Kumaraguru College of Technology, one of the 48 Nodal Centres India for the Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Software Edition, Organised by MHRD, GoI along with AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems had 27 teams comprising 162 students that  develop solutions for the problem statements.

The student teams worked on challenges related to Maternal Healthcare & Child malnutrition, biometric encryption, automation, and predictive analysis sourced from DI Patna MSME, Human Welfare Association – Varanasi & Shantha Sanofi – Biotech Company.KCT, as a Nodal center will have the student teams work on challenges related to Maternal Healthcare & Child malnutrition, biometric encryption, automation, and predictive analysis sourced from DI Patna MSME, Human Welfare Association – Varanasi & Shantha Sanofi – Biotech Company.

While the themes given to innovate solution for is the need of the hour in the developing world, these solutions promised to change the prevailing condition and proved to be a stepping stone towards a brighter future.

Seven team won prizes for their ideas and approach to the problem statements presented.

  • Team Alpha Q from Anna University, Kanchipuram won a lakh for innovating a web app to buy, sell or dispose old vehicles and car-pooling. The challenge was given by DI Patna.
  • Team Abhyudayaa from Walchand college of Engineering, Maharashtra won Rs.75000 for developing Biometric Defender as a solution to the encryption of biometric traits to avoid privacy attacks. The challenge was given by DI Patna.
  • Team Zombie Hat from Thadomal Shahani College of engineering, Mumbai won Rs.75000 for managing the personal training in a simple way. The challenge was given by Shanatha Sanofi Bio-informatics.
  • Team COD10TS from Maharashtra Institute of Technology took home Rs. 50000 for their work on Predictive analysis of medicine and doctors in government hospitals. The challenge was given by Human welfare association, Varanasi.
  • Team Azukarin from SIES College, Navi Mumbai won Rs 50,000 for their work on creating a portal app for artisans to sell their handicrafts. The challenge was given by Human welfare association, Varanasi.
  • Team Squadra from IIT Hyderabad won Rs.75000  for developing an Application for building a New Generation with Safer Mothers and Healthy Child in Child Health Care and Nutrition. The challenge was given by DI Patna.
  • Team Bumble-Bee won Rs.75000 for developing an application to create awareness in women to improve maternal healthcare in the field maternal health care. The challenge was given by DI Patna.

This hackathon was sponsored by Cisco, DEVNET, Deloitte, KPIT with Suma Soft as the communication partners. MHRD will conduct the hardware edition of the Smart India Hackathon in June 2019.

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