 events for this convention were conducted in the college. The competitions included Aero Modelling, Auto Quiz, Business Plan Presentation, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Analysis, Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM), Graphical System Design (GSD), Technical Paper Presentation.
All winning teams, including the ones from our college competed in tier-2 competitions (zonal-level) conducted at KSR College of Engineering, Thiruchengode.
Competing at Nation-Wide Contests
2010 saw Amrita bag the second prize for building a cost-effective Baja ATV. A team of ten students participated in the All-Asia Virtual BAJA contest at Delhi, and finished at the ninth spot.
Eighteen students participated in FSAE Design Challenge held at Chennai in December 2009. This competition, being the first of its kind in India, gave students an exposure to the finer aspects of formula car designing and manufacturing.
Earlier in the year, during the month of June, a national-level workshop on Formula SAE (FSAE) and BAJA was organized in our college. Over 400 students from across the nation participated.
For Next Year
The events planned for the year 2010-11 include a series of engineering challenges we have named HIGH OCTANE, SAE treks, guest lectures and seminars and the SAE Career Start program. We hope to extend last year’s triumph and glory to greater heights in the coming year.