Students of Devang Patel Institute of Advance technology and Research, CHARUSAT bring laurels to the university after winning Smart India Hackathon 2020. It is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives.
SIH2020 Software & Hardware Edition: Problem statements were submitted by Central & State Ministries, Departments, PSUs, and Industries& NGOs.
Government of India announced the commencement of SIH 2020 and opened the registration forms for students. Dr. Amit Ganatra, Principal of DEPSTAR gave this responsibility to Prof. Mohammed Bohara, (SPOC) from CE Department, DEPSTAR to conduct internal hackathon for selecting the best teams for SIH and for mentoring the students.
For the Software Edition, 2 teams from CSE and CE Department, DEPSTAR reached the final round with the other teams from IITs and IIITs . Both the teams were announced as the winners of SIH-2020 by the Judges.
The two teams stood first nationwide beating all other teams from IIT, NIT, IIIT’s and VIT, BITS and other Deem University Teams which participated in the competition. The teams got winning price of rupees 1 Lakh from Govt. of India.
A team of 5 students, Vidhi Kapadia, who is team leader along with her teammates Vaishvi Patel, Tirthajsinh Zala, Rahul Patel, Rushirajsinh Parmar and Shaktisinh Jhala worked on the problem statement given by Government of Madhya Pradesh. They developed a software for Textile (clothes) recognition and compilation in database. The team got an opportunity to present their solution to the DGP (Director General of Police – Madhya Pradesh) Maithili Sharan Gupta.
They demonstrated their project and explained how their solution can contribute to the National Police mission 2020 – “Crime Free Bharat” an initiative by the Government of India. He offered them to incubate their startup to deliver such AI-based intelligent solutions that can be helpful for Crime Investigations. He has also shown immense interest to sign an MOU with University to work with more such talents.
Another team of 5 students including Kushan Mehta, who is the team leader along with his teammates, Megha Sankhlecha, Mitanshu Bhatt, Nitasha Gupta, Fenil Kaneria and Jay Mistry worked on the problem statement given by Government of Andhra Pradesh. They design and develop State Research Portal, a single point securely hosted solution to seamlessly integrate search and manage all the research activities.
DEPSTAR’s first batch has not yet graduated. But the students have already started marking the presence at the national level setting a record of 2 teams winning the National Finals from the same institute.