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  • Team deGerm wins at Techstars Startup Weekend Covid

    Team deGerm from BPDC has returned with flying colours with 4 Awards in 4 different countries at the recently held Techstars Startup Weekend Covid Edition 2020 between 24-26 April 2020.


    Team deGerm: Karan Sharma, Kavya Parthasarathy,Dhruva Kanwar, Divya Sehgal (2nd Year CS), Jaskaran Singh Sethi(2nd Year ECE) , 


    Team deGerm has been awarded-

    Crowd-Fave Startup

    Techstars Startup Weekend Australia

    2nd Position

    Techstars Startup Weekend Thailand 

    2nd Position

    Techstars Startup Weekend Algeria

    3rd Position

    Techstars Startup Weekend Sri Lanka


    They will now be a part of the Techstars Startup Weekend Covid Global Edition where the winners of the various countries would be competing to be a part of the Techstars Global Covid Bootcamp and a chance to win $ 10,000 to accelerate their solutions.


    The team has also been awarded mentorship with SIRIVentures & KT Venture Capital,  investment and scale-up consultations with 42 Ventures, GC Innovation Hub, & memberships + free access to the resources and programs at the Sydney Knowledge Hub, The Generator at Bundaberg & Gympie and Fishburners. They have also been invited to present their solution at the TechSauce Virtual Summit and will receive a number of free credits and partner resources from Google, Amazon and 42 Ventures.


    Organizers and partners for these events included representatives from Google for Startup, Amazon, Microsoft for startups, and a number of venture capitalists from these countries. The theme was to build sustainable solutions to tackle COVID-19 and beyond.


    The events hosted more than ~1000 participants in each of the 4 countries, 54 hours of networking, 30+ workshops, 40+ mentors, and judges online on Zoom and Discord while the finale was live streamed on Youtube. Among the participating teams who reached the finals in each of the 4 countries, Team deGerm from BPDC bagged awards in each one of them!

  • ACM Student Chapter Excellence Award Winners

    ACM Student Chapter of BITS Pilani Dubai has won the  Excellence Award for Outstanding Chapter Activities.The icon can now be proudly displayed on our web page along with a cash prize of $500 .They will also be featured on the ACM Website and in ACM MemberNet. 
    Kindly check the website at : https://www.acmbpdc.org/ 

  • BPDC wins at Techstars Online Startup Weekend 2020

    BITSians have won with flying colors at the Techstars Online Startup Weekend Dubai, COVID Edition 2020, held between 16th April & 18th April 2020. Organizers and partners for this edition included representatives from Dubai Future Accelerators, LEAD Ventures, Microsoft for Startups in the Middle East, GetBee and DTEC Ventures. The theme was to build sustainable solutions to tackle COVID-19 and beyond.
    The event hosted 280 participants, 54 hours of networking, 6 workshops, 17 mentors, and 6 judges online on Zoom and Slack while the finale was live streamed on Youtube. Among the 10 participating teams who reached the finals, students and alumni from BPDC bagged both the Second and Third Prizes!
    Second Position:
    Team Vision Health: Komal Harish (2019 CS Alumni), Shivangi Kewalramani (2019 ECE Alumni) and Sabiha Shaik (4th Year CS)
    Third Position
    Team Moood: Parth Poply, Somil Mathur, Tushar Agrawal (4th year CS) and Kenish Shah (4th year Civil)
    The teams have been awarded legal consultations worth USD 9500 each, along with 3 months of free access to DTEC's coworking space and their mentorship programs.
    It also gives me great pleasure to share that the teams have been featured on Zawya, one of the leading sources of regional news and intelligence.You can access the link :

  • SolarGridX bags first prize at StartAD

    Three of our CS students who are co founders of SolarGridX have bagged the 1st place at STARTAD.


    “StartAD organised their Startup Incubation program 2020, which was a 10-week immersive youth entrepreneurship program focusing on youth entrepreneurial capacity building and supporting the next disruptors of the UAE startup ecosystem and was held at the New York University Abu Dhabi. It came to an end this 20th April with the final pitching competition. It had 19 teams competing against each other.


    Team SolarGridX, which had three students from our university, Hardik Bhatia(3rd Year, CS), Devansh Shah(3rd Year, CS) and Prashant Konda(4th year, CS) 


    The students were awarded a cash prize of $3000.

  • BPDC student has secured 3rd place in the NYUAD 2020 Hackathon

    BPDC family is happy to share the good news, that a fourth year CS student Mr Mohammed Shoaib has secured 3rd place in the NYUAD 2020 Hackathon which was conducted between April 16th -19th 2020.The entire Hackathon was conducted online over Slack,Zoom and GitHub with participants and mentors joining from different countries across the globe.The details of the different countries from which participants were involved is also shared with you.
    Five of our students were selected to participate in this event which was initially planned to be conducted in NYUAD between April 6th - April 9th 2020.This event was postponed and converted to an online event due to the COVID 19 pandemic.Three of our students participated in this event,Mr Mohammed Shoaib, Mr Harshit Gajjar and Mr Kelvin DeÇosta.The two other students selected but could not participate are Ms.Lalitha Natarajan and Mr Shaun Fernandes.
    The application that was developed was BFit.A brief description of the winning application is as follows:
    “During these rough pandemic times, we are forced to stay in quarantine at our homes. This causes minimal movement activity which isn't great for our health. It is very important to stay fit but it is difficult to get the motivation. BFiT for Be Focused in Training is a social web app that allows users to workout and have training sessions with their family, friends, or anyone who wants to stay fit and healthy. BFiT is your very own personal trainer with planned training sessions catered towards your personal needs!”.

  • Winners at Hackathon organised by Ministry of Health, Abudhabi

    "Hack on Health" Hackathon was organized by the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi Government in partnership with Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and IBM. 
    Three students from our university - Neetesh Bhati (C.S. III Year), Sarthak Sethi (E.C. E. III Year) , and Yatharth Kher (C.S. III Year) participated and secured 1st Position. They received a cash prize of AED 30,000.
    They made an app "Salama" for the prevention of chronic diseases. This was done in line with the UAE's Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

  • 500kWp Solar Photovoltaic BOT Contract signed between BPDC and Etihad Energy Services

    Towards the Green Energy Initiative, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus has planned to install the RoofTop Solar system in the BPDC Premises.BPDC and Etihad Esco have agreed on collaboration under which Etihad Esco will install the Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic with the capacity of 500kWp at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus . The Preliminary BOT Contract has signed between the two parties at WETEX on 21st October 2019. 

  • SolarGridX was awarded at biggest Fintech Festival of MENA region

    SolarGridX, founded by Hardik Bhatia, was awarded at biggest Fintech Festival of MENA region.
    On 21-23 October 2019, Organised by Abu Dhabi Global Market, FinTech Abu Dhabi welcomed over 5,000+ delegates from over 70 countries in Abu Dhabi. The Fintech Abu Dhabi Awards showcased the very best in global FinTech innovation across ten inspirational categories and SolarGridX was awarded " Emerging Fintech Talent of the year". The award is an internationally recognised gold standard for excellence in the field of FinTech.

    SolarGridX team consisting of Hardik Bhatia (3rd year CS), Prashanth Konda (4th Year CS) and Yatharth Kher ( 3rd Year CS), tokenizes the ownership of solar panels to be traded as an investment commodity. 

  • BPDC Chem Engg Students become the first UAE team to participate in the prestigious Chem-E-Car competition in Bahrain

    Chemical Engineering students from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus were able to participate (with sponsorship) in the prestigious Chem-E-Car competition (Middle East region), which was organised as a part of MEPEC conference in Bahrain by AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers’) from 14th to 16th Oct 2019.


    This was the first time that a university from the UAE entered the Chem-E-Car circuit, let alone any of the four BITS Pilani campuses, a remarkable feat accomplished by our chemical engineering department.

     

    Team members: Ms. Urvashi Satwani, Ms. Amaan Fathima, Ms. Jasiya Harris ,Ms. Sadhya Gulati, Ms. Shruthi Ravindran, Mr. Allan Barbosa.

     

    The BPDC Chem-E-Car team managed to win the most titles among the other teams as they bagged two awards: 

    1) 1st Place in Poster Competition
    2) Best Video Award 
     

    The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W310QQIEDg&feature=youtu.be

    The team was also appreciated by HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed, Minister of Oil, Bahrain for their efforts. 

  • BPDC Wins 2nd Prize at TravelTech ME Innovation Competition

    BPDC Students Kartikey Rai (CS)  & Sarthak Sethi (ECE) have won the 2nd prize at TravelTech ME Innovation Competition.
     
    Travel Tech ME Congress is the key meeting platform, market place and knowledge center for travel professionals worldwide. This congress is committed to providing travel professionals with access to the knowledge and skills needed to implement the latest technologies that are changing the industry as well as utilization of new technologies and understanding best practices and future trends.

    This annual technology congress is the travel industry’s focal point for great discussions and presentations on important travel technology topics. Leading airlines, travel agencies, developers, hoteliers and online travel agencies, from across the globe gathered at the 3rd Annual Travel Tech ME Congress which took place on the 8 – 9 October 2019, at The Oberoi Dubai, UAE to exchange ideas, explore the latest developments in our industry providing travel professionals the juncture to meet one-to-one to streamline the process of meeting the business objectives on a global platform.
    The winners will be awarded with a Summer Internship Opportunity at one of the top Online Travel Agencies in UAE. 

