IIT(ISM) looks forward to Champions Trophy in the FORMULA BHARAT to be held in Coimbatore in 2019. The budding engineers of IIT(ISM) are in the process of fabricating MRX-02; the indigenous Formula Car by in-house students of Team Mechismu.
Team Mechismu is an innovative group with zealous dynamism into it functioning at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. It works perennially working in the arena of ever evolving technology in the automobile sector. The team participates in various events organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), where students from various varsities exhibit their fabrics woven in formula style cars. It also participates in studying the market opportunities for prototype development and large scale production of fabricated Formula vehicles as well demonstrates endurance excellence and design attributes involved in the vehicle.
Driven by passion “TEAM MECHISMU” of IIT(ISM) is deep into designing of Racing Cars. The tale commences with a group dynamics of 20 undergraduate students from IIT(ISM) who set on the voyage and made a lightweight, efficient ATV named “Mechismu” in the year 2008 and participated in BAJA SAE INDIA. The team participated in all dynamic events and it has been a notable performance by team “Mechismu”.
Subsequently, the team under the guidance of Dr. N. K. Singh, Associate Professor, Deptt of Mechanical Engineering finished 2nd in BAJA SAE 2010 at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. In 2011, the team built a formula prototype vehicle and participated in Supra SAE India 2011. It had been a memorable experience of securing first position in the coveted auto-cross event.
This year the team aims at further reducing the weight and enhanced power to weight ratio of the vehicle lighter engine and compact body fabric.
Presently, the team comprises of 42 members in which a bigger pie belongs to Deptt. of Mechanical Engineering and are also from Environmental Engineering, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mineral Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering and Petroleum Engineering departments of IIT(ISM).
Selection process of team members
Every year, the team gets stronger by inclusion of few new members. The team currently follows a 2 tier selection procedure; a Written test and Personal Interview for the Technical Team followed by Group discussion and Personal Interview. The process is scheduled by the time freshers are settled in the institution. Currently there are around 40 members in the Team “Mechismu”.
Formula Cars designed so far
Achievements of MECHISMU so far
1) BAJA SAE 2010, Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh: 2nd overall among 200 teams
2) SUPRA SAE INDIA 2011, Noida (EV24): 5th overall among top 100 teams; 1st in autocross event
3) SUPRA SAE INDIA 2012, Noida (Dimitrov Jagdish 26(DJ26)): Overall among top 20 of all universities; 3rd in auspicious design competition
4) FDC INDIA 2015 (DK26): 6th amongst 100 universities; 5th in cost event
5) FORMULA BHARAT 2017, Coimbatore (MRX-01): overall 17th ; 2nd amongst IITs and NITs