Mumbai: Three teams from Mumbai-based Thakur Polytechnic Institute, Kandivali (E) participated in the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (software edition) held on March 30 – 31, 2018.
The Hackathon held at 28 different nodal centres, witnessed 10,368 participants, 1,296 teams and 36 hours of non-stop coding.
The highlight of the event was honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi interacting with the students via video conferencing.
According to Dr. S. M. Ganechari, Principal, Thakur Polytechnic Institute, said “It is a proud moment for us that three of our team got selected for the final round of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (software edition). Each team presented a unique idea and solutions to tackle some of the challenges present in the country. This was an opportune moment for the students to showcase their talent and skills.”
Thakur Polytechnic Teams presented their ideas for different Ministries of India. The first Team selected for the Ministry of Skill Development and entrepreneurship showcased the solution for development of software for e-marketing, procurement platform at C V Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar.
The second team, selected for the Ministry of Delhi for the pharmaceutical sector, demonstrated a solution for nation-wide integration of all pharmaceutical groups for education, industry and all stakeholders at Gurunanak Institute of Technology, Panihati (Kolkata).
The Third team presented their idea for the development of mind education for the Ministry of HRD at JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida.
All these nodal centers were visited by different ministers who interacted with the students personally. HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Jawadekar interacted with the students at JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. While AICTE Chairman Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe encouraged the students at Gurunanak Institute of Technology, Panihati, Kolkata.