Young Brains Vie For Tractor Designing
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Students of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore were awarded for overall performance in the second edition of Tractor Design Competition. They won a cash prize of Rs.1,50,000.
The moment was filled with pride for the students of Government College of Technology as the moved ahead with confidence to recieve their prize. They had every reason to celebrate, for the victory did not come easily for them as they had to vie with 625 students from 24 colleges across India to emerge victorious.
The second edition of Tractor Design Competition was organised by SAE in association with SRMIST from 22 to 24 August and it comprised technical presentation and static inspection, noise and steering tests, weight test and tractor brakes.
The second and third place was presented with Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000. Awards were also given in three other categories and each of the winners were presented with cash prizes. Senior vice president, R and D, TAFE, S. Sriraman inaugurating the competition spoke on enhancing the farmers’ tools with innovations from student tractor teams.
Director, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRMIST, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said that new pathways are to be found in making students industry ready and also highlighted the possibility of there being a TAFE-SRM Centre of Excellence in the coming months at SRM. N. Rengarajan, vice president, Operations, Simpson and Co. Ltd. was the chief guest for the valedictory function of the two day event.