The grand finale of the world’s biggest Open Innovation model, Smart India Hackathon-2019, Software edition was held on Saturday and Sunday at 48 nodal centres across the country simultaneously.
“The SIH is the largest ever Hackathon in the world and the only one to be held at the national level,” mentioned Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.
This mega event was being organized by Ministry of Human Resource Department, AICTE, Persistent, HRD Innovation cell, Inter institutional innovations inclusive cell (IC4), Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodini with associated private partners Deloitte, KPIT, DEVNET and CISCO.
More than 500 problem statements were given by several prestigious government and private sector organizations.
As compared to about 17,400 entries from over one lakh students during the SIH 2018, this year there were more than 52,000 entries from over two lakhs students, as mentioned by R Subrahmanyam, Secretary HRD Higher Education.
The participants were from AICTE approved government and private institutions including premier institutes such as NITs and IITs.
Three teams-MAC3S, Ninja Tech and Digii Raptors, from Assam Don Bosco University were selected for the Grand Finale at the nodal centers Mohali, Indore and Raipur respectively.
The team MAC3S at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali centre was awarded as winner for the problem statement MSME collaboration platform, given by CTTC Bhubaneshwar.
It’s a matter of pride that a team of young and enthusiastic students from Assam could provide the best solution to a very pertinent problem of MSME after coding continuously for 36 hours to solve the problem statement MSME collaboration platform.
The team came up with a software solution called MSME-SAHAYOG which aims to provide a common platform (web and mobile based application) for knowledge sharing, transparent collaborations and creating awareness of various technical schemes and quality management schemes.