A student team from the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, won 'Best Captain Award' in the finals of 'Imagine To Innovate Asian E-Bike Racing Challenge 2019', held at Raghu Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, from September 23-27, 2019.
The team comprised of students from the departments of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE): Jithukrishna A. J. (4th Year Mechanical), Hrithwik V. (4th Year Mechanical), Vaisakh P. (4th Year Mechanical), K. R. Akshay (4th Year Mechanical), Gokul M. (4th Year Mechanical), Akshay Sanal M. (4th Year Mechanical), Vishnu N. P. (4th Year Mechanical), Rahul Ram (3rd Year Electrical), Harishankar S. (3rd Year Electrical), Sreenand S. (3rd Year Electrical), Vignesh M. (3rd Year Electrical), Sourav Sunil (3rd Year Electrical), Aparna Mishra (3rd Year Electrical), Akshaya (3rd Year Electrical), Sai Deepak Varma (1st Year Mechanical), Akash (1st Year Mechanical), Abhijith R. (2nd Year Electrical), Manu (2nd Year Mechanical) and Shinil Abraham (1st Year Mechanical).
'Imagine To Innovate Asian E-bike Racing Challenge' is an eco-friendly venture based upon engineering the design and manufacture of an electric bike completely by the students. The main aim of the event is to generate the interest of the student in the field of eco-bikes, and to bring a new revolution in the field of biking, which can be commercialized as a usable product for the future generation. The students will also gain a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and fabricating a single seated DC motor-driven vehicle to manoeuvre on all types of terrains. This will help students face real-world engineering design projects and other related challenges. The event focuses on developing interest among the engineering students towards alternative power sources, which are the future of automobiles. This competition can enhance their practical skills, as well as learn team management, so the engineering students will be able to face any hurdles in the way of real engineering.