Mumbai, March 02, 2019: A group of 28 students from Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana participated in Smart India Hackathon 2019. Proper tech solutions were designed on day one at S.P. Mandali's Prin L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), Mumbai’s only nodal center. Echoing women power in tech domain are students’ groups - Team ARCS from MKSS’s Cummins College of Engineering for women, Pune and Team Tech Enchantresses from GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for women, solely represented by women students only.
For Smart India Hackathon 2019, some of the themes for problem statements were Smart Communications, Healthcare & Biomedical devices, Agriculture & Rural Development, Robotics and Drones, Waste management and more. The Smart India Hackathon which is held at a national level engages around a lakh of technical students, 3000 technical institutions and over 200 organizations, India.
Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, officially announced the opening of the Smart India Hackathon 2019, in an inaugural video speech in Delhi, along with Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman & MD, Persistent Systems and Co-Chair, Organising Committee, Smart India Hackathon 2019.
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"Smart India Hackathon is an attempt at ensuring that India is a torchbearer in the field of innovation. The world’s largest Hackathon is encouraging Gen Z to collaborate and solve problems. Each student present here is excited to accomplish as they work on real-time problems. Their innovation will contribute to the growth and development of India as a nation," stated Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in his opening address stated "It is extremely heartening to see the participation for Smart India Hackathon increase steadily over the past three years. This year we have received over 55 thousand entries from over two lakh participants of which 1400 teams have been selected to be a part of the final round. Smart India Hackathon has gained credibility not only in India but the world over."
Delighted to be a part of the Smart India Hackathon 2019, Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool said, “The Smart India Hackathon 2019 brings together young minds from all parts of the country to work towards innovative solutions for challenges that our country is facing. The platform gives students an opportunity to bring forth their creativity and up the ante thereby facilitating collaboration, exchange of ideas and rapid development of software solutions all in the duration of 36 hours. Such events also pave the way for students to interact with the industry to take their ideas to the next level.”
WeSchool is the only B-School in Maharashtra to be associated with Smart India Hackathon 2019. The institute is hosting the Smart India Hackathon- Software Edition, Grand Finale, for the third year in a row.
Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. Smart India Hackathon 2019 is an initiative by the Ministry of HRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4c, and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini.