Maruti Suzuki and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEINDIA) signed an agreement today to support the SUPRA SAEINDIA 2011 competition. This competition promotes young engineering talent for automobile engineering and facilitates participants to conceive, design and fabricate formula-1 style sports cars.
The agreement was signed by Mr Shashank Shrivastava, Chief General Manager (Marketing) Maruti Suzuki and Dr V Sumantran Chairman, SUPRA SAEINDIA, in the city.
SUPRA SAEINDIA contest originated through the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) USA promises a level playing field to budding under graduate and post graduate engineers across India. The contest will see 44 teams create their dream cars and test at the renowned Madras Motorsport Club race tracks near Chennai. The winning car will be displayed at Asia Pacific Automotive Conference at Chennai in Oct‘11 and Auto Expo’12.
Through this initiative Maruti Suzuki and SAE India are providing students, an innovative, hands-on and out-of-classroom education. This platform will enable the students to prove their capability in developing a car in real-life scenario.
SAEINDIA is a professional engineering society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich the knowledge base of practitioners in the mobility industry and institutions in the service of humanity. It is an affiliate of the 103 year old SAE International based in U.S.A. SAE India has 3000 regular members and 24,000 student members.