Smart India Hackathon, is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for ingenious solutions. At a grand ceremony on Oct 16, 2017, at College of Engineering, Pune Chief Patron, Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Shri. Prakash Javadekar has launched Smart India Hackathon 2018. To make Smarthon 2018 much bigger than the previous edition, 18 state governments and 45+ union ministries and departments have already joined this grand initiative. Smarthon 2018 is a joint venture of Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4c), Persistent system, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
In a press meet Mr M. Chakravarthi, Vice Chairman, Narasaraopeta Engineering College in the district of Guntur AP, has announced that twelve students from NEC, among the 1,400 participants chosen from a pool of 20,000 applicants from all over India, have been shortlisted to participate in the 2nd Smart India Hackathon 2018. Smarthon 2018 is a colossal platform for the students of the Narasaraopeta Engineering College of the district of Guntur, AP.
Smart India Hackathon-2018 aims to:
- Explore creativity and expertise of students
- Sparks institute-level Hackathon
- Builds funnel for ‘Startup India’ campaign
- Provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems
Smart India Hackathon 2018 will have 2 sub-editions – Software as well as Hardware:
- Similar to the concept of Smart India Hackathon 2017, Software Edition will be 36-hour software product development competition,
- The new Hardware Edition in the Smarthon 2018, teams will work for 5 days and build their hardware solutions.
The two groups selected from Narasaraopeta Engineering College (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 on 30th and 31st March 2018. The second group will compete for the Ahmedabad edition of Smart India Hackathon 2018. The students representing NEC for the Nagpur Edition includes B.Tech 3 rd year students namely: Kandepu Chandrashekar, P.Srujana, T.Swetha, Sk.Mohammad, A.Komali and K.R.Pavan Kumar. The students representing NEC in Ahmedabad are C.H.Sai, M.V.S.MadhaviLatha, K.Kusumabhavya, M.Bharathi, G.Lakshmi Priyanka and A.Raviteja.
The second group is set to compete for the mega prize in Ahmadabad. It will be a 36-hour summit. The topic assigned to this team of competent individuals is “Location Based Surveillance Offline Routing Mobile App.” The 2018 edition of SIH presents an incredible platform for the students of Narasaraopeta Engineering College to show their innovative ideas and creative skill set that is aimed at solving trending problems faced by our country. Chairman of Narasaraopeta Engineering College (NEC) Mr M.V. Koteswara Rao, Vice-Chairman Mr M.S.Chakravarthi” Secretary Mr Ramesh Babu, and Program Coordinators Dr B. Jhansi Vajram and Dr Prakash Kodali along with the students of the college have applauded the participants on this incredible achievement.