Providing innovation solutions to over 250 problem statements
Vadodara based Parul university successfully held yet another edition of the Vadodara Hackathon showcasing effective and efficient practical solutions to some of the challenging issues of today’s time by channeling the power of digital technology.
Running inline with nationwide drives for Make in India and ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT, the platform successfully engaged over 2,600 participants from across the State in various tracks dealing with numerous socio-economic challenges.
This two day event was graced by Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State in the Government of India for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises along with Vadodara police commissioner Dr. Shamsher Singh. The platform created a ideal ecosystem for innovation for all the participating students and the budding innovators of the city and State.
Vadodara Hackathon, is amongst Parul University’s flagship events which was designed to provide a platform for encouraging student innovation. From the date of its initiation in the year 2020, this innovation centric platform has been skyrocketing the ideas of students across multiple disciplines through digital software and hardware developments. This year’s hackathon 2.0 created an even more buzz for students by being given over 250 problem statements across 20 different tracks from industries, government bodies, NGOs such as Vadodara Cyber crime, Vadodara smart city, GPCL, GSFC, paragon, Disan food etc. in domains like cyber crime, urban innovations, healthcare.
This hackathon came under Parul University’s flagship program Vadodara Innofest which is a comprehensive platform for innovation and entrepreneurship designed to provide students and faculties with the much needed exposure. Through these series of innovative events, Vadodara Innofest has been cultivating the ideal ecosystem for start-ups in the University campus, as well as the city of Vadodara as a whole.
To inaugurate the event, Pratap Chandra Sarangi shared with the students regarding the various initiatives and policies which the government has been taking towards facilitating the most effective culture of innovation within the country and allow for the youth of the nation to emerge as future entrepreneurs.
Marking the end of the gathering, Dr. Shamsher in his remarks, congratulated the participants for their efforts and went on to urge the budding students to take part in such program and find solutions to common problems arising out of the society relating to cybercrime. To mark the end of the event, 10 students were declared winners as they went on to receive prizes worth 1.05 Lakh.
“It is by all means a matter of great pride to see our students taking part in events of such a magnitude and to be able to express their innovative entrepreneurial skill sets. The main purpose behind this hackathon is not only for the students to learn in their academics, but our focus is to ensure that the students of Parul University also get to learn the society”, said the University Vice President, Dr. Parul Patel.