Insights on Smart India Hackathon
October 10, 2020

Date: 10-10-2020

Time: 11: 30 AM

Platform: Google Meet

Number of participants: 100

Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering have jointly organized a Technical Webinar on Insights on Smart India Hackathon all the students of RVITM. Dr. Asha S Manek compèred the entire proceeding. The webinar started with an invocation by Ms. Sarika B S, III semester, Department of ISE. Welcome address was given by Dr Jayapal R, Principal, RVITM followed by the introduction of the Chief Guest Mr. Pradeep Kumar G H by Dr Anitha J, HOD, Dept of CSE, RVITM.

Professor Pradeep Kumar who is a Professor from Presidency University has been the Mentor of SIH since 2017 for 3 years in a row; Professor Pradeep is one of the Judges of SIH 2020. His team won an overall 6 prizes for SIH. Professor Pradeep started his session with an introduction to Hackathon and what is its relevance followed by Smart India Hackathon. The speaker explained the process of conduction of SIH. The relevance, importance, conduction process, team structure, participating departments from public and private sector and type of problem statements etc. were discussed. A road map to SIH is explained further in which the speaker explained the registration process, internal hackathon, its importance, how to form teams. Selection criteria, parameters that will be considered for evaluation were explained thoroughly. The presentation was further on the benefits that the students will get when they participate in events like SIH. Also, the benefits the institution will have by participating and winning from such events were presented. An insight on Singapore India Hackathon was delivered further in which the speaker explained how the students will get Start Up funding, if the students wish to make the presented prototype a product. The event concluded after a Q & A session followed by Vote of thanks by Dr Prathima G, HOD, Dept of ISE. The webinar was well received by both faculty and students. Since the number of participants were limited, Principal Dr Jayapal R requested the presenter to conduct the same event again for the students who could not attend the same.