A team of CSE students wins first prize in AICTE Smart India Hackathon 2019

A team of S6 BTech CSE students, which calls itsef VERSATILE, has been declared the winners for the problem statement (SA2) in the AICTE Smart India Hackathon 2019 (SIH 2019) (Software Edition) held at Chitkara University, Punjab. The 36 hour hackathon was held on 2 – 3 March 2019.

About Chitkara University

Chitkara University is a private university in India with its campus in Punjab established in the year 2010. The University is located at Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH- 64), Jansla Village, Rajpura, Punjab 140401.

SIH 2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.

In SIH 2019, the students had also the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organisations and to create world class solutions for some of the top companies in the world, thus helping the private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.

Team VERSATILE had worked on “Farm to Fork traceability of Farm Produce” and implemented the idea of “farm to fork” traceability using blockchain technology which provides complete transparency at each tier of the life span of a product, starting from the farm to the hands of a customer. The team was awarded Rs.50,000 as the prize money. It was a problem posed by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. (Mahyco) which is an agricultural company in India. It is one of the country’s major producers of seed.

There were hackathons in three categories: “Complex” with a prize money of Rs.1,00,000, “Complicated” with a prize money of Rs.75,000 and “Simple” with a prize money of Rs.50,000. Team VERSATILE competed in the “Simple” category.

  1. Mohamed Sayyaf (Leader) (S6 BTech CSE B)
  2. Sebastian T F (S6 BTech CSE B)
  3. Vini Sasidharan (S6 BTech CSE B)
  4. Shoukkiya Ashraf (S6 BTech CSE B)
  5. Shaheen N S (S6 BTech CSE B)
  6. Hemanth Janesh (S6 BTech CSE