Team KNOx IIT Roorkee is the official off-road racing team of IITR. The team designs and fabricates an off-road vehicle and participate in National level competition BAJA SAE India, the most prominent engineering level competition held in the country. Team KNOx provides a big platform to all the creative people who starve to work out of the box and are willing to sweat it out to achieve something.
The team is open to all students of all disciplines with passion and dedication being the two main prerequisites. Mechanical design and marketing are the two main verticals under which the students work in the team.
Baja SAE is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from universities all over the world design and build small off-road cars. The competition tests the designing as well as the management aspect of the team. Every team participating in the competition needs to comply with the rule book and adhere to the timelines given by the competition committee.
The competition is held every year and is organized by Mahindra at Pithampur, Indore and witnesses a participation of more than 150 teams in the main event. The main event consists of Static Events - Design, Sala and Cost presentation as well as Dynamic events - Brake test, acceleration test, manoeuvrability, rock crawl, suspension traction and the biggest of them all Endurance Race.