Team Manipal Racing is the official off-road racing club of Manipal University. We design and fabricate All-Terrain Vehicles(ATVs) according to the rules laid by SAE BAJA.
The three words "INNOVATE. INITIATE. INCARNATE" shape the work at Team Manipal Racing. We not only conceptualize ideas but also substantiate them into reality.
TMR took up its first project at the SAE BAJA which was held in Wisconsin, USA. It was the first Indian team to qualify for the competition and one of the two teams representing Asia. The team stood at 14th position in design.
After an overwhelming and successful first year, the team participated in SAE BAJA Rochester 2010. They were one of the 4 Asian teams to qualify. The team had to design and fabricate an amphibious vehicle. They finished at 62nd position which was the best finish by an Indian team ever. In 2012, the team participated in SAE BAJA Wisconsin. They were the 1st Indian team to qualify the technical inspection and scored 287/1000, which was the highest scored by an Asian team. They were the Best Indian Team for the 3rd consecutive year. In 2013, the team made its maiden performance at SAE BAJA India. They were awarded “2nd Safest Vehicle” award. In SAE BAJA India 2014, the V4 clocked 6.66 seconds making it the “4th fastest car” at the event.
By implementing the concepts practically and competing at BAJA events worldwide, we are not only building off road cars but also creating real engineers and making the university and the nation proud.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus. The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry. Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.
Baja SAE challanges engineering students to design and build an offroad vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and in some competitions, water. As in real work situations, these future engineers work together as a team to discover and resolve technical challenges in design, test, and manufacturing, as well as business issues. The most rugged of all the competitions, Baja SAE also gives students the first-hand challenge of pursuing their passion while managing real-life demands and priorities. Each team's goal is to design and build a prototype of an allweather, rugged, single-seat, off-road recreational vehicle intended for sale to the nonprofessional weekend off-road enthusiast.