OJAS, the Sanskrit word for energy, perfectly captures the tough Indian competitive spirit which all the members on our team aim to bring to this competition. The members of Team Ojas always aim for innovation with a simplistic design. Our work revolves around our team motto. Fueled by Innovation, Driven by Determination. Inspite of the meagre number of selected teams from India, Team Ojas, representing VIT University, was the Only Team with a hybrid car in Formula Student UK 2012 , at the “The Home Of British Racing, Silverstone”. We were also the First Team from India to qualify for the prestigious competition. Gaining some experience from the Hybrid Car, we wanted to aim for something which is more sustainable in terms of the environment. For this very reason we shunned the engine, and determined ourselves into making a fully Electric Car. Out of 500 teams which registered for the competition our car got selected in the top 120 teams to compete at FS 2013. We are also one of two Electric teams from India, which in itself is an achievement! The design and the suspension system of the car was well appreciated by the judges, for the strength, safety, and simplicity. At the event we were placed 52nd in the Cost Report and 76th overall. Not a very good position though, but what we gained was a huge amount of exposure which would make our next car more innovative, lighter and better!
Ranked 8th in India Today’s List of the top Engineering colleges of India, VIT University was established in 1984 with the aim of providing quality higher education at par with the international standards and also providing a cosmopolitan atmosphere for the students. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis. VIT has consolidated its disciplines into nine “Schools of Study.” VIT has secured sponsorship for 50 research projects to the tune of Rs. 100 million.
In addition to the research projects, the University also executes consultancy projects for the automotive and allied industries. These Include: * Automotive Research Association Of India (ARAI, Pune) * Turbo-Energy Limited, Sholinghur * KEMM, Bangalore * CVRDE, Ahmed Nagar
The institution offers 18 undergraduate and 34 postgraduate programmes. The University is among the first in India to implement the Fully Flexible Credit System. VIT has been given Most Favoured status by TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, etc. Programmes at VIT have been accredited by the * National Board of Accreditation (NBA) * All India Council for Technical Education and Institution of Engineers, India (IEI) * ISO 9002 certificate by the DNV (Det Norske Veritas), of the Netherlands * ABET accreditation for B.Tech. – Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech. – Civil Engineering, B.Tech – Computer Science and Engineering and B.Tech – Electronics and Communication Engineering
Formula Student (FS) is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle. The fame of Formula Student has grown over time. Over 120 teams annually come to Silverstone to display their design prowess and management ability. This year 6 teams from India participated from India, the maximum from any country outside Europe. The Event: The cars are judged in a series of static and dynamic events including: technical inspection, cost, presentation, and engineering design, solo performance trials, and high performance track endurance. The following points are possible: Static Events: 1. Presentation 75 2. Engineering Design 150 3. Cost Analysis 100 Dynamic Events: 1. Acceleration 75 2. Skid-Pad 50 3. Autocross 150 4. Efficiency 100 5. Endurance 300 FORMULA STUDENT Total Points 1000