Students of Mechanical Engineering from across Asia gathered at the Galgotias University campus on 17th January, 2018 to participate in the biggest Hybrid Vehicle Challenge and Go Karting Race. The School of Mechanical Engineering, Galgotias University is organizing this event in partnership with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIE). The five daylong event aims at promoting the biggest ever student's talent pool of manufacturing the motorsport vehicles and putting it to a real time test in the racing track. The idea is to showcase the designing and manufacturing skill of engineering students participating from universities and institutions from across India and its neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Srilanka, Bhutan etc.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra and Shri Vinod K. Gupta, President of ISIE declared the event open which is organized in two parts - The 4th Hybrid Vehicle Challenge (17-19 January) and the 3rd Indian Karting Race (20-21 January). More than 90 teams from across Asia are participating in this hybrid formula race to be held at the Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida, which includes reputed engineering institutions from states such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Telengana, Maharashtra and UP. Nearly 300 students are expected to participate in the event which includes one all women team and eight electrical vehicle teams. Ms. Bani Yadav, International Fastest Women Rally Driver shall also be present to encourage the participants. Prof. Sibaram Khara, Dean Academics and Prof. Satapathy, Dean School of Mechanical Engineering are coordinating the event on behalf of Galgotias University.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra stressed the significance of the event for the students. She said, "The hybrid vehicle challenge shall provide an opportunity to students for Technology, Research & Engineering skill development as they get experience of real world engineering design projects. Also, the automotive industry is constantly bringing new technologies whether it is for safety, entertainment, usefulness or just pure innovation. It is important that students equip themselves with skills related to design and innovation so that they are ready with the skill set that the industry requires of them".
The motor vehicles designed reflect innovative designs, immense talent and skill of the participants. Most importantly the event presents an opportunity for students to showcase their skill to the industry experts. Galgotias University and ISIE have also roped in several placement partners to get the talented students exposed and absorbed in the industry. At the end of the event, on 22nd January, the varsity will be organizing a huge placement drive at the campus with big brand names such as ISIE India, J.S. Design, Tech Imperial and Speedways Electric.