Smart India Hackathon – 2018 to have Major Participation from NEC

Published: Tue Mar 20 2018

The "Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2018" is right around the corner. SIH is a non-stop product development competition, where technology students provide ingenious solutions to the problems put forth. This year’s edition of SIH is a joint venture by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Persistent Systems and i4c. Mr M. Chkravarthi, Vice-Chairman, Narasaraopeta Engineering College has officially announced in a press meet that two groups from their college have reached the finale and will attend the 36-hour SIH meet.

Overall, 20,000 groups participated in the knockout stage, only 1400 groups have reached the finals. The two groups selected from NEC consist of 6 individuals each. These two groups are assigned different problem statements. One group will compete in the Nagpur edition of SIH, scheduled for 30th and 31st March 2018. The representation from NEC for the Nagpur Edition includes B.Tech 3rd year students namely: K. Chandrashekar, S.K. Mohammad, P.Srujana, T.Shwetha, K.Kavyashri and K.R. Pavan Kumar.This group of students will be presenting on Location to Display Nearest Agencies.
The second group is set to battle it out for the mega prize in Ahmadabad. It will be a 36-hour conference. The students representing NEC in this battleground are: C.H. Sai, M.V.S. MadhaviLatha, K.KusumaBhavya, M. Bharati, A. Raviteja and G. Lakshipriyanka. The topic they are dealing with is "Location Based Surveillance Offline Routing Mobile App."

The other problem statements range from the prediction of drought in protected areas, sensor-based waste management and segregation to even geo-mapping of disabled-friendly locations across Maharashtra. Fundamental solutions from this workshop will be considered for further research scale-up and implementation. It is an incredible opportunity for the selected students from NEC as Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman of AICTE, has declared that the students are going to be facilitated with high-end technology and machinery. The prize money for winners under different categories ranges from INR 1,00,000 to 50,000 depending on the final podium finish.

The 2018 edition of SIH presents an incredible platform for the students of NEC to showcase their innovative mindset, and creative skill set aimed at solving prominent problems faced by our country. Vice-Chairman, Mr. M.Chakravarthi and Program Coordinators Dr. B. Jhansi Vajram and Dr. K Prakash along with the entirefaculty and student family of NEC have congratulated the participants on this incredible feat.

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