In a press briefing session for the announcement of the upcoming ‘BAJA SAEINDIA 2023’, Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Charoli, Pune signs MOU with Baja Saeindia on 17 September 21, 2022.
SAEINDIA is an affiliate society of SAE International, registered as an Indian non-profit engineering and scientific society dedicated to the advancement of the mobility community in India. SAEINDIA is involved in transforming engineers, executives from industries, government officials, academics and students. It primarily focuses on industries such as automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicles. It also promotes dissemination of knowledge and undertakes initiatives for advancement in mobility technologies catering to land, sea and air and space. BAJA SAEINDA is its one of the grandest events organized every year.
Baja Saeindia is an inter-collegiate design series for engineering college students organized by SAEINDIA. The event was virtually addressed by Mrs. Rashmi Urdhwareshe- President SAEINDIA. She stressed the role of SAEINDIA in promoting the mobility technologies among college students.
At the event Dr. K. C. Vora, Advisor BAJA-SAEINDIA, Professor Emeritus at COEP and Former Sr Dy Director of ARAI talked about the initiatives taken by SAEINDIA in organizing events for the college students. He said there are more than 50,000 student 5000 teacher members registered with BAJA-SAEINDIA from various colleges across India making it one of the largest member organizations. He elaborated the entire mechanism of BAJA-SAEINDIA 2023 event. He said the 16th edition of this event will be to redefine the definition of competitive sports. According to him the event will be conducted in three phases with virtual and physical platforms. The first two phases are conducted over an online platform where technical and professional capacity of teams are evaluated. The final physical round is specifically designed to keep up the pace of the rapidly evolving industry. Dr. Vora further said the BAJA-SAEINDIA has attracted several students from other countries and has received more than 200 registrations.
Sanjay Nibandhe, Chairman BAJA-SAEINDIA also briefed the press and gave insights regarding costing of the vehicle, marketing strategies and importance of emission while designing the car during such events. He also stressed on revolutionizing the mobility industry by moving from m-BAJA to e-BAJA. He reiterated the 3 stages of the event i.e BAJA aptitude which includes domain and psychometric test, HR round and technical HR interview.
The event marked the presence of Vice Chancellor of Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil University Dr. Hrridayash Deshpande. He talked about the importance of automotive industry which has the potential to create maximum jobs in the market. He further said this industry has the role to fulfill the aspiration of people and society by innovating new designs on large scale.
At the end MOU was signed between Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil University and SAEINDIA to enhance the cooperation between two organizations in order to disseminate the knowledge to students.
This event also marked the presence of students who have won the previous awards. Students narrated their success story and displayed model car. Mr. Shantanu Patil who heads the Team Predators Racing narrated his experience during the competition.
Dr. Nitin Sherje Dy. Head School of Engineering gave vote of thanks.