Engineering Students of MITWPU Emerge Winner at World’s largest 36-hour non-stop digital product building competition
The software and hardware competition titled Smart India Hackathon 2019, organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), was held between March 1, 2 and 3. It was World’s biggest open innovation model organised by MHRD, AICTE, Persistent and i4C and World’s largest 36-hour non-stop digital product building competition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to interact with participants in a live event on March 2 at 8 p.m in Kochi. Parallel competitions were conducted simultaneously in 23 nodal centres across the country. 14 teams from MIT-WPU-Faculty of Engineering, Pune participated in various cities-Kochi, Coimbatore,Jaipur, Bimavaram, Noida, Nagpur, Punjab among others.
MIT World Peace University has won 8 prizes in various software categories-Complex category – First Prize- One Lakh, Complicated Category- First Prize- 75,000, Simple Category- First Prize-50,000
Summary of prizes,
- 1. Team Jagisa- First prize at Kochi
- 2. Team C0D10TS- First Prize at Coimbature
- 3. Team Parallel Minds- First Prize at Jaipur
- 4. Team MIT Innovation Geeks- First Prize at Bhimavaram
- 5. Team 404 found- First Prize at Noida
- 6. Team Incognitoos- First Prize at Nagpur
- 7. Team Japnas- First Prize at Rajpura, Punjab
- 8. Team Zero2one- First Prize at Bhimavaram
Form MIT World Peace University 88 teams (528 students) had submitted 348 ideas to Smart India Hackathon 2019 (Including software and hardware category). Software category results were declared and 14 teams (84 students) from MIT World Peace University were shortlisted for Grand Finale. Out of 14 teams, 8 teams received first prize at Grand Finale. Hackathon was held on 02nd and 03rd March 2019 at various cities of India depends on the problem statement given by the ministry/Industry for 36 hrs. Hardware category shortlisted teams will be declared later on the portal of Smart India Hackathon.
About Smart India Hackathon 2019
The problem statements posted by 95 industries and 18 government ministries in the fields of smart communication, healthcare, biomedical devices, agriculture, rural development, smart vehicles, food technology, robotics, drones, waste management, clean water, renewable energy, security and surveillance will be worked on by 1,373 teams participating in the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon. The event is the culmination of the programme led by AICTE in 3,000 colleges with participation of over a lakh students across the country, from which 34 teams were selected for each nodal centre. It was an initiative to provide students with a platform to address problems and come up with solutions for some pressing, everyday problems.
About MIT-World Peace University
MIT-WPU is a culmination of a Vision to re-establish India’s position as a ‘Vishwa Guru’, which means ‘The Teacher of the World’. A strong testimony to our Vision is set by a firm foundation from ‘The MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions and MIT-Pune’ which practiced imparting true values along with Quality Education in Science & Engineering for 4 decades, since 1983. MIT-WPU carries forward its responsibility as a UNESCO Chair for Human Rights & Sustainable Development Goals supported by World’s renowned Scientists, Researchers, Scholars, Academicians, and Successful Entrepreneurs, who are associated with MIT since the very first Brick was laid in the foundation of this Institution. Students at MIT-WPU are leveraging its Academic Framework of Studies to receive Holistic Education through a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates Academic Knowledge, Research, Technology, Social Innovation and Peace Studies. Its pioneering WPU Methodology is developed with Scholastic Inputs and endeavours to set new benchmarks in the field of Higher Education Globally. MIT-World Peace University has a legacy of four decades in delivering Excellence through ‘Value Based Universal Education’ and organizing socially relevant conferences since 2005 that support Sustainable Development Goals and impact the ‘Nation Building Process’ by Strengthening Indian Leadership, Governance and Democracy.