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The winning formula for engineering students at K. J Somaiya College of Engineering



January 14 2016,  17.38 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

The legacy of Orion Racing India (ORI) is all set to make a new mark. After consistently performing well for the past 9 years, the students of K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar, unveiled their new prototype – ‘RIGEL’(after the brightest star in the Orion Constellation) on January 14, 2016.  The car is geared up to participate in Formula Student India 2016with 50 teams comprising of more than 2000 students from all over the country. ORIalso aims at participating in Formula Student Germany 2016 along with 120 teams from around the world to showcase their design, engineering and project management skills.

The dream team comprises of 60 members. The initial designing commenced in January 2015, which took around 4 months to complete. Following this, the team started manufacturing their components. The prototype was successfully assembled and ready for testing in October 2015. After extensive testing, the car is now ready to compete in the international competitions.Having secured the top spot in Formula Racing India 2015, the car is positioned at No.1 this year.

Neel Thakkar, Team Captain, Orion Racing India said, “We have received tremendous encouragement and support from the college management and faculty during the course of the project. It was a very enriching and fulfilling experience as the team members were exposed to various manufacturing techniques.This year simplifying manufacturing and assembly of the systems were the basic design requirements. We’ve switched to a KTM 390 cc single cylinder engine from a Honda CBR 600cc and a 10inch wheel package. To get vital engine working parameters and fuel map values a brake dynamometer was made in-house using the remnants of a bike chassis.The team worked with the intent of achieving better interfacing between man and machine with a lightweight and reliable design. This ideology led to a design which weighs around 175kg, 65 kg lighter than our previous prototype”.
Principal Dr. Shubha Pandit, K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, said “We encourage our students to participate in these competitions, as they learn more about practical aspects of engineering, as well as of implementing innovations. They also learn teamwork, organisation skills, marketing and working under stress & deadlines.”

Features: Orion Racing Car 
Single-seater formula style prototype racecar
Engine: KTM Duke 390
Weight of the car: 175 kg
Acceleration: 0 to 100 kmph in 4.5 sec
Lateral Acceleration: 1.6 g
Incorporation of carbon fibre prepregs for manufacturing bodyworks and diffuser under tray
Use of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) method for manufacturing our Airbox

The winning formula for engineering students at K. J Somaiya College of Engineering





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Two Day National Seminar on Leadership in Educational Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges

“Two Day National Seminar on Leadership in Educational Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges- Guiding the Way to 21st Century”( 22nd in the Senior Scholar’s Seminar Series) at Nalanda Auditorium, 4th Floor, SIMSR, Somaiya Vidyavihar on 29th and 30th April 2015, 10. 00 am

K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education Training and Research is organizing  a “Two Day National Seminar on Leadership in Educational Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges- Guiding the Way to 21st Century”( 22nd  in the Senior Scholar’s Seminar Series)  at Nalanda Auditorium, 4th  Floor, SIMSR, Somaiya Vidyavihar on 29th  and 30th  April 2015, 10. 00 am onwards.
 
Venue: Nalanda Auditorium, 4th Floor, SIMSR, Somaiya Vidyavihar
Date: 29th and 30th April 2015
Time: 10. 00 am onwards.
For registration contact : 022-21022265 /21024458
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The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

A badminton court was the destination for little learners of The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation – robots playing badminton. The team that fabricated these robots recently participated in ABU-ROBOCON 2015, a national level robotics event. Out of 84 teams that participated in the event, the Team KJSCE qualified into the Super League of 26 teams.

The engineering students held a special demonstration for the School children from The Somaiya School.
K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering encourages students to participate in local and international competitions, to stretch their abilities, and equip them with soft skills, knowledge and practical experience way beyond the curriculum.
The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

The Somaiya School as the engineering students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering; Vidyavihar demonstrated their creation robots playing badminton

We encourage our students to try different things," says Dr. Shubha Pandit, Principal K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering We believe that these experiences not only teach the practical problems in implementing technologies but also enable a holistic personal development. This is sometimes life-changing.

