A fuel-efficient small car designed by the students of Dronacharya College of Engineering has been awarded as the best model showcased at an engineering competition held here.
The model of the 350cc engine car prepared by the team of five students was chosen out of a dozen engineering marvels displayed at the competition organised by the Faridabad Industrial Association (FIA).
The win, certainly, wasn't easy. It was an outcome of hard work by all the team members who are studying in final year of mechanical engineering. They devoted four months working on the model which has been developed from the engine of a Royal Enfield motorcycle. They said the engine of the Rs 85,000-model has been designed to make the car more fuel efficient.
SK Bagga, the head of mechanical engineering department at the Dronacharya College, explained: “Air compressor sucks air and sends it to a higher level. It exerts pressure on the rear of the vehicle. To add to its efficiency, nozzle in the engine gives high pressure to it.”
The team collected the spare parts from several places and made a shop their laboratory to experiment with their engineering skills.
Vidya Sagar Chauhan, one of the team members, said that his father’s shop at Kadipur industrial area, 15 kms from the college, was their laboratory where two of them used to visit every day to work on the assignment.
“The remaining three would stay back at the college to do research works,” added Chauhan. Asked whether the project hampered their studies, another teammate Sachin Singh Adhikary said: “We have only four subjects in the final semester and all of them are theory subjects which made our schedule manageable.”