Designed to be the best
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) conducted the South zone qualifying rounds for ‘Effi-Cycle 2012’, a national-level competition for engineering students. Organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEIndia), the two-day event, drew a good number of participants from various colleges.
‘Effi-Cycle’, meaning ‘Efficient Cycle’, is aimed at providing an opportunity to the students to conceive, design and fabricate a three-wheel configuration vehicle, powered by human-electric hybrid power, with a seating capacity of two and catering to day-to-day mobility needs.
The event saw 53 engineering colleges from all South Indian states participating. The teams were strictly evaluated on the basis of their design proposals on several technical and managerial parameters.
The competition has been gaining popularity over the years. The students had geared up for the competition and one could easily sense excitement as well as nervousness in the air. Joy Pansari, an engineering student from DSCE, said that he got a chance to interact with students from other engineering colleges as well. “It is a good chance for us to show our talents to industry experts. Also, since there are different colleges here, I got to know how these colleges function,” he said.
I V Rao, COO (engineering), Maruti Suzuki, was also present at the event. He said, “Events such as these not only provide opportunity to students to apply their engineering skills but also bring out teamwork, leadership potential, develop market sensitivity and expose them to the nuances of practices followed in the industry.”
The qualifying teams will participate in the grand finale, which will be held at UIET, Chandigarh in October. The finals will have an endurance run, besides evaluation based on several parameters. The winning team will take home Rs one lakh and a trophy.