SAEINDIA History

SAEINDIA History

Formative Years 1994 – 1995
  • Sections Board of SAE International identified India as one of the priority countries.
  • Murli M. Iyer arranged the 1st Presidential visit consisting of Mr. John Leinonen, SAE 1995 President and Mr. Max C Rumvaugh, Junior Executive Vice President, SAE International.
  • SAE Presidential Delegation held discussion with the Indian Automotive industry.
  • Pawan Goenka helped establish Western India Section in Pune.
Period of Emergence 1996 – 1997
  • An agreement was signed with Institution of Associates of Engineers (IAE).
  • Presidential visit – Mr. Claude Verbal, SAE 1996 President.
  • T.R.Jagadeesan appointed consultants.
  • Southern Section was established in Chenani.
  • Northern Section was established in Delhi.
  • K. Kumar was appointed as Chairman of Northern Section.
  • SAE International Co-sponsored SIAT.
Period of Stabilization 1998 – 1999
  • Presidential Visit -Dr. Ron Leonard, SAE 1998 President.
  • SAEINDIA Sections Officers were trained at Pittsburgh in 1998 and 1999.
  • SIAT Co-sponsored by SAE International.
  • Eastern Section was established in Calcutta.
  • Inauguration of SAEINDIA Office in Chennai.
Period of Consolidation 1999 – 2001
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. Don Ableson, SAE 1999 President.
  • SAE-ACMA information center was established in Chennai.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu, SAE 2000 President.
Period of Consolidation 2002 – 2003
  • SAEINDIA was established in Chennai 2002.
  • 2002 SAEINDIA became an Affiliate Society of SAE International Dr. K. Kumar was elected as the 1st President of SAEINDIA.
  • SAEINDIA Management Committee was established .2002& 2003.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. S. M. Shahed, SAE 2002 President.
  • SAEINDIA Website was launched.
  • SAEINDIA Collegiate Clubs were also started their establishment.
Period of Consolidation 2004 – 2005
  • R. Mahadevan was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. Jack E. Thompson SAE 2003 President.
  • SAEINDIA signed agreement with SIAM / ACMA at AutoExpo 2004.
  • SAEINDIA Mobility International Conference held at New Delhi in 2004.
  • Murli M. Iyer conducted the 1st Section Officers Leadership Skill seminar in 2004.
  • Bangalore Section was established in Bangalore.
  • Presidential Visit – Mr.Duane Tiede, SAE 2004 President.
  • Presidential Visit – J. E.”Ted” Robertson, PE SAE 2005 President.
Period of Consolidation 2006 – 2008
  • Pawan Goenkawas elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • 1st BAJA SAEINDIA was conducted in 2006.
  • 1st AWIM SAEINDIA was conducted in 2006.
  • A World In Motion (AWIM) Int Introduced on all India based.
  • SAEINDIA Vision 2020 was Developed.
  • SAEINDIA Mobility International Conference was held at New Delhi in 2008.
Period of Consolidation 2008 – 2009
  • M.S.Kumar was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. Richard Schuam, SAE 2007 President.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. Thomas W. Ryan III, SAE 2008 President.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. James E. Smith, SAE 2009 President.
  • Student Conventions held at Coimbatore, Chennai.
  • SAEINDIA New Office was established at Chennai.
  • SUPRA SAEINDIA was Launched.
  • SAEINDIA International Mobility Congress & Exposition held at Chennai in 2009.
  • AEROSPACE BOARD was established in 2009.
  • SAEINDIA NEWSLETTER was Launched as E-Newsletter.
Period of Consolidation 2010 – 2012
  • R. Dayal was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • Off Highway Board was established in 2010.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr.Andy Brown, SAE 2010 President.
  • SAEINDIA Coimbatore Division was established in 2011.
  • Presidential Visit – Richard E Kleine, SAE 2011 President.
  • Indian AWIM Team was send to US.
  • Ground Vehicle Standard workshops were organised at Chennai & Pune.
  • Faculty INdustry Education (FINE) program was launched at Pune in 2011.
  • SAEINDIA signed agreement with PMI in 2011.
  • SAEINDIA Indore Division was established in 2011.
  • Asia Pacific Automotive Conference (APAC) 2016 was held at Chennai in 2011.
  • Automobile Board was established in 2012.
  • SAEINDIA International Mobility Congress & Exposition held at New Delhi in 2012.
Period of Consolidation 2012 – 2014
  • Shrikant Marathe was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • Publication of Co-Branded Technical Magazine was started at Chennai in 2013.
  • Two Professional Development Programs (PDP) were conducted in association with SAE International in 2013.
