About Us

SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur was established under the able and dynamic leadership Prof. M. N. Navale with an objective of providing quality education in the field of engineering, Management, Computer and school education, Kindergarten onwards.
All the institutes under the SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering are recognized by the concerned statutory authority and meticulously meets the norms and standards laid down by them.SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering has handpicked eminent personalities from the field of education and industry as members of the management committee who are committed to provide necessary guidance on academic and professional fronts from time to time.
To serve the interest of the student's community as well as the corporate and industrial sectors SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering maintains a close liaison with the industry and other leading organizations. There are experts from different fields contributing their valuable experience to build the institution as a place of learning and discipline.
Entrusted by society to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life, engineers serve competently, collaboratively, and ethically.

Overview of Event

Team eligibility and Requirements
Competition is for graduate and undergraduate (from 1st year to final year) students as well as for Diploma Students to ensure that this is engineering design competition.
Meaningful and motivational name is necessary.
Team representative
Every team should have a captain and a vice-captain.
Team advisor
Every team must require at least one team advisor from their college/university/industry.
Team members
Every team requires minimum of 12 members and maximum of 25 members.
Driver’s Requirement:
Every team should have minimum two drivers. Team members who will drive a vehicle at any time during a competition must hold a valid, government issued driver's license. Driver must be from the same team. Individual medical insurance coverage is compulsory for both drivers and is the sole responsibility of the driver. It is strongly recommended that all drivers Wear fire resistant underclothing. A fire resistant one piece suit, made from a minimum of 1 layer that covers the body from the neck Down to the ankles and the wrists. A closed face helmet,Neck Support and gloves are necessary for dynamic round. Fire resistant socks and shoes are recommended for dynamic round.

Safety Requirement

First aid box
Every team must have their own first aid box to be used in emergency during the event.
Fire Extinguishers
Each vehicle must have Fire extinguisher of 1kg.


Teams can register through our official Website: www.sknscoe.ac.in

  • Download Registration form

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  • Complete details, scan it and send it to our mail id.(ssvc@sknscoe.ac.in)

  • You will get confirmation reply through mail and SMS.

  • You will receive team id after confirmation.

  • You have to make correspondence with this team id only.

  • After successful registration, payment should be done within 15 working days from the date of registration and receipt should be uploaded to our mail id.

  • For Indian teams, Registration amount will be INR 10000/-

  • For International Teams, Registration amount will be $200

  • This amount has to be submitted after the registration of the team.

The registration money can be paid in the following account:

Name of the Account- SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering(R & D)
Bank Name- Canara Bank
Branch- Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India
Account No- 2676201000215
NEFT/IFSC code- CNRB0002676
Branch code- 002676

The registration money can be paid through following ways:

  • NEFT through any Bank

  • Money transfer through Internet Banking.

  • Demand Draft In favor of “SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering(R & D),Pandharpur” payable at Pandharpur.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Weight of the vehicle The weight of the vehicle should not be exceeding more than 210 kg (Excluding the weight of the driver). If weight of the vehicle exceeds, penalty will be given accordingly.
Dimensional restriction Maximum length of the vehicle is restricted to 150 inches. Height and width of the solar vehicle must not exceed 63 inches and 70 inches respectively.
Penalty on extension in dimension If your vehicle exceed dimension as per mentioned above, there will be 10 point penalty count on per inch extension.
Track width The smaller track of the Vehicle (front or rear) must not be less than 75% of the Wheel Base.
Chassis Team can use only seamless pipe of any cross section for manufacturing of the chassis.
Jack Point There must be two jack points on the Vehicle, one at the rear and other at the front. Both jack point should be colored in Red color
Hitch point Every vehicle must have hitch point at the rear end. Hitch point will be used to attach push rod
Ground clearance The ground clearance with the driver aboard must be a minimum of 2 inch of static ground clearance measured from the lowest point of the vehicle
Seat Belt The seat belt should be directed properly for the driver safety and will be checked at the time of Technical inspection.
Impact bumper There should be impact bumper on front and rear of the vehicle. It should be rigid and strong. However there is no restriction in type of pipe for manufacturing bumper.
Push rod Detachable push rod is mandatory for all the team. Push rod should have the capability push as well as pull the vehicle.
Steering System The steering wheel must be mechanically connected to the wheels, i.e. “steer-by-wire” or electrically actuated steering is prohibited. The steering system must have positive steering stops that prevent the steering linkages from locking up.
Suspension System Use of Suspension system is optional and based on team decision; if team is using suspension system then it should be on all the wheels

The car must be equipped with a Hydraulic braking system on at least two wheels which is operated by a single control. "Brake-by-wire" systems are prohibited. Break pedal should only be operated from driver’s foot. The car must be equipped with a red brake light.Each brake light must be clearly visible from the rear in very bright sunlight.

