Formula Bharat

An Indian Formula Student competition

Pune 2017

**This event is now completed. Click here to view the photo gallery on Facebook.**

Registrations for the FB Academy Workshop at Pune on September 6, 2017 are now closed. On-site new registrations will not be taken.


Early bird INR 1000 until July 28. Regular INR 1500 until August 18. Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, registration material and electronic participation certificates.

COEP Mini-Auditorium,
Academic Complex,
College Of Engineering,
Wellesely Road,
Shivajinagar, Pune

Date: Wednesday September 6, 2017

Host: Team Octane Racing

Arrival Time: Please arrive to the COEP Mini-Auditorium between 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM to collect your registration material and badges. All participants are required to produce Govt-issued Photo ID.

Document Review sessions: If your team is interested in having their competition documents reviewed, please sign up in the morning at the front desk. Each review session will be allotted 20 mins during the course of the day. Choice of time slot is based on first-come-first-serve.

Also, this venue will not be able to support placement or storage of team vehicles. In this case, you may take photos of your vehicle as per the ‘Photo Submissions’ document requirements and bring hardcopies to be reviewed at the workshop.

At this workshop, 4 reviewers / inspectors will be present.

Participant Certificates:

Electronic participant certificates will be emailed to participants within 7 days of the workshop. Only participants that have attended the workshop shall receive a copy.


  • Videography of presentations are not allowed. Participants will receive access to presenter’s material post-workshop. Participants found violating this rule will be asked to leave.
  • Food is not allowed in the mini-auditorium.
  • The venue only allows for vegetarian meal options.
  • Cost Reporting presentation may require you to use a laptop / tablet device. Please do note that power sources may not be readily available in the hall.

Tentative Schedule:

Time Presentation Topic / ACTIVITY Speaker
 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM  Registration Material Collection + Review Session Booking  –
 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM  Breakfast & Refreshments  –
 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM  Welcome & Introduction of Formula Bharat  Cathy D’Souza
 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM  Rules in 2018  Mahek Mody
 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM  Common design mistakes in Formula Student  Mahek Mody
 11:00 AM – 11:10 AM  Break  –
 11:15 AM – 11:50 AM  Ace-ing the Business Presentation  BVN Madhu
 11:55 AM – 12:20 PM  Panel Discussion: Lessons from participating overseas  Cathy D’Souza, IIT Bombay, Orion Racing
 12:20 PM – 1:05 PM  Lunch  –
 1:10 PM – 2:15 PM  Cost Reporting in 2018 + Practical  Devesh Bharti & Nikita Patil
 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM  Re-inventing your team for Electrical Performance  Kristian Helin
 3:00 PM – 3:10 PM  Break  –
 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM  Guest Speaker: Building a successful Formula Student team  Sirish Vissa
 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM  Snacks & Refreshments  –
 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM  Sponsor Presentation  TBA
 5:00 PM – 5:10 PM  Closing  Cathy D’Souza

Page Updated: Sept 13, 2017