St Joseph Engineering College Vamanjoor, Mangaluru

Affiliated to VTU-Belgaum & Recognized by AICTE
NBA-Accredited: B.E. (CSE, ECE, EEE, & ME)

- SJEC Collegiate Club

SAEINDIA is India's leading resource for mobility technology. As an individual member driven society of mobility practitioners the ownership of SAEINDIA wrests with its members who are Individuals from the mobility community, which includes Engineers Executives from Industry, Government Officials, Academics and Students

SAEINDIA is an affiliate society of SAE International registered in India as an Indian nonprofit engineering and scientific society dedicated to the advancement of mobility industry in India.

Benefits of SAEINDIA:

Members will be a part of a National organization with a link to SAE International, whose benefits are geared specifically to the needs of the mobility engineering community. The formal education and professional development of a member will be enhanced through our SAEINDIA member benefits. Many of these benefits and opportunities are outlined below.

  • SAEINDIA is one of the few professional engineering societies whose membership represents practically every engineering and scientific discipline.
  • Membership provides for regular members to have access to e-magazine
  • Members can purchase SAEINDIA and SAE International technical papers and publications at member discount prices.
  • Members receive free registration at SAEINDIA's lecture meetings and exhibits.SAEINDIA regularly plans and offers many career development activities such as job fairs, career enhancement sessions, resume/recruitment boards, and resume database services.
  • Access vital high-tech mobility information through renewal registration fee for attending SAEINDIA National and International Congress.
  • Network with industry leaders and corporate officialsat SAEINDIA meetings and local section activities.
  • Save Rs.2500 to Rs.10000 while attending SAEINDIA professional development business and TOP TECH Programs.

About SAEINDIA Student Collegiate Club

SAEINDIA has over 40,000 student members in more than 328 collegiate clubs located all over India as on March 2013. Collegiate clubs provide practical exposure as a professional engineering society and as

a focal point for campus engineering programs and projects.

Applicants must be students pursuing studies leading to any bachelor, masters, or doctoral degree in Engineering Colleges approved by AICTE..

SAEINDIA Collegiate clubs offer student members well organized programs and activities, fellowship, and leadership experience. SAEINDIA student members are also entitled to many of service available to SAEINDIA members.

SAE activities:

SAEINDIA Engineering Education Board is responsible for developing, conducting and maintaining various programs and activities for the Knowledge and Skill enhancement of Engineering Student Members and Engineering Faculty Members. Following are the list of activities.

  1. BAJA SAEINDIA: The BAJA SAE tasks the students to design, fabricate and validate a single seater four - wheeled off road vehicle to take part in series of events spread over a course of 3 days that test the vehicle for the sound engineering practices that have gone into it, the agility of the vehicle in terms of gradability, speed, acceleration and maneuverability characteristics and finally its ability to endure that back breaking durability test.
  2. SUPRA SAEINDIA: This event challenges young minds to compete as teams in designing a Formula category vehicle. As a one year long challenge across multiple stages comprising of design defense (“Virtual Supra” in event language), multiple rounds of technical inspections and actual construction of the vehicle, this event helps shape future engineers through competitive spirit and encompasses all elements of a vehicle building for aesthetics in design, to the choice of parts, through structure design and modeling, to fabrication and testing. This event sets the stage to assess the capability for teamwork, entrepreneurship, leadership and management skills of the 'students
  3. EFFI-CYCLE: “EFFI-CYCLE” derived from Efficient-Cycle promote the objective of providing opportunity to the students to conceive, design and fabricate a three wheel configuration vehicle powered by human-electric hybrid power and capable of seating two passengers catering to the day to day mobility needs. The vehicle must be aerodynamic, engineered for performance and safety and ergonomically designed. The objective is to promote innovation and generate consciousness amongst the young engineers towards environment friendly mobility solution. SINE 2015-Student Industry Education program is a forum established by the SAEINDIA Off-Highway board to provide exposure of Off-highway industry to women engineering students and engage more women engineers with this industry. Fifty women students will be selected from various engineering institutes across the country. They will undergo two weeks of learning through industry visits, product and technology trainings, and personality development courses.
  4. Career Start: Career start is a yet another fit into SAEINDIA’s mission towards development of young skilled work force for automotive industry in India.
  5. Your Future in Automotive: Your Future in Automotive was created by FISITA: the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, to help students and young people everywhere find out more about studying engineering at university and about the many exciting career opportunities for engineers in today’s automotive industry.
  6. SAE Supermileage: The Supermileage competition provides engineering and technology students with a challenging design project that involves the development and construction of a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle. Vehicles are powered by a small four-cycle engine. The vehicles will run a specified course with the vehicle obtaining the highest combined kilometers per liter (miles per gallon) rating plus design segment points winning the event. Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of fuel economy. Engines are donated by Briggs & Stratton
  7. SAE Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with a real-life engineering challenge. SAE Aero Design features three classes of competition-Regular, Advanced, and Micro. The importance of interpersonal communication skills is sometimes overlooked, yet both written and oral communication skills are vital in the engineering workplace. To help teams develop these skills, a high percentage of a team's score is devoted to the design report and the oral presentation required in the competition.

