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NITTRO is a radio-controlled car racing event held during Pragyan that tests the participant’s fabrication, driving and management skills. Here, a wireless RC car, powered by an IC engine is required for participation by each team. The event is to complete your model and compete with other teams. To score maximum points, your car needs to complete the race in the least possible time on a well-designed off-road track with obstacles.

Prizes worth INR 50000

Date: 3rd March 2018

Time: 10AM to 9PM

Venue: In front of EEE Audi



Two events

1. Main race,

2. Freestyle session (with the likes of slalom, fastest to return, sudden drag etc.)


All interested participants are expected to send an abstract regarding the details of the RC car with photo on or before 25th February 2018.

The format for the abstract submission can be downloaded from here.

To submit your abstract:
1. Click 'Upload Abstract' which will lead you to a new page. 
2. Exercise the provision to upload files on the new page.

3. With that, your submission of abstract is complete.

Upload Abstract





1. Participants report to the venue with their cars.

2. Strict inspection of the car is carried out according to the guidelines & regulations set by the organizers.

3. All selected teams will be given practice slots of 15 minutes each, after the inspection is completed.



1. All selected teams will now have to compete in a time trial.

2. Each team will be given a run of 2 individual laps & the best lap time will be considered.

Final Rounds

1. This will primarily be a knockout round.

2. Head to head knock out races would be held to determine the winner.

Free Style:

1. All selected teams will perform a series of tasks (i.e. maneuvering a football on to goal post. etc.) which will be informed half an hour prior to the event.

2. Points will be given based on execution of the tasks given.

3. The team with the highest points wins the event.

NOTE: Decision of the judge is final and binding.


Make a wireless remote-controlled car, powered only by an IC engine which can compete with other teams and can score maximum points in the least possible time on a well-designed off-road track with obstacles.

Stages of the event:

  • Abstract Submission

  • Inspection

  • Race Event

    • Prelims

    • Final Rounds

  • Free Style

Conduction of each stage of the event:

  • Abstract Submission: Format of the abstract is available for download from the website. Edit the same file and submit your abstracts.

Abstracts can also be submitted after registration.

  • 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.


NOTE: The abstract is non-eliminative and is intended to give us an idea about the effort put in by the participants.


1) How many members are allowed in a team? Are cross-college teams allowed?

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

2) Who is eligible to participate?

All students with a valid identity card of their respective educational institutes are eligible to participate in NITTRO at Pragyan 2018.

3) Is there a provision to acquire fuel for the cars nearby?

No, it is the responsibility of the participants to bring and take care of their individual fuel requirements. There is a petrol pump 10 minutes away from campus.

4) Is there a registration fee?


5) Is fabrication a strict procedure for qualification?

Fabrication is not a must. However, participants who have done the fabrication will be awarded extra points.

6) Can cars be changed/modified mid-race?

No, the car which has been approved for the race during checking shall be the one which takes part in the race.


1. Results will be based on a point system for both events. The event grading is independent of one another.

2. Inspection Round will be considered while assigning points. If the specified fabrication is not done, points will be deducted accordingly.

3. Only two persons from a team are allowed inside the track arena.

4. If both the tyres of the car go out of the track, the car should be restored back to the previous checkpoint.

5. Failure to restore the car on the call of organisers will lead to disqualification.

6. Marshall man (from each team) should be conscious as to not damage the track while assisting; damaging the track will lead to disqualification of the team.

7. Marshall man should assist if and only if the car goes out of the track or if the organiser says so.

8. During the race your car should not touch or be an obstacle to the other car. In case of collision of cars, both the cars should be taken to the nearest checkpoint.

9. Organiser’s decision is final.

10. Fixtures will be made based on the outcomes of time trial and no change will be encouraged.

11. In the event of unexpected power cut during the race, the race will be restarted. Care is taken by the organisers to not start the race during the obvious timings of power cut.

12. 1 second will be added to the participant's time if one of the wheels crosses the boundary.

13. Participants meeting the fabrication requirements will be awarded 10 points and those who don't meet the criteria may not be allowed for the main race. However, they can compete in the freestyle event.

14. We do not allow truggies.


1. If the machine is found unsafe to run on the track, the team will be disqualified from the race. The organisers' decision will be final and binding in this respect.

2. The vehicles are not allowed to leave any loose parts on any part of the arena. Any vehicle disintegrating during the race will be disqualified.

3. Teams are not allowed to deliberately damage the machine of the opponent's team. If found doing so on track (while racing), the concerned team will be disqualified.

4. The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition. The coordinators reserve the right to disqualify any team indulging in misbehaviour.

5. If any of the machines start off before the flag is waved, the counter will be restarted and the machines will get a second chance. However, if any machine starts off before the waving of the flag (or countdown) for a second time, it will be disqualified. No rematch will be held for the second time.


1. The race track will be an off-road dirt track with left & right turns, hairpins, S-shaped curves, bumps and puddles.

2. Participants are advised to use proper suspension systems for their machines to endure the bumps.

3. A lap is deemed to be completed when the machine completes the entire track & comes back to the starting point.

4. The track will have checkpoints at regular intervals. If a machine tumbles, or halts, or goes off the arena at any point on the track, one of the team members is allowed to lift it up and place it at the nearest checkpoint behind that point. The time shall still be running in the meantime.

5. Team members are not permitted to touch either their machines or those of their opponents once the race begins (unless there is need to lift the machine as stated in the previous point). The penalty for doing so is disqualification.



1. The maximum allowed capacity of IC engine to be used is 4.6 cc and this will be checked before the competition (i.e. Participants can also use 2.5 cc, 3 cc, 3.5 cc or any other IC engine lower in capacity).

2. There is no restriction on the type of IC engine (either glow or diesel cycle engine), but the engine must have throttle control.



1. The percentage of nitromethane should not exceed 20% by volume in the fuel.



1. Machine should fit in a box of dimensions 800mm x 600mm x800mm (l x b x h) at any moment of time during the race. The external device which is used to control the machine is not included in the size constraint.

2. The machine may be roughly classified into structural and functional parts:

3. Functional parts - Gears, differential gear, engine, springs, shock absorbers, servo motors (non-propulsion purposes only), batteries, wheels, wheel hub are allowed to be used as available in the market.

4. Structural parts - Chassis, steering mechanism, shock towers, suspension (excluding upper suspension arm, suspension spring and shock absorbers), have to be built by the participants themselves.

5. The car will be checked for proper throttle control.



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


Radio controllers:

2. The machine has to be necessarily controlled by a wireless remote-control system.

3. Participants are required to use a remote control of frequency of band spectrum 2.4 GHz. The above rule is to ensure that there is no frequency clash during the competition and participants are not allowed to use any other remotes with frequency other than 2.4 GHz. (In case of unavailability of remote control (i.e 2.4 GHz) the participants are required to submit their remote in organizers desk and it will returned during respected practise slots and race only, in order to avoid frequency clash)



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



Priya   ----- 8056194152

Ashay ----- 8424024523

Or email us at nittro@pragyan.org

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