SISTec Innovation Hackathon
Date : 12-04-2023
Department : Computer Science & Engineering
Event : Competitions
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering organized the "SISTec Innovation Hackathon" under the banner of the Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Chapter, in association with Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), B-Nest Incubation Center Bhopal, DRMZTWD, and supported by Madhya Pradesh Police, Madhya Pradesh Cyber Police, ITSC Technologies Pvt. Ltd., and Institution's Innovation Council (IIC SISTec-R).
The inaugural ceremony of the Hackathon witnessed the presence of Chief Guest Dr. Sunil Kumar Gupta (Vice-Chancellor, RGPV Bhopal) along with Guest of Honors Mr. Shailendra Singh Chouhan (ADCP Crime Branch Bhopal), Mr. Yogesh Khakre (COO Bhopal Smart City Ltd.), Mr. Sudesh Morey (Director DRMZ Tech), and Dr. Shikha Agrawal (Director, T&P, RGPV Bhopal).
Around 35 teams from various colleges participated in this nationwide initiative to provide a platform for students to solve some of the problems faced by various government departments, industries, and people. They were given certain problem statements on the themes of AgriTech, Cyber Security, EduTech, Health Tech, the Internet of Things, Police Force Engagement, Robotics, and Social Media. The hackathon went on for 24+ hours and the teams were judged and given various tasks related to their problem statements and they had to find optimal solutions. The hackathon surely encouraged out-of-the-box thinking among the budding engineers.
The hackathon came to a close with a grand prize distribution ceremony. The event was graced by Dr. Vineet Kapoor, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Bhopal, who distributed the prizes to the top three winners. Also in attendance were Mr. Yogesh Khakre, COO of Bhopal Smart City Ltd., and Mr. Sudesh Morey, MD of DRMZ System Innovations Pvt. Ltd. The esteemed judges for the event were Mr. Morey and Dr. Vijay Bhaskar, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MANIT Bhopal.
The third prize of ₹15,000/- was awarded to Team Future Farmers from LNCT, while Team Dev Dream from SAGE University secured the second prize of ₹20,000/-. The first prize of ₹25,000/- was claimed by Team Matrix Mavericks from SISTec-R. Overall, the event was a huge success, showcasing the innovative and creative talents of the participants. Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their hard work and dedication!