Greetings from SolarMobil !
SolarMobil Manipal are proud to announce that we have been declared winners of the prestigious QuEST Global’s annual pan-India innovation contest – QuEST Ingenium 2015. Honored by Chief Guest Dr Mylswamy Annadurai; Director of ISAC (ISRO) this year, Ingenium was even bigger and better.
With over 5700 registrations from 27 states and 750 colleges this year, Ingenium is now a primary national forum for the engineering student fraternity to showcase their talent. The gala event held in Bangalore witnessed students from final year/pre-final year BE / B.Tech / dual degree across India, showcase some out-of-the-box projects.
Among the shortlisted 10 teams, SolarMobil from Manipal Institute of Technology was adjudged as the winning team for our beloved car SERVe ( Solar Electric Road Vehicle). Besides an enticing cash prize, the winning team are also sponsored by Airbus to fly to Europe on a facility tour of its Stade & Bremen facility in Germany.
Announcing the winners, Dr Ajay Prabhu, COO, QuEST Global commented, “India is a fast growing economy and the major reason for this growth is its young intellects. When we talk about Make in India, the real question is how to truly ”Create and Engineer in India”.
The team was represented by a delegation of Arvind Nayak, Amol Grover and Darshan Mehta led by faculty advisor Mr. Umananda K.V. Speaking on the team’s victory, Arvind Nayak said ”This is overwhelming for our team. Hard work has led to all this. The recognition that we have been awarded will bring us a step closer to living our dreams. We want to thank QuEST Global for the positive influence that they have had in our lives as well for the big opportunities they have brought our way”.
Mr Marcus Gehle, Head of Engineering for Wing Moveables & Plant Engineering Teams – Stade & Bremen of Airbus said, “We are delighted that we could provide the opportunity for these talented students in association with QuEST Ingenium to sponsor their trip to our facility based in Germany. Nurturing talent is an important aspect of our globalization strategy and we are glad that we are extending our hands to such students to come forward and be a part of this big industry”.
SERVe is India’s first student made passenger solar car.
To know more about SERVe, visit our website www.solarmobilmanipal.in