Tyre and Wheel Teams are allowed to use any kind of tyre and wheels as per their design and requirement.

Electric Transmission system

Motor Teams are required to design their vehicle as they are using motor of maximum power 2 kW and operating voltage is restricted to maximum 48 Volts at any point of the circuit.
Batteries Teams are allowed to use maximum 12 V, 80 AH -4 number or 48V, 80 AH Capacity batteries.
Transmission The transmission to be used in the vehicles must be of rear wheel drive only.
Throttle Paddle Only foot operated paddle is allowed, Hand operated lever will not allowed. There should be a positive lock provided with the throttle paddle.
Battery voltage level Indicator Teams must install a battery power indicator on dash board of electric vehicle.
Battery Cover Teams must design and fabricate cover for batteries so they can easily and rigidly mount their batteries on frame of the vehicle. Cover material must be fire proof and properly insulated by fiber or some other material.
Kill switch There should be two kill switches in the vehicle. They should be placed in such that one can be easily accessed by driver and other outside the vehicle for organizers. Kill switch be clearly visible from a long distance with a bright red color.
Fusing All electrical systems (both tractive system and grounded low voltage system) must be appropriately fused. Fusing rate should be capable to fuse all electric and electronic system on spot when tractive system current exceeds its peak value.
Horn An audible warning device must be permanently fitted to the Solar Vehicle. It must be capable of giving sufficient audible warning of the presence of the Solar Vehicle, and have a constant amplitude and frequency.
Solar System Teams are free to use any kind of solar power system in their vehicle; team is also allowed to develop (Fabricate) their own solar panel. No solar panel should exceed bumper of the vehicle. Solar system must follow the dimensional restrictions.


The teams have to compete in two rounds, static round and the dynamic round. Points are distinctively divided for the two rounds.

All the teams must submit design reports as per the schedule. Corrections (if required) will be suggested by technical committee of Sinhgad Solar Vehicle Championship.

Design Report

  • Design report should cover chassis design and analysis, Steering system design, Brake system Design,Suspension System and drive train design along with all necessary calculation. It must contain CAD/CAE of Solar vehicle.

Project Plan

  • Project plan should reflect planning from design to testing of vehicle.

Cost Report

  • Cost report should have technical details with dimensions of all parts, system, sub-system along with supplier details.

Vehicle Control System

Mechanical and Electrical & Electronic Control system of the vehicle should be submitted.

  • Electrical System Specification

  • Solar Collector Specification

  • Energy Storage system Design and Specification

  • Electrical System Safety Measures.

  • Innovation report

Marking System for Static Round will be as bellow.





Design Evaluation



Cost Report










Teams should not drive their vehicle without the organizers permission. If they wanted to move from one place to other they have to push the vehicle. Teams should take of their own belongings. Organizers are not responsible for any loss/damage or theft. Team should bring their own tools and equipment during event.

Technical Inspection

Technical inspection is done to check whether the vehicle is able to participate safely and reliably in the event. T.I will also check for compliance with the Rule book.

There are no points for this round. Each team must qualify this round. Technical inspection will be conducted with a series of stages. Each stage will check each aspect of the vehicle. In each stage one or more specialists from that area will be there. He / She will scrutinize the vehicle. Teams have to clear all the stages of the T.I. Stages are listed below.

  • Safety
  • Weight and dimensional test
  • Structural reliability and design
  • Solar and other electrical systems
  • Battery and charging unit
  • Steering, braking and suspension
  • Cost Report and Bills

Only Two members along with driver are allowed per team during T.I. Team. It is team caption’s responsibility to bring all the documentation during T.I which includes Driver’s license, insurance documents, and all reports.

Two attempts will be given during this T.I. It is the chief Technical inspector’s decision whether to allow the team for third attempt or not.

Technical inspector’s decision will be final.

Once the vehicle passes the T.I no modifications are allowed. If any vehicle found modified will be disqualified.

Innovation and design round

    It is a static round. Our judges will check the team’s design skills and new ideas. Judges may question anyone in the teams regarding their vehicle’s design and innovation.

    It is not a compulsory round however points from this round will be used to calculate the overall winners. Each award carries a maximum of 100 points

Brake and Acceleration

  • Brake Test

    • All the Vehicles have to pass the brake test to participate in any of the dynamic events. The Vehicle must stop in a straight line (10m Maximum) after the brake is applied on the Vehicle. Each Vehicle will be given 3 attempts to pass the brake test.

  • Acceleration Test

    • The acceleration event evaluates the Vehicle’s acceleration in a straight line on flat pavement. The cars will accelerate from a standing start over a distance of 100 m on a flat surface. The foremost part of the Vehicle will be staged at exactly behind the starting line.