Office Bearers of SAEINDIA- SJEC Collegiate Club for the Year: 2015 – 2016

1. President: Dr Joseph Gonsalves, Principal
2. Secretary: Dr Sudheer M, HOD- ME
3. Senior Faculty Advisor : Mr Vijay V S, Assistant Professor
4. Additional Faculty Advisor : Mr Yatish Kumar K, Assistant Professor
5. Student Chairperson : Mr Dilish Joy Lobo
6. Student Vice-Chairperson : Mr Loy Fernandes
7. Student Secretary : Mr Roger Michael Pereira
8. Student Treasurer : Mr Varun Thomas
9. Student Reception Chair : Mr Lionel Dsilva
10. Student Program Chair : Mr Suraj Pai K
11. Student Publicity Chair : Mr Puneet Sanil
12. Student Membership Chair : Mr Arbaz Sayeds


First Year
Sl No Name Sem/Sec
1 Jokshith D’Souza I E
2 Inas Asiya I E
3 Anitha I E
4 Rohith I F
5 Ajoy Farias I E
6 Joshua N Cutinha I E
7 Carlton Martis I E
8 Shaun Mascarenhas I F
9 Nihaad Mohd I F
10 Jeffrey I E
11 Joswine Rodrigues I F
12 Keegan I E
13 Sajith I F
14 Sahil Shenoy I F
15 Daryl D’Souza I G
16 Faiz Ahmed I E
17 Prajwal D’Souza I G
18 Austin I G
Second Year
Sl No Name Sem/Sec
1 Ashley D’Souza III M1
2 Akash H III M1
3 Astor Monterio III M1
4 Allen P Mathew III M1
5 Ahmed Ibrahim Masood III M1
6 Duane Clive Gonsalves III M1
7 Nithesh III M2
8 Puneeth III M2
9 Roland Joseph III M2
10 Shamith III M2
11 Royston Pinto III M2
12 Loinel III M2
13 Lohith III M2
14 Suraj III M3
15 Vineeth Thomas III M3
16 Thejas Prasad III M3
17 Alex Paul III M3
18 Arbaz Abdul Khader Sayed III M4
19 Harshith Kumar III M4
20 Akash Rai III M4
21 Sushan III M4
22 Srijesh III M4
23 Jewish III M4
Third Year
Sl No Name Sem/Sec
1 Joshua V M1
2 Gilson V M1
3 Glen V M1
4 Dilish V M1
5 Devaiah V M1
6 Madhukar Shetty V M2
7 Prajwal V M2
8 Rahul K V M2
9 Roger Pereiera V M2
10 Loy Sabson Fernandes V M2
11 Varun Aithal V M2
12 Rohan DSouza V M2
13 Stephen V M2
14 Varun Thomas V M3
15 Vignesh Kamath V M3
16 Vikas III M3
17 Shreedhar III M3
18 Venkatesh Mayya III M3
19 Sandesh V M4
20 Zuzarthe V M4
21 Haniel Sushith V M4
22 Ananth Mally V M4
23 Brison Pinto V M4

ME: Industrial Visit to TVS Motor Co. Ltd – Hosur

A total of 42 students from 2nd and 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC along with two faculty members participated in a one-day industrial visit to TVS Motor Co. Ltd, Hosur on 28th March 2017.

The Team left Mangalore on 27th March 2017 at 10.00 PM and reached Bangalore on 28th March 2017 at 5.30 AM. The team first visited HAL Heritage Centre and Museum at 9.00 AM. It had a large collection of old fighter aircrafts and engines, which HAL has manufactured and developed for the past 77 years. It was an amazing experience for students to watch the jet aircrafts and engines. There was also an Audio-Visual presentation and photo gallery, which depicted the history and growth of HAL.

The Visit to TVS was scheduled for 2.00 PM.  Mr Shyam Kumar P, Industrial Visit Coordinator welcomed the team and handled the visit. Some of the highlights of the visit are as follows.

1.     TVS has 65 companies under its title and the plant at Hosur is called the Mother Plant. It is the biggest plant spread over 370 acres, employs approx. 11,000 employees and produces all kinds of two wheelers and three wheelers including export also.

2.     There are 4 plants. Two plants for Motorcycle production, One for Scooters and Mopeds and last one for three wheelers.

3.     The team visited plant no. 4 where all the Motor cycles were manufactured.

4.     Total production capacity of the plant is 1800 motorcycles per day. It included TVS Star City, Victor, Sports and Apache.

5.     TVS is also producing bikes which are exported to Africa and South East Asian Countries.

6.     It has collaborated with BMW and producing two motorcycles, G3 and Akula. G3 is for Germany market and Akula for Indian market. Both are powered by 350 CC engines.

