Heartiest congratulations to all the participating and winning Teams of MAIT at Smart India Hackathon 2017

AICTE under aegis of MHRD and in collaboration with i4C, Persistent Systems Ltd., UGC, NASSCOM, Rambhau Prabhodini Mhalgi, SumaSoft Pvt. Ltd, Deloitte, ACM India, NIC, and MyGov launched Smart India Hackathon 2017 on Nov 9, 2016 at the hands of Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon‟ble Minister of HRD, Government of India and Chief Patron, Smart India Hackathon 2017. This initiative aims to build Digital India and to engage the youth of the nation directly with nation building.

For the enhancement of the quality of technical education, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology registered for Smart India Hackathon 2017 contest for students under the guidance of Prof  M L Goyal (Director General). Dr Namita Gupta, HOD (CSE) had been appointed as AICTE -College SPOC  (AICTE-College Single Point Of Contact) to share AICTE related various schemes with Institute students and faculty members. Students of all B.Tech disciplines were motivated to participate in the contest. For students guidance, coordinators from each Department were nominated: Dr Bhoomi Gupta (IT), Dr  Ashish Khanna (CSE), Mr  Hemant Tulsani (ECE), Mr Sheersh Garg (EEE) and Mr R.C.  Saini (MAE).

For the 598 problems posted by government departments, the ideas were received from 7531 teams (each team comprising of 6 students and 2 mentors) with approximately 42,000+ participants from more than 2100 colleges across India. Of these 7531 teams, 1266 teams (around 10,000 participants) were shortlisted for Grand Finale on April 01-02, 2017. The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017 was organized, simultaneously across 26 different cities.

Total 12 teams from MAIT participated in Smart India Hackathon 2017 and 6 teams were shortlisted for the Grand finale – 3 teams under AICTE, one team each under ICMR, ISRO, DAE.

Team Extrapolate won first prize of Rs 1 lakh under AICTE. Members of the team are Somin Wadhwa, Raunaq Jain, Prashasti Gupta, Akshay Sharma, Aviral Gupta and Dhruv Kuchhal.

Extrapolate team worked on the Problem Statement - Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy with respect to demographic locations.

Another team CML2.0 won a Deloitte Innovation Award prize of Rs 10,000 under Indian Council of Medical Research. Members of the team are Samraj Agarwal, Deepanshi Bansal, Punya Aachman, Sankalp Sharma, Tamal Dey and Aman Mittal.

CML2.0 team worked on the Problem Statement - Creating Games for prevention of Dengue and Chikunguniya.