Mumbai edition of Smart India Hackathon ends on a high note at WeSchool campus

· WeSchool Mumbai Team - The Mind Brewers emerges as the winners for their Gamification solution for Awareness and Coverage Need for comprehensive health insurance that covers OPD and Lab · WeSchool students from the Coimbatore Nodal Centre also emerged as winners for their solution on Fall Detection Alarm.

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Mumbai : The Mumbai leg of Smart India Hackathon (SIH), a nationwide initiative by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell was conducted at the WeSchool campus in a graceful prize distribution ceremony on 26th August, 2022. The awards were won by Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research for their solution on ‘Gamification for Awareness and Coverage Need for comprehensive health insurance that covers OPD and Lab’; Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering And Technology who developed a software based solutions to address the problem statement, ‘User friendly data visualization tool for interpretation of groundwater isotope data.’ WeSchool students from the Coimbatore Nodal Centre also emerged as winners for their solution on Fall Detection Alarm.

 

The winners were awarded prize money of INR 1 lac each. Another couple of teams from Thakur College of Engineering & Technology and Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Technology were given top honours for their notable solutions developed. They were awarded for their innovative solutions for problem statements including ‘Standalone Desktop application for pumping test data analysis’. The prizes were awarded by Prof

 

Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director at Welingkar Institute of Management, and the Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Ajit Singh Thethi, President, Association of Indian Mnanagement School (AIMS) and Director General, GNIMS Business School, amidst loud cheer by fellow hackers.

 

WeSchool also added an award category, ‘We-Inspiration’ where students from Easwari Engineering College, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering and Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College were awarded a sum of Rs. 25,000/- each for their innovative solutions on ‘Standalone desktop application for analysis, visualization and interpretation of hydro chemical data’, ‘Application for calculating SpO2, blood pressure, stress and other body vitals using a smartphone and ‘Two-way mobile communication’.

 

Speaking at the event, Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director at Welingkar Institute of Management said, “Congratulations to all the winners of Smart India Hackathon 2022. The platform has allowed students to express their creativity and take it up a notch, which promotes co-operation, idea sharing, and the quick development of software solutions within a time frame of 36 hours. Such occasions also give students the chance to meet with business leaders and forward their ideas. I am delighted to see that two teams from WeSchool have emerged as winners and we aim to unite the younger generation to teach them the power of “We.” The 2022 Smart India Hackathon is a good place for students to start developing their personal skills and, in turn, boosting the country’s economic growth.”

 

Adding to this, the Chief Guest, Dr. Ajit Singh Thethi said, “We congratulate all the students for their participation. We are so happy to see that the youth of our nation is coming forward with such great innovative solutions for everyday problems and this will act as a catalyst for the growth of entrepreneurs in our country.”

 

Smart India Hackathon 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 mind-set of problem solving. The Smart India Hackathon, inaugurated on Thursday saw 31 teams and 225 bright students competing for solutions for 8 problem statements and finding solutions to some of the most pertinent real-world problems.

 

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