MM College team selected for ‘Smart India Hackathon’
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 15 Mar 2017 10:58:28|
Union Human Resources Development Ministry has commenced ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017.’ A team of MMCT College of Technology was one of the two teams selected on the basis of their projects presented on the subject of ‘Digital solutions for Smart Transport Restructuring to Reduce Air Pollution in Any city.’ Over 30 lakh students will be finding solutions to problems hold importance to nation.
This is the world’s biggest programme to find digital solution for nation building. Many big organisations such as Human Resources Ministry of Government of India, Akhil Bharatiya Technical Education Council, University Grant Commission and NASSCOM to name a few among other government as well as non-government organizations. Main patron of the programme is Human Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Around 29 Government ministries and departments had proposed 598 different issues for technical students. Total 7531 thoughts were presented whereas 40000 students took part. These thoughts were analysed by 300 evaluators. Out of total, 1266 thoughts were selected for grand finale. For the grand finale, 18 teams from different organizations were selected. These teams will have present at the grand finale on April 1 and 2, 2017.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has selected 58 teams from all across country. Only two teams were selected on their thoughts present on subject ‘Digital solutions for Smart Transport Restructuring to Reduce Air Pollution in Any city’, which include a team of MM College of Technology. This team was selected for their project presented with the title Transport Made Eco Smart and team is from Tamil Nadu.
Selected team named ‘Spirit Busters’ is comprised of 6 students from 8 semesters namely Ayushi Dubey (team leader), Nidhi Dubey, Akshay Sethi, Sonal Chaudhary, Amit Chandrakar and Chandrahas Verma. Team is led by Disha George, who is appointed as Single Point of Contact and they all are under the monitoring of Computer Department Head of Department Kiran Chhabra. MM Foundation Vice President Sharad Shukla and Institute Director Dr Shamita Chakravarthy have conveyed greetings to the students.