Amrita students bag top honours in National Solar Vehicle Challenge

Amritapuri, Kerala
March 11, 2019

Students of Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus won the Overall honours at the National Solar Vehicle Challenge (NSVC)-2019 held in Bengaluru.

For the students it the second time they won the coveted prize as they were champions of the inaugural edition held in 2017. The event was organised by Dynamists Motors Sports Pvt Ltd under the ‘Make in India’ scheme and was held at Reva University, Bengaluru.

In a field of 22 colleges and Universities all over India, students of School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri named “Mavericks” were awarded a total prize money of Rs. 1.25 lakhs, trophy for the overall champions along with certificates. NIT Bhopal, finished second and Hindusthan College of engineering and technology, Coimbatore bagged the third place.

Saur Urja Vehicle Challenge (SUVC) is a National-level solar car racing event which presented a platform for team members to build and manage various skills which includes technical, management, team work and communication skills for withstanding various real-life and practical problems.  SUVC is a self-developed solar car-racing challenge.

The team Mavericks for SUVC consisted of 38 students led by Mr. Harikrishnan. P. A mentored by Mr. Bharath K. Ranjan, Ms. Jayasree P.R (Asst. Professors, EEE)and Mr. Sreenivasan M. K(Lab Instructor, EEE) supported by Mr. Akhil M. S(Lab instructor, EEE)

The vehicles were judged by Virtual Round, Technical Inspection, Weight Test, Egress Test, Static and Dynamic Rounds. Team Mavericks was awarded with Gravity award (for being the lightest Vehicle) of the event.