Bhubaneswar: The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017 was organized at C.V. Raman College of Engineering on the first two days of April. Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Chairman-Cum-Managing Director Nalco chaired the valedictory function as the Chief Guest. The other guests of honour were Sri. Kapil Kulkarni Project Lead at Persistent Systems, Dr. H.K. Mittal and Dr. Dr. Anita Gupta from Department of Science and Technology, Dr. Suman Govil and Dr. Manoj N from Department of Biotechnology.
Sri Sanjib Rout, Chairman, C.V. Raman Group of Institutions expressed his heartiest thanks AICTE to have given the privilege to host this mega event. He expressed his satisfaction on seeing the dedication and involvement of the participants who had been working non-stop for the last 36 hours.
CMD of NALCO Sri. Chand was also full of praise for the entire event and applauded this initiatives taken by the Ministry of Human Recourse Development, Govt. of India and AICTE and specially thank C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar for hosting the finale of the event. He was convinced that such programme will go a long way to bring technological change in the country. Among the 26 centers all over India this Hackathon was organized shows splendidly and he expresses his satisfaction on completing this event successfully.
Dr. Suman Govil and Dr. Manoj N of the Department of Biotechnology were full of joy as so many projects were taken up by the finalists during this Smart India Hackathon. Dr. H.K. Mittal & Dr. Anita Gupta of the Department of Science and Technology wondered at the possibility of getting unbelievable excellence from small colleges of India. They were full of praised for nurturing new and young talents from all over the country.
Finally the Chief Guest and other Dignitaries gave away prizes to successful finalist while inspiring every-body to put in their best efforts in such occasion. For DEPARTMENT OF BIO TECHNOLOGY the 2nd runners up went to University College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli, for their project Android based mobile app for identification of impersonation in exams conducted by DBT for selection of JRF/ JNU-CET / BITP, 1st runners up went to Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune for their project Android based mobile application for identification of impersonation in exams and the Champion prize went to Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Maharashtra for their project Explore videos/expert lectures, interviews of Nobel laureates, Bhatnagar awardees, Padma awardees, ted talks etc. For DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2nd runners up prize went to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi for their project Science Express Web-Booking System, 1st runner up went to Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai for their project IoT based Harmonic Measurement, Analysis and Prediction for Microgrids and the Champion prize went to K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai for their project DiWAM – Digital WQM, Assessment and Monitoring.
Apart from this prizes 12 Nos. of motivational prizes were sponsored by NALCO, SOA, Union Bank of India, LIC, SPD Reliable Construction, CPPL Jagatpur, BOSCH, SRB Consultancy, NIST and Silicon Institute of Technology.
Students of CV Raman College of Engineering participated in Nagpur and Chennai nodal centers for this Smart India Hackathon 2017 and participated team at Chennai have been awarded with consolation prize for discipline and hardworking.