BITES Xcelerator Project Awards

bites.pngBoard for IT Education Standards (BITES) is an autonomous body promoted by the government with institutions and IT Industry in Karnataka. BITES has been setup with the intent of maintaining high standards and quality in IT education. The main objectives of BITES are to enhance the quality of IT Education and improve the employability of Engineering Graduates.

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Xcelerator helps college students build a portfolio aligned to their career aspirations. The platform creates a gamification layer to integrate and align everything a college student does (Education, Exposure, Experience) to specific job roles chosen by the students – all the while creating personal paths to success for them. Formal education, in its current form, is sometimes far removed from real-world scenarios which encourages a huge gap between students' skill sets and industry expectations. Students and employees do not have a forum for meaningful interaction to bridge this gap. Xcelerator is a collaborative learning community bringing together academia and industry to nurture real world experience and help students get industry exposure. It creates a 'ramp up to the real world' for students by providing them with an opportunity to participate in industry-relevant projects and learnings.


BITES and Xcelerator have joined hands to organize BXSPA as an annual event, since 2018-19. The event is designed to identify and showcase the best student projects related to IT. The Challenge / Competition is open to students, across disciplines including MCA, from all engineering colleges across Karnataka.

Awards include a cash prize of Rs.25,000 for the winners and Rs.15,000 for the runners and certificate to the students’ group. A cash prize of Rs.5,000 and a certificate to the faculty mentor(s) shall be presented. Consolation prizes, if recommended by the jury, carry a cash prize of Rs.5,000 along with a certificate each to students’ group and faculty mentor(s).

All submissions have to happen on the Xcelerator platform and submissions sent to either the BITES or Xcelerator email ID will not be considered.



  1. The Project submitted must be the project carried out by the students in the college and duly certified by the College;

  2. The competition is open for registration to full time Engineering college students, across disciplines including MCA, who are studying in universities/ colleges, for a degree in the state of Karnataka;

  3. Each team may have a maximum of four members with one of them being designated as team / project leader, who is responsible for all communications with BITES;

  4. All members of a team must belong to the same college/institution. However, team members may belong to different disciplines and years of study;

  5. Each student can join only one team.

  6. There shall be NO Registration fee;

  7. A one-page project abstract must be submitted by March 01, 2020, using Xcelerator platform.

  8. An extended report (at least 5 pages) of the project status must be submitted by April 20, 2020, using Xcelerator platform.

  9. An eminent Jury, constituted for the purpose, shall evaluate the project abstracts and extended reports and short list the projects for final Challenge / Competition.

  10. The finalists must present the project to the eminent jury at Bangalore. This presentation should include a demo of the project and the full project report must be available to the Jury.


  1. The status of completion of the project with reference to the goals specified in the project abstract at the time of registration.

  2. The level of theoretical and practical implementation of the project.

  3. Novelty in the project with respect to currently existing ones, if any.

  4. The distribution of effort among the team members and evidence of teamwork

  5. Potential for the successful completed project to have real-life impact.

  6. Overall level of engineering / technological excellence.


Deadline for Registration

February 20, 2020

Deadline for submission of Abstracts February 28, 2020

Evaluation of abstracts by Jury - Phase 1

March 31, 2020

Announcing results of Phase 1

April 07, 2020

Deadline for project report submission for Phase 2

April 30, 2020

Evaluation of Phase 2 submissions and

notification of finalists

On or before

May 15, 2020

Final Demo and Evaluation

On or before

May 31, 2020


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