Baja SAEINDIA 2012 Kicks Off

Mahindra & Mahindra, in association with SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich their knowledge, announced the launch of the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012.

Aimed to provide an opportunity for showcasing their passion for automobiles to the young, enthusiastic and talented engineering students, BAJA SAEINDIA 2012 will facilitate young talents to conceive, design and fabricate 4-wheeled single-seater all terrain vehicles.

BAJA SAEINDIA is an educational pursuit for the engineering college students, an out-of-classroom-education system, where engineering students from all over India can participate as a team, giving them pragmatic exposure to real world challenges as faced in the industry.

Originally started in the USA by the SAE International as Mini BAJA SAE, today it is being organized in several countries. In India, it is being organized as BAJA SAEINDIA. An international student level competition in which teams from universities all over the world plan, design, analyze, fabricate and validate an all terrain car which is evaluated during a series of Static, Dynamic and Durability events like design, cost evaluation, presentation, acceleration, manoeuvrability, hill climb and endurance.

The 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012, saw registrations from 250 teams. These teams will now compete against each other in virtual BAJA, a selection criteria where virtual vehicle mock-ups are created with exact specifications.

The final rounds will only have selected 100 teams showcase their skills, understanding and passion for automobiles. The contest will see these 100 teams compete with their dream vehicles at NATRiP site in Pithampur, near Indore in Februrary 2012.

About BAJA

BAJA is an inter-collegiate event organized by SAE to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves design, engineering, planning, manufacturing, marketing and racing an All Terrain Vehicle.

Each team’s goal is to design and build a prototype of a rugged single seat, off-road recreational four-wheel vehicle intended for sale to the non-professional, weekend off-road enthusiast. The competition goals include that the vehicle must be safe, easily maintained and fun to drive. It should be able to negotiate rough terrain in all types of weather without damage.