Teams from RUET won the Championship in the Eco-run competition, Bangladesh was held in Bangobandhu Uddan (Bells Park), Barisal on 18th December, 2015. The competition was organized jointly by JICA (Japan International Co-operation Agency) and BHL (Bangladesh Honda Limited). The teams were participated from Department of Mechanical Engineering. The teams comprise with 3rd and 4th year students along with the talent faculty members of Mechanical Department. The no. of student was 23 and talent faculty members were Prof. Dr. Md. Emdadul Hoque (Head of the Department), Dr. Miah Md. Zaglul Shahadat (Assistant Prof.), Mr. Amit Roy (Assistant Prof.), Mr. Md. Monjur Morshed (Lecturer), Mr. Md. Sazon Rahman (Lecturer).
Total of 10 team were participated from different institute of Bangladesh of which 2 from RUET, 3 from BUET, 1 from MIST, 1 from AUST, 3 from BTSC. RUET awarded the championship for both 03 wheeler and 04 wheeler vehicle. The assessment was based on the fuel consumption, vehicle design and technical innovation. The engine and vehicle transportation cost was funded by JICA and Walton.
The award contains the championship trophy and certificates. Representative of JICA (Program coordinator) handed over the award to RUETIAN Team. The names of the vehicle constructed by RUET team are RUET-1 (4 wheelers) and RUET Engenious (3 wheeler). Upon completion the competition the team of the RUET back to the campus on 19 December early morning. Note that, in 2012 the same competition was held in Dhaka and RUET team won the 1st runner up award.