Jalandhar: With an objective to promote innovation and to generate consciousness towards environment-friendly mobility solution to global society, Lovely Professional University (LPU) & Maruti Suzuki hosted national green mobility competitive event ‘Efficycle-2017’ at LPU campus. Out of 64 participating teams from across the country, the team ‘Velociracers’ of College of Engineering Pune (COEP) lifted overall trophy of the competition and also won the first cash prize of INR One lakh. LPU engineering students’ team ‘Illuminati Racers’ has won the best design award. It was unique to see that an all-girls’ team from Indira Gandhi Women College of Engineering & Technology (New Delhi) competed for neck to neck with their male counterparts and won the consolation prize of the competition.
In all cash prizes worth, INR 7 Lakh and certificates were distributed to winning teams in different categories of the competitions. Of these, 15 winning teams or individuals were awarded cash prizes from INR 10,000 to INR 30,000 each for the Best Design, Innovation, Marketing Presentation, Acceleration, Light Vehicle, Built up Quality, the Best Girl-Student participant and more. 200+ LPU student volunteers and 50+ judges and mentors from the top automotive industry co-ordinated for smooth conduction of 5-day mammoth event.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal appreciated the green competition organized at LPU campus which demonstrated excitement, challenges and especially practical learning. Mr. Mittal said: “At LPU, we always want that our students should gain more practical knowledge than bookish knowledge. This competition has indeed provided a great platform for our mechanical engineering students and their counterparts to learn practically what mobility innovations and solutions present global society require of them. I also appreciate the commitment and enthusiasm of each and every participating student for exhibiting great team spirit in making the event highly competitive and result oriented.”
Students from various institutes of India competing for each other in an EFFI-CYCLE-2017 Championship at LPU
The event was supported by Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), Indian Oil Corporation, ICAT and Society for Automotive Engineering-Northern India Section (SAENIS). Executive Adviser MSIL Mr. I V Rao (Chairman- Engineering Education Board & Vice-President SAE INDIA); LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal; Site Head ICAT (Manesar) Mr. UD Bhangale (Convener- SAE NIS Efficycle 2017); Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal; and, GM MSIL Mr. Jitendra Malhotra (Co-convener, SAE NIS Efficycle 2017) and more had specially graced the occasion.
The coined word ‘Effi-Cycle’ has been derived from ‘Efficient-Cycle’ which provides engineering students with an opportunity to conceive, design and fabricate a three-wheel configured vehicle powered by human-electric hybrid power. It is capable of seating two passengers catering to the day to day mobility needs. The aerodynamically designed vehicles are engineered for the best green performance and safety.