Says Rushi Seth, robotic team captain, “In this project student from across streams have worked together from mechanical, electrical and telecom, this thus is a great learning. We have learned to work in teams, and we have learned about logistics, time management, budget management and project management. We are learning to work with other streams and see what we can learn from them," This multidisciplinary approach provided a much higher degree of freedom

Ms. Kavita Vaidya Principal, The Somaiya School said “This demonstration by students of engineering will inspire and enthuse children and will awaken interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Science in a fun, interactive and team-building environment. Being part of a campus, our students get to learn and inspire from the success of Somaiya Vidyavihar College students. They get opportunities to see such demonstrations that would be difficult otherwise. Pocket News Alert
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TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDR

TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDRRedshift Racing Team Outshines In Sasol BAJA South Africa Challenge II

Mumbai March 19, 2015:  A passionate bunch of students from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering tackled the challenge of building one of the most fuel efficient cars to participate in SASOL BAJA 2014 and were the only Indian team amongst all other colleges to represent India in the competition held in South Africa. The team was applauded, appreciated and acknowledged in four segments of the competition which secured them 10th position in overall rankings. Redshift Racing team won 1st position in Sales presentation segment, 4th place in Car Design Evaluation, 6th place in Design Report and also got the 1st Social Team award.

TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDR

TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDR

 TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDRThe single seater car derives its power from 305cc 10HP engine. The car can attain a maximum speed of 55 kmph. The fact that would surprise is that the 1,600 mm long car has a 4 litre fuel tank. The innovative features of RAUDR II includes lighter gear box providing great torque for the hill climb up to 45°, incorporation of alloy steel instead of aluminium, lighter wheel hubs weighing merely 400 grams and turning radius of 2.85m instead of previous 4.00m that distinguishes itself from other racing cars. The car implements the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system for its power transmission used in cars like Audi and Mazda.
TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDRTEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDR
The team took a period of two months to design the car based on their concepts and another three months to manufacture and accomplish their dream racing car. Team Redshift has used mild steel tubes to frame the entire chassis as light as possible. To give higher strengths to critical components Alloy Steel (EN36) was used. The ATV has better power transmission, all-wheels-locking Brakes system, infinitely adjustable Pneumatic Shock absorbers and Glass fibre for bodyworks that ensures a better appearance and durability of composites.

TEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDRTEAM RED SHIFT OF K. J. SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROLLS OUT THE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE – RAUDRSpeaking on the achievement Ms Shubha Pandit, Principal K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering said, ‘RAUDR II car is designed specifically for rough terrain racing. This achievement became possible through the hard work and labour that the students put in throughout the year. The project promoted leadership, problem-solving techniques and business skills throughout the entire process of designing and building. The inclusion of fresher’s in the team has also helped in reducing repetitive and non-value adding work”.
The mechanism of the car was tested through series of event Manoeuvrability test, car jump from wooden ramp, suspension test and panic brake test in the Somaiya Vidyavihar campus. The demonstration of the car left the audience with a lasting impression about twists and turns involved in racing car events.   Pocket News Alert
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Quote on Education Sector : K. J Somaiya College of Engineering , Vidyavihar

Dr. R. G. Karandikar, Professor and Dean (Academic Program), K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar:

"The Union Budget 2015 has proposed to start IIMs, IITS, IIM and other central government institutes. It is a good step. I fully support expansion of such premier institutes all over the India but the most challenging will be the keeping up quality of education at par to the standards these institutes are known for. An educational loan scheme for higher education is a good move and this will encourage the poorer students to pursue higher education as cost of UG / PG education is very high. I think education loan should also include hostel accommodation expenses along with the tuition fee payment. This will help students to select the institutes across the country and will also help particularly those who are staying away from the education hubs."

Quote on Education Sector : K. J Somaiya College of Engineering , Vidyavihar

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