Two teams of students from NIT Goa are shortlisted to the finals of Software Edition of Smart India Hackathon 2018. Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is an initiative of MHRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C), and Persistent Systems. 45+ union ministries and departments and 18 state governments are part of this grand initiative.
The Software Edition of Smart India Hackathon 2018 is a 36 hour non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. The finals will be held on 30th and 31st March 2018, at various nodal cities.
The first team, Epsilon, is a six member group of B.Tech. and M.Tech. students. The members of the team are Reddy Chaitanya, Chaithanya Yadav D, Thotakura Pradeep Raj, Abdul Shoeb Patel, Anand Singh, and Bharath Kumar. Their idea on “Garbage volume estimation using multi-view garbage photographs” was submitted to the Department of Space (ISRO). The team will travel to Ahmedabad to participate in the final round.
The second team, FSociety, comprising six B.Tech. students, had submitted their idea on “GPRS based app to guide patients with voice assistance” to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The team members are Rajat Govekar, Soham Kamat, Kaustubh Choukekar, Vedang Acharya, Dharma Rane, and Varsha Basanaik. This team will travel to Kolkata to participate in the final round.