Internal Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020

Smart India Hackathon (SIH) – 2020 is a nationwide initiative of the Ministry of HRD and AICTE to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems that we face in our daily lives and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. SIH provides students the opportunity to work on the challenges faced within various ministries, departments, industries, PSUs and NGOs to create optimal solutions.

SIH 2020, the fourth edition of the Hackathon, requires all participating institutions to conduct an internal Hackathon, both in software and hardware domains, for short listing the teams for the final round.

The AKGEC internal SIH, conducted on 20 January, 2020, was participated enthusiastically by 20 teams in the software domains and 8 in the hardware domain.

The innovative ideas and unorthodox solutions to various problems were evaluated by a panel of judges including Mr. Kulmani Gupta, Managing Director, Shristhi Softech Solutions (P) Ltd., Mr. Ajay Bandhu Saksena Founder and CEO Samarth Mechatronics (P) Ltd. and senior faculty from engineering departments at AKGEC.

The teams were judged on the basis of the novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity, feasibility, practicability & sustainability of the solution, potential for future work progression and presentation and communication skills.

Seven teams-five in software domain and two in hardware domain, were selected for participation in the final round of SIH 2020.

The opening ceremony for the SIH was graced by the presence of Mr. Kulmani Gupta, Managing Director, Shristhi Softech Solutions (P) Ltd., Mr. Ajay Bandhu Saksena Founder and CEO Samarth Mechatronics (P) Ltd., Dr. R.K. Agarwal, Director General AKGEC, Heads of Departments, Deans, faculty and students.

During the valedictory ceremony held towards the end of the day, the winning teams were awarded certificates of appreciation. The participating students were appreciated for their efforts and encouraged to participate more and more in such events.