Jamia Millia Islamia University’s Team ‘Monks’ comprising a total of 6 students from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology have won Smart India Hackathon 2020 [SIH2020] Software Edition in problem statement NS275. The Team ‘Monks’ has acquired a cash prize of Rs. 100000. The team has won the cash prize after designing a software system to assist the agriculture sector.
The newly built software system helps in finding land usage in 6 various classes and anticipates crop production for the subsequent year. This, in turn, helps the Government to design their policies by predicting low rainfall and other flood-related problems before they befall. At the end of the 36-hour long Hackathon, Team Monks turned out to become the winners of the NS275 problem statement.
The Government of Bihar has given this problem statement at the hackathon as the state confronts flood issues every year. Besides the team Monk, 3 other teams who belong to the Faculty of Engineering and Technology also reached the finals by providing solutions to various problem statements. However, the remaining teams couldn’t win at the end. Finally, the team Monk has become the winners of the hackathon 2020.
The Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Human Resource Development [MHRD] and All India Council of Technical Education [AICTE] jointly conducted the Smart India Hackathon in collaboration with some other private organizations. This hackathon is a great initiative organized across the country to render a platform to the students in resolving a few of the critical problems confronted in day to day lives. This eventually educates a tradition of product creativity and problem-solving skills in the students.
The Central Departments, Industries, State Ministries, and others have submitted various problem statements in the Hackathon. This smart move was commenced back in 2017. This year, the officials have organized the 4th edition of Smart India Hackathon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hackathon was organized in virtual mode.
In the first stage, a college-level hackathon was conducted. The team that got shortlisted from the college level further picks problem statements. After selecting their preferred problem statements, they sent their entries alongside the corresponding theoretical solutions. The team ‘Monk’ comprised a total of 6 students and worked under the guidance of Professor Tanvir Ahmad. Out of the total number of students, 6 of them were from 3rd-year Computer Engineering while one student was from 2nd year Electronics and Communication Engineering.
The concerned officials have organized the hackathon for about 36 hours between 1st and 3rd August 2020. Finally, the result declaration was done on 4th August. A total of 243 problem statements were chosen for the grand finale. Out of the total, 28 problem statements were discarded as no team could get the solution for them. Lastly, 215 problem statements were left and the teams that have resolved all those problem statements were declared winners.
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