Brief Introduction . . .
The Aeronautical Society of India has recently set-up a Design Division, which shall be the torch bearer for aerospace design professionals to help them scale the professional heights by offering a platform for inter-organisational exchange of ideas, to report professional contributions, to meet, interact and learn from professionals from across the world, and to update and augment professional knowledge.
One of the mandates of this Division is to encourage and nurture Aerospace design related activities in the country, especially among the engineering college students, and encourage them to apply their mind to address challenging aerospace design problems that are relevant to the needs of our country. With this in mind, the Design Division has decided to conduct a National Aerospace Conceptual Design Competition (NACDeC) for students.
The competition will be open to teams of undergraduate students of Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering department from IITs, IIST, or any NAC or UGC accredited institutions in India. Each institute can nominate only one team consisting of max. 05 (five) members, and one Faculty mentor. The role of the Faculty mentor is purely administrative in nature, and to liaise with the competition organisers on all policy matters. The Faculty mentor is not supposed to be an active member of the team, or to carry out any specific tasks related to the project.
Host Branch . . .
The competition will be hosted by the Design Division and the Mumbai Branch of The Aeronautical Society of India. A committee consisting of members of Executive Committee of Design Division and Mumbai Branch will carry out the overview webinar, evaluation of initial concepts, shortlisting of the teams for the final presentation, and declaration of the winners.
Opportunity to Bag . . .
The members and Faculty mentors of all teams shortlisted for Stage-II of the competition will be given commendation certificates. Further, their return travel expenses for participation in the final presentation will be reimbursed (upto 2AC rail fare for the shortest distance to and –fro the location of final presentation), and suitable accommodation will be provided.
Convenor . . .
Prof. Rajkumar S. Pant
Aerospace Engineering Department,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai, India, 400076