Car made by Navi Mumbai students bags 1st place in Mumbai, 54th in country
Supra SAEIndia Formula 2019
Mumbai: The mechanical engineering students of Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Engineering and Technology entered the competition with a single-seater student formula race car prepared as per the rules laid out by Supra SAEIndia, which has been conducting this competition for the last eight years.
Team MGM Accellors from the of Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Engineering and Technology, Kamothe, earned the fifty-fourth position among the top colleges from around the country at the Supra SAEIndia Formula 2019 for engineering colleges held recently at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. As many as 3,000 engineering students from 127 college teams competed to conceive, design and fabricate a small Formula Prototype car.
The mechanical engineering students of Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Engineering and Technology entered the competition with a single-seater student formula race car prepared as per the rules laid out by Supra SAEIndia, which has been conducting this competition for the last eight years.
Team MGM Accellors stated, “We have been participating in this prestigious competition since 2014. To work on such a project, it’s very important to have a good team. We have divided ourselves into various teams — steering, suspension, transmission, design, brake, and marketing. After meeting so many teams of different colleges and seeing their designs, we got to know where we stand. It was a learning experience. The jury was impressed by the design of the chassis, brake pedal, intake manifold, and the cost report. If our next car turns out the way we are expecting it to be, we may send an entry for a similar competition in Germany”
“Our team MGM Accellors were able to reap the benefits of all expenses covered sponsorship for Supra SAEIndia 2019 due to the noteworthy contribution of MGMCET apart from external sponsorship. The contribution by our MGMCET family and our generous sponsors has been unparalleled and we can’t thank them enough for being there in our thick and thin times. Our students have survived the turbulent times through their never-ending efforts to make this contest the best one so far by bringing laurels. And this is just the beginning,” said Prof Nilesh Bodkhe.
The students in the team were Aniket Suryawanshi, Vishal Shendge, Adesh Korde, Jigar Amravat, Hrishikesh Wable, Vismay Raul, Vidula Jadhav, Shagufta Shaikh, Jayesh Mane, Siddhesh Pawar, Shubham Karkar, Pratish Patil, Parth Kasar, Raksheet Chawathe, Shruti Khare, Kshitij Pawashe, Nitin Kokare, Varun Shenoy, Anurag Talekar, and Subodh Poddar. Prof Nilesh Bodkhe and Prof Vaibhav Deshpande were the teachers who guided the teams. The Director General of the college, Dr. K. G. Narayankhedkar, Principal Dr. Santosh K. Narayankhedkar, HOD’s, Dean’s, Faculty Members, Mentors and Students also helped the team prepare for the competition.
“At MGMCET, we believe in experiential learning and we are proud to know that SUPRA SAEINDIA 2019 has ranked MGM Accellors first in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane Region. Our students have worked for more than 24 hours a day at times without worrying about sleep, food and comfort. This remarkable achievement is the fruit of their hardwork of one year. MGMCET is the institute of opportunities where students are always encouraged to leverage their skills and gets a hands on experience,” said Principal Dr. Santosh K. Narayankhedkar .