  • BPDC Wins 2nd Prize at James Dyson Award UAE Competition

    BPDC Student Sarthak Sethi (2017AAPS151U) has won the  James Dyson Award UAE Competition.
     
    The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It's open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.

    Out of hundreds of entries across the world, project "VisionCap" from BITS secured 2nd position at the JDA UAE competition. Award ceremony for the UAE regional level took place at Youth Hub X, Emirates Towers, Dubai on the 30th of September. To commemorate this accomplishment, the winners were recognised by Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, during the awarding ceremony.
    Teams were also interviewed by news channels, as well as major newspapers. Dyson will now announce top 20 projects on 17th of October which will be selected from the pool of national winners and runners up from each region. At the end on the 14th of November, global winner will be announced.  

  • BPDC students won at UAE University Blockchain Challenge

    BPDC students have stolen the spotlight at the 1st UAE University Blockchain Challenge Finals organised by Heriot Watt University in collaboration with Nem.io and Dubai Sillicon Oasis Authority on May 2nd 2019.The following were the winning teams:


    1st Prize - AED 55,000 - Team AutoChain

    Jaskanwar Singh - 3rd year CS

    Sujith Sizon - 3rd year CS

    Soumil Mittal - 3rd year CS

    Jayant Panwar - 3rd year CS

     Urvashi Satwani - 3rd year Chemical


    3rd Prize - AED 18,000 - Team SolarGridX

    Jaskaran Singh Sethi- 1st year Chemical

    Hardik Bhatia - 2nd year CS

    Prashanth Konda - 3rd year CS

    Gourisha Sethi- 2nd year CS


    The competition kicked off in September 2018 and looked  for the most promising  Blockchain challenge, and corresponding solution. Over 200+ teams participated in the competition, and over the course of 7 months of application development on the NEM platform, Top 6 teams were selected for pitching in the final round, on May 2, 2019.


    Team AutoChain worked out a solution making the second-hand Vehicle Market in the UAE secure using Blockchain, while Team SolarGridX built an Exchange platform for tokenisation of Solar Assets  as an investment commodity using Blockchain technology.


  • Prestigious Award Won by BPDC Students in 7th URC Competition

    9 teams from BITS Pilani Dubai Participated and Presented their research work in Finals of 7th Undergraduate Research Competition conducted by Abu Dhabi University. Around 300 papers were shortlisted for Finals from a pool of over 900 papers. Glad to share that Chemical Engineering Students have secured prestigious 1st place in Environmental Science section. Hearty congratulations to the winners and all finalists from BPDC. The details of Students and Mentors are as follows:
    Student: Urvashi Satwani, Amaan Fathima
    Mentor: Dr. Nishant Pandya
    Prize Money: AED 5000
     

  • Laurels for BITS at the Fintech 2.0 Hackathon

    BPDC students have stolen the spotlight at the Fintech 2.0 Hackathon organised by Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi during April 25-April 28th 2019.
    The following were the winning teams:
    1st Prize - AED 20,000 - Team DoFchain
    Prashanth Konda - 3rd year CS
    Yatharth Kher - 2nd year CS
    Hardik Bhatia - 2nd year CS
    2nd Prize - AED 15,000 - Team TracX
    Georgio Sunil - 3rd year CS
    Aamir Shakir - 3rd year CS
    Abdul Raqeeb - 3rd year CS
    Tanvir Singh Ahuja - 2nd year CS
    Team DoFChain worked out a solution on making the national budgeting process automated while reporting any flaws and secure using Blockchain, while team TracX  built a Risk Analysis software for budgeting using AI and Blockchain technology.

  • BPDC student achievement at Manipal University-Dubai

    The participation and achievement in the 4th Student Research Colloquium on “Advances in Engineering & IT” AEIT-2019 held at Manipal University-Dubai on 24th and 25th of April 2019. The details are as follows: - 

    AwardBest Paper Award (Computer Science Engineering)
    Name: Adithya Pradeep Nair, Shivam Mishra, Rishabh Kaushik
    Supervisor: Dr. Shashank Khurana

    Award: Best Paper Award (Mechanical Engineering)
    Name: Shilpa Sreekumar
    Supervisor: Dr. Shashank Khurana

  • Student Achievement at 3rd AUE Student Research Competition

    One of our students excelled at the recently held 3rd AUE Student Research Competition from 25th-26th March 2019, at the American University in the Emirates, Dubai. The Details of the achievement are as follows: - 

    Award: - Joint Second Prize in Graduate Student Category across all disciplines  
    Name: - Prem Dakshin (Mechanical Engineer, currently pursuing MBA First Year)
    Supervisor: - Dr. Shashank Khurana
    Topic: - FLOWCON: Frustum CAM (FC) based Fluid Flow Control Mechanism
    Prize Money: - AED 3500

  • NaviFly - A Startup from Creative Lab, BPDC

    NaviFly, an Ireland-based startup born right out of the Creative lab of BITS Pilani Dubai is achieving wonders across the entrepreneurship paradigm.  Born just 5 months ago, ideated at a startup weekend, the NaviFly team today is seven people strong. 
    NaviFly won the New Venture Creation (NVC) course held across all the BITS Campuses with 25 participating similar stage startups by a large margin also reproving the fact that we are equal if not better relative to students across the other campuses. Further, NaviFly has established office in Ireland after selection into an aviation coveted accelerator. NaviFly recently began working with the General Civil Aviation Authority as part of UAE innovation program and is one of the few startups to be working on building the foundations of the transport of the future.
    Regards from the team: Hrishikesh Uralath, Shivank Gupta, Juzar Gulamli, Ashlyn D'Souza, Akansha Das, Aman Sheikh and Yashodhan Naik.

  • BPDC students won 1st place in Google Developer Group

    It's a proud moment for BITS Pilani today. Google Developer Group recently held a Codathon for Developers of all ages across UAE. The event comprised of solving Algorithmic Challenges for pre-decided tasks ranging from Voice Biometrics to Quantam Cryptography

    It was a 2 day coding event was held on 23rd and 24th November 2018, in which the team comprising of Mihir Prabhudesai (CS) and Sarthak Sethi (EEE) managed to build a Low-Computation Algorithmic Solution for the task of Speaker Recognition

    Glad to share that their algorithm was awarded the First Prize amongst 70+ participating teams all across UAE. They were also awarded 25,000 AED Cash Prize by Emirates NBD for their win.

  • BPDC Team wins 3rd Prize in Prestigious CSIR-CEERI Innovation Challenge

    CSIR CEERI had conducted Innovation Challenge event to commemorate 77th CSIR Foundation Day in which several teams submitted their innovation ideas and proposal. Glad to share that Team Iorta from BPDC has won 3rd Prize in the grand event. Lets congratulate the team and mentor for their efforts in bringing laurels to the institute. 
    Team Members: Anchit Pandey (Team Leader, 4th Year CSE); Vrushali Patil (3rd Year ECE); Sultan Morbiwala (4th Year Mechanical); Satyarth Vaidya (4th Year CS); Sejal Chopra (4th Year CS)
    Team Mentor: Prof. R. Udaykumar, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
    Also, another team (Shaunak and Shazin from 4th year Biotech; Mentor: Dr. Geetha) from BPDC was selected for final round. 
     
    The details of the teams is as follows:

    Rank

    Name of Team Leader

    Names of Team Members

    Affiliation

    I

    Mahendra Singh Soni (TO, MWD Facilities)

    JP Meena (Sr. Technician); Mahinder Singh (Sr. Technician); Kulbir Singh (TO); Ravi Kumar (Lab. Asst.)

    CSIR-CEERI, Pilani

    Shashank Shekhar (SPF-ISG)

    Navin Singhal (PhD Student); Richa Paliwal (SPF-IoT); Bindiya Rajpal (PF-IoT); M. Santosh (Scientist, IoT)

    CSIR-CEERI, Pilani

    II

    Saksham Agrawal (2nd Year Eco + CS)

    Harshwardhan Shirodkar (2nd Year ECE); Devanshu Wakhale (2ndYear Mechanical); Shirin Kaushik (2nd Year ECE); Kshitij Chhabra (2nd Year EIE)

    BITS-Pilani, Goa

    III

    Anchit Pandey (4th Year CS)

    Vrushali Patil (3rd Year ECE); Sultan Morbiwala (4th Year Mechanical); Satyarth Vaidya (4th Year CS); Sejal Chopra (4th Year CS)

    BITS-Pilani, Dubai

     

  • BPDC Wins 2nd Prize at James Dyson Award UAE Competition

    BPDC Student Sarthak Sethi (2017AAPS151U) has won the  James Dyson Award UAE Competition.

    The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It's open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.
    Out of hundreds of entries across the world, project "Smart Biometric Ring" from BITS secured 2nd position at the JDA UAE competition. Award ceremony for the UAE regional level took place at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai on 5th of September. Teams were also interviewed by Pulse95 radio station, as well as major newspapers. Dyson will now announce top 20 projects on 21st of September which will be selected from the pool of national winners and runners up from each region. At the end on 15th of November, global winner will be announced. 

