In a momentous event held at the Innovation Center of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), the student project ‘KX 23’ – Go Kart, crafted by the ingenious minds of ‘Team Carting Manipal’, was unveiled today. The project, affectionately dubbed ‘light year’ by the students, represents a remarkable blend of dedication, innovation, and technical prowess.
The unveiling ceremony was graced by the presence of Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), who expressed immense pride in unveiling this exceptional student project. He stated, “This Go Kart will exude excellence on every track it conquers and is destined for numerous accolades. At MAHE and MIT, student projects hold the utmost priority. The commitment to provide a track facility for such projects reflects the institution’s dedication to nurturing student-led innovations.” He applauded the students’ dedication, sincerity, and technical proficiency, urging them to carry forward the legacy of their predecessors and strive for continuous improvement.
Commander (Dr.) Anil Rana, Director of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, also congratulated the team and highlighted the determination and hard work that students invest in completing innovative projects. He emphasized that success is inevitable when goals are set, and hard work is relentless. Student projects, such as ‘KX 23’, are a testament to teamwork, commitment, leadership skills, effective task management, and the ability to meet deadlines, and MIT consistently excels in achieving these goals.
The journey of ‘KX 23’ – Go Kart began on September 22, 2022, under the leadership of a dedicated team comprising 25 students. This innovative endeavour, with a cost ranging from 7 to 10 lakhs, was spearheaded by Shaun and Team Manager Mayank. The ‘KX 23’ – Go Kart project represents the epitome of student-led innovation and the unwavering commitment of MIT and MAHE to foster excellence in education. It is expected that this extraordinary creation will leave a lasting mark on the racing circuit, earning accolades and recognition for both the university and the talented students behind it.