Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 finale will be held at NATRIP facility at Pithampur near Indore, from January 24-28, 2018 followed by IIT Ropar from March 8-11, 2018. These events are being held by Mahindra and Mahindra in association with SAE INDIA – Society of Automotive Engineers.
Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2017 finale received 388 entries out of which 180 teams shortlisted for conventional BAJA and 41 teams short listed for eBAJA events. This year for the 2018 finale there were 400 entries out of which there are 120 Teams for mBAJA, 37 Teams for eBAJA at Pithampur and 60 Teams at IIT-Ropar.
Students will be asked to design, build, test and put into motion a single seater four wheel all terrain vehicle over the three day course to finally proving its road and race worthiness. The events will include Technical Inspection, Static Evaluation – Design, Cost and Sales Presentation and Dynamic Events – Acceleration, Sledge Pull, Suspension-Traction and Maneuverability.
As was noted in the past few years, the maximum number of entries has been from Pune and the city has also claimed the maximum number of awards. Last year, the prize was claimed by College of Engineering, Pune, followed by Alard College of Engineering, Pune and Singhad College of Engineering, Pune, was declared winner of ‘Best eBAJA Team’.
The theme for 2018 season of Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA is ‘Ground to Glory’ allowing students to take up this challenge and achieve glory. eBAJA which was initiated in 2015 is to draw attention to the added importance of Electric Mobility in the country. The eBAJA vehicles run on 10 hp B&S gasoline engine propelled by an electric motor and powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.
The events are sponsored by Mahindra and Mahindra with a host of other sponsors and also supported by SIAM, ARAI and ACMA.