7.     Students were able to learn and understand concepts like Automation, Practice of TQM in industries, Robotics, Assembly Process, CNC Machining, Importance of Design, Drawings and Dimensions and Work Ethics.

The Visit ended at 5:00 PM and left Bangalore at 9.30 pm reaching Mangalore on 29th March 2017 at 5:00 AM.

SJEC secures Best Performer Award at ESI 2017

The Team SJEC Racing of SJEC initiated under the SAEINDIA SJEC Collegiate Club secured the Spirit of ESI award in recognition to their outstanding overall performance in ENDURO STUDENT INDIA – 2017, a National Level ATV racing championship held from January 5th to 9th, 2017 at Gee Dee Driving School, Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu. They have also secured 13th Overall ranking out of 99 teams bettering institutions like IIT-Hyderabad, IIT K, BITS Pilani, MIT Manipal and RVCE Bangalore.

In the event, every ATV had to pass through static, dynamic and endurance tests. Static tests include Design, Cost and Sales. Dynamic tests consist of Acceleration, Sprint, and Manoeuvrability. The ATV designed and developed exclusively by SJEC Racing Team named TURTLE achieved 16th place in design, 4th in manoeuvrability and 10th place in Endurance. A final score of 683 out of 1000 points enabled SJEC to secure 13th rank. The result makes SJEC eligible for direct entry to next year’s event.

SJEC Congratulates the Students on this wonderful achievement.


Enduro Student India is an exclusive student design competition which has been conceived and conducted exclusively by Delta Inc. Kolkata. The rules and regulations adopted by Delta Inc. are prescribed by International standards which are publicly available in the public domain and these are the universal standards adopted by other similar events across the globe.

SJEC Racing Team was formed in April 2016 led by Mr Dilish Joy Lobo and comprises of 26 members, with the purpose building an indigenous All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as per rules and standards of SAE. The team had previously secured First Place in South India and 18th nationally in the SAE BAJA Virtual Design Competition held in Indore. Mr Vijay V.S. and Mr Yathish Kumar K. Assistant Professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are the Faculty Advisors of the Club. The Team SJEC Racing has students working in the six departments of Drive Train, Braking, Design, Suspension, Steering, and Marketing. The participation offers the students the opportunity to apply the concepts learnt in classroom and develop their own ideas and innovativeness to design and develop a fully functional state of the art ATV.  

Aerospace Awareness Programme at SJEC

SAEINDIA SJEC Collegiate Club organized an Aerospace Awareness Programme in association with Society of Automotive Engineers INDIA and Aerospace Board of Bangalore Section on 24th November 2016 for students of nearby engineering colleges of Mangaluru region keeping in view the career opportunities and challenges in the Aerospace industry.

The program was inaugurated by Mr Munirathnam, Chairman SAEINDIA Bangalore Section who also briefed the gathering about the objectives and activities of SAEINDIA. Mr Damodaran Subramanian, Senior Vice President, SAFRAN Engineering Services delivered the key note address on Opportunities and Challenges in Aerospace Industry. Mr. Dinesh Manoharan, Senior Manager, UCAL-JAP Systems LTD, Chennai, educated the students about construction and design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and explained the guidelines of Manoveagam, a competition where students will design, build and fly an aircraft.

More than 150 students participated in the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, presided over the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal was the Guest of Honour. Dr Sudheer M HOD – ME, Mr. Vijay V.S. Senior Faculty Advisor, Mr Yatish Kumar K, Additional Faculty Advisor, and Mr Dilish Joy Lobo, Student Chairman, conducted the proceedings.

Inauguration of SAEINDIA-SJEC Collegiate Club

The Inaugural function of the Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA) Collegiate Club at SJEC was successfully held on 5th April 2016 at Spoorthi Hall, Academic Block III. Mr. J. Munirathnam, Chairman, SAEINDIA Bangalore Session was the Chief Guest of the program and delivered the inaugural address on the topic Disruptive Approach in Automobile and Aerospace Sectors. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director - SJEC presided over the function.

Mr K.P. Murthy, Vice Chairman, SAEINDIA Bangalore Session and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, were the Guests of Honour. Mr K. P. Murthy highlighted the importance of SAE Club and suggested it to be considered as Centre of Activity of the College. Dr Sudheer M, HOD-ME introduced the guests and delivered the welcome address. Mr Dilish Joy Lobo, Student Chairman laid out the goals and purposes of the Collegiate Club. Mr Vijay V.S., Senior Faculty Advisor of the Club proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Yatish Kumar K, Additional Faculty Advisor and various Faculty members of Mechanical Department were present.

The inaugural function was followed by a technical talk by Mr Purushotham S Joshi, Business Development Manager at SAEINDIA Bangalore Session on Design and Manufacturing of All Terrain Vehicle. Students participated enthusiastically and had a good interaction with the resource persons. During the program, the first batch of office bearers of SAEINDIA – SJEC Collegiate club received the SAE membership cards and the logo for the Collegiate Club was also unveiled to mark the official inauguration of SAEINDIA – SJEC Collegiate Club.