Team Srijan – Why Formula Student !
RP Shahi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(In reference to your mail to Anamika, dated 16th Oct, 2014)
I am a fourth year mechanical engineering student and the captain of the team. I have been associated with the team for the past 3 years. In this mail, I have tried to explain about Formula Student from grassroot level, what it is all about and why we do it. Hope this reply satisfies all your queries.
Formula Student is all about how a team evolve, its not a one or two year project, its a project of a decade. Its about learning from your mistakes and your rivals, passing on the knowledge to your juniors, let them learn more and continue the process. There are teams in US like Cornell Racing, Germany like Stuttgart and Australia like Monash who have been participating in these sorts of events for more than 15 years. These teams are recruiting hub for Automobile giants like Formula 1 teams, Porsche, Audi, BMW etc. We keep these teams as our role model and aim to surpass them. As said it is an evolution process and will not happen in an year or two but someday we dream to see our team on International chart.
I agree to your statement we work under a fixed dimensions of rule still it provides us enough freedom to combine several disciplines of engineering into a single unit. Formula Student has enough scope of innovation with a team from Australia building their own engine while some European team manufacturing their own Engine Control Unit. We also plan to take part in innovation but once we reach to that level of evolution. It usually takes a formula team 3-4 projects to have a properly manufactured running car competent enough to finish the whole event. I am not trying to hide our failures behind a set of facts, all I am trying to say its not easy to build a car from scratch that can complete an endurance race of 22 kms. If we plan a set of 50 innovations, only 4-5 can be implemented in a year, so comparing the first and second year car won’t show you the difference but comparing the first and fifth will show you how the team has evolved.
We morn the sad demise of Surjit Kargupta, at 10 pm on Sept 12,2014 in his residence in Jadavpur.
A true engineer turned techno entrepreneur in SIRTDO Industrial Estate BIT Mesra. Initiated his enterprise in 1975 with control repair and customer tailored panel. He traveled widely at odd hours in coalfields and power stations to execute work orders and gave advise willingly to all industrial units on electrical issues.
He was married in 1980 and Bahu Di (as was popularly known) is a true lady. They are blessed with a son RONI and a daughter Guddi and both of them are settled in USA after doing MS in USA.
Dada or sujit da for all of us was chain smoker and liked his drinks with friends on weekends. A good footballer (Mid fielder) during college days and a person with nice heart.
He moved few years ago to settle down in Kolkata with his elder brother. Later he joined his batch mate Shri Sunil Sengupta and was consultant for power sub station erection and commissioning. He kept on visiting Ranchi to meet all of us often.
May God rest his soul in peace and give his family Bahu Di, Roni and Guddi, strength to bear this loss.
PS: Cremation will take place on Sept 15, 2015 about 11 a.m from their parental house at Jadavpur. You may reach them 9830878380 or on facebook through his son Ronit Kargupta.
This is the second notice to all those who would be like to be official chapters of BITOSA.
As per the constitution, every group which wishes to be declared as BITOSA Chapter has to get approval from BITOSA , HQ and its executive committee.
In last AGM, this matter was discussed and it was decided to inform all those who are using BITOSA name as a group in different places, to get connected. To turn BITOSA into a strong network it is essential be be under one umbrella of one constitution and be a part of whole.
BITOSA is trying its best to activate chapters in all major places and the first step is to get connected with all those who are already active as group. Please be in touch officially to affirm your association and be part of larger activities.
If the executive committee does not get any response by 30th of this month ( September 2014), it would encourage creation of new chapter and request existing group not to use BITOSA , name or logo.
BITOSA has a provision for student chapter and with this in view Campus ambassadors have been nominated. This will facilitate the interaction between present students and old students (BITOSA).
The idea is to get students in direct contact with BITOSA members all over the globe. The BITOSA members can also communicate and know about the current status of the campus.
Please send your advise to the student chapter for improving the chances of employment and rating of the collage. We would also appreciate if you suggest some technological up-gradation, , live projects for students and efforts needed to attract more and more core sector corporate/ multinationals for campus interviews.
The launch of the book ‘Resonance’ which is written by Mr Ajay Pandey, a BITan in Ranchi, Hotel BNR.
BITOSA memebrs, dignitaries of Jharkhand, V.C. BIT / President Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Jharkhand Industries Association and the batch mates of Ajay Pamdey were present.
An excellent book by Mr Triloki Nagpal a BITan who has published his experience of BIT days in form of a book.
He has been writing blog ‘moving fingers’ since long and was followed by many BITans.
This book has been published by Amazon, both as an e-book (Kindle edition) as well as a paperback.
The links to order the same are:
The printed copy (paperback) is available in India at (also available Cash on Delivery, no extra charge)
The Kindle edition is available at
After grueling preparation for engineering entrance exams, we finally secure a seat at a reasonably good engineering college, where we have to stay for at least four years to be able to get our coveted B.Tech degree. Here, we have dug our ex-Titians to find out which of the IITs, NITs and top engineering colleges in India offer best hostels:
IIT Guwahati, ranked among Top 100 Dynamic Young Universities of the World by Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, is situated on the northern banks of River Brahmaputra with hills and vast open spaces all around its 700-acre campus.
Its top-notch campus has well-planned green spaces and lanes. Students frequently use bicycles and other vehicles inside the campus.
Each hostel has its own dining mess, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served for students. There is a round-the-clock canteen in the campus too.
Each IITG hostel has its own TV room, phone book and a snacks shop. There is a 72-room Guest House for visitors, an on-campus hospital with 30 beds, a commercial complex, a Conference Centre with 4 halls, two community halls and a food court which is near completion.
The Gymkhana organizes cultural festival called Alcheringa and a techno-management fest called Techniche every year as well as various sports activities.
Indoor sports facilities, flood-lit sports field for outdoor games, and an 8-lane 50m long swimming pool are all world-class.
Since IIT Indore does not have a permanent campus of its own, students are offered accommodation in quite a luxurious residential township of Silver Springs on AB Bypass Road, Indore.
Dining halls are spacious, well-maintained and hygienic. There are separate dining halls for veg and non-veg food where students are served four meals a day – breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. Televisions are installed in the common are and mess menu is updated on a regular basis on students’ demand.
NIT Warangal is one of the top 10 engineering colleges in India and is considered to be at par with the IITs. It has 22 hostel blocks – 20 for men and two for women but the most talked about are Ultra Mega Hall that accommodates 1,800 students at a time, and Mega Hall that accommodates more than 1,000 students.
BIT Mesra was the first to have an academic department related to Space Engineering & Rocketry in 1964, introduce the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneur’s Park, facilitate project funding and workshop facilities for young entrepreneurs and own a Super Computer.
Lush greenery of its 780-acre campus looks breathtaking during rainy season. It has excellent hostel facilities, hangout zones and a self-contained campus.
Each hostel has an independent student-run mess.
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) has a beautiful 650 acre campus situated in the heart of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on a beautiful plateau. NIT Bhopal offers excellent fooding and loging facilities with round-the-clock security. The campus houses about 4,000 students and faculty members.
Each hostel at NIT Bhopal has its own kitchen, dining room and common room block. These independent messes are run on a co-operative basis by students.
Mr Ajay Pandey 1983 – 87 batch mechanical whose novel’ Resonance’ is making waves in literary circles is coming to BIT campus, Mesra on 14th August at 10.30 am to launch his book, read it and extract with students and faculty members…
The latest news paper report about his book can be read at http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/pandeys-novel-enters-bestseller-category.html