BAJA SAEINDIA is a National level engineering competition. The objective of the competition is to Engineer and Manufacture a Single Seat ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE in accordance to the Rules* set down by the organizers of the competition. (BAJA is pronounced as “Baha”). *(Refer to the Rule Book available on the ‘Downloads’ section of this website)
Who organizes BAJA SAEINDIA?
BAJA SAEINDIA is organized by SAEINDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers, India.).
When is BAJA SAEINDIA held?
BAJA SAEINDIA is held every year in the month of February. The first Baja was held in Dec 2007, After that 5 BAJA events have been organized. BAJA SAEINDIA 2014 is the 7th BAJA SAEINDIA Event. BAJA SAEINDIA 2015 is targeted as an International event.
Where is BAJA SAEINDIA held?
BAJA SAEINDIA is held at the NATRIP site at Pithampur in Madhya Pradesh. Pithampur is situated on the outskirts of Indore. Detailed directions are available through any relevant travel map.
What all takes place in BAJA SAEINDIA?
Selected teams in Virtual BAJA, will fabricate vehicles for BAJA SAEINDIA will be put through a series of evaluations at the event and in the months preceding the event. The vehicle evaluation at the event comprises of various Static and Dynamic Tests followed by the Endurance event. Apart from the evaluation at the site teams are also required to prepare a Cost Report and Design Report. Detailed information regarding the above mentioned tests is available in the Rules*.
Who can participate?
This competition is open to students from graduate engineering colleges only. ONE team per college is allowed to participate with a maximum of 25 students per team.
How to fund the vehicle’s manufacture?
Selected Teams are expected to fund their respective vehicle’s manufacture by attaining a corporate sponsorship.
What common materials are required to be used in the build?
The common components of all the vehicles are the Engine and Transmission. The engine is common to all teams and is conditionally given at a subsidized cost to all the selected teams by Briggs & Stratton and participants are free to choose their transmissions respectively. The selected teams can requisition for their engine via details available on this website.