  • BPDC students won the AI Hackathon

    IQPC is one of the biggest event management company in the world.They  had recently organized MENA regions biggest AI hackathon.The hack was a 3-day event consisting of 30+ Teams participating in the preliminary round. The event took place from 3rd to 5th September 2018 in Park Hyatt,Dubai and was attended by visionaries from Companies like Microsoft, Accenture, Etisalat, PWC, and Infosys.
    Glad to share that 2 teams from BITS secured prestigious 1st and 3rd place in the finals. Following are their names.
    1) First Prize

    Students: Mihir Prabhudesai, Juzar Gulamali and Dev Gupta

    Mentor: Mr. Nand Kumar

    Prize: Internships at Accenture, DEWA & Goodies 
     
    2) Third Prize

    Students: Ankita Rane, Shivani Sathe & Anandi Sekhar

    Mentor: Dr. Sujala D. Shetty

    Prize: Ipad Mini & Goodies from Dubai Muncipality 

  • BPDC shines at 3rd AEIT Research Conference

    It's yet another proud moment for BITS Pilani today. AEIT Manipal is one of the most anticipated Research Conference in UAE with a significant association, in International Journal of Engineering & Technology .
    The 3rd AEIT Research conference this year, consisted of 160 Student Teams all over UAE .The competition required the students to share their research work with leading academians in the field.
    Glad to share that 4 teams from BPDC have secured prestigious Best Paper Award in their respective categories. The details of Students and Mentors are as follows:
    Field: Mechatronics
        Juzar Gulamali
        Neel Patil
        Shivnarain Ravichandran
        Nishank Singhal
        Mentor: Dr. Abdul Razak
    Field: Computer Science
        Mihir Prabhudesai
        Shaleen Bengani
        Mentor: Dr. Siddhaling Urolagin
    Field: Mechanical Engineering
        Ayesha Yusuf
        Mentor: Dr. Shashank Khurana
    Field: Mechanical Engineering
        Aishwarya Krishnan
        Mentor: Dr. Shashank Khurana

  • BPDC students won third prize in Show and Tech 2018 Conducted by The Assembly

    The Project entitled : IoT based autonomous watering and manuring for plants carried out by three Students AMEENA MOHAMMED SULAIMAN, GULAMALIWALA JUZAR HATIM, SHAIK AFREEN AARZA won third prize in an event called Show and Tech 2018 conducted by "The Assembly" on 05th May 2018. There were 25 projects from all over UAE  displayed in the event. This event is conducted to make future technology to UAE. The event was attended by industry personnel.  Let us Congratulate them. 
     

  • 2 Prestigious Awards Won by BPDC Students in 6th URC Competition

    11 teams from BITS Pilani Dubai Participated and Presented their research work in Finals of 6th Undergraduate Research Competition conducted by Abu Dhabi University. Around 300 papers were shortlisted for Finals from a pool of over 900 papers. Glad to share that 2 teams have secured prestigious 1st and 2nd place in Computer Engineering and IT section. The details of Students and Mentors are as follows:
    1) First Prize in  Computer Engineering and IT section
    Student: Sarthak Sethi
    Mentor: Dr. Jagadish Nayak
    Prize Money: AED 5000
     
    2) Second Prize in  Computer Engineering and IT section
    Students: Shaleen Bengani & Mihir Prabhudesai
    Mentor: Dr. Siddhaling Urolagin
    Prize Money: AED 2500 
     
     

  • BPDC shines at Falcon Hack Challenge

    BECO Capital is one of the most prominent Venture Capitalist firm in UAE with significant investments in major companies including Careem and Property finder.


    Falcon Hack Challenge (20th - 21st April 2018) organized by BECO, consisted of solving various real time Programming Challenges posted by multiple organizations on Github platform.


    Within a period of one day, participants had to show the demo of their solutions for any one of the challenges posted on the Github platform. 


    The team comprising of Mihir PrabhudesaiDev Gupta and Mridul Bhandari were able to solve two of the problems with their prototype based on open ended Chatbot.


    They recieved a one on one mentorship with the Microsoft Global Head of AI - Dr. Wee Hyong Tok along with incubation and internship opportunities at BECO Capital.


  • BPDC students secured 1st Place in GPC

    Three of our students participated in the 8th Gulf Programming Competition held on 22nd March 2018 at Zayed University and have secured the first position.

    The winning team members are


    Shaleen Bengani (III CS)

    Anchit Pandey (III CS)

    Mohammed Shoaib (II CS)


    Faculty Coach : Dr Sujala D. Shetty


    The GPC is a five hour continuous tough and competitive coding competition. This year there were 42 participants from UAE,Saudi,Kuwait and Oman.Our students solved the maximum number of questions (6 out of 10) in the shortest time.


    The students were awarded a trophy by the Vice President of Zayed University Prof. Reyadh AlMehaideb. They were also given a cash price of AED 2000 each.


    The link to the news paper article is :


    http://www.alkhaleej.ae/mob/detailed/f53c9315-c755-48f7-a351-9dc93baa2e5a/04f77403-10b8-41e8-b9b7-330b90ff7903

  • HULT prize to BPDC students

    HULT Prize is the world's biggest students competition, which records a massive participation of more than 100,000 students from over 150 countries. 

     

    CIIE at BPDC hosts the campus rounds for HULT Prize and provides the teams a platform to work on their ideas by arranging a workspace for their discussions. It was managed by the HULT Prize Campus Co-ordinator; Rhea Remesh (3rd year CS).

     

    The HULT Prize challenge this year was to harness the power of Energy to transform the lives of millions around the world.

     

    Team Metamorph was placed first at BPDC and represented BITS Pilani Dubai Campus at the regional finals held on 9th -10th March 2018 at the HULT Business School, Dubai.  


    The team comprising of Jaskanwar Singh (CS), Urvashi Satwani (Chemical), Somil Mathur (CS) and Tushar Agrawal (CS) were chosen among TOP 6 teams, out of all the teams from countries like US, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Lebanon, Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria, Beirut (among a few)  to compete in the finals. 


    This is indeed an achievement for BPDC campus and BITS Pilani.

  • Team AutoChain from BITS Pilani, Dubai shine at Seaside Startup Summit.

    Seaside Startup Summit organized by RAK incubation and accelerator held from 8th - 12th Feb attracted 500 participants, 300 startup owners and 50 investors. His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al QasimiSupreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras - Al Khaimah inaugurated the event. The tent camp business forum is where the startups will attend workshops, meet investors and take part in startup battles.
    1) IOT + Smart Cities
    Team AutoChain secured 1st position in the IOT + Smart Cities category. 
    Prize: 4000$ 
     
    2) Big Battles 
    Team AutoChain secured 2nd position in Big Battles. Over 30 startups competed in this event. 
    Prize: 5000$ 
     
    AutoChain is a decentralized car dealing platform that is aimed at building trust between the buyer and seller. The team was featured in Ajman FM and Armenian TV
    Team AutoChain advised by Dr Sankaram and Dr Santosh consists of Jaskanwar Singh, Sujith Sizon, Tushar Agarwal, Jayant Panwar and Somil Mathur. 

  • BPDC students have secured the first runner up position

    Dubai Municipality honoured the winners of the “INNOVATIONS FROM WASTE 2017” contest on 8th February 2018. This competition was a platform for students of all ages to showcase their innovative ideas to achieve the UAE Sustainability Goals 2021.

     

    A group of 4 students (Abinaya, Krishna, Jithin and Sripriya) from our Chemical Engineering department mentored by        Dr. B.G. Prakash Kumar have secured the first runner up position in the category “ VISION OF THE FUTURE ” for their proposal of “BLACK GOLD FROM VEGETABLE WASTE”. A prototype compost bin was developed to reduce our housing ecological footprint.

  • IFOR students won a cash prize of 10,000 Dhs at INNOVATOR 2018

    INNOVATOR 2018 is a "DIY" - Do It Yourself competition. It showcases homegrown projects by different innovators from across UAE in the categories of Arts and Design, Aerospace, Robotics and Electronics, Automotive, Mechanics, Digital Fabrication and Sustainability and Life Sciences. A group  of students from Team IFOR participated in INNOVATOR 2018  and showcased an  "Autonomous Flying Drone to Clear Fog and Smog" .I am very happy to inform you all that they won the Judge's Choice with cash prize of  10,000 Dhs  in Robotics and Electronics category. Please join me in congratulating the Team IFOR  for their achievement.
     

    IFOR team students  from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus showcased two projects  at Innovator Show 2018 in Abu Dhabi. One of the project  titled “Fog prevention using Autonomous Flying VTOL” got featured in Gulf News and the details are given in the following link:

  • BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus Teams Victorious at Startup Weekend Dubai Edition

    Team Avenue Inc., co-founded by Karthik Bharadwaj, a Mechanical Engineering student of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus clinched the top Prize at Startup Weekend Dubai Edition held during 16-18 November 2017. The team received a cash prize of  Dollars 12,000 IBM Credit in addition to one year working space and mentor-ship from The Bureau Dubai, and qualified for Global Startup Weekend. 

     

    Another BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus team 'ProfileUp' consisting of  Rachit Mishra, Shehab Abdul, Abhishek Das, Padma Priya, Sultan Morbiwala, Burhanuddin won the Consolation Prize and free mentorship.

     

    Startup Weekend is a global movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is one of the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world. The 54-hour event brings together like minded entrepreneurs to share ideas, form teams, build products, and most importantly, launch startups.    

