BAJA SAEINDIA 2021: Event Update

16th July’20

Dear Teams,

Hope all of you are in the best of your health and spirit!
With reference to our last communication and after going through numerous suggestions received from multiple teams and colleges, in view of the current COVID-19 global pandemic situation, the BAJA SAEINDIA OC has decided to retain the decision of hosting the BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 season through digital platform.

Despite the ongoing pandemic situation, we have received overwhelming response covering registrations from 300+ colleges and teams for both mBAJA & eBAJA events. Post evaluating the overall scenario, it is in the best interests of the student community to have a fixed schedule for the event rather than an uncertain future plan, especially for the students who are pursuing final year curriculum.

The primary reasons for the modified event structure is the criticality of the pandemic situation and our responsibility for community health. Till now, there is no certainty of hosting an in-person event involving 10,000 students, judges, faculties and volunteers. Additionally, keeping in mind the academic pressure and exam schedules which teams will have in upcoming semesters upon returning to their respective campuses, we believe that the participants will find it extremely difficult to adhere to limited timelines and accommodate their budget requirements with respect to manufacturing, testing and validation of their ATV for an in person event. Moreover, we believe that postponing the event will hamper the schedule for the planned BAJA SAEINDIA 2022 edition.

In order to keep the learning opportunities provided by BAJA SAEINDIA intact in line with previous editions, BAJA SAEINDIA OC has decided to incorporate Virtual Dynamic Events with the help of Automotive Simulation Software combined with Digital Static Events for 2021 edition.

The BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 event is planned to be conducted in 2 legs. The first leg will kick-off with Preliminary Virtual Evaluation mostly in the month of Oct. ’20 (The exact event timelines will be released later), wherein teams would be required to submit the Design Report of their buggy along with Automotive/Rulebook quiz and evaluation. This evaluation will not be an elimination round, however the score obtained by teams in this round will be added to the final scores of the team for the year.

The second leg of BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 event including both Digital Static and Dynamic events will be held in January & March’21 for mBAJA & eBAJA teams respectively.

The Digital Static Event Evaluation will include events like Design Report, Cost Report, Sales Presentation, CAE Evaluation, 4WD Design Evaluation (Optional for 2021 event) etc. In addition to these events, the Organising Committee is working on introducing few special events which shall be disclosed in due course of time. Followed by this, the Dynamic events will be held virtually through Globally benchmarked Automotive Simulation software. The virtual dynamic events will include Acceleration performance, Brake performance, Gradeability performance, Maneuverability performance, Suspension and traction performance & All terrain performance of the Vehicle Design.

The registration fee for BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 season will be INR 20,000/- + 18% GST. Last date for submitting the Registration Fee will be 15th Aug ’20. All the teams will get an opportunity to edit their team member details in the month of Sept./ Oct. ’20 after completion of the first leg of the event. Teams are required to complete their SAEINDIA membership registration along with SAEINDIA collegiate club bank account formalities by Oct’ 20.

For details on membership or Collegiate Club, please visit or email at [email protected] & [email protected] BAJA SAEINDIA Organizing Committee



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