Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University engineering students leave their mark in London after a Formula Race car prepared by them was judged as the 31st best in the world in the cost and manufacturing category. The student’s team, lead by captain Arpit Upadhyay was in the United Kingdom to display its manufactured Formula car.
AMU team under Arpit included, Ayush Mittal, Anchal Varshney, Mehul Varshney, Irfan Khan, Haani Farooqi, Mridul Sharma, Mohd Faraz, Sharif Kidwai, Shubham Varshney, Asim Noor, Faizan Anwar, Hamzah Khan, Asnal Rizvi, Hammad Murtaza, Kashif Zafar, Syed Faraz, Faraz Ahmad, Sagar Varshney, Areeb Mahmood, Wamiq Hashmi and Aman Agarwal participated in the event. The team, which consisted of students from all four years batches of Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, took a year to build the car.
The work on the car, which was ready to participate in this event, was wrapped up in May 2016. The team members started building the car in May 2015. The total cost of the car’s development is approximately Rs 25 Lakhs.
The competition started with an opening ceremony in which technical heads of many renowned companies such as Mercedes AMG, Jauguar Land Rover, Mathworks, GKNetc were present.
Competition’s first day was dedicated to the technical inspection of the cars where all the parameters were checked for the racing application. It was an interactive session in which the students were involved in a discussion with the car design experts. The static rounds were scheduled on the second and the third days.
The team members have said that it was a remarkable experience in terms of exposure, which helped them to learn new concepts and quality of management.
Final Year students in the team said that they will pass this experience to their juniors to make a better car next year which will yield much more appreciation for the University and the country.
Sharing their experience, the team members said that the team worked tirelessly for three days to re-assemble the car in a very cold and chilly London weather.
With the participation in the London event, the AMU team has also qualified to participate in Formula Bharat 2017 in January 2017.
These AMU engineering students have conveyed gratitude to AMU administration; AMU alumni organizations of Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, Qatar and North America; teaching staff and non-teaching staff of AMU Engineering College in general and Department of Mechanical Engineering in particluar; PAYTM; Sleepwell; Bazaaz Carbon Light; Epson; SIA Industries; Saksham Locks; Godani Metal Company; Shalimar Group Lucknow; Hoosier; Keizer; ESI Pune; IPG; Bharat Aerospace Metals; Gedore Tools; Bombay Tools and Hindoostan Fabrics.
AMU team was representing India at the event with teams from IIT Bombay, DTU and Chitkara Unibersity in all the static events showcasing the brilliant Cost analysis skills. The team has earlier won the Most Popular Formula Car Award Formula Student India.