MIT-WPU won First Prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020
MIT-WPU is proud to announce that two of our teams, Zero++ and Brain_Stormers, have both won first prize in the prestigious Smart India Hackathon 2020 organised by MHRD, AICTE, MHRD Innovation Cell and i4C. Both our teams managed to beat the competition which included the top colleges of our nation to get the coveted 1st position as well as a cash prize of Rs 1 Lac per team.
Team Zero++ led by Hrishikesh Mahajan provided a lasting and final solution for all groundwater management of the country. They did so by creating a ‘Groundwater level Analytics Dashboard’ for assessing growth and declining trends of each state, district and taluka in India. The data analysis would help the Ministry of Jal shakti to plan and optimise resources to solve the water crisis in India.
Team Brain_Stormers led by Devashish Bote, optimised waste management, specifically the problem of stubble aggregation. They did so by creating ‘Stubble Buddy’ which can streamline and automate the process of stubble collection, transportation to the desired location, and stubble disposal in a more environmentally friendly way, thereby, tackling the huge problem of air pollution in India due to stubble burning.