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AMU students fabricate Formula Car

Aligarh: On the occasion of release of the Annual Newsletter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE-ZHCET) Student Chapter on 6 September, AMU VC Zameeruddin Shah launched a website www.saezhcet.com which was created by the students who are in the process of designing a Hybrid Formula Car for participating in formula Hybrid-2016 to be held in New Hamsphire, USA with the help of the Federation of AMU Alumni. A prototype of this car was exhibited o the occasion. The Faculty of Engineering students has been fabricating different vehicles like a Formula One car, all-terrain vehicles, an electric Hybrid vehicle for National events like SUPRA, BAJA, EFFICYCLE and bringing laurels to the university.

In a related development, AMU  has established an Innovation Council to tap innovative skills and to promote research activities. It will be headed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor. The University has also instituted two awards incentivizing research in the University. The Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award of Rupees One lakh shall be given away each year for the best research performed during one Academic Session to a University teacher among the Faculties of Science, Life Sciences including Interdisciplinary Biotech Unit, Engineering & Technology, Medicine, Unani Medicine and Agriculture. Similarly, another Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award of Rs. One lakh shall be given away each year for the best research performed during one Academic Session to a University teacher among the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Commerce, Management Studies & Research and Theology.

The Innovation Council has also decided to hold every year Sir Syed Innovation Festival and instituted two Best Innovation of the Year prizes, one for University student and the other for the University school student.

The Best Innovation of the Year prize of Rs. 50,000 shall be awarded to a University student and another Best Innovation of the Year prize of Rs. 25,000 will be awarded to a University school student for the best innovation displayed or showcased in the Sir Syed Innovation Festival.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2014 on page no. 13

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