  • BPDC student Team wins the overall Trophy in the Skyline Carnival

    BITS Pilani Dubai Team wins the overall Trophy in the Skyline Carnival a cultural Festival organized by Skyline University College Dubai. The BITS Pilani team took part in Fashion Show , Music, Dance and Photography. Winning first prize in Fashion Show and Photography.

  • BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus triumphed at EXPO Live University Innovation Programme

    BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus triumphed at EXPO Live University Innovation Programme

    BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus celebrated a number of victories this week, clinching 4 awards at the very prestigious EXPO Live University Innovation Programme.  

    The event EXPO Live University Innovation Program-finale pitch, as part of Dubai Expo 2020 had 4 participating teams from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus amongst the 21 teams from several other universities.  All 4 participating teams from the Institute emerged victorious in this final round to qualify for the grant. Over 280 proposals were submitted to the EXPO Live University Innovation Program by students from 33 universities in the UAE. These proposals were assessed equally by an evaluation body consisting of 130 university professors and 24 experts from Expo 2020 Dubai. It is noteworthy that BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus had the maximum number of teams for the finale pitch of EXPO Live University Innovation Program. The teams were divided into 3 groups based on the commonality of the problem they were solving, and were invited to present to a set of 9 experts in their respective fields. Kudos to the BITS teams for getting through the finale and for being selected to get the grant for their projects. Over the next few weeks, the EXPO Team will reach out to the winning teams individually to discuss the tasks to be accomplished during the next 6 months. Also, the EXPO team will be reaching out to the university to start the Research and Development Agreement process.

    The winning teams from the Institute were:

    IORTA - Anchit B Pandey (3rd yr, Computer Science)Vaidya Satyarth Samir (3rd yr,    Computer Science), Sejal Chopra (3rd yr, Computer Science)Patil Vrushali Bhausaheb             (2nd yr, Electronics and Communications Engineering), Sultan Morbiwala (3rd yr,    Mechanical Engineering) and Dr R Udayakumar (Mechanical Engineering)

    Aurora - Anketha Kannan (4th year, Chemical Engineering), Avani Mehta (4th year, Electronics    and Instrumentation Engineering) &         Belinda Sharon (4th year, Electronics and       Instrumentation Engineering) and Dr. Shashank Khurana (Mechanical Engineering)

    BITS EEE1 - Shivani Chelliah (4th year, Electronics and Communications Engineering), Bushra   Mahmood (4th year, Electronics and Communications Engineering) & Nelli      Sukumar Sonavi (4th    year, Electronics and Communications Engineering) and Dr. Abdul           Razak (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

    Vim Pulveres - Hamza Khan, Archit Agnihotri, Nishrin Gafoor and Rishika Ravikanth (all 4th      year Biotechnology), Dr Trupti Gokhale (Biotechnology) and Dr Neeru Sood    (Biotechnology)

    During this event, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus was also recognized for its Strongest Faculty Engagement in EXPO Live University Innovation Program. It is indeed a proud moment for BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus students and faculty to have been awarded and recognized for their effort and contribution to this prestigious event. 

  • BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus Received an Award for Strongest Faculty Engagement in EXPO Live University Innovation Program

    Expo Live team witnessed an impassioned participation from the faculty of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus as academic evaluators, and recognized the Institute for its strongest faculty engagement in EXPO Live University Innovation Program held on 26 November 2017.

    The event EXPO Live University Innovation Program-finale pitch, as part of Dubai Expo 2020 had 4 participating teams from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus amongst the 21 teams from several other universities.  Over 280 proposals were submitted to the EXPO Live University Innovation Program by students from 33 universities in the UAE. These proposals were assessed equally by an evaluation body consisting of university professors and experts from Expo 2020 Dubai.

    It is indeed a proud moment for BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus faculty to have been recognized for their effort and contribution to this prestigious event. 

  • BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus Wins Second Prize at RTA Dubai Taxi Hackathon

    BITS Pilani Dubai Campus students Sarthak Sethi, Nilanchal Nilamadhab, Shivam Mishra, Mridul Bhandari, Rishabh Kaushik, Hrishikesh Uralath won second prize at RTA Dubai Taxi Hackathon held during 23 - 25 November 2017.

     

    The key objective behind Recoding Mobility Hackathon was to ensure that customers would experience an efficient, tranquil, informed and innovative journey. The 48-hour competition required the participants to present their creative yet technical thoughts in enhancing the transportation journey offered to the customers.

     

    The Institute team won a cash prize of AED 15,000 for their project 'ClickRavel', which is a smart taxi order button POS, which can be used to instantly order a taxi by just a tap. There's no need of a mobile phone with the customer. It has smart authentication via the 3 line "MRZ" code on Passport and Emirates ID of the customer. It can be installed in places like hotels, restaurants, bus stops, metro stations etc.

  • Overall Champions at BITS Sports Festival 2017

    The much-awaited Coca Cola presents 15th BITS Sports Festival (BSF) was held from 19-23 November 2017 with Padma Bhushan Awardee and renowned Tennis Champion, Sania Mirza gracing the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest. BSF has proved to be the largest sporting event in the UAE in terms of number of participants and events.

     

    The 5 days of BSF’17 witnessed 16 sporting events, with over 2500 athletes from 32 participating universities; namely: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, Gulf Medical University, Skyline, University Of Wollongong Dubai, Manipal, RAKMHSU, Emirates Aviation University, Canadian University Dubai, Herriot Watt, AURAK, American College Dubai, American University Dubai, Szabist, Middlesex, University of Sharjah, Amity, Murdoch, City University College Ajman, Ajman University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Al Ghurair, SP Jain , HBMSU, University of Bolton, Dubai Men's College, American University  in the Emirates, London American City College, Westford, International College Ajman, BITRAK, Cromwell and Curtin. 

     

    BITS Pilani Dubai students emerged as the overall champions for the 6th consecutive year in BSF 2017, winning Gold in Badminton (Girls), Cricket (Boys) Cricket (Girls), Throwball (Girls) and winning Silver in Badminton (Boys), Basketball (Girls), Chess (Boys), Table Tennis (Boys) Table Tennis (Girls) and Lawn Tennis (Girls).

     

    Renowned Tennis Champion Sania Mirza gave away the prizes to all the winners at a glittering ceremony on the final day.  To have a guest of such caliber, definitely proved to be a source of motivation for all the participating athletes. Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed Musabah Busherin, the Marketing and Promotion Manager of the Dubai Sports Council was also present at the closing ceremony of Coca-Cola presents 15th BITS Sports Festival.  The  15th edition of the BITS Sports Festival concluded successfully exhibiting the excellent spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork among the students.

  • BITS Pilani Dubai Campus student wins top prize at Gitex lab competition

    Mr Sarthak Sethi of ECE, a first year student of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won First Prize at Gitex Technology Week 2017, in the final round of this year’s Student Lab Competition held during 8-12 October. 

     

    Sponsored by Accenture, the competition was designed to discover the most creative and innovative young people in the fields of engineering, technology, science, computing – the future lifeblood of these vital industries. Open to students from across the UAE, the Gitex Student Lab Competition gave competitors the opportunity to present their ground-breaking ideas to leaders in the ICT industry, as well as representatives from universities across the region.

     

    Sarthak Sethi clinched the top prize for his unique concept ‘ThumbFi: A Smart Biometric’, that uses fingerprint technology to enable people with disabilities to operate their devices. He won the cash-prize of Dh50,000 (INR 9 lakh) in addition to an all-expenses paid trip to witness the launch of the satellite AL Yah 3 in French Guinea. Sarthak was also awarded an internship with Accenture to further his passion for developing innovative technology solutions.  

  • BPDC Claims 2nd and 3rd Prize at Accenture Global Hackathon

    Accenture Digital Global Hackathon took place on November 11th - 12th.

    The participants were asked to use digital technologies in creative and innovative ways, to show how these can transform our everyday lives to develop deeper relationships with citizens, patients, colleagues, students and humanity, in general.

    The projects executed by the teams, was evaluated by a panel of experienced judges, some of which were top employees of Accenture, Etisalat, EXPO 2020 along with other authoritative figures from the world of Digital technology and innovation.

    Second Prize - €300 for each team member

    Project Name: HealthMe

    Team Members: Vedant Bajaj, Ritwick Dsouza, Aditya Popat, Shaurya Sood, Saugaat Allabadi

    Description: HealthMe is a mobile application using blockchain, providing peer-to-peer, community-driven medical insurance and health records. HealthMe users join a network by paying a fixed monthly premium to a large pot that they can draw upon whenever they want to claim insurance.

     
    Third Prize - €200 per team member


    Project Name: FeedUs


    Team Members: Sarthak Sethi (1st Year ECE), Chirag Ghag (1st Year Biotech), and 3 more (not from BITS)


    Description: FeedUs is a web platform for connecting charity organizations to institutions which have left over/waste food like Restaurants, Hotels, Supermarkets etc so it can be used for the poor. Our web portal can provide real time statistics of left over/waste food left with kitchens. 

  • BPDC Teams claim 2nd and 3rd position at Al Noor Assistive Hackathon

    ATXHackathon organized by Al Noor Training Center for Persons with Disabilities powered by Microsoft, is an innovation challenge for UAE Corporates, University students, an arena for software developers, hardware makers & general community to come together and create solutions for the challenges the determined ones face every day. 

    ATXHackathon event took place from 29th to 30th October 2017. 

