Smart India Hackathon 2017

NIST wins the 1st Runner-Up in Smart India Hackathon 2017!
This is the only team from Odisha to have won a Prize in the Smart India Hackathon 2017.

      A team from National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur has won Smart India Hackathon 2017 organized by Government of India's MHRD and AICTE.The hackathon is by far the biggest hackathon to be ever conducted in the world and is the starting point of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign for Digital India, Start-Up India and Make in India. About 29 ministries and government departments had identified 598 problem statements and the initial response for it came from over 7,500 teams with approximately 42,000 students. The Grand Finale of the hackathon was conducted across 26 states on 1st and 2nd April and saw around 10,000 selected students participating from various parts of the country.

      Tikshnayodha from NIST, Berhampur was the team that provided solution to problem statement proposed by the Ministry of Tourism. They competed against 50+ other teams in their assigned Ministry in Cochin and raced to