Vidya students accomplish hat-trick win in Smart India Hackathon: Celebrate Vidya!

A team of students of the S8 B Tech (CSE) batch of Vidya has secured the first position in the recently concluded Smart India Hackathon 2020 Software Edition.  The prize carries a cash component of Rs. one lakh. The same team had also secured the first position in the Smart India Hackathon 2019 Software Edition. A team of students from Vidya had secured the second position in the Smart India Hackathon 2018. Thus, with the success in the latest edition of the hackathon, Vidya will be completing a hatrick of wins in the Smart India Hacathon competitions. The Editorial Team of News & Events urges all to celebrate the unparalleled success story of Vidya’s students and their mentors.

Vidya’s team secured the prize in Problem Statement AR250 presented by the Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles.

Problem Statement AR250
Design an application for tracking the jute sacking bags production/procurement across the value chain depending on the invoice generated by the sellers. Track the movement from producer to sellers. Then provide an app to track the jute bags that are sold back to the recyclers.
What is Smart India Hackathon (SIH)?
Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. The first three editions SIH2017, SIH2018 and SIH2019 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India.
Problem statements and prizes

SIH 2020 brings statements from leading public and private organizations, union ministries, state governments and NGOs in India.There would be ONE single winning team for every problem statement posted on the portal. The prize money will be given by the collaborating ministry/ industry ONLY IF that organization likes the idea of the winning team. However, it is NOT mandatory to announce only one winning team against each problem statement. If the collaborating ministry/ industry concludes that none of the ideas are up to themark, they may not announce any winning team at the finale. Amount of prize money to be awarded to each winning team is Rs.100000/ per problem statement.

Dramatis personae

Team Members

  • Shoukkiya Ashraf (Leader) – S8 B Tech CSE B
  • Sebastian T F – S8 B Tech CSE B
  • Hemanth Janesh – S8 B Tech CSE A
  • Shaheen N S – S8 B Tech CSE B
  • Mohamed Sayyaf – S8 B Tech CSE B
  • Meghna Madhu Nair – S8 B Tech CSE B


  • Joseph T F
  • Nikhil P S (2019 Passout, CSE)

SIH SPOC (Single Point of Contact)

  • Mr Ravishankar S (AP, CSE Dept)

Previous wins in SIH’s

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

Three salutes to CSE students who won Second Prize in Smart India Hackathon – 2018!

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A preview of the solution provided by the winning team

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