From January 21 to 27, 2016,
the JK Tyre Baja Student India 2016 event saw the participation of around 4000
engineering students including participants of JK Tyre Formula Student India
2016. Starting from January 21, the All-terrain-Vehicle design challenge
witnessed stiff competition among more than 40 participating teams. The overall
champions of the JK Tyre Baja Student India 2016 were Forza Racing - Sinhgad
Academy of Engineering, Pune. The Road Runners – Vellore Institute of
Technology, Vellore and Team Piranha Racing - Maharashtra Institute of
Technology, Pune, stood at second and third positions respectively. The winners
are awarded the JK Tyre BSI 2016 trophy by Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman
& Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited.
Congratulating the students
and the organisers, Dr Singhania, said, “JK Tyre Baja Student India is
providing the next generation of engineers a platform to learn the real life
applications of their classroom knowledge. The zeal that we see in these young
engineers is extraordinary and surely reassuring for the future of India’s
journey to becoming technologically at par with the world superpowers.”
Though Team Forza Racing
struggled in previous events, their excellent performance in the Endurance
race, that carries maximum weightage, took them way up the scoring charts. In
static events, they were second in business event and weight pulling events.
Team The Road Runners from VIT, Vellore came third in acceleration, manoeuvrability
and weight pulling events. Ending up at third, Team Piranha Racing of MIT, Pune
also did well in the endurance race where they ended up at third position and
second in the cost event.
“Last year, BSI 2015 was attended by over 800
students but this time it grew to more 1300 students. We are happy to associate
with a company with as longstanding credentials in motorsports as JK Tyre,”
said Soumya Kanti Bose, convener, JK Tyre Baja Student India 2016.
JK TYRE BSI 2015 was organised
by Delta Inc., which is run by B.Tech/ BE alumni from engineering colleges
across India including the IITs. Close to 50 teams registered for the Baja
Student India 2016 and after being shortlisting process for over a year, the
final 43 teams reached the final stages after undergoing various static
inspections and competitions in the Design, Business and Cost Events.
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