  • SAEINDIA New Website was Launched in 2013.
  • Student INdustry Education (SINE) program was launched at Pune in 2013.
  • SAEINDIA International Mobility Conference & Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (SIMCOMVEC) was held at Chennai in 2013.
  • Career Start Program was held at Coimbatore in 2013.
Period of Consolidation 2014 – 2016
  • Aravind S Bharadwaj was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • Presidential Visit – Mr. Daniel M. Hancock, SAE 2014 President.
  • 1st Presidential Policies Deployment Meet of SAEINDIA was held at Pune in 2014.
  • Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) was organised by SAEINDIA at Bangalore in 2014.
  • Two Professional Development Programs (PDP) were conducted in association with SAE International in 2014.
  • Automotive Round Table (ART) was organised by SAEINDIA in 2014.
  • Blue Ribbon CXO Conclave (BRCC) was organised by SAEINDIA in 2014.
  • International Conference on Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing / Scanning (ICAM-3D) was organised by SAEINDIA at Chennai in 2015.
  • 1st Live Transmission of International seminar 6 locations across India was started in 2015.
  • Presidential Visit – Dr. Richard Greaves, SAE 2015 President.
  • Western Section New Office was Inaugurated at Pune in 2015.
  • Automotive Round Table (ART) was organised by SAEINDIA in 2015.
  • 1st edition of eBAJA SAEINDIA was launched by SAEINDIA in 2015.
  • India’s 1st International Transportation Electrification Conference (iTEC INDIA) was organised by SAEINDIA in 2015.
  • 1st Virtual ELECTRA SAEINDIA was Launched at Chennai in 2015.
  • 1st Aero Design Challenge was Launched at Chennai in 2015.
  • 1st SAE International Board of Director’s Meet was organised by SAEINDIA at Chennai in 2015.
  • SAEINDIA Mahindra World City Division was established in 2015.
  • SAEINDIA Mobility International Conference was held at New Delhi in 2016.
Period of Consolidation 2016 – 2018
  • R.K.Malhotra was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • Presidential Visit – Mr. Cuneyt Oge, SAE 2016 President.
  • 20th Anniversary of SAEINDIA was celebrated at Chennai in 2016.
  • SAEINDIA Chennai Division was established in 2016.
  • SAEINDIA Cochin Division was established in 2016.
  • SAEINDIA Organised a one day program Design and Engineering summit with Nasscom in 2016.
  • 1st Tractor Design Challenge was Launched at Chennai in 2016.
  • Automotive Student Orientation program (aSOP) was Launched at Chennai in 2016.
  • 1st Two Wheeler Conclave was launched at New Delhi in 2016.
  • SAEINDIA conducted Automotive Electronics Conference with CII in 2016.
  • SAEINDIA partnered in India Automotive Technology & Innovation awards (IATIA) with Auto Tech Review at New Delhi in 2016.
  • SAEINDIA Madurai Division was established in 2016.
  • Launch of SAEINDIA Skill India Initiative (S2I2) at Chennai in 2017.
  • SAEINDIA Erode Division was established in 2017.
  • 1st Manovegam Aero Championship was Launched at Bangalore in 2017.
  • SAEINDIA Section Officer Leadership Training program was conducted in 2017.
  • SAE International PDP Director Visit to India in 2017.
  • SAEINDIA Organised a one day program on Drive with IOT with Nasscom in 2017.
  • 1st Electrifying Green Aspiration (EGA) was launched at Bangalore in 2017.
  • 1st Advances in Design, Materials, Manufacturing And Surface Engineering For Mobility (ADMMS) was Launched at Chennai in 2017.
  • Western Section Electronics Board was Inaugurated at Pune in 2017.
  • SAEINDIA conducted Automotive Design and Styling Conference with CII in 2017.
  • Presidential Visit – Mr. Douglas Patton, SAE 2017 President.
  • 1st Two Wheeler Conference was conducted by SAEINDIA at Bangalore in 2017.
  • SAEINDIA Conducted Design Education Conclave at Chennai in 2018.
  • 1st Edition of BAJA SAEINDIA – II was conducted by SAEINDIA at Ropar in 2018.
  • 1st Edition of TIFAN was conducted by SAEINDIA at Rahuri in 2018.
  • SAEINDIA Gujarat Division was established in 2018.
Period of Consolidation 2018 – 2020
  • Bala K. Bharadvaj was elected as President of SAEINDIA.
  • 1st Electrifying Green Aspiration (EGA) was conducted at Bangalore in 2018.
  • 1st Tractor Design Challenge was conducted at Chennai in 2018.