Student Activities

We have designed a number of activities for Students and Young Engineers at FISITA 2018 before and during the Congress. These include a Call‐for‐Papers for the FISITA Student Congress, the FISITA Travelling Fellowship programme and the opportunity for universities and educational institutions to showcase their exciting, ground‐breaking and unique automotive‐related engineering projects with the Islands of Excellence.

Download the Student Activities brochure here

Student Congress

Student Congress will provide the perfect opportunity for students and young engineers to learn, exchange knowledge and network with their peers as well as senior engineers and leaders from industry.

This is comprised of sessions running in parallel with the Main Congress, with presentations and posters. It provides students an opportunity to share knowledge, work with their peers and listen to key speakers from the automotive industry. Target Group: Full‐time engineering students (both undergraduates and post graduates).

Submit your abstract for the Student Congress here

Important Dates:

Deadline for Extended Abstract Submission

31st January 2018

Abstract Selection Notification

15th March 2018

Deadline to upload Draft Manuscript

18th May 2018

Draft Acceptance Notification

15th June 2018

Deadline to upload Final Paper

30th July 2018

Topics for Student Congress:

1. Powertrain & Emissios

2. Fuels & Lubricants

3. Noise & Vibration

4. Vehicle Dynamics

5. Active and Passive Safety

6. Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

7. Autonomous & Connected Vehicles

8. Manufacturing & Materials

9. Vehicle Concepts

10. Sustainability

View full details about the topics for student congress abstracts here

Submit your abstract for the Student Congress here

Travelling Fellowship Programme

This programme comprises of technical tours to various automotive industry and cultural sites in Chennai and surrounding region followed by participation in the Student / Main Congress. Travelling Fellows will take part in an activity‐packed programme starting a week before actual congress.

Target Group: Young automotive students and engineers under the age of 35.

Download the application form here.

Important Dates

Call for Application : 1st February 2018

Deadline for Application : 31st July 2018

Islands of Excellence

This competition provides an opportunity for universities and research institutes world‐ wide to showcase their new and innovative projects as a part of the exhibition of the FISITA 2018 Congress. FISITA and FISITA 2018 partner SAEINDIA are offering 50m2 exhibition space and basic exhibition equipment.

Important Dates

Deadline for Application Submission : 31st July 2018

This is an excellent opportunity for universities to display their automotive‐related engineering projects and capabilities as well as foster new and existing international relationships with industry and academia. For student teams it is the perfect place to display their Research/Project work, share knowledge and start networking and building contacts for a future career in the automotive industry. Target Group: Universities, educational institutions that are interested in showcasing creative, unique and forward‐thinking research projects to address the future needs of the automotive industry.

Download the application form here.

To apply, send your application to:

Title sponsor

  • TVS

Principal sponsors

  • GM
  • AVL
  • Tata Motors
  • Mahindra
  • Maruti Suzuki

Platinum sponsors

  • Ashok Leyland
  • Bosch
  • Accenture Technology
  • Ansys
  • Continental
  • Adient
  • ZF India
  • Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre, India

Gold sponsors

  • SGS
  • Volkswagen
  • FEV
  • ETAS
  • Toyota
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science
  • SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  • Rane Group
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Hanon Systems
  • Mathworks
  • BS Abdur Rahman University
  • Amrita University
  • Simpson & Co.Ltd
  • Honda
  • Indian Oil
  • SKF
  • Harman Telematics
  • Faurecia
  • BMW
  • Michelin

Silver sponsors

  • Denso
  • TCS

Bronze sponsors

  • Vel Tech
  • Applied Publishers

Organised by

  • SAE India

Supporting Associations

  • ACMA
  • SIAM
  • Center of Excellence - IoT
  • SAE International