Indian students win awards in aero-design contest in US

Indian students win awards in aero-design contest in US

25Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Engineering students from India have bagged top laurels in an aero-design contest held in the US recently, officials said here Saturday.

Students from Mumbai’s M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering won the first prize in the micro class and the fifth in the advanced section at the SAE Aero Design competition held in Fortworth, Texas.

Teams from M.H. Saboo Siddik competed with some of the best Indian and international teams, including from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Vellore Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology-Jamshedpur, in the competition accredited by Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s top manufacturers of defence and commercial aircraft.

A team comprising Sanjay Kumar (faculty member) and students Adith Ajayan, Abdul Kadir Poonawala, Imran Merchant, Hussain Shaikh, Muzammil Sarkhot, Darpan Agarwal, Afsan Gujarati and Sarang Biradar, all from the automobile engineering stream, won in the micro class category.

Another team of Dilip Talwai (faculty member), and students Mustafa Hathiyari, Saqlain Siddique, Atharva Joshi, Harshad Bhanushali, Abdul Karim Sarang, Hanif Shaikh, Shehzaad Kerawalla, Faheem Chaudhary, Manish Shukla, Zameer Ansari, Asma Khan and Shaziya Shaikh, from the mechanical engineering and electronics engineering streams, also won a prize in the advanced class.

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