    1) Team Jisr from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus won the 2nd position at ATXHackathon. The Team presented their working prototype Jisr which can translate sign language to text and vice versa, therefore, enabling a two-way communication between the hearing impaired and hearing communities. 

    They were mentioned in the following article by Al Khaleej: www.alkhaleej.ae/alkhaleej/page/b679473d-4fc1-4ddf-a724-99a2a0cfad54  

    The Team consists of students namely Jaskanwar Singh, Jayant Panwar, Kelvin DeCosta, Somil Mathur and Tushar Agarwal. 
     
    2) Team IIMAY from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus won the 3rd position at ATXHackathon. The Team presented their application IIMAY which can convert a whole conversation between multiple people into sign language so it is much more convenient for a deaf person to interact in meetings. 

    The Team consists of students namely Sarthak Sethi, Satyarth Vaidya, Jeevan Sandhu and Mihir Prabhudesai.  

  • BPDC Team bags Runner-up Position @ BSE Trading Competition (in association with 44th World Skills Competition - Abu Dhabi)

    BITS Pilani Team has been declared as 2nd runner-ups at BSE Financial Trading Contest. BSE Financial Trading Contest is a Trading Skill Competition which was held in association with 44th World Skills Competition. 

    Mentioned below are the names of students who were part of the BITS Team:

    1. Rewant Verma (4th Year CS)
    2. Alina Zaidi (4th Year CS) 
    3. Mohamed Nawaz (3rd Year MECH). 
    BSE Financial Trading Contest is a Trading Skill Competition which was held in association with 44th World Skills Competition, which took place this year in Abu Dhabi. The competition was held from 15 October 2017 - 18 October 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition CenterBSE Financial Trading Competition 2017 was organised by BSE Institute Limited, India in connection with BIL-IBMC, where teams from various universities in the UAE, including Amity UniversityAbu Dhabi UniversityManipal UniversityUOWD, etc

    ach team was assigned a trading terminal. There was a live debate being performed by the organizers on the market conditions. It was a simulated market with fictitious news. Everyday, there were two trading sessions for about three hours each.Students had an opportunity to make good use of their trading skills, spontaneous decision making skills, news and market analysis skills. They also got an insight into the working of the real stock market.  

    It was a 4 day contest.

    1. Day 1 & Day 2 involved trading in equity futures and T-bills.
    2. Day 3 & Day 4 involved trading in currencies futures and commodities futures.  
     Final Positions were:


    Winner - Mr. Dhananjay Arora & Mr. Sanidhya Sanoj; from SP Jain, UAE.

    1st Runner up - Ms. Tanushree Kumar & Mr. Sahaj Chopra; from SP Jain, UAE.

    2nd Runner up - Ms. Alina Zaidi and Mr. Mohamed Nawaz; from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus UAE.

  • BPDC Team Trepit Bags Runner-Up at Startup Weekend Ras Al Khaimah

    Startup Weekend is a global movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is one of the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
    Startup Weekend Ras Al Khaimah Edition event took place between the 12-14th October 2017.
    The 54-hour event brings together like minded entrepreneurs to share ideas, form teams, build products, and, most importantly, launch startups.
    1. Team Trepit from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, won the Runners-up of Startup Weekend Ras Al-Khaimah held from the 12th-14th October 2017.
    The team received three awards namely,
    -> Runners Up- Startup Weekend RAK 2017 Edition 
    -> Elevision- Best Marketing Plan Award 
    -> Guiddoo- Superstars of Startup Weekend Award 
    The team consists of students namely, Tarun Krishna, Adhitya Natarajan, Harsith Rani, Mohamed Nawaz, and Pranay Addepalli 
    2. Team Code Brewers, from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, won the Second most Innovative Startup Idea.

    The team consists of Tejas Kulkarni, Athul Krishnan, Fayiz Asad, Jeevan Sandhu, and Maram (Not from BITS, Pilani Dubai Campus) 
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  • GREAT VICTORY BY BITS PILANI, DUBAI CAMPUS STUDENTS

    Students of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus brought laurels to the Institute by winning the Microsoft Office Specialist Championship – Dubai 2017 conducted by FAME (Financial Accounting & Management Education Training Institute, Dubai. This championship is an Intra-Institutional and Inter-Institutional (Schools & Universities) competition that tests student’s skills in 3 categories (Microsoft Office Word® 2013, Excel® 2013 and PowerPoint® 2013).

    Ms Alina Zaidi, 3rd Year CS student was declared Winner of MS Excel 2013, Ms Sabiha Shaik, 1st Year CS student was Winner of MS Word 2013 and Mr Rewant Verma, 3rd Year CS student secured Runner up of MS Power Point 2013 on winning the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist). Both Alina Zaidi and Sabiha Shaik scored 1000/1000 in the fiercely competed event held on 20 May 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre.  Mr Ahmad Shumayal, Final year Mech student, who won runners up in MS Word in MOS Championship - 2016 also participated in finals this year in MS Excel category.

    The winners were awarded a laptop along with a trophy and will fly to USA to represent UAE in the world championship to be held in July 2017 at Anaheim, California, USA.

    The competition was held from January – April 2017, with semi-finals conducted on May 13, 2017, and Finals on May 20, 2017. This competition witnessed participation of students from many universities in the UAE such as Heriot Watt University, University of Wollongong Dubai, Manipal University Dubai, SZABIST, Dubai, Murdoch University, Institute of Management Technology, S P Jain School of Global Management, etc.

     Prof R N Saha, Director, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus congratulated the winners and wished them all the best for the success in Grand Finale in USA.

       The details of this competition and the results are posted in the website: http://www.fametraining.ae/mos2017/

  • BITS Pilani, Dubai was selected as the proud recipient of ‘Indywood Education Excellence Award – UAE Chapter’

    Dedicated to the field of engineering education, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is the largest educational institution in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and one of the largest in the region. It has been recognised for achieving great prominence among the region’s educational institutions by adapting itself to the diverse milieu, use of technology and modern facilities. 
    Prof. R.N. Saha, Director of BITS Pilani, Dubai received the coveted award from Smt.Sumathi Vasudev, Consul (Education), CGI, Dubai at a glittering ceremony which was conducted on 28 March at the Ocean Blue Theatre, Sharjah.

  • MoU Signed between BPDC and AAU Libraries

    BITS Pilani Dubai Campus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for sharing of Library resources and co-operation with Al Ain University of Science and Technology at BPDC on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

     

    The memorandum was signed on behalf of BPDC by Prof. Dr. R. N. Saha, Director, BPDC, and on behalf of Al Ain University by Prof. Ghaleb Awad El Refae, President, AAU, in the presence of Mr. R. Sivakumar and Mr. Jayadev P Hiremath, Librarians, BPDC, and  Mr. Abdoulaye Kaba, AAU Library Director and Ms. Lina Abu Libdeh, Library Supervisor, AAU Abu Dhabi Campus. The Deans, Deputy Registrar, General Manager and HODs were present during the signing of MoU.

     

    The purpose of this Memorandum is to promote and expand inter-library cooperation between the two libraries.

  • 5th place in GULF PROGRAMMING CONTEST

    Three  final year students from the Computer Science Department Amartya Das Sharma, Arun S and Shikhar Singh participated in the 17th GULF PROGRAMMING CONTEST held at Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait on March 22-23, 2017.

     A total of 51 TEAMS representing 17 universities in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait participated, making this year’s the largest iteration of the competition to date.
    Our students won the FIFTH PRIZE in this prestigious and highly competitive Gulf Programming Contest by solving 6 problems (out of 11) and brought laurels to our institution.

  • UAE Drones for good 2017- Team IORTA placed Sixth in the National Category

    IORTA, a student-run robotics club from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus participated as finalists for the third edition of ‘The UAE Drones for Good Award 2017’. They finished 6th in the National Category for their idea ‘Smart Oil Spill solution using Drones’. The team’s drone concept provides a fresh perspective to improving oil spill response with the use of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and path planning algorithms supported with a custom 3-D printed funnel mechanism to spray oil absorbent at detected oil locations. They have designed an innovative motorized oil absorbing pad to cater to large scale oil spills. IORTA believes that their drone can help curb oil spills and efficiently reduce its effects on environment and economy. IORTA has previously been selected as semifinalists in ‘The UAE Drones for Good Award 2016’ for a 3-D mapping drone concept.

  • IORTA Achivement

    Team IORTA has been selected as one of the  finalists  in the " UAE DRONES FOR GOOD AWARD " organized by the UAE government for promoting positive use of drone technology .Following is the link to their project video. Every year more than 1000 teams participate in the competition from more than 100 different countries.

  • BPDC Students bag First Prize in Code Jam 2016

    Two students from our campus, Saugaat Allabadi and Kunal Malhotra of 3rd year CS participated in Code Jam 2016 on 21st November 2016 at MiddleSex University Dubai and won the First Prize
    The students were awarded with one Acer Laptop each for their performance in the event. Please join me in congratulating the team and here's wishing them the very best for their future.

  • Overall Championship in Gulf Medical University Ajman Sports Fest 2016

    The BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus has always believed in giving the students an enriched experience on all fronts, be it academics, extracurricular activities or sports. The Sports Club of the Institute has always put its best game forward and year by year, they've been achieving milestones and have never deterred from bringing glory to the Institute.

