We are an inquisitive group of 25 engineering students from Madras institute of Technology, Chennai, on our quest for our fourth successive year in SAEINDIA BAJA. Our goal is to create an off-road vehicle that can both tame some difficult terrain as well as be a hoot to drive, designed perfectly to bring out the macho-man inside us all!
WHAT IS SAEINDIA BAJA?
SAE BAJA is an elite off road buggy design championship held every year in 7 regions spanning over 4 continents. In many ways, BAJA makes the students to experience the various aspects of "car making", be it the design, analysis, management or marketing. The BAJA event is conducted every year in two locations; one in January at the hot and scorching track of NATRIP, Pithampur, and the other at the subtle-yet-menacing lands of Punjab. About 3000 students compete in a set of grueling events over a span of 5 days. About 180 teams from illustrious colleges all over India battle out their wits in fabricating a buggy that can both endure and exceed the track’s requirements.
The path of Team MIT Racing
Team MIT Racing made its BAJA debut in the year 2016. After three stints of participation at Pithampur, MP, the greatest lessons on both technical and team-management were realized, with which the following actons were taken:
- The overall weight of the vehicle was reduced by 95 kilograms (2017 buggy vs 2019 design).
- The 2018 buggy bagged the BEST COST REPORT AWARD, with what the judges termed as “The lowest price quoted ever in SAEINDIA BAJA”, a record yet to be broken.
- Became the only team from Tamilnadu to bag an award at SAEINDIA BAJA 2018.
- Top 10 contenders in all static events at SAEINDIA BAJA 2019, with scores in the high 75-90%.
The future awaits...
In our fourth year, we are now fully kitted up to take on the elite competition from all over India. For BAJA 2020, we decided to start early and start best. Complete fault analysis of the previous buggy was done and the full team was recruited within a month. The design process of the buggy is currently going on. The one major hurdle we are facing every year is the shortage of funds. Since being a government college, there is no separate funding allotted for these types of competitions. After doing a complete cost analysis, we found that we are in need of rupees 7 lakhs for the complete fabrication, event registration and logistics. We believe that we could collect up to rupees 2.50 lakhs on this fundraiser. We are also approaching various firms regarding sponsorships.
MESSAGE TO THE INVESTORS
We would like to assure you, the investors that each penny from your sponsorship would be spent for improving our buggy alone. We will recognize you as our official partner and would like to promote and support your products in our levels like college fests, social media, etc., SAEINDIA BAJA is a huge event with national media coverage and participation from colleges all over India, and hence your support could very well serve as a means to create awareness about your esteemed firm.
Thank you for spending your valuable time in knowing about our endeavour.
Hoping to join hands with you..!
Please convey your thoughts to us
Shri Kumaran R
Captain, TEAM MIT RACING
Mobile : +91 9841259933
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