DBACER students Rocks at eBAJA 2018 held at IndoreStudents from city’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Engineering and Research recently participated in BAJA SAEINDIA 2018, an event which is annually held at NATRiP facility at Pithampur, Indore. The BAJA SAE tasks the students to design, fabricate and validate a single seater four - wheeled off road vehicle to take part in series of events spread over a course of 5 days that test the vehicle for the sound engineering practices that have gone into it, the agility of the vehicle in terms of gradability, speed, acceleration and manoeuvrability characteristics and finally its ability to endure that back breaking durability test.
With constant support, motivation and financial assistance provided by The Meghe Group of Institutions and The College, this year TEAM LEGION 3.0 participated under the category of eBAJA, a newly introduced concept in the 2015 edition of BAJA and was the only team from Vidarbha under eBAJA. The speciality of vehicles under eBAJA was that they were powered by electric power trains sourced from Mahindra Reva e2o, instead of the petrol powered engines used in conventional BAJA vehicles.
The initial stage was the virtual round of selection which was held at Christ University, Banglore in August. In this round each team had to give a presentation on the overall design of the vehicle. 153 teams including 35 for eBAJA and the rest for BAJA were selected out of 408 team entries. The selected teams had to further work upon their designs and fabricate the vehicle according to the updated design.
The team Legion, consisting of 25 members was led by Captain Sanket Baraskar and guided by faculty advisor Prof. Bhoraj.N. Kale. Out of 38 participating eBAJA teams Team Legion 3.0 clears all the tests including Safety Scrutiny, Electric Safety, Brake Test, acceleration test and Static events such as Design, Cost and Sell Presentation which was delivered by Aparna , Sanket, Rutwik and team.
The main sponsors for the team were Meghe Group of Institution, and Weldwell Electrodes, Hinga MIDC Nagpur. Dr.V.H.Tatwawadi (Principal), Dr. S. V. Prayagi (Dean, P&D), Dr.A.P.Kedar (Dean, AcademicS) , Prof. G.M. Dhote (Head of the Mechanical Department), and all faculty members have congratulated the team for their achievement in e BAJA-2018.