SRM hosts National level Hackathon –
SRM hosts National level Hackathon
Future mobility, Defence, Sustainability, Technology in Brand Experience, IT Security and Tourism were the themes of the fourth edition of the SRM Hackathon. This national-level event was organised by IT Association, School of Computing and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Katankulathur and was held at SRMIST campus recently.
The winner was team Dragon_Booster from Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur. The Social Stars award was won by Team Gen-Y of SRMIST, Kattankulathur. The team comprises of Shwet Mishra, Siddhant Tibrewal, Saurabh Agrawal, Subhashree Hazra and Atif Hossain. Their application was to solve travel plan complexity and can help people create any trip according to their preferences.
People’s Favorite award was won by SRMIST’s Beeclust_mrsl group consisting of Inderan Kannan, Atul John Abraham, and Sukriti. Their work was a prototype that uses algae and draws in CO2 and other harmful gases like Sulphur Di Oxide and fullerenes (excess air) into the system. The major highlights include the production of zero to no waste, completely environment-friendly and low energy consumption when compared to the conventional air purifiers.SRM Hackathon 4.0 was a 36-hour long event and had about 1000 entries. Only 40 ideas were selected to participate in the finals. The competition was held under the guidance of a panel of mentors and judges. The idea was to create a platform for young developers and professionals to showcase their projects.
Speaking at the event, Vice-Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. Sandeep Sancheti said, “Novelty, newness, and innovation is the core idea of such Hackathons. It is important to learn from such competitions that provide a space for developers to come across 50-odd solutions for a single problem. It also allowed students to look at a problem in several other dimensions.”“The result of this contest will motivate others to come forward to participate. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji also promotes such hackathons. It is important to have an uncluttered and open mind to learn and develop oneself,” he concluded.
SRMIST is accredited with the highest grade of A++ by NAAC and graded as Category I university with 12 B status. All Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture and MBA programs are approved by AICTE. SRMIST has secured the third rank in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA). SRMIST is ranked globally by QS and rated by QS with ‘4 Star’ globally and awarded India centric QS IGAUGE Diamond rating. SRMIST carries out cutting edge research in frontier areas with more than 224 government-funded research projects at an outlay of Rs. 115 Crores since 2007. It has 11 international patents also. The institute recently opened Sir C V Raman Research Park at an estimate of Rs 120 crores with state-of-the-art equipment. The facility was opened by Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.