Team Saksham International was born in 2012 as a brainchild of engineering students of VIT University, aiming to develop a race car for the Baja racing events. The team currently has 40 members. It is the official BAJA SAE team of VIT University participating in Baja racing competitions held in USA and India. The team comprises of engineers passionate about designing, analyzing, manufacturing and marketing of an All-Terrain vehicle. This invloves input of various departments, namely deisgn, suspension, power train, steering, braking, pneumatics, electrical and electronics. Our main objective is to design and build a race car that embraces our knowledge and passion for the automotive engineering. Also we aim to promote our Univeristy, partners and sponsors at national and international levels.
VIT University formerly called Vellore Engineering College is an Indian institute of higher education and a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by Mr. G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 20 undergraduate, 34 postgraduate, 4 integrated and 4 research programs.VIT University is one of the important and highly reputed educational institute located in Tamil Nadu. VIT Chennai Campus is located about 42 Kms away from Chennai central.
Baja SAE International consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain in various static and dynamic events. The object of the competition is members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate the financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities..