Maruti Suzuki India Ltd along with Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA) has announced the launch of sixth edition of SUPRA SAEINDIA 2017. Through this event, both Maruti Suzuki and SAEINDIA want young aspiring engineers to conceive, design and fabricate a Formula car prototype.
This edition of the event will see more than 3000 students from 126 various engineering colleges across the country, come and attend the event and try to bring out the best of their abilities. The event will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida from 26th June to 1st July, 2017.
Mr. C V Raman, Executive Director- Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India and Chairman Supra 2017 OC also shared his views, “I believe SUPRA provides a strong platform for students at a young age to amalgamate their theoretical knowledge with practical real world experience. It is heartening to see students using their creativity and imagination to conceive, design and build vehicles with the limited resources at their command.”
Dr. R K Malhotra, President, SAEINDIA said,” SUPRA has been evolving over the years and last year’s event at BIC has raised the level of the event to international standards. SUPRA 2017promises to be much more exciting with the teams all geared up to put in their best. The students invest a lot of their time, energy and resources to come out with new designs which help them in becoming better engineers. I wish all the participating teams good luck for the event..”
Mr. I V Rao, Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India and Chairman, Engineering Education Board- SAE India said, “We have been continuously stressing on the fact that the teams should learn from the problems faced during previous years and come out with new improved designs over the previous year. The failures and the learnings of the past should become the stepping stones for the future. I am happy to know that this year student teams have prepared well in advance and many of them have already conducted trial runs of the cars in their college premises. I expect a much higher level of quality of the cars in this edition of Supra”.
More than 126 teams from SAEINDIA Collegiate Clubs from engineering colleges all over the country come and attend the SUPRA SAEINDIA event. The participating students are guided and mentored by faculty advisors and industry professionals are are motivated to design and fabricate the models on their own. The students have been given one year time to materialise their prototypes.
The prototypes at this year event will be judged by a panel from Formula Student,Germany and professionals from Indian Auto Industry.