Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) is a community of students, Faculty and staff members of the Department of Aerospace Engineering IIT Kanpur. SAE primarily aims at increasing the level of interaction among the students and faculty members, through several events and programs like conducting the Departmental Freshers and Farewell ceremony and dinners, managing Aerospace Library, organizing industrial trips, movie sessions, lecture series, departmental magazines, summer camps etc.

Summer Workshop

Since last 2 years SAE has been organizing Summer Camp / Workshop for First Year Students to excite them towards all things related to Aerospace Engineering. This has been a great success with strong participation every year. In 2012 the following activities were arranged.
Coordinators: Tushar Sikroria and Ankur Chawla
Special Lecture and Workshop: Patent Information for Research and Entrepreneurship Speaker: Mr. Amit Shukla, Consultant, SIDBI-Innovation & Incubation Centre, IITK Date: June 1, 2012

Lectures by Faculty
  • Dr. Abhijit Kushari: Propulsion (28 May )
  • Dr. Sudhir Kamle: Structures (29 May)
  • Dr. Abhishek: Helicopters (29 May)
  • Dr. T K Sengupta: Aerodynamics (29 May)
  • Dr. A K Ghosh: Flight Mechanics (31 May)
  • Dr. Kamal Poddar: LabVIEW (4 June)
Lectures by Students
  • Inertial Measurement Units (30 May)
  • Sensors (31 May)
Projects Undertaken by Students
  • Fixed Wing MAV Design
  • Wing and Wing Box Structure
  • Rocket Design
Design Competitions

SAE actively mentors and encourages participation of students in various national and international student competitions. In year 2011-2012, students participated in the following competitions:

  • NASA Environmental Responsible Aviation Challenge
  • AHS Student Design Competition 2012
  • AIAA Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design
  • AIAA Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design
  • AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Design
  • AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design

During 2012-2013:

  • AHS Student Design Competition 2013
  • AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design
  • MICAV 2013
  • Airbus Fly Your Ideas Competition
Competitions Won by SAE members

Students from SAE IIT Kanpur have been winning several national and international cometitions in last few years, some of which are listed below:

  • AHS Student Design Competition 2011: Best New Entry - Sriram Ganesan and Puneet Singh
  • NASA Green Aviation Challenge 2011: 1st Prize International Entries - Mukul Atri and Sriram Ganesan
  • Caltech Space Challenge: Winning Team of 16 international students - Sriram Ganesan
  • XVII National Seminar on Aerospace Structures September 2011 : Best Student Poster - Sriram Ganesan and Mukul Atri
  • 42nd All India Student Design Competition by NDRF, Institute of Engineers India: Gold Medal in Aerospace Engineering - Puneet Singh

Following workshops were also organized

  • Rocket Workshop
  • Space Shuttle Workshop

Some pictures from the activity are included below.