Since the day our Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi visualized of Digital India, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has decided to come together to organize a national level technical event “Smart India Hackathon." JECRC Foundation has been a consistent host of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH)- 2017, 2018, and 2019. This year, as a prelim to SIH, JECRC Hackquest a coding contest was organized. Hackquest 2020 was conducted on 20th & 21st January and 74 teams participated from different departments. These teams were assessed by a total of 15 judges from Startups as well as from renowned software industry. Down to two evaluation rounds, 32 teams were shortlisted for power judgment round in which teams presented their solutions to the panel. Top 10 teams were selected and awarded with prizes and certificates in the valedictory session.
JECRC Hackathon 4.0
Looking at the current scenario, JECRC took no time to realize that the students who envisage stepping ahead from methodical doing or walking in the direction of becoming an entrepreneur need mind storming real challenges with experts/mentors to supervise. To challenge the mindsets of these brilliant students, we conducted JECRC HACKATHON. This year JECRC HACKATHON4.0 was conducted in which 462 students in 77 teams took part and out of which 9 teams were selected for the next step. The teams that participated in this event had chosen a SIH problem statement on which they developed software and hardware using different technologies and tools. This event was helpful for the students to enable them to develop their skills and abilities and to provide them with real-world experience. There are about 300 problem statements on the SMART INDIA HACKATHON WEBSITE on which our students worked and top 9 teams got the chance to be nominated for Smart India Hackathon 2020 and represent JECRC.
Smart Business Hackathon
Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre (JECRC) and Rajasthan Technical University jointly organized the SMART BUSINESS HACKATHON, sponsored by TEQIP-III (A Government of India Project assisted by the World Bank) on 11th-12th October at JECRC Campus. The event was divided into two parts- BUSINESS HACKATHON and NASA Space Apps Challenge. The BUSINESS HACKATHON was a strategic platform for young entrepreneurs, enterprises, industries, technologies, to leverage the latest technical innovations on our businesses and daily lives. The NASA Space Apps Challenge was a global collaboration platform conducted across 250 cities around the world. The event was organized by SUMVN and KGS Advisor, co-organized by Think Again Lab in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub and SecondMuse. NASA Space Apps Challenge is an official technical hackathon which had 21 challenges, and the top 3 participating teams got a chance to take part at national round held in Delhi. The winning teams from the national round grabbed an opportunity to go to NASA. JECRC was one of the nodal centres for Smart India Hackathon-2019 and RTU Smart Business Hackathon 2019. In SBH, we had about 320 teams registered from all over Rajasthan, out of which 200 teams were selected after going through 2 levels of mentor/judges scrutiny.
Smart India Hackathon 2019
In order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and innovate on all fronts, MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems came together to organise Smart India Hackathon 2019. It's a non-stop product development competition, where problem statements are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a non-stop digital product development competition, where 350+ problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. JECRC was one of the only 48 Nodal Centres including IITs and NITs from all over the country to have been shortlisted as the nodal centre for conducting the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019. JECRC has been given the problem statements of Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Power, Hero Electric vehicles and Tata Motors. Over 300 participants of 32 teams and 30 subject experts, judges and technical officers from all over the country came to JECRC campus. Former Minister HRD, Shri Prakash Javadekar visited the nodal centre JECRC University, Jaipur. He congratulated all the participant teams as well as Nodal Centre for successful organization of SIH 2019. There were total 8 problem statements of Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Power, Hero Electric vehicles and Tata Motors for which 32 teams from all over India participated to provide their real solutions. The teams were accompanied by their mentors from industry. These teams were evaluated by a total of 30 judges from the Ministry as well as renowned software companies. Hon'able Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi spoke to the participating students and organizers at all 28 nodal centres expressing his faith in the long terms benefits of this nationwide technological revolution. The two-day schedule included a lot of recreational activities for the participants as well like Yoga Sessions, Zumba Dance Sessions & Red Bull Hour. These participants were provided lodging facilities within campus the in hostels of JECRC. More than 80 students of JECRC and around 50 faculty members were part of the organizing team that made this event possible. This event witnessed a footfall of many senior government officials and AICTE officials. The valedictory session was graced by the presence of Mr. Rohit Jhamb, Vice President-HR, Accenture. He congratulated all the participant teams as well as Nodal Centre for successful organization of SIH 2019.
Smart India Hackathon 2018
After the great success of Smart India Hackathon 2017, its second edition Smart India Hackathon 2018 was proposed. This second edition had two sub-sections Software and Hardware. 45+ union ministries & departments and 18 state governments had joined this grand initiative, making it much bigger than the previous edition. Smart India Hackathon 2018 was a non-stop digital product development competition, where 340 problems were posed to technology students for innovative solutions. It was a matter of pride that JECRC was yet again selected as one of 28 Nodal Centers for organizing World's most extensive hackathon, Smart India Hackathon 2018. Over 400 students of 50 teams and 25 subject experts, judges and technical officers from all over the country came to JECRC campus. Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi himself spoke to the participating students and organizers at all 28 nodal centers expressing his faith in the long terms benefits of this nationwide technological revolution. After the successful event, JECRC got an appreciation letter from Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mrs Vasundhara Raje and also from Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani, Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Textile Ministry. Nine teams from JECRC were also shortlisted to participate in SIH 2018 for different ministries at different nodal centers.
Smart India Hackathon 2017
Our Hon'ble Prime Minister envisaged of making Digital India and promoting digital literacy across the country. In order to put his visualization into action in association with AICTE, NASSCOM. NIC and MHRD, he challenged the Indian Youth to come up with innovative new ideas. This challenge was named as Smart India Hackathon, in this engineers, IT professional and brilliant mindsets were asked to solve 598 problems using technology. These problems were identified and posted by 29 central government departments. JECRC was one of the only 26 colleges who are shortlisted as the nodal center for conducting the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon. Furthermore, JECRC was designated as the nodal center for two ministries, Department of Posts & Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. Three teams of JECRC were also shortlisted for three different ministries and one of which was shortlisted among the top eight teams at their nodal center. Also, ministries have approached teams of JECRC to have an internship with them for at least one year and develop their solutions into workable models.