193 teams, 1034 students, 120 mentors from various institutions across the state participated to solve 74 problems
On 27th and 28th February 2020, the campus of Charotar University of Science and Technology was brimming with positivity and hope for a better future.
The Student Startup & Innovation Policy of Education Department, Government of Gujarat aims to create an integrated, state-wide, university-based innovation ecosystem to support innovations and ideas of young students and to convert it into student startups.
Smart Gujarat for New India Hackathon 2019-20 Regional Round was organized jointly by Gujarat Knowledge Society (GKS) and Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) on 27th and 28th February 2020. 193 teams consists of 1034 students, 120 mentors from various institutions across the state participated
to solve 74 problems. 30 plus teams from Faculty of Technology and Engineering, CHARUSAT participated in the hackathon.
It was 36 hour non-stop event wherein the participating teams participated to solve 74 problems like waste water management system, smart agriculture, smart dustbin, development of curcumin dispersible tablet, improving stability of clavulanic Acid in finished solid oral dosage form, given to them by various industries, government departments and government agencies. 45 Jury members from government institutes and industries contributed to judge the event.
There are total 7 hosts institutions for hosting regional rounds of Smart Gujarat for New India Hackathon 2019-20 into which total 1519 student teams consisting of 7919 students, 275 Jury members, 159 academic institutions participated.
On 27th February 2020, Inaugural Ceremony of the regional round of “Smart Gujarat for New India Hackathon 2019-20” was held. The inaugural function was hosted by FTE, CHARUSAT, witnessed by domain experts, senior professionals from industries and academia, Judges and participants from different colleges. Dr. M.C.Patel, Shri Naginbhai M Patel, Shri Ashokbhai Patel graced the event with their presence.
Dr. A D. Patel, Principal of Chandubhai S Patel Institute of Technology (CSPIT), CHARUSAT and Dr. Amit Ganatra, Dean, FTE and Principal of Devang Patel Institute of Advance Technology and Research (DEPSTAR), CHARUSAT were present on the occasion.
In Execution Committee of “Smart Gujarat for New India hackathon” from Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and GKS, Dr. K.G. Maradia from GEC, Gandhinagar who is the Convenor of Hackathon remained present together with his team members, Prof. B.H. Kantewala, Prof. Jayendra Vasani, Prof. Rena Shukla and Prof. Nirav Suthar for smooth execution of Hackathon along organizing team of with CHARUSAT.
Dr. Amit Ganatra, who was the coordinator of the event, formally welcomed all the dignitaries, jury members, mentors and participants from various parts of the state, colleagues & students. He appreciated the active participation of the students and the young talent.
Prof. Mohammed Bohara, Nodal Officer for the event gave brief introduction about the event and introduced DR. A.D Patel, Dr. Amit Ganatra. He thanked all the Heads of Departments of CSPIT and DEPSTAR for their constant support.
Dr. K.G. Maradia highlighted the significance of Hackathon and said “Hackathons provide such an ecosystem to students where they solve big problems of industries, government departments and down”. He informed about expected outcomes of this regional round and gave best wishes to all participants for next Grand Finale round of Hackathon. He also told about POC support upto 2 lac Rupees to selected teams and how they will be connected to state ecosystem under SSIP Policy for Technical support and Financial Support.
Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary of (Higher & Technical) Education Department, shared the successful journey of previous two Hackathons and gave best wishes to participants through her video message.
Prof. Amit Nayak, Co-coordinator of the hackathon guided all the Jury Members and accompanied them for the visit of all the Super- Specialty labs at CHARUSAT.
In the Valedictory ceremony on 28th February 2020, the hard work of organizing team consisting of all Head of the Departments of CSPIT and DEPSTAR, faculty members of both the institutes, Student volunteers was appreciated by all the dignitaries. The Organizing committee of CHARUSAT presented Memento to all the Dignitaries and Judges.
The Execution Committee members of Smart Gujarat for new India Hackathon praised the energy and enthusiasm portrayed by organizing committee of CHARUSAT. The vision of New India, Smart India, and Digital India seemed closer to realization after the closure of the 36-hour non-stop event.