    After wrapping the previous semester with many victories, and a successful and extravagant BITS Sports Festival 2015, the sportsmen of the Institute worked with dedication and focus to make it even better by winning back to back at many tournaments across the UAE.

    The winning streak started from the Skyline University Sports Festival held between February 15 to February 25. The valiant and strong Throwball Girls Team won the finals against Skyline University with a great margin. Likitha Sathish from the BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus was awarded the title of the 'Most Valuable Player' adding up to the enthusiasm of the team. The Table Tennis Team of  girls kept their spirits high as they bagged the gold medal after scoring against Heriott Watt University.

    The sports battalion went on to participate in the GMU Sports Fest held between March 5 to March 10. The Volleyball team of the Institute proved that goals are attained by perseverance, and not solely strength. The Boys Team played outstandingly and successfully made it to the finals after beating the University of Sharjah in the semifinals. The Throwball Team played strong and went on to win the finals against ICBEST with a huge margin. The squad went on to win the Cricket Girls finals against GMU, Ajman by scoring some great boundaries and taking some unexpected wickets. The Table Tennis girls team won against Victoria College, while the Lawn Tennis girls Team successfully made it to the finals. The Overall Championship was bagged by the BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus consecutively for three years.

    Overwhelmed by the amazing victories coming their way, the budding sportsmen went on to participate in the Heriot Watt Sports Fest (Scottish Highland Games) that took place between March 12 to March 16. The Table Tennis team kept their heads high as both the Girls and Boys bagged the gold medal against Manipal University with a clear margin.

    The Racket Sports fest  at the American University of the Sharjah that took place between March 17 to 23 was the most awaited tournament of the year. The Cricket Boys Team proved that every ball equals every minute, every shot equals an opportunity, and every wicket is a heads up to keep going. They won the heated finals against AUS, giving the perfect adieu to their Graduating Team Members. The Table Tennis Girls Team bagged the gold medal in the finals against Middlesex University, while the Badminton Girls Team won against AUS with a great margin.

  • Great victory by BPDC ASME Students in SDC-2016 at SPDC District G

    The ASME students of BPDC brought laurels by winning the first prize in Student Design Competition(SDC-2016) at ASME SPDC finals at District G. They won against a very tough competition participated by abput 25 institutes in India including IITS, MANY OTHER TOP iIndian universities teams. This competition was held  on 20-MAR-2016 at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. It is really a great victory as they won in district G also as they created a record as our students won in District J also in Beirut in 2014 and participated in ASME IMECE-2014 , CANADA. This team will participate in Global finals  ASME IMECE-2016 TO BE HELD IN Nov, 2016 USA.

  • Visit by a delegation and signing of MOU with Cardiff University, UK

    A delegation led by Ms. Nora Henriette De Leeuw, Pro Vice Chancellor and accompanied by Dr. Stephen Bentley, International Dean, College of Physical Sciences & Engineering, Dr. Jonathan Lees, Director of Post Graduate (Taught) Studies, Prof. Rudolf Allemann,  Head of School  of Chemistry, Dr. Stefano Leoni, Reader in Computational Chemistry, Ms. Bethan Caines, Partnership Development Manager and Mr. Somnath Nandy, Partnership Manager, India visited BITS Pilani Campus on 3rdNovember 2016.
     
    The MOU, signed by Prof Souvik Bhattacharyya, Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani & Prof Colin Riordan ,Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University aims to foster joint research projects, academic partnerships, opportunities for staff visits and student exchange, Identify opportunities for organizing joint training workshops and conferences including dedicated summer/winter schools and encourage students from both universities to spend 2-6 months at any of the BITS campuses as exchange students. The delegation interacted with all Directors, Deputy Director, University-wide Deans and several Heads of the Departments.
     
    The team also visited Departments of Biological Sciences, Physics & Chemistry, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus.

  • Students have won the People's Choice Award at the UAE Innovator Show 2016

    Team Gear Shifters from BPD has won The Peoples Choice Award at the UAE Innovator Show 2016, held in Abu Dhabi on 3rd and 4th march,  based on the combined votes of the judges, organizers and all the people who visited the show. The Innovator Show is an annual show organized by Abu Dhabi government's education council and Abu Dhabi Technology Development Council. It has more than 100 innovations at display and 20000 visitors per year.


     

     

    The teams from various universities participated  under different categories and Six distinguished projects were awarded “The Best Project Fund” and were selected from six different categories that were Art & Design, Automotive, Mechanics & Digital Fabrication, Robotics & Electronics, Aero Space, Sustainability & Life Sciences.

     

    There was one special award  namely  Peoples Choice award in which all the participating teams under different categories were eligible . Gear Shifters innovations including, Kill Switch, Brake Over Travel Switch and Restrictor is what helped them secure the first position out of a total of 120 teams competing. A cash prize of 10000 AED was awarded to the team for their outstanding performance in the event. The team had extensive media coverage also with an article appearing on both Gulf News page 5 and its online website. The team also featured extensively in the innovator video and magazine.

     

     http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/innovators-showcase-their-creations-in-abu-dhabi-1.1684216

  • Students have won the UAE Finals of the prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge

    The BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus team represented by Rashi Mohnot, Apoorva Singh and Mathew Abraham have won the UAE Finals of the prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge. They will now be representing UAE in the Regional and Global finals in Chicago, Illinois, USA, during the week of 11th April 2016The competing teams analysed the financial performance of Aramex to produce comprehensive written equity research research reports recommending a Buy, Hold or Sell decision of their stocks. A presentation of research findings was followed by Q&A session. The competition was judged by CFA Charterholders from investment banking based on accuracy, insight and thorough analysis. They were mentored by faculty advisor Ms. Pushkala Muralidharan (BPDC) and industry advisor Mr. Asad Ali Khan (PwC).

  • Students top the Drones for good university challenge

    TEAM IFOR (Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance) of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, comprising:


    Ayanava Sarkar (3rd Year, Computer Science)

    Saptadeep Debnath (2nd Year, Electronics and Communication)

    Shrey Iyenger (3rd Year, Computer Science), 


    were the WINNERS at the inaugural Drones for Good University Challenge.


    Initially, they were chosen as one of the six finalists from a pool of over 50 other teams from various other colleges. In the final, the teams had to come up with a full technical and feasible solution, of the problem statement, of "Monitoring a Football Match using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle". Further, in the final, they were given 45 minutes to extend their existing idea to monitor crowd during a post football match parade of the winning team. 


    A panel of 5 judges, all part of UAE Mars Mission, 2021 from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (UAE Space Agency) evaluated the presentations of all the finalists and judged Team IFOR as the winners of the inaugural Drones for Good University Challenge.
    They were awarded a trophy as well as a cash prize of AED 7000.

  • Computer Science students from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the 3rd Place at the RTA Innovative App Development Challenge

    Computer Science Juniors from BITS Pilani - Dubai Campus, Alok Rajiv and Rishav Jalan won the 3rd Place at the RTA Innovative App Development Challenge. 
    The students made an RTA app that enabled people/travellers navigate within Dubai using RTA public Transport like Tram, Bus and Metro.
     
    The app included also features such as searching stores inside metro stations, adding NOL cards on the app and track their balances among other things.
    The Material Design based app was made on the Android platform and Python Cloud Services supported by the RTA’s APIs.
     
    His Excellency Sheikh Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA awarded the team a cheque of AED 40,000/- for their achievement at a ceremony held during the Gitex Technology Week 2015. 
     
    About the competition:
     
    #1 http://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/rta-launches-app-contest-for-students
     
    Excert:
     
    The Road Transport Authority (RTA) had opted to avail the public, particularly university students, the opportunity to experiment its smart apps such that these youths can grasp a feel and look of the features and benefits of these smart services with the aim of embedding the culture of using smart services.  The RTA wanted to  identify the points of strength and weakness by analysing feedbacks, ideas and deliverables of experiments, which would be developed by varsity students.

  • GREAT VICTORY BY BPDC ASME STUDENTS

    The following ASME students of BPDC brought laurels to Institute after winning ASME District G top position in Student Design Competition (SDC) on 19-3-2016 at VIT, Vellore, India. It is a great victory in the history of BITS as they won against 25 teams from IITs, NITs and other top universities around India.
    1.Akash Hathiramani (4th year,Mech)
    2.Puneet Khirwar (4th year, Mech)
    3.Tahseen Ahmed Khan(4th year, Mech)
    4.Srihari Srivathsan (4th year, Mech)
    5.Tanya Juneja (3rd year, CS)
    They will be participating in global finals (ASME IMECE) to be held in November,2016 in USA.
    Akash and Puneet along with Animesh (4th year, CS) and Pranav  Mohan(4th year, Mech) also participated in ASME IMECE 2014 held in Canada after winning the top position  in ASME District J  SDC held in April 2014 at AME SPDC 2014 in AUB, Lebanon.

  • Overall Championship in Gulf Medical University Ajman Sports Fest 2016

    The BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus has always believed in giving the students an enriched experience on all fronts, be it academics, extracurricular activities or sports. The Sports Club of the Institute has always put its best game forward and year by year, they've been achieving milestones and have never deterred from bringing glory to the Institute. After wrapping the previous semester with many victories, and a successful and extravagant BITS Sports Festival 2015, the sportsmen of the Institute worked with dedication and focus to make it even better by winning back to back at many tournaments across the UAE.

