Bajaj Institute of Technology, Wardha made a remarkable achievement as 7 of its Teams consisting of around 40 students were selected for Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 Competition and one of its Team was declared the Winner. This was jointly organized by the Central Government and AICTE. In its three years after inception, standing on first position in India in number of selections (7 teams in software edition and 2 in hardware edition) and winning it is really a proud moment not only for Wardha but also for the entire region.
In this Competition, ‘Team Algorithmic’ of BIT secured first position and won prize money of Rs 1,00,000/- for problem statement provided by Government of Sikkim. The problem statement dealt with developing Management Information System (MIS) for Rural Development Housing Scheme like Garib Awas Yojana along with GIS application. The team delivered a very promising solution by developing a smart mobile application and website for the same including all stakeholders, from Central Ministry to Grampanchayat. Team members of the winning team were Ruchika S. Chambhare (Team Leader), Ganesh P. Marathe, Jyoti B.Jauhari, Anany A. Dubey, Pradeepkumar M. Mahur, Manasi R. Kothekar. Team was mentored by Prof. Sandesh D. Jain, faculty from Computer Engineering department.
The Hackathon was held simultaneously at 40 virtual Nodal Centers across the country, from 1st to 4th August, 2020. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Grand Finale of the largest ever hackathon in the world, through video conferencing on 1st August 2020. He lauded the youth for their efforts to innovate new applications along with ways to create an Atma Nirbhar Bharat. 1126 domain experts and evaluators from Ministries, Institutes and Industries mentored and evaluated all the 1080 teams participating in the Grand Finale.
Other Teams from BIT, Wardha, who were selected for Grand Finale solved problem statements given by the Airports Authority of India, CISCO DEVNET, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Railways, National Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles, Yamaha Motor Solution India Pvt Ltd. and were applauded by the juries because of the logical creative solutions the students provided. Some of them have shown interest in incorporating the solutions provided by BIT students for their organization.