IIT Ropar students Won Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019 at Nagpur
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IIT Ropar Computer Science and Engineering students won the First Prize at the Smart India Hackathon 2019software edition Grand Finale held on March 2nd and 3rd , 2019 at Nagpur for the problem statement “Media Plan” under Ministry of Railways. They won the cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for their performance. The team comprises of Mr. Nilansh Rajput, Vineet Madan, Abhineet Pandey, Yogesh Chhabra, Jeetu Kuma, Akansha Singh.
The competition was based on the problem Statement consisted of two parts –
In part A, IIT Ropar team thought of a statistical method to suggest in which newspaper, Railways should place it ads for maximum reach at an efficient cost.
In the second part, they made a system for monitoring media for the ministry of railways, to know what’s going on in media circle about railways, and analyze that data to help railways in making decisions and policies effectively.
On this the Director, IIT Ropar, Prof. S.K.Das congratulated the team and said, “It’s a great testimony of the ability of our students. IIT Ropar’s unique curriculum is what is helping the students to become socially responsible citizens. At the national level with so many institutions competing, it’s really fantastic performance. Congratulations to all the students and mentors.”
Organized by MHRD, AICTE, i4and Persistent systems, SIH is a non-stop 36-hour software product development competition to provide students a platform for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in our country. This year is the third edition of the event with more than 300 problems for which more than two lakh students from 6000+ institutions competed for the top prizes.