KGP team wins Gold prize for autonomous bicycle model

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2016 has started with a bang for students at IIT Kharagpur. Close on the heels of winning the India finals of the Hult Prize, another team of 13 undergraduate students from various departments of the Institute have won the 'Gold award' of Rs 5 lakh for their 'i-Bike' project at the KPIT Sparkle 2016, a national design and development innovation contest for engineering and science students across India. 

 

Team KGP competed with over 10,000 students from across 500 colleges in India in this competition, the theme for which was 'Smart Solutions for Energy and Transportation.' The competition received over 1700 innovative entries and 54 best teams made it to the grand finale, where the top shortlisted teams presented

 their innovative and sustainable solutions through scale models and working prototypes.

What is the i-Bike?

i-Bike is the fruition of a sincere quest among a group of