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  • KUET URP students have become runner up in ?Smart City Challenge? in ?International Engineering Innovation Summit Bangladesh ? 2015?June 24, 2015
  • A team of four students from URP department, KUET participated and achieved runner up position in the ‘Smart City Challenge’ in ‘International Engineering Innovation Summit Bangladesh – 2015’. The event was organized by Engineering Students’ Association of Bangladesh (ESAB). The summit took place in 11 June, in Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, Dhaka. There were total 11 contests in this event including Robotics competition, Smart City Challenge, App. fest etc. Students from Engineering Universities including BUET, KUET, RUET, SUST, CUET, IUT, and different private Engineering Universities participated in this event. The Smart City Challenge was among the Civil, Architecture, and URP Departments of the Engineering Universities of Bangladesh. The team from URP department of KUET participated in the Smart City competition. The team was mentored by Md. Salaha Uddin, Assistant Professor, URP Department, KUET.Teams from BUET, KUET, CUET, and RUET showed their model and presentation at the day of the event. The adjudicator panel for this competition consisted teachers from Civil Department, BUET. The guests of the prize giving ceremony included Nasrul Hamid Bipu, M.P, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power; Kabir Bin Anwar, DG(Admin), Prime Minister's Office Project (A2I project) Director;  Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, A2I Program Prime Minister's Office and Md. Shahid Uddin Akbar, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development, Jon Pineau, Aerospace Engineer, Stellar Solutions, NASA.NASRUL HAMID BIPU, M.P, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power, KABIR BIN ANWAR, DG(Admin), Prime Minister's Office Project Director, A2I project , ANIR CHOWDHURY, Policy Advisor, A2I Program Prime Minister's Office and MD. SHAHID UDDIN AKBAR, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development. We were honored to have among us the Jon Pineau, Aerospace Engineer, Stellar Solutions, NASA for his engaging session.NASRUL HAMID BIPU, M.P, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power, KABIR BIN ANWAR, DG(Admin), Prime Minister's Office Project Director, A2I project , ANIR CHOWDHURY, Policy Advisor, A2I Program Prime Minister's Office and MD. SHAHID UDDIN AKBAR, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development. We were honored to have among us the Jon Pineau, Aerospace Engineer, Stellar Solutions, NASA for his engaging session. The guests awarded the winning teams in the competition.


    Award winning students of KUET, and their presented topic in the competition:


    Sunzid Hassan (URP 2k12)


    Tasnima Fahmin (URP 2k12)


    Prince Mondal (URP 2k12)


    M. Abrar Rubaiyat Islam (URP 2k12)


     Presented topic: Corporate Bus Service.


    Public transportation service can improve the mobility and environmental condition of Dhaka. But the quality of Public bus service in Dhaka is very poor. This project introduces the idea of ‘Corporate Bus Service’. It is a bus service ran by the Private institutions for carrying their workers in and out of workplace.


    The study area in this project was UCBL Bank, Gulshan Branch. After conducting survey and analysis on the study area,6 buses with their route, and schedule were proposed for the selected employees.



    Impact: Corporate Bus Service requires 10 times less initial investment, 15 times less monthly cost, takes 20 times less space in road, and emits 30 times less pollution than car. And if all the banks of Dhaka run this service, 40km space in road can be saved and carbon emission will reduce in Dhaka. The result will be better mobility and environment that can make Dhaka a ‘Smarter City’.