DHA Suffa University of Engineering and Management Sciences (DSU) is the fastest growing university of Pakistan. A twenty-member team of engineering students from DHA Suffa University raised the Pakistani flag at Calder Park Raceway, Australia and competed in the prestigious Formula Student Australasia 2017 competition against teams from Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Japan, Malaysia, South Asia and Poland.
DSU’s team Bur’raq, developed a unique of its kind formula style race car for their participation in the event. The design and manufacture the Bur’raq race car was completed in one and a half year. Despite this being their first year of participation, with no previous experience of having developed anything similar, DHA Suffa University team still managed to break all records held by the current Formula Student Teams of Pakistan managing to become the most successful internationally acclaimed Formula Student Team from Pakistan.
Formula Student competitions are organized globally at different international venues of the world. The core concept of the competition revolves around a virtual manufacturing company contracting a team of students to develop a formula-style race car. Through a series of events, the teams are made to prove their potential as competent engineers, capable of developing a first-class race car.
It was a unique honour for DHA Suffa University that its team was among the top 20 teams of the competition that alone made it to the track without any failure. With such amazing laurels to its credit, this team has made its countrymen and DSU immensely proud. This success is greatly attributed to the support and patronage of DHA, especially the Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali. The philanthropic sponsors who supported the DHA Suffa University Bur’raq team in different forms also played a pivotal role in their success. The future of this team looks immensely bright and it is expected to continue adding feathers in the DHA Suffa University Cap through participation in the upcoming international competitions.