St. Joseph's Engineering College is one of the top engineering colleges here in India. With innovative methods being used to keep the students engaged and challenged, it is no surprise that the scholars here have brought laurels to the college in their various departments.
The SAEINDIA SJEC Collegiate Club is one such part of the college which enables the students to get their hands dirty, designing and building their own vehicles right in the college's backyard.
The club has produced two all-terrain vehicles (ATV) since the club's inception and has entered them in various competitions at the state and national levels.
The first ATV, christened 'Turtle 1.0' was entered in the SAE India- AeroIndia Competition at the state level in the year 2017, where they won the first rank. They then participated at the national level and won the 12th rank.
At the Enduro Student India (ESI) 2017 competition held in Coimbatore, the Turtle 1.0 team won the "Spirit of ESI". The vehicle came in 16th in design, 4th in maneuverability and 10th in endurance.
During the BAJA SAEINDIA 2017 final round, the Turtle 1.0 team was the only one from the Mangaluru region to successfully complete the competition.
The second ATV from the club, christened 'Turtle 2.0' is following close in its predecessor's footsteps.
The Turtle 2.0 is the product of over 11 months of hard labour by the determined members of the SAEINDIA SJEC Collegiate Club. A total of 25 people worked on the vehicle, five in each department viz. design, transmission, suspension, steering, and brakes.
In 2018, the Turtle 2.0 was placed 2nd in the state of Karnataka and 18th at the national level at the SAE BAJA event. A total of 119 teams participated in the event of which only 25% completed the competition successfully.
The student's involvement in the projects has not just given them practical, hands-on experience, but has also enabled them to be placed in good companies, helping them in their career.
Come, let's have a chat with the ones who built these mechanical wonders.