Bharath Cycle Design Challenge grand finale on November 4 in Bengaluru
New Delhi : The grand finale of Bharath Cycle Design Challenge (BCDC), organised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in partnership with Namma Nimma Cycle Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 4th November, 2023 in Bengaluru.
Chanakya University in Bengaluru will be hosting the final event of the Bharat Cycle Design Challenge. The event will witness the august presence of Chairman AICTE Prof. T.G.Sitharam, Former Indian Cricketer and Commentator Shri D Ganesh, Vice President of Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. Shri George Vergehese, Vice Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University Dr. Vidyashankar and Vice Chancellor of Chanakya University Dr. Yashavanta Dongre.
AICTE in its ongoing efforts to foster innovation and creativity, launched the Bharath Cycle Design Challenge event in the first week of June, 2023 for college students. The challenge was planned with a vision to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative, encourage innovation and creativity in design and making of electric and non e-electric cycles, develop sustainable transportation and provide solutions to the challenges facing urban mobility in India. Student teams were invited in the BCDC to design a cycle that is affordable, eco-friendly and suits the needs of the Indian market.
The competition called for 2D & 3D designs from a group of students and technical institutions to identify 04 bicycle designs. After a rigorous testing and evaluation process, 16 teams with their outstanding prototypes are selected to compete in the Grand Finale under four categories – Cargo EV, Cargo Non-EV, Commute EV and Commute Non-EV.
The award and prize distribution ceremony will take place at 3 pm at Chanakya University in Bengaluru with the esteemed presence of the guests.
BCDC is India's premier hackathon which brings together over 1,000 students to build the future of mobility with cycle as the focus. BCDC envisions transforming the bicycle design and making stack leading to sustainable mobility. BCDC is the response of India for a sustaining and green economy - where it is intended to bring in the innovation in design and modern practices in manufacturability.