Mr. Purushotham briefed us about some of the major activities carried out by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and introduced to us the SAE International, National and Regional bodies. The SAE plays a major role in setting standards for all automobile and automotive related aspects.
He also briefed us about the various membership schemes to join SAE for faculty and students. Students may be enrolled as members after a payment of Rs. 499 each year.
The various activities and competitions held for students who are members of SAE were also elaborately discussed. Students will be exposed to a number of national and international technical events.
The benefits of becoming a member of SAE were highlighted by Mr. Purushotham. Students may have access to the SAE digital library. They may also apply for technical papers at a discounted price. Each student member would be given a card with an individual user name and password through which he may access these online facilities.
SAE also presents many awards and scholarships for students excelling in the competitions held by them and would also be given an opportunity to visit SAE International in the USA.
Mr. Purushotham concluded with the note that it would definitely benefit an individual enrolling as a member of SAE.