     

    The winning streak started from the Skyline University Sports Festival held between February 15 to February 25. The valiant and strong Throwball Girls Team won the finals against Skyline University with a great margin. Likitha Sathish from the BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus was awarded the title of the 'Most Valuable Player' adding up to the enthusiasm of the team. The Table Tennis Team of  girls kept their spirits high as they bagged the gold medal after scoring against Heriott Watt University.

     

    The sports battalion went on to participate in the GMU Sports Fest held between March 5 to March 10. The Volleyball team of the Institute proved that goals are attained by perseverance, and not solely strength. The Boys Team played outstandingly and successfully made it to the finals after beating the University of Sharjah in the semifinals. The Throwball Team played strong and went on to win the finals against ICBEST with a huge margin. The squad went on to win the Cricket Girls finals against GMU, Ajman by scoring some great boundaries and taking some unexpected wickets. The Table Tennis girls team won against Victoria College, while the Lawn Tennis girls Team successfully made it to the finals. The Overall Championship was bagged by the BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus consecutively for three years.

     

    Overwhelmed by the amazing victories coming their way, the budding sportsmen went on to participate in the Heriot Watt Sports Fest (Scottish Highland Games) that took place between March 12 to March 16. The Table Tennis team kept their heads high as both the Girls and Boys bagged the gold medal against Manipal University with a clear margin.

     

    The Racket Sports fest  at the American University of the Sharjah that took place between March 17 to 23 was the most awaited tournament of the year. The Cricket Boys Team proved that every ball equals every minute, every shot equals an opportunity, and every wicket is a heads up to keep going. They won the heated finals against AUS, giving the perfect adieu to their Graduating Team Members. The Table Tennis Girls Team bagged the gold medal in the finals against Middlesex University, while the Badminton Girls Team won against AUS with a great margin.



    Skyline University Tournament

    Throwball Team

    1.       Likitha Satish

    2.       Tanya Tyagi

    3.       Pallavi Tipparaju

    4.       Prerana Kamath

    5.       Sindhu Parimi

    6.       Aishwarya Krishnan

    7.       Ria Mittal

    8.       Manogna Reddy

    9.       Ishita Tavkar

    10.   Gayathri Hariharan

    11.   Sharon J

     

    Table Tennis Girls

    1.       Prerana Kamath

    2.       Manisha Kakwani

    3.       Ishita Tavkar

    4.       Gayathri Hariharan

    5.       Vidhushi

      

    Gulf Medical University Sports Festival

    Volleyball Boys

    1.       Yashaan

    2.       Mahruz

    3.       Tahseen

    4.       Nakul

    5.       Janak

    6.       Akshat

    7.       Chaitanya

    8.       Arshad

    9.       Zeki

    10.   Akhil

    11.   Anurag Jala

     

    Cricket Girls

    1.       Tanya Tyagi

    2.       Pallavi Tipparaju

    3.       Likitha Satish

    4.       Ria Mittal

    5.       Sindhu Parimi

    6.       Devanshi Chauhan

    7.       Tanya Juneja

    8.       Manogna Reddy

    9.       Sharon J

    10.   Malvika Sridhar

    11.   Husna Shahid

    12.   Anadi Sekar

    13.   Gayathri Hariharan

    14.   Meena Tipparaju

     

    Table Tennis Girls

    1.       Prerana Kamath

    2.       Manisha Kakwani

    3.       Ishita Tavkar

    4.       Gayathri Hariharan

    5.       Vidhushi

    Lawn Tennis Girls

    1.       Tanya Juneja

    2.       Malvika Sridhar

     

    Throwball Girls

    1.       Likitha Satish

    2.       Tanya Tyagi

    3.       Pallavi Tipparaju

    4.       Prerana Kamath

    5.       Sindhu Parimi

    6.       Aishwarya Krishnan

    7.       Malvika Sridhar

    8.       Ria Mittal

    9.       Manogna Reddy

    10.   Ishita Tavkar

    11.   Gayathri Hariharan

    12.   Sharon J

     

    Heriot Watt University Sports Festival (SHG)

    Table Tennis Boys

    1.       Yash Patni

    2.       Ashwin

    3.       Shaleen

    4.       Kishore

    5.       Friedrich

     

    Table Tennis Girls

    1.       Prerana Kamath

    2.       Manisha Kakwani

    3.       Ishita Tavkar

    4.       Gayathri Hariharan

    5.       Vidhushi

      

    AUS Interuniversity Tournament

    Cricket Boys

    1.       Udit Modi

    2.       Manik Sharma

    3.       Gokul Krishnan

    4.       Dhruv Chandra

    5.       Kanwar Tushar Punj

    6.       Ravi Kumar        

    7.       Rithvik Reddy

    8.       Aman Maheshwari

    9.       Gaurav Basu

    10.   Yashwanth Jaggumantri

    11.   Mit Desai

    12.   Varun Sangani

    13.   Navneeth Reddy Tudi

    14.   Dhanush Narayan Balaji

    15.   Ishaan Vasant

     

    Table Tennis Boys

    1.       Yash Patni

    2.       Ashwin

    3.       Shaleen

    4.       Kishore

    5.       Friedrich

     

    Table Tennis Girls

    1.       Prerana Kamath

    2.       Manisha Kakwani

    3.       Ishita Tavkar

    4.       Gayathri Hariharan

    5.       Vidhushi

    Badminton Girls

    1.       Arosha Pattnayak

    2.       Spoorthy

    3.       Ria Mittal

  • Manipal Sports Festival winners

    In Manipal Sports Festival 2015, Our Students Secured First PlaceBadminton (Girls). Table Tennis (Girls), Throwball (Girls), Tennis (Girls), Chess (Girls) and Secured Second place in Badminton (Boys), Table Tennis (Boys) and Chess (Boys)

  • Achievements of Team IFOR students

    TEAM IFOR (Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance) of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, comprising:


    Ayanava Sarkar (3rd Year, Computer Science)

    Saptadeep Debnath (2nd Year, Electronics and Communication)

    Shrey Iyenger (3rd Year, Computer Science), 


    were the WINNERS at the inaugural Drones for Good University Challenge.


    Initially, they were chosen as one of the six finalists from a pool of over 50 other teams from various other colleges. In the final, the teams had to come up with a full technical and feasible solution, of the problem statement, of "Monitoring a Football Match using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle". Further, in the final, they were given 45 minutes to extend their existing idea to monitor crowd during a post football match parade of the winning team. 


    A panel of 5 judges, all part of UAE Mars Mission, 2021 from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (UAE Space Agency) evaluated the presentations of all the finalists and judged Team IFOR as the winners of the inaugural Drones for Good University Challenge.
    They were awarded a trophy as well as a cash prize of AED 7000.

  • ADU Technopreneur winners

    Varun Sharma (4th year CSE) and Matthew Abraham (4th year ECE) from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus along with their team won the prestigious Abu Dhabi University Technopreneur 2015 Competition this week for their idea, Taufir. The competition is an accelerator program to help technology based entrepreneurs to take their first step towards initiating their innovative ventures.

    As they have won this competition they will receive seed funding as capital from the highly reputed Khalifa Fund and Abu Dhabi University so as to work towards a successful startup. They will also be kept in incubation for a period of 8 months with support from some of the best mentors in the country.

  • BPDC student selected as ASME District J delegate for Prestigious ASME SLTC

                            BPDC student selected as ASME District J delegate for Prestigious ASME SLTC-2015

    Mr Anomitra Benerjee, final year Mechanical Engineering student  has been selected as the student delegate from the ASME  DISTRICT-J (MENA Region)  to attend ASME’s Student Leader Training Conference (SLTC).  ASME  selected him as he created a history by winning OGOPA (Old Guard Oral Presentation Award) for the first time in the whole District-J. The SLTC will be held  DURING 14-15 November 2015 at ASME’s annual International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) which is taking place in Houston, Texas, USA.  

  • BEST IDEA WINNER in NASA COMPETITION

    Mr Shreyas  C, .Nayak, III year Mechanical student got certificate of appreciation from NASA, USA as he won the best idea competition on NASA ONGOING PROJECT 
    MASS ROVER "SCARE CROW" conducted on 15-06-2015. About 1350 students participated all over the world.Only 3 best ideas were selected by NASA. We are all proud to have him as our student who is on of three best idea winners. Now NASA is reviewing his idea and if it works he will be taken as a team member  in their prestigious project.

  • ANOMITRA BENERJEE WON THE PRESTIGIOUS ASME IGTI Student Activities Travel AWARD

    Anomitra Banerjee, final year Mechanical Engineering student, BITS PILANI, DUBAI Campus received prestigious ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Student Activities Travel Award from Prof Seung Jin Song, ASME IGTI Board Chairman on 17-06-2015 during ASME2015 Turbo EXPO Conference held during June 15-19, 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, He   was selected as the Student Liaison Officer of The Student Advisory Committee of ASME International Gas Turbine Institute at New York. He will now be coordinating student committees across the globe and plan further actions for ASME. He received very prestigious ASME OGOPC Award in ASME IMECE-2014 held in November at Montreal, Canada. He is the first Indian student who won this prestigious awardas no Indian student won this award since its inception in 1965.   He also received  The SAC Travel Award of 2000 USD, which is granted only for a vew few students. Prof  R N Saha, Director ITS Pilani, Dubai Campus congratulated Anomitra Benerjee who brought many laurels to the institute. Dr M V N Sankaram, Dr C Mallika Parveen, ASME Faculty Advisors  and all the faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department  extended their congratulations for making the whole Department proud by continuously bringing laurels.