Auto-Cross Round

    This round is to measure the Vehicle’s cornering ability on a flat surface while making a constant-radius turn and driver’s skill. It is a dynamic round. In this round the vehicle should be driven through a track specified by the organizers. This round is intended to check the handling, cornering, acceleration and braking abilitiesof the vehicles. Vehicle should reach the finish line with in minimum time. Teams with least time to reach the finish will get maximum points. In this round teams can get maximum of 200 points. Sports plastic cones will be placed at predefined position. If the vehicle hit the cone for 2 seconds will be added to time per hit. If the cone totally displaces or fell down, 10 seconds will be added each time. Maximum of two attempts will be given to each team. Teams can choose any driver of their choice.

Endurance round

Endurance round is carefully designed to test the overall efficiency. Solar panels, batteries and motors are put to vigorous test during this event. This round has two stages. Details and rules for each stage are given below. Short technical inspection will be done of each vehicle before participating in the endurance round. Lineup of vehicle during this event will be based on the qualifying round points. Teams with maximum points will be lined up in the beginning.Each stage will have separate criteria for scoring.Teams use any driver of their choice. Even they can change their driver in the middle of the race any number of time but they should do it in a specific are that are meant for it. No extra time will be given to change the driver.

  • Solar performance round

    • Solar performance round will check the efficiency of the solar system. The vehicles have to drive only using solar energy without connecting to batteries.

  • Endurance round

    • For this endurance round teams has to drive continuously for 3 hours using their solar and battery power combined. Total number of laps cover will be noted.

The points considered for Dynamic round will be as follows.


Technical specifications



Weight Test






Brake and Acceleration Test



Auto Cross Test



Solar round



Endurance round





All the official announcements and the information regarding the competition will be displayed on the official websites of SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur. Our official site is http://www.sknscoe.ac.in. After completion of registration, the team ID and other information's will be sent through the emails to the respective team email ID. The rules will be same throughout the event and any amendments done will immediately be informed to the entire participating team through email/SMS.

Rules Authority

All the authority of rules is under SSVS organizing Committee. Official announcements from SSVC Organizing Committee shall be considered part of and have the same validity as these rules. Query regarding event questions or intent of these rules will be resolved by the Technical committee of SSVC.

Validity of Rules

The rules and other information related to SSVC are valid until the completion of the event and schedule as decided by the SSVC Organizing Committee.

Rules Compliance

By entering into SSVC, an international level competition, the team members & faculty advisors of the entering event agree to comply with, and be bound by, the rules of SSVC.All the rules & procedures are issued or announced by the SSVC Organizing Committee. All team members, faculty advisors and other university/college representatives are requested to cooperate with us and follow all the instructions from competition organizers, officials and judges.


All the members of each and every team are required to follow the rules laid by SSVC Organizing Committee, during the competition. Any team fails to follow the rules will result in 20% reduction of overall score or elimination from the event. Arguments with officials may also result in the team being eliminated from event.

Smoking and Illegal Material

Alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons or other illegal material are strictly not allowed on the event site during the competition. This rule will be in effect during the entire competition. Any violation of this rule by a team member will cause the expulsion of the entire team. This applies to both team members and faculty advisors. Any use of drugs, or the use of alcohol by an under age individual, will be reported to the authorities for prosecution.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

In the event of unsportsmanlike conduct, the team will receive a warning from an official. A second violation will result in expulsion of the team from the competition.

Official Instructions

Failure of a team member(s) to follow an instruction or command directed specifically to that team or team member(s) will result in a twenty five (25) point penalty. There should not be any direct involvement of industrial experts in Designing and manufacturing of the vehicle

Arguments with Officials

Argument with, or disobedience to, any official may result in the team being eliminated from the competition. All members of the team may be immediately escorted from the grounds.

Trash Clean-up

Clean up of trash and debris is the responsibility of the teams. The team's work area should be kept uncluttered. At the end of the day, each team must clean all debris from their area and help with maintaining a clean paddock

Competition Objective

The SSVC event being organized by Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur is a challenge of design engineering and manufacturing competition that requires performance demonstration of Solar Vehicles and is NOT a race. Engineering ethics will apply. It is recognized that lots of hard work has been put in by the teams for an entry into many events. It is also recognized that this event is an "innovation enhancement experience" but that it often becomes confused with a high stakes race. In the heat of competition, emotions peak and disputes arise. The officials of SSVC are involving trained volunteers in organizing the event and maximum effort will be put in to settle the disputes an equitable, professional manner.

Contact Us

Staff Co-ordinator:
1.Prof. A.S. Aradhye (+91 7588375573)
2.Prof. M.M.Katkar(+91 9096448312)
Student Co-ordinator:
1.Abhinav Shelar (+91 9860141777)
2.Onkar Mane (+91 7387529797)

Postal Address:
SPSPM’s, SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering,
Gat. No. 664-669, Sinhgad Institutes Korti Campus
Pandharpur, Solapur(MS), India. Pin- 413 304

Website - www.sknscoe.ac.in