Thanks for your support in making Pragyan 2011 a huge success!!!


  • Murugappa Group
  • ONGC
  • DirectI
  • McAfee
  • Bhash
  • BIES
  • DHL
  • UPL
  • SBI
  • Freshers World
  • NDTV
  • Study in Holland
  • Landmark
  • Mark My Fest
  • Think Digit
  • B.Tech Guru




KeyBoard Shortcuts

CTRL + ALT + K = Enable / Disable Keyboard Shortcuts
Pragyan 2011 - NITTro


Cash prizes increased to a whopping 80,000 INR !!!
The registration form has been updated. We are accepting all registrations that are turned in by Sunday, February 13, 2011

They waste natural resources, pollute the air and groundwater, desecrate the landscape with asphalt and last forever in landfills, but by God - we love them!

Mr. Goodwrench was right: it's not your car, it's your freedom, and freedom stirs the soul. It doesn't require any guess what are we talking about: it's the passion of our era, it's the adrenalin booster for us, it's the raw machine which will thrill and amaze you too - it's NITTro at Pragyan '11. Don't be left behind, prepare your own RC controlled IC engine car that will roar the horizons.

It's the ultimate legacy to watch your dream machine being ogled-boggled and create an envy around you. So RRRReeeeevvvvvv it!!!


Make a wireless remote controlled machine, powered ONLY by an IC Engine that can complete a designated track in the least possible time.

Stages of the event

  • Abstract Submission
  • Inspection
  • Prelims
  • Final rounds

Conduction of each stage of the event

Abstract Submission: 

Format of the abstract is given below. Upload your abstracts while registering.

  • A video of the working model. Upload the video on YouTube and include the link in your abstract.
  • Photos of the chassis, steering and suspension system fabricated. Zip the videos and upload in the appropriate column while registering.

Deadline: Deadline for submitting the abstracts are 11th February, 2011.
Note: The abstract is non-eliminative and is intended to give us an idea about the effort put in by the participants.


  • Participants report to the venue with their machines.
  • Strict inspection of the machine is carried out according to the guidelines & regulations set by the organizers.
  • All selected teams will be given practice slots of 15 minutes each, after the inspection is completed.


  • All selected teams will now have to compete in a time trial.
  • Each team will be given a run of 2 individual laps & the best lap time will be considered.

Final Rounds:

  • This will be primarily a knock out round.
  • Next head to head knock out races would be held to determine the winner.


Abstract Format

  • Name, College and Contact Details of the team members.
  • Original maker/model of the car:
  • Length of car (end to end):
  • Width of Car (wheel rim to wheel rim):
  • Height of the Car:
  • Diameter of wheels:
  • Engine capacity:
  • Frequency of Remote and Reception:
  • Remote type (pistol type or other type):
  • Briefly explain the Chassis and general design of your car:
  • Briefly explain the steering mechanism of your car:
  • What is unique about your car?
  • URL of the video of your car running (The video must show the car run a complete circuit):


General Rules

  • If the machine is found unsafe to run on the track, the team would be disqualified from the race. The organizers' decision would be final and binding in this respect.
  • The vehicles are not allowed to leave any loose parts on any part of the arena. Any vehicle disintegrating during the race would be disqualified.
  • The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition. The coordinators reserve the right to disqualify any team indulged in misbehaviour.
  • Judges' decision shall be treated as final and binding on all.

Track Specifications

  • The race track will be a dirt track with left & right turns, hairpins, S-shaped curves and some bumps and puddles.
  • Participants are advised to use proper suspension for their machines to endure the bumps.
  • Details about the track will be updated soon.
  • A lap is deemed to be completed when the machine completes the entire track & comes back to the starting point.
  • Check points will be provided along the track where machines can start again due to disturbance.

Technical Specifications


  • Maximum piston displacement allowed is 4.6 cc.     Updated!!
  • There is no restriction on the type of IC engine (either glow or diesel cycle engine), but the engine must have throttle control.


  • The percentage of nitro methane should not exceed 20% by volume in the fuel.

Vehicle dimensions:

  • The completed machine should be able to fit in a box of dimensions 700mm X 400mm X 400mm.
  • Antennae (if used) are exempt from the height restriction.

Parts that are to be fabricated by the participants:

  • The chassis.
  • Suspensions system.
  • Steering mechanism.
  • Platform/Casing for the electronics, engines and fuel tank.

Parts that can be directly procured from the market:

  • Gear box assembly, Differentials (if used).
  • Suspension springs, Shock absorbers
  • Drive-line and rods
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Clutch system
  • Brake system
  • Engine
  • Carburetor
  • Servo Motors

Power supply:

  • The machine must have an on-board power supply to provide power to any mechanism requiring electric power not exceeding 12V.

Radio controllers:

  • The machine has to be necessarily controlled by a wireless remote control system.
  • Note that participants are required to bring 2 remote controls of distinct frequencies or a dual- frequency remote control. 

Note: Participants are advised to provide proper suspension so that their vehicle can endure the dirt track.

Control Space

  • An elevated podium will be provided for the control of the machine. The podium will ensure good visibility for the controller.

Team Specifications

  • A team can consist of a maximum of 5 members. Students from different educational institutes can form a team.


  • All students with a valid identity card of their respective educational institutes are eligible to participate in NITTro at Pragyan 2011.

Karthik Nagarajan 


Prashanth Anwari

Formula: 0

You must be logged in to fill this form. Click here to login.
Contact Us Copyright Pragyan Team © 2010-2011 - powered by Pragyan CMS v3.0. All rights reserved. Feedback