SAE is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Our core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development

Mission: To advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity.

Vision: SAE is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions.


SAEINDIA is India's leading resource for mobility technology. As an individual member-driven society of mobility practitioners the ownership of SAEINDIA wrests with its members who are Individuals from the mobility community, which includes Engineers Executives from Industry, Government Officials, Academics and Students.

SAE’s Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions take students beyond textbook theory by enabling them to design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle and then compete with other students from around the globe in exciting and intense competitions. All CDS competitions prepare undergraduate and graduate engineering students in a variety of disciplines for future employment in mobility-related industries by challenging them with a hands-on, team engineering experience that also requires budgeting, communication, project management, and resource management skills. Students also gain valuable exposure with recruiters from leading companies in the mobility industry to help land their first engineering job after graduation.

Vision & Mission

  • We are the most preferred technical body for knowledge dissemination & skill development of mobility professionals, students, and faculty
  • We are a trusted think-tank advising policymakers on Mobility-Related Matters
  • We are a self-sustaining Society with more than 10% of Mobility Professionals as Members
  • We are a nimble and Professional Organization Creating Value for Mobility Engineering Community

Member Benefits

Why should you Join SAEINDIA?

Be a part of a National organization with a link to SAE International, whose benefits are geared specifically to the needs of the mobility engineering community. Your formal education and professional development will be enhanced through your SAEINDIA member benefits. Many of these benefits and opportunities are outlined below.

  • SAEINDIA is one of the few professional engineering societies whose membership represents practically every engineering and scientific discipline. Its members combine their specialized abilities to further advance the research, development, design, manufacture and utilization of vehicles which operate on land and water and in air and space.
  • Membership provides for regular members to have access to emagazine- either Automotive Engineering International or Aerospace Engineering magazine. These award winning magazines target hot topics about ground vehicle and aircraft developments to provide members with a valuable resource for keeping pace with the rapidly changing technology in the mobility industry.
  • Members can purchase SAEINDIA and SAE International technical papers and publications at member discount prices.
  • Members receive free registration at SAEINDIA's lecture meetings and exhibits. This unique benefit puts the members in touch with other professional engineers and suppliers who determine the future of the expanding mobility industry worldwide.
  • SAEINDIA regularly plans and offers many career development activities such as job fairs, career enhancement sessions, resume/recruitment boards, and resume database services. Professional development seminars are also available at special member discounted rates, as well as undergraduate and graduate scholarship programs.
  • Access vital high-tech mobility information through renewal registration fee for attending SAEINDIA National and International Congress.
  • Network with industry leaders and corporate officials at SAEINDIA meetings and local section activities.
  • Save Rs.2500 to Rs.10000 while attending SAEINDIA professional development business and TOP TECH Programs.

Membership Classification & Benefits

Applicants to SAEINDIA are reviewed by the Membership Grading Committee to determine their experience, level of engineering involvement and educational background before they are accepted and assigned as member, associate member or affiliate grade.


Listed below are the qualifications for each grade of SAEINDIA membership as stated in the Bylaws:

Member Grade:

This grade shall be composed of persons having a qualified College or University degree in Engineering and a minimum of five(5) years of professional technical experience or having the required equivalent years of technical education and professional technical experience or who have rendered distinguished service and are having noteworthy accomplishments in the area of Mobility Engineering or who have been members of SAEINDIA or IAE (India).

Associate Grade:

This grade shall be composed of persons having a qualified College or University degree in Engineering or having the required equivalent years of technical education and professional technical experience but have not yet attained the experience and level of responsibility to qualify for grade of member or who have been Associate members of SAEINDIA or IAE (India).

Affiliate Grade:

This grade shall be composed of persons whose affiliation supports the objectives of SAEINDIA but do not meet the requirements for Members and Associate Members or who have been Affiliate members of SAEINDIA or IAE (India). Applicants who are elected to either Associate or Affiliate grade may apply for a grade transfer after they have obtained more experience in the mobility engineering field.

Events for Professional Members

Events for Student SAE Members:

Events for School Children’s:

Baja SAE

In Baja SAE, engineering students are tasked with designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle that is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle that serves a recreational user market. The students must function as a team to design, engineer, build, test, promote, and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules.

SAE Supra

The event provides a platform for students to apply their engineering skills to design and construct a Formula category vehicle as per defined performance and safety specifications. SUPRA SAEINDIA 2017 comprised of a series of Static and Dynamic events spread over five days, concluding with a final Endurance run.

SAE Aero Design Challenge

The SAE Aero Design competition is a real‐world design challenge designed to compress a typical aircraft development program into one calendar year, taking participants through the system engineering process of breaking down requirements. It exposes participants to the nuances of conceptual design, manufacturing, system integration/test, and sell‐off through demonstration.

SAE Tractor Design Competition

Unique Engineering Design Competition for Students with a realistic 360-degree workplace experience.

Students gain practical technical experience in the areas

  • Design of drive train systems
  • Tractor performance
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Analysis of tractive forces

For further more details just click on the below links




About SRM SAE Collegiate Club

The SRM SAE Collegiate Club is the foremost Techno - Management club affiliated to SAEINDIA and is highly student driven. It was formulated on the basis of the core values and vision of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and strives to bring about a positive change to the society.

