New Delhi: KL Deemed-to-be University, one of the leading universities in the country for graduation and higher education, has announced that its Hyderabad campus has won 3 out of the Top 15 national ranks at NASSCOM Future Skills Prime Hackfest ML Challenge 2021. NASSCOM FSP is an IT and ITES Sector Skills Council, under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India. The event was hosted in association with AP State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE). The competition witnessed a huge participation of 16,000 tech enthusiasts from across the country.
At all India level competition, 82 students were from KL Deemed-to-be University Hyderabad campus, out of total 123 students from KL University, who qualified and participated in the competition. After the course completion, the tech fest ensued, followed by the winners’ announcement, with 4 enthusiasts from KL- Deemed-to-be-University Hyderabad and Vijayawada campuses emerging victorious in the Top 15. Dr. Amit Verma, Associate Prof., Department of ECE, KL University, Hyderabad Campus secured the 8th rank, students of B. Tech, ECE Y19, KL University Hyderabad Campus namely Konda Bhargav secured 11th rank, and Posina Leela Satya Praneeth secured the 13th rank respectively. Anuhya Velaapudi, student of B. Tech ECE from Vijayawada campus secured 1st rank in AP and 14th rank at the national level.
The participants were required to work on problem statements provided by NASSCOM FSP experts within 24-hours with faculty support made available to them.
Enthralled at the achievement Ms. Anuhya Velaapudi said, “Our University hosts numerous competitions and practical events such as hackathons, skill development projects, technical skilling courses, coding competitions, social internships, and bootcamps, which gave us the much-needed experience. These opportunities also ensure that we pursue our interests. Our faculty also played a major role in making sure that every interested student is taking part in these competitions and in ensuring that the student imbibes the concepts. My experience in Hackfest 2021 was very interesting, driving me to explore new avenues and learn program. It was a good platform for knowledge sharing sessions through NASSCOM FSP. The experience was overwhelming, and I am sure we can magnify our victory in the coming years.”
Applauding the winners, Dr. G. P. Saradhi Varma, Vice-Chancellor, KL Deemed-to-be University, said, “We are happy to witness the increasing success stories of our students at national level tech competitions year-on-year. We encourage them to participate and hone the skills by participating in such competitions, and thereby help prepare themselves for a global competitive job market”.