A group of 25 Mechanical Engineering students of KIIT University have recently been selected for the prestigious national event, Mahindra & Mahindra BAJA SAE INDIA 2013. These students will be building, designing and manufacturing an All-Terrain Vehicle, which can ride on harsh terrains. Earlier, Team KIIT competed for the Virtual BAJA Design Round held in Bangalore and successfully got selected among top 120 teams across India, out of 260 participating teams. KIIT Team is the only team of self-financing institutions from Odisha to reach the finals this year. The Team, led by Jayant Raj, comprises of Asif Khan, Palash Bolia, Subrata Sarkar, Rohit Manglik, Rohit Tripathy, Sanjay Singh, Irphan Ahmad, Piyush Tulsyan, Parakh Kumar, Manish Kanwal, Mukesh Pratap, Abhishek Singh, Praveen Kumar, Abhishek Upadhyay, Avinash Singh, Sumit Kumar, Narendra Kumar, Mrinal Udhoji, Goutam Dutta, Krishna Kumar, Ankit Shaw and Rohit Rastogi. Mr. Isham Panigrahi, Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engineering is the Faculty Advisor.
Anurup Chakraborty and Anurag, School of Mechanical Engineering have secured 1st positions in the Corner Stone, Best Business Brains 2013 Competition organised by National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai.