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SAEINDIA & Maruti Suzuki starts off 5th Edition of SUPRA

Snapshot: To encourage an increasing number of women to participate in the event, two special award categories have been announced in the 5th Edition of SUPRA.

The 5th Edition of SAEINDIA SUPRA, which is country’s biggest formula student competition, is all set to get into action from July 4 to July 9, 2016 at the Formula 1 track, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. The event will set to roar with support from Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturer. SUPRA was introduced in 2011 that offers engineering students a platform to explore and demonstrate their aptitude in automobile engineering.

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It also provides a practical experience in the fields of manufacturing and production, while evaluating students on the profitability and market relevance of their prototypes. It is well supported by the automotive industry, with over a hundred professionals from more than 25 companies volunteering to support the event. Moreover, to encourage an increasing number of women to participate in the event, two special categories have been  added in the 5th Edition of SUPRA.

The first one is the best woman participant and the second rewards the team with the maximum number of women participants. This year, around 200 women will be participating in SUPRA along with be an all women’s team joining the event as well.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prashant K Banerjee, Convener- SUPRA SAEINDIA 2016 & Deputy Executive Director (Technical) Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said, “SAEINDIA SUPRA has set a high standard in student formula competitions, with extraordinary support from the industry and academia. It contributes to the Government’s Skill India initiative, providing an excellent platform for skill development and enhancement.”

Further, Mr Banerjee added, “This year, the students will be tested on a range of technical attributes in a mix of static and dynamic events by an experienced panel of judges, including experts from Germany and Russia. The team with the best overall combination of design and construction, financial planning, and performance on the track will emerge victorious.” 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “We had first collaborated with SUPRA SAEINDIA in 2011 to encourage budding talent in motorsports and engineering. To conceptualize, design, fabricate and run a Formula prototype car from start to finish, provides great hands-on experience. Through this effort, Maruti Suzuki is bridging the gap between academia and industry. We are confident this exposure will enhance employability of young students in the Industry and prepare them for challenging assignments.”

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