  • BITS students win AED 100,000/- seed capital

    "On the 1st of May 2015, two students from the Computer Science Department of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, Alok Rajiv and Lakshay Arora participated in a 48 hour hackathon competition at The Cribb, Al Quoq organized by Turn8. Their idea "iBOX" a physical cloud storage, was chosen as the best idea in the competition and they would be receiving a seed capital of AED 100,000/- for the same.

  • ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR ASME STUDENT

    A 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student, Anomitra Banerjee has been selected to be The Student Liaison Officer of The Student Advisory Committee of ASME International Gas Turbine Institute at New York. He will now be coordinating student committees across the globe and plan further actions for ASME.
     
    Moreover, Anomitra has also been selected to receive an award for excellence in engineering and his continued contributions to ASME IGTI. He has been one of the very few to be given The SAC Travel Award of 2000 USD to travel to Canada yet again to attend ASME Turbo Expo 2015 and receive this award.

  • Achievement of BPD team- IIT Kanpur-Techkriti 2015

    Our students under the guidance of Dr. UdayKumar participated in the Robotics competition recently in Techkriti 2015 conducted by  IIT Kanpur and they came 6th position out of 44 teams in the prestigious event.I have attached the certificate for the same.
    I am made to understand that  they would have easily won the prestigious competition but for the batteries running out of the power at the end.

  • BPDC Students Bag Awards at the Microsoft Hackathon Competition

    BPDC Students Bag Awards at the Microsoft Hackathon Competition


    Students from BPDC participated at The Microsoft Hackathon competition on 28th March 2015 at the Microsoft Office, Internet City. The students were awarded Nokia Lumia 1520 for their performance in the event. Let us join to congratulate the following students:


    Alok Rajiv – 2nd year

    Naman Kamra – 1st year

    Pradheepan Raghavan – 2nd year

    Rishav Jalan – 2nd year

    Saugaat Allabadi – 1st year

    Shaurya Sood – 1st year

    Ritwik D’Souza – 1st year

  • BPDC Students bagged the overall championship in Manipal Sports Festival 2015

    Bits Pilani Dubai Campus bagged the Overall Championship Trophy in the various categories of different games in Manipal Sports Fest 2015.The best player award in Badminton was bagged by Manvika Singh (Girls) and Mehruz Aziz (Boys)category. In the Lawn Tennis championship Best Player Award was given to Kevin.Ashar Ali was given the Best Player in Table Tennis  and Likhita in Throw Ball.Aishwarya Jain was given the Best Player in Women’s Cricket  and Nabanita De was given Best Player in Chess Category. This was in The  Manipal Sports Fest 2015 against various universities like Middlesex ,Amity, Heriot Watt, American University of Sharjah, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Skyline, American University in Dubai ,University Of Sharjah and the host Manipal  participated.


    BITS Pilani , Dubai Campus won the Lawn Tennis(Boys) finals match against Manipal.The team was as follows: Asees Singh, Kevin and Vijit Katte.Badminton Boys  final winners were : R Surya Sarvajith, Digvijay Singh, Mahruz Aziz, and Akshai Ashok Kumar.BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the Badminton(Girls) finals  match and the Players were:Manvika, Jerry, Arosha ,Ria, Shruthi

    BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the Cricket(Girls) finals match and the players were: Aishwarya jain, Jerry prashanti, Tanya tyagi,Aishwarya jain, Likitha satish, Devanshi chauhan,Malvika,Ria Mittal,Sindhu and Manogna reddy

    BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the Throwball finals match against Manipal University.Team included: Ruchika Negi,Prerna Kamath,Ria Mittal, Manogna Reddy,Likhita Sateesh, Pallavi Tipparaju, Malvika Sridhar,Tanya Tyagi, Aishwarya Krishnan, Sai Sindhura Parimi, Aishwarya Jain and Arshi Farhid. BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the Table Tennis(Boys) finals and the players were:Aashir Ali , Prashanth,D.S.K Kishore, Yash Patni and  Friedrich Samuel. BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the Chess(Girls) finals match and the players were: Nabanita De, Alfia Mariam, Divya Raghunathan, Ruchika Negi and  Aishwarya Rai

  • BPDC student bags award at Inter University Debating Championship

    The annual inter university "Crossfire" Debating Championship was held at Skyline University College, Sharjah, on the 18th of February 2015. 8 Universities from across the UAE participated in the Debating Championship.
    Mohamed Atyab, a final year B.E Mechanical Engineering student and Varun Sharma, a third year B.E Computer Science student represented BPDC at the event.
    Mohamed Atyab won the Runner Up - Best Speaker (Against the motion) award at the competition.

  • Our students declared winners of Business Case Study Challenge

    'LOXLEY' team comprising of four students from Bits Pilani, Dubai Campus have emerged victorious in the final round of Business Case Study Challenge held by Middlesex University to take home a whopping cash prize of Dhs. 10,000 and a magnificent trophy. 


    The students are Mihika Shivkumar (year II), Varun Sharma (year III), Matthew Abraham (Year III) and Sean D'Rosario (Year IV).


    The Harvard Business Review case study for this year’s competition was titled: Emirates Airline: Connecting the Unconnected.  31 teams comprising of 119 students from 18 universities across the country competed at the Middlesex University Business Case Study Challenge. The teams had to undergo three grueling rounds consisting of written presentations, oral presentations and Q&A sessions spread over a period of one month. Of the 31 teams three teams reached the final round. The teams were judged by experts from the industry and academia. Panel members included senior managers from Emirates group, Al Futtaim Logistics and Du among others. Emirates Airlines is the main sponsor for this event. 

  • A GRAND VICTORY BY BITS PILANI, DUBAI CAMPUS STUDENTS

    A GRAND VICTORY BY BITS PILANI, DUBAI CAMPUS STUDENTS IN THE FIRST UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION (Step up shahab)  on April, 23, 2013, Organized by Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi
     
    FIRST PRIZE (cash prize of 10, 000 AED) IN “NATURAL & HEALTH SCIENCES
    SECOND PRIZE (cash prize of 7,000 AED) IN “ENGINERING”
    THIRD PRIZE (cash prize of 5,000 AED) IN “ENGINERING”
     

  • BPDC students participated in SAE BAJA Tennessee, USA 2013

    A team of 15 students participated in the SAE BAJA Tennessee competition held at Tennessee, USA on April 18th – 21st, 2013. Here teams have to design, build and race off-road vehicles that can withstand the harshest elements of rough terrain. There are multiple dynamic events like hill climb where the vehicle must climb a 40 degree inclined hill, sled pull is where the vehicle has to pull a heavy load and the distance up to which the vehicle can pull the loads decides the vehicles score, maneuverability is where the vehicle agility is tested with a track consisting of tight hairpin bends, chicanes, over 4 feet climbs and multiple snake cones, suspension event is where a lot of cars break down since this course is designed to test the strength of the vehicle where vehicle have to jump almost 2 ft in the air on slippery surfaces, and the final 4 – hour endurance race which takes place in the end where parts of all the above events are included in a final long track which is grueling enough to test a standard 4x4 SUV. Before taking part in any of the dynamic events teams have to pass technical inspection where the each and every imaginable aspect of the vehicle is inspected, here over 90% of the teams are failed in their first attempt, most teams manage to pass in their second or third attempt. BPDC team passed in the second attempt.
     
    Static event include design reports, presentations and evaluations. This is when the teams are judged on ergonomics, functionality, and producibility of their cars; ensuring that the final placement of the team does not rest solely on the vehicle's performance but rather on a combination of static and dynamic events. 
     
    Team XA, the first team from Birla Institute of Technology & Science to go for the international SAE Baja competition built their vehicle on the principles of simplicity and ruggedness with the aim being to successfully complete the competition where only 75% of the teams make it to the final race of where about 10 to 20 teams drop out in the first lap itself. 
     
    BPDC vehicle had a 10hp single cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine (specified by the competition rules), double wishbone suspension which during computer analysis could survive over 2g of force. Its drive train was a rather simple setup of a CVT followed by a dual chain reduction. Teams have to design vehicle with not just brute torque or rigidity but with also agility and top speed. BPDC vehicle could not complete the final endurance race because due to a problem in the drive train, but whoever saw the vehicle there had only praises for them when they came to know that it was the first attempt. BPDC team would like to thank the following for their immense support and help:
    • Dr.N.K.Millerjothi – Our faculty advisor
    • The Mechanical Faculty of BPDC

  • International Youth Leadership Conference held at Prague, Czech Republic

    Ketul Sanhvi (2008A9PS278U) and Roamell Mehta attended the 21st International Youth Leadership Conference held at Prague, Czech Republic from 6th January 2011 to 11th January 2011.

  • Rohit Ratnaparkhi (2008AAPS440U) represented at the R8 SBC at Leuven, Belgium

    Rohit Ratnaparkhi (2008AAPS440U) represented at the R8 SBC at Leuven, Belgium and was one of the eight students to represent UAE. He represented with a 100% funding from the IEEE UAE Section. He achieved the feat of being only the 2nd student from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus to represent the college at an International Level in the last 10 years.

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