SAEINDIA History

The formative years 1994 – 1995
  • Dr. Pawan Goenka appointed as Advisor for India.
  • Sections Board of SAE identified India as a priority country.
  • Presidential visit – John Leinonen.
  • SAE President holds discussion with Indian Automotive industry.
  • Western India Section established.
The period of emergence 1996 – 1997
  • MOU signed with IAE, Chennai.
  • Presidential visit – Mr. Claude Verbal.
  • Consultants appointed to promote membership (Dr. T.R.Jagadeesan & Mr. Agarwal).
  • Southern India Section established.
  • Northern India section established.
  • SAEINDIA section leaders attended Sections Officers Leadership Seminar.
  • Presidential visit – Prof. Dave Holloway.
The period of stabilization 1998 – 1999
  • Presidential visit – Ron Leonard.
  • Sections officers trained during ’98 and ’99 SOLS at Pittsburgh.
  • SIAT 1999 sponsored by SAEINDIA.
  • Eastern India Section established.
  • Opening of SAE Office in India.
The period of consolidation 1999-2001
  • Presidential visit – Mr. Don Ableson.
  • SAEINDIA task force established.
  • Strategic plans by each operating board developed.
  • SAE-ACMA information center established.
  • 2001 Presidential visit Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu.
SAEINDIA – 2002 & 2003

Under the presidentship of Dr.K.Kumar

  • Birth of SAEINDIA Management Committee 2002& 2003 under the presidency of Dr.K.Kumar
  • 6 Operating Boards created 2002.
  • 2002 SAE Presidential visit Dr. S. M. Shahed.
  • 2003 SAEINDIA became an Affiliate of SAE International.
  • Website launched.
  • Formation of Collegiate Clubs.
SAEINDIA – 2004 & 2005

Under the presidentship of Dr.R. Mahadevan

  • SAE Presidential visit : Jack E. Thompson.
  • SAEINDIA signed MOU with SIAM and ACMA during the AutoExpo2004.
  • SAEINDIA Third International Conference was held in New Delhi.
  • Section Officers Leadership Skill seminar.
  • Program was organized in India for the first time -30th, 31st October and 1st November 2004.
  • Operating Boards increased to ‘8’ in 2004.
  • Bangalore section created.
  • SAE Presidential visit : Mr.Duane Tiede.
SAEINDIA – 2006 Jan to Jan 2008

Under the presidentship of Dr.Pawan Goenka

  • 2007 Baja SAEINDIA was conducted.
  • +1 scheme was introduced to student members.
  • Member enrollment incentives introduced.
  • AWIM made All India level.
  • Naming new sections on name of city was passed.
  • Standards Board replaced by P.D.P.board.
  • Purchase of new place for SAEINDIA initiated.
  • SAEINDIA Vision 2020 was spelt out.
  • SAEINDIA International Mobility Conference was held in 2008 Jan.
  • Website improved.
  • Profit sharing of sections with SAEINDIA finalised.
SAEINDIA 2008 & 2009

Under the presidentship of Mr.M.S.Kumar

  • Visits by 3 SAE International Presidents. (Dr. Richard Schuam(2007), Dr. Thomas W. Ryan III(2008), Dr. James E. Smith(2009)).
  • 3 Student Conventions – Coimbatore, Chennai & Coimbatore.
  • Purchase of SAEINDIA Office at Chennai.
  • 2 AWIM Olympics – Chennai & Pune.
  • Formula SAEINDIA Launched.
  • 6th SAEINDIA International Mobility Congress & Exposition.
  • AEROSPACE BOARD Inaugurated.
  • SAEINDIA NEWSLETTER Launched as EMagazine.
SAEINDIA 2010 – 2012

Under the presidentship of Mr. R. Dayal

  • Off Highway Board launched in Pune April 2010.
  • Edu meet in Coimbatore Aug 2010.
  • Visit by SAE International President Dr.Andy Brown in Chennai C Dec 2010.
  • Student Conventions C Chennai (Sept.2010) &Thiruchengode. Sept 2011.
  • 2 AWIM Olympics C Nashik and New Delhi 2010,2011.
  • 3 Baja SAEINDIA in Pithampur 2010, 2011 & 2012.
  • Forming of Coimbatore Division Jan. 2011.
  • Visit by SAE International President Rich.Kline in Pune C March 2011.
  • Indian Team of Children from Nashik was selected for participation in SAE International Competition of AWIM and won the second prize. April 2011.
  • Ground Vehicle Stamdard workshops at Chennai & Pune in June 2011.
  • 14 day FINE programme in Pune in June 2011.
  • SUPRA SAEINDIA in MMRT track, Irunkattukkottai July 2011.
  • MoU with PMI.
  • Forming of Indtore Division Sept 2011.
  • Lurizol International seminar in Chennai, Oct 2011.
  • FISITA International Conference in Chennai Oct 2011.
  • APAC 16 at Chennai Oct 2011.
  • AWIM classes for higher challenges C Nov 2011.
  • Automobilr Board formed Jan 2012.
  • 7th SAEINDIA International Mobility Conference & Exposition at New Delhi Jan 2012.
  • Payment on line in website introduced in Jan 2012.
SAEINDIA 2012 – 2014

Under the presidentship of Mr.Shrikant Marathe

  • MoU signed with SAE International for focusing  on joint activities and collaboration in
  • Joint Professional Development Programs in India.
  • Publication of Co-branded SAE Technical Magazine in India.
  • Collaboration on Joint Technical Conferences in India.
  •  PD Programs with SAE International
  • Automotive Heat Transfer by Dr. Raj Ranganathan in Chennai, Pune April 2013.
  • Sound Package Material for Vehicle Noise Control by Dr. Pranab Saha in Chennai, Pune June 2013.
  • SAEINDIA New look Website was revamped on 15th July 2013.
  • SAEINDIA Off-Highway Activities
  • SAEINDIA Off-highway Board conducted the EDU meet on 4th January 2013, based on the theme “Aspiring Women Engineers for Off-highway Industry”.
  •  Student INdustry Education (SINE 2013), a 15 days Industrial Education Tour was also conducted during 2nd – 15th June 2013 in Pune.
  • SIMCOMVEC – SAEINDIA International Mobility Conference & Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on 4th to 7th December 2013 in Chennai.
  • SAEINDIA  Aerospace Activities
  • The SAEINDIA Aerospace Board  in collaboration with IFCCI organized a panel discussion on  “New Vistas of Indian Aerospace & Defence Industry” – A Strategic Outlook for Aerospace & Defence in Global Context – Issues & Solutions.
  • SAEINDIA Aerospace Board joined Quest Global in CAE Colloquium.  Most of the Aerospace Members attended and benefitted out of these Programs conducted in March 2013 and 2014.
  • SAEINDIA Aerospace Board  conducted a program on Intellectual Property Rights & Transfer of Technology (IPR & TOT).  The program was highly interactive and beneficial to the attendees.
  • SAEINDIA Student Activities
  • Career Start Program was held on 8th and 9th Feb at Amrita University. The qualifying exam SEAT’13 was conducted as an online test on Nov 2013.
  • SAE International hosted the sixth annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) –St. Columba’s School Team from India won the 1st prize in Time.
  • AWIM National Olympics 2012, organized and conducted by SAEINDIA Indore Division was held at The Daly College Indore on 21st & 22nd Dec, 2012.
  • BAJA SAEINDIA Seventh Edition was conducted in Pithampur, Indore from 15th to 17th February 2013.