Formula Manipal, founded in 2007, is a project team which aims to design, conceptualize, fabricate, test and race a single seater, open-wheel Formula Style race car. In 2020, FM20 was pre-eminent in the AutoCross event with the best time of 92.24 seconds. FM20e scored 3rd in EV Cost event. Formula Manipal also won the "Code Hatchers" and "Your Software Story". In 2021, Formula Bharat hosted an event where the team secured an overall 6th and finished 3rd in the Business event with the title of “Best presentation delivery” and “Best innovative concept” under their belt. Electric team won the “Vehicle Tech” Aether Energy Software Award. In the earlier years, the team participated in Formula Student Car events held at Italy, UK, Austria, Czech, Germany and Formula Bharath in India and brought laurels to the institute.

Faculty Advisors:

1.Dayananda K Pai (For Combustion Team)

Department of Aeronautical & Automobile Engineering

Mail: dayanand.pai@manipal.edu

2. Dr Prateek Jain (For Electric Team)

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Mail:prateek.jain@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.SameerHate (Team Manager)

2.Aayan Aziz (Team Leader- Combustion)

3.Nainesh Patel (Team Leader- Electric)

Team Mail id:

formulamanipal@manipal.edu

SolarMobil, established in 2011, is the Solar Car team focussing on the research & development of solar powered electric vehicles. In the form of Freyr-1, SERVe, SolarMobil Series-1, SolarMobil Series-2 the team has produced four vehicles so far along with new design during the pandemic. The team is looking forward to showcase its talents nationally, through the ESVC 3000+, an endurance race from Chandigarh to Pune in 2022.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof.Umananda K. V.

Department of Aero & Automobile Engineering

Email:umananda.kv@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.  Chirag Agrawal (Team Leader)

2.  Allan Prabhakar (Team Manager)

Team Mail ids:

team.solarmobil@manipal.edu

team.solarmobil@gmail.com

 

Mars Rover Manipal (MRM), established in 2014, is a multidisciplinary team of engineering undergraduates working to develop next generation rovers for the exploration of extra-terrestrial environments, while conducting research on state-of-the-art technology in fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Design and Robotics. MRM achieved 1st Position worldwide in International Rover Challenge 2018 and International Rover Design Challenge 2020. The team finished 1st in Asia in University Rover Challenge (URC) 2019, and 7th worldwide in URC 2020.

Faculty Advisors:

1.Dr.Gururaj Bolar

Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Email:gururaj.bolar@manipal.edu

2.Dr.Ujjwal Verma

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Email:ujjwal.verma@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Jyotishka Duttagupta (Team Leader)

2. Piyush Raj (Team Manager)

Team Mail ids:

marsrovermanipal@manipal.edu

marsrovermanipal@gmail.com

 

 

Project MANAS, founded in 2014, is the AI and Robotics student research and development team of the Institute. The team researches and develops fully autonomous vehicles specifically adapted to the Indian market and traffic conditions. It has taken part in various national and international competitions and is the Grand Prize winner of IGVC 2019 from over 35+ international teams. The team is currently working on a driverless car Eve and building an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for the AUVSI-SUAS competition, which takes place in Maryland, USA.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr.Ashalatha Nayak

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Mail: asha.nayak@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Kallol Saha (Team Leader)

2.Yatharth Agarwal (Technical Head)

Team Mail id:

projectmanas.mit@gmail.com

projectmanas.mit@manipal.edu

 

Robomanipal, established in 2010, is a student robotics team, focused on innovation through robotic technology and research to present themselves at various competitions. The team has coding, mechanical, electronics and management subsystems that work together to participate in international competitions like ABU Robocon and WRO . The team has also given rise to successful start- ups such as XES Automation, Fracktal Works and Strange Matter.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof. Mukund Kumar Menon

Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Mail:mukund.menon@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Vismay Sharma (Team Leader)

2.Laaboni Mukerjee (Team Manager)

Team Mail ids:

team.robomanipal@manipal.edu

team.robomanipal@gmail.com

 

 

MotoManipal, founded in 2018, is a student team working on creating an electric superbike where the emphasis lies on research in cutting-edge technology for EV’s ranging from regenerative braking to optimised thermal management. The team comprises of students from various engineering backgrounds across the institute with five subsystems - Mechanical, E-Powertrain, Aerodynamics, Management and Research. The team placed 1st at the National Online E-Bike Design Competition held in both 2020 and 2021.  The first bike “MM-01” won the Best Commercial Bike and Best Innovation awards and stood 2nd in Engineering Design at the Asian E-Bike Challenge – 2019.

Faculty Advisors:

1.Prof.George Varghese

Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Mail: george.varghese@manipal.edu

2.Dr.Saikrishna Goud

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Mail: goud.saikrishna@manipal.edu

Team Leader:

1.Aryan Singh (Team Leader)

2.Sidharth Seela (Team Manager)

Team Mail id:

motomanipal.mit@manipal.edu

motomanipal@gmail.com

 

Team Manipal Racing, established in 2008, is the off road racing team with a mission to design & fabricate an all-terrain vehicle. In the form of Vehicle Dynamics, Structures, Transmission, Brakes, Electronics, & Management, the team has 6 subsystems. Alongside the combustion ATV, a new venture of an Electric All-Terrain Vehicle also has been started in the year 2020, under Team Manipal Racing-Electric, and has achieved a result of being in top 10 position pan India in SAE BAJA India in various rounds. The Teams mainly participates in SAE BAJA India, Enduro Student India and SAE BAJA USA.

Faculty Advisors:

1.Dr.Mahesh G.T (For Combustion Team)

Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering

Mail:mahesh.gt@manipal.edu

2.Dr.Muralidhar Killi (For Electric Team)

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Mail:muralidhar.killi@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Pranav Nair (For Combustion Team)

2. Rishabh Jain (For Electric Team)

Team Mail Ids:

1.tmr.mit@manipal.edu; tmr.manipal@gmail.com (For Combustion Team)

2.tmrelectric@manipal.edu (For Electric Team)

 

 

Aero MIT, founded in 2009, is an aeromodelling team that designs and fabricates remote controlled aerial vehicles and drones for research and competitive applications. The team consists of over 30 interdisciplinary undergraduate students. Every year team participates in the SAE Aero Design competition held annually in the USA. AeroMIT were the runners-up for Technical Presentation and stood 5th Worldwide in the Design Report, in the SAE Aero Design Knowledge Event, 2021. It also secured 1st place in the national-level aeromodelling competition held at the Sahyadri College of Engineering in the year 2019 and were runners-up IIT-B Techfest, 2020.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof.Kamlesh Kumar

Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering

Mail: kamlesh.kumar@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Anirudh Krishna Mittal (Team Leader)

2. MVS Aashritha (Team Manager)

Team Mail Ids:

aero.mit@manipal.edu

aeromitofficial@gmail.com

Parikshit, established in 2010, Student Satellite Team is where students from various technical backgrounds are determined to build a 2U-nanosatellite in alliance with ISRO. Primary objective of the satellite is to monitor urban heat island and ocean surface temperature. The Satellite also has an experimental payload that will de-orbit it at the end of its mission life avoiding space debris. In March 2020, the team cleared a functional demo for their satellite in ISRO. Apart from that Parikshit also has a fully functioning ground station and has published multiple research papers across its domains.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr.Shreesha C

Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering  

Mail: Mail:shreesha.c@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Akash Kumar Singh (System Administrator)

2.Chinmay RMarathey (Systems Engineer)

3.Ritika T (Systems Engineer)

Team Mail id:

parikshit.mu@manipal.edu

 

thrustMIT, established in 2016, is Asia’s top student-run rocketry team that builds sounding rockets to promote the passion and knowledge of high-powered rocketry in India. From Vyom to Phoenix, the most recent sounding rocket, the team has put in lots of hard work and dedication in designing these rockets.  The team participated in the competition organized by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association called Spaceport America Cup, June 2021 where they won 16th overall, 7th in the 10k COTS category and 1st place throughout Asia. Team intends to take part in the Spaceport America Cup, organized by Experimental Sounding Rocket Association to be held in the United States of America in June 2022 and achieve greater heights.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof.Srinivas .G

Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering

Mail: srinivas.g@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Aneesh Surendra Salian (Team Leader)

2.Samanway Chakraborty (Team Manager)

Team Mail Ids:

team.thrustmit@manipal.edu

thrustmit@gmail.com

Robotics and Circuits, founded in 2010, is an interdisciplinary team of engineering students working on various projects in the fields of robotics and innovation. RNC was formed back in 2010 as a student club with the aim to impart hands on experience in robotics and has now grown into an official student project since 2019. Main aim is the international micro mouse challenge at Techfest, IIT Bombay while the team also participates in other robotics competitions at prominent technical festivals.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof.Jonathan Monteiro

Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Mail: jonathan.m@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Sairaj Nayak (Team Leader)

2.Rishabh (Project Manager)

Team Mail Ids:

rnc.mit@manipal.edu

roboticsandcircuits.mit@gmail.com

Project Vision, established in 2018, is the student project working towards the new and exciting field of Augmented Reality with a final aim of developing a fully functional augmented reality headset. To achieve this goal, the project team continues to develop various other supporting sub-projects such as Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Electronics (EL), Traffic Assist Project, AR Guided Navigation to evolve iteratively.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr.Hareesha K.S

Department of Computer Applications

Mail: hareesh.ks@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Rahul Bharwani (Team Leader)

2.Nikhil Vinnakota (Team Manager)

Team Mail ids:

projectvision.mit@manipal.edu

projectvision.mit@gmail.com

Manipal BioMachines, established in 2019, is a multi-disciplinary student project team from MAHE. The team strives to address pressing global issues by designing and building long term, efficient and environment-friendly solutions using Synthetic Biology for applications in Diagnostics, Clean Energy, Environmental remediation, Foundational Synthetic Biology advancement, Therapeutics and other novel applications. We participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) every year and won a gold medal in our maiden attempt in 2020.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr.Ritu Raval

Department of Biotechnology

Mail: ritu.raval@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Anooshka Pareddy (Team Leader)

2. Kowshika M (Team Manager

Team Mail Ids:

manipalbiomachines@manipal.edu

manipalbiomachines.igem@gmail.com

loopMIT, established in 2019, is an undergraduate student-led research project working on designing, developing and building a sub scale prototype transport vehicle known as the Hyperloop Pod to partake in the European Hyperloop Week where a number of student teams from across the world participate to demonstrate the technical feasibility of various aspects of the Hyperloop concept. We are presently developing experimental rigs to test some of the essential systems that will form the basis for the actual pod and help us understand how the pod will function and react in real-world situations.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof.Santhosh Kumar Choudhury

Department of Mathematics

Mail: santosh.kumar@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1. Harsh Mishra (Team Leader)

2. Abhishek Prakash (Technical Head)

Team Mail Ids:

loopmit2019@manipal.edu

loopmit2019@gmail.com

Team Combat Robotics, founded in 2018, is the project team of 19 students from 2nd & 3rd year from various branches of engineering, that builds destructive and ballistic bots for competitions that are held all over the nation. Team has built 5 combat bots and has participated in national events held in Goa, and Mangalore. Team also researches on high durable and impact resistant materials for defence applications.

Faculty Advisor:

C.S. Suhas Kowshik

Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Email: suhas.kowshik@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Gagandeep (Team Leader)

2.Akshatha K Poojary (Team Manager)

Team Mail Id:

tcr.mit@manipal.edu

Cryptonite, established in 2018, is the official ethical hacking and cybersecurity team of MIT.  We focus our work in the fields of cryptography, forensics, reverse engineering and web exploitation. As a team, we strive to develop a keen interest in cybersecurity and to hone the necessary skills required not only to compete in CTFs with teams from all over the world throughout the year but also to carry out research.   We came in 8th in ShaktiCTF held by TeamShakti (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) in Dec 2020.  We ended 2020 with a national rating of 26 amongst 2898 teams throughout the country were amongst the top 2% teams all over the world.

Faculty Advisors:

1.Dr.Balachandra

Department of Information & Communications Technology

Mail: bala.chandra@manipal.edu

2. Prof.Nisha.P.Shetty

Department of Information & Communications Technology

Mail: nisha.pshetty@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Cynthia Maria Dsouza (Team Manger)

2.Aman Priyanshu (Technical Head)

Team Mail Ids:

cryptonite.mit@manipal.edu

teamcryptonite18@gmail.com

Project Dronaid, founded in 2017, is initiated, as a unique collaboration between the students of Manipal Institute of Technology and Kasturba Medical College, in an effort to make healthcare more accessible and hassle-free in India by means of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and app development in building a network of healthcare systems and bring about practical clinical applications in accidents and emergency services at the community level.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof. Manikandan M

Department of Aeronautical & Automobile Engineering

Mail: manikandan.m@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Ritujit Chaudhury (Team Leader)

2.Tushar Elangovan (Team Manager)

Team Mail Id:

dronaid@manipal.edu

 

Project AUV Manipal, founded in 2019, is the underwater robotics student team with a common interest in exploring the field of underwater robotics. Team aims to conceptualize, design and fabricate Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) for both research and competitive purposes. Using state-of-the-art tools and technology, various subsystems are working on the design and fabrication of AUV for RoboSub 2021.

Faculty Advisor:

Prof. Vijay Kumar Pandey

Department of Mechatronics Engineering

Email: vk.pandey@manipal.edu

Team Leader:

1. Bharath Ajay (Team Leader)

2.Raghav Singhal (Team Manager)

Team Mail Ids.:

projectauvm@manipal.edu

projectauvm@gmail.com

 

 

SWARM Robotics, founded in 2017, to make a collective of multiple autonomous entities which are virtually independent of each other but interact and communicate with each other to reach a common goal, which may be simple tasks like mapping an unknown environment or complex tasks like performing search and rescue tasks in high risk environments, hereby reducing the risk to human life. Currently the team is working on advanced sensors and drivers being used by the team as a test bench for research in the field of autonomous swarms with a focus to make them more efficient and faster.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr.Jeane Marina D'Souza

Department of Mechatronics

Mail:jeane.dsouza@manipal.edu

Team Leaders:

1.Samarth Shankar (Team Leader)

2.Satyam Thiwary (Team Manager)

Team Mail Id:

swarm@manipal.edu