March 12, 2022
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) had organized an Internal Hackathon on 12th March 2022. This event was inaugurated by Director of MIT, Commander (Dr) Anil Rana (IN Retd), in the presence of Dr. Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director, MIT, Manipal, Chief Guest Mr. Pradeep Udupi, Senior Vice President - Engineering Global Technologies Pvt., Ltd., Dr. Smitha N. Pai, Head of the Department, Information & Communication Technology, MIT and Associate Professor of Information Communication Technology Dr. Sucheta V Kolekar, SPOC SIH 2022.
Internal Hackathon for Smart India Hackathon (SIH 2022) was organized as a preliminary round to select and nominate the best 15 teams. The nominated teams will be participating in the 5th edition of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH 2022) during June-July 2022.
The Internal Hackathon was organized for a duration of 12 hours, from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM, for MIT students. A total of 26 teams (6 members per team with one female member compulsory) had participated in the event. Teams selected problem statements that are provided by various industries and government sectors. Among the 26 teams, 16 teams selected software domain problem statements and 10 teams selected problem statements of hardware domain.
The support and timely presence of the eminent judges played a pivotal role in making the event a grand success. There were 15 external judges from various industries and academics and 12 internal judges from various departments of MIT. Dr. Niranjan U. C., Director of Research & Training, Manipal Dot Net Pvt. Ltd, Ms. Arpitha K R, Senior Technical Architect, Robosoft Technologies, Udupi, Mr. Vansh Sodhi, Project Specialist, CISCO, Bangalore, Mr. Vishwanath, System Engineer, Synchronous Technologies, Mr. Shripada Hebbar, Principal Technical Architect, Robosoft Technologies, Udupi, Mr. Pradeep Udupi, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Global Delight Technologies, Mr. Shanmukharaja M, Technical architect, 99 Games, Dr. Shyam Lal, Assistant Professor, NITK Surathkal, Mr. Jayasheel Shetty, Karmic Design, Ms. Pavithra Shetty, Karmic Design, Mr. Manjunatha Maiya, Manager, Philips-MAHE, Mr. Rajgopal Kamath, Senior Software Engineer, Bosch Global Software Technologies, Anuroopa Kumar, Software Engineer, Dell, Mr. Rajaneesh were the external judges for the event. The judges evaluated the teams in two judging rounds, one power judging round, and provided their valuable inputs and suggestions to improve the project ideas.
The valedictory function was graced by Chief Guest Dr. D Srikanth Rao, former Director, MIT, Manipal and Director of MIT Commander (Dr) Anil Rana (IN Retd.), and Dr. Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director, MIT, Manipal, and Associate Professor of Information Communication Technology Dr. Sucheta V Kolekar, SPOC SIH 2022. The event ended with the announcement of the best-selected teams for software and hardware projects.