It is led on its path to improve technical education and awareness by three very prominent and efficient Faculty Advisors, namely, Dr. M. Cheralathan, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM IST and Chairman, SAEINDIA Southern Section, Mahindra World City Division and Prof. P. Baskara Sethupathi, Assistant Professor (Sr.G), Department of Automobile Engineering and 3 time Treasurer of SAEINDIA Southern Section, Mahindra World City Division and also Champion of SAEINDIA BAJA event and Dr. R. Murugesan, Assistant Professor (Sr.G), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Managing committee member of SAEINDIA Southern Section, Mahindra World City Division for 2020 – 2022.

The SRM SAE Collegiate Club supports all the activities of SAEINDIA and has conducted numerous events like SUPRA, BAJA, Aero Design Challenge and the newly launched, Tractor Design Competition, apart from SAEINDIA Student Convention Tier I, II & III events.

Student members have also shown great initiative and support for continuous improvement and have upheld the SRM & SAE name in all their endeavors.



Dr. A. Thilagaraj                                           

Assistant Professor (Sr. G)

Area: Commerce
Affiliation: Faculty Of Science And Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur.


Ph.D. Commerce Madurai Kamaraj University, 2009
M.Phil. Commerce Madurai Kamaraj University, 1997
M.Com Commerce Madurai Kamaraj University, 1995
MBA Marketing Madurai Kamaraj University, 2010
MBA Finance Periyar University, 2012
PGDMM Marketing Annamalai University, 1998
B.Com Commerce Madurai Kamaraj University, 1993

Other Details:

Research Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Systems

Selected Publications

  • Floriculture – A Blooming Time Kisan World Nov.’2009 0971-9229
  • Higher Education: Demands of a Knowledge economy University News Dec. ‘ 2010 0566-2257
  • Green Revolution – for Nation’s Economy Kisan World April’ 2009 0971-9229
  • Aviation Industry: Low cost carriers driving the growth Facts for You June’ 2010 0970-2652
  • Litchi:  High Potential for this favoured fruit Facts for You January’ 2011 09702-652
  • Edible oils: Demand-Supply gap continues Facts for You Feb.’ 2010 0970-2652
  • Co-operative Marketing in India an overview Tamil Journal of Co-operation Sep.’ 2009
  • Milk production in India: an Overview Kisan World Feb.’ 2011 0971-9229
  • IT Industry: Performance and Future Facts for You Dec.’ 2010 0970-2652
  • Turmeric: The Golden Spice Facts for You April’ 2009 0970-2652
  • Solar Energy Kisan World May’2010 0971-9229
  • Export Trade: An Outlook Facts for You Sep.’ 2009 0970-2652
  • Child Labour in India – A Road Ahead Kisan World April’ 2010 0971-9229
  • Steel: Potential Untapped Facts for You March’ 2010 0970-2652
  • Tourism – A Potential Game Changer Indian Journal of Applied Research December’ 2015 2249-555X Impact Factor:3.6241
  • An Overview of Flood Management ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research January’ 2016 2231-5780 Impact Factor:3.25
  • Go Green – ‘Let’s Green the Plant’ International Journal in Management and Social Science January’ 2016 2321-1784 Impact Factor:4.358
  • Tool for Marketing CRM Reader Shelf April’ 2008
  • A study on quality analysis of selective oil corporation SMART Journal of Business Management Studies Jan.-June’ 2012
  • Customer satisfaction towards mobile banking –A Study Indian journal of applied research Feb 2018 2249-555X
  • Tourism-strength of Indian economy Indian journal of applied research Jan 2017 2249-555X

Papers Presented

  • E-Commerce Sustainable tool in today’s Context VHNSN College 2407.2015
  • Human Rights & Women Employment VHNSN College 19.12.2015
  • Make in India – Boon to Manufacturing Sector Quaide Milleth College 7.1.2016
  • LPG and the challenging Face on Human Resource Annai Mathammal Sheela College 26.02.2011
  • Study on Equity analysis of Selected oil companies Bharathidasan University 8.1.2011
  • Role of Microfinance in Poverty Deduction Pondicherry University 27.01.2011
  • A study on Perception of the employees relating to the job satisfaction at standard fireworks SRM University 28.02.2013
  • Corporate spinoff – A risk and return Karpagam University 24.09.2009
  • Human Rights – Robust Roles VHNSN College 7.8.2008
  • Global retail industry – The way for retail future Nehru Institute 8.10.2010
  • Role of government in the development of rural entrepreneurship St.Xavier’s College 26.02.2010
  • The role of government in transnalization efforts of Indian SME’s VHNSN College 22.02.2010
  • Indian corporate government system – A key instrument Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College 5.2.2010
  • The Corporate governance the financial crises Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College 5.2.2010
  • Impact of CRM in business sector Acharya Institute 12.2.2012
  • Micro finance institutions in India VHNSN College 6.1.2011
  • E-Learning:  Trend and emerging Technologies RVS Institute, Coimbatore 28.01.2011

Academic Experiences

  • Sri. S. Ramaswamy Naidu Memorial College September 1997 to December 2010 13 years and 6 months
    College of Business Management December’ 2010 to June’ 2011 6 months
    SRM IST July’ 2011 to Till date