We are thankful to the LPU organizing team for providing us an international level platform for the third time. Such platforms give us great practical exposure.” – Participants
The ‘Indo-Asian Solar Challenge (IASC)-2016’ was held at LPU over the last 5 days. Out of the 80 teams that registered only 32 met the selection criteria. Among the participant teams were LPU, Hindustan Institute of Technology from Tamil Nadu (HITT), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies from Dehradun (UPES), Manglayatan University Aligarh (MUA), SRM Tamilnadu, Krishna Engineering College Uttar Pradesh, SKN Sinhgad University from Maharashtra, NITs Jamshedpur, and Jaipur.
Lovely Professional University distributed Rs. 5 lakh among the winners of different titles on the concluding day. The ‘Rays’ team of NIT Jamshedpur won the title ‘Champions of IASC- 2016’ along with a cash prize of Rs 1.5 Lakh. ‘Taiyo Zen’ team of Hindustan University Chennai were declared the runners up and got Rs 80,000 as prize money. The rest of the prize money was distributed among teams that were best in innovation, business plan, acceleration, design, endurance speed, auto cross and more.
Awarding the winners, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said, “I am happy to see the enthusiastic participation from students of so many prestigious institutes. Their innovative use of solar energy was impressive to behold, and I am sure each of of these talented students has very bright future ahead. I wish them all the very best of luck.”
Captains and team members of different teams including Ajeesh and Ashok from HITT, Shikha, Rashi, Mayank from UPED, and Himanshu from MUA, were unanimous in upholding, “We are thankful to the LPU organizing team for providing us an international level platform for the third time. Such platforms give us great practical exposure.” LPU students’ organization ‘Robotics and Intelligent Systems Community (RISC-LPU)’ hosted Asia’s largest Solar Vehicle Challenge ESVC (Electric Solar Vehicle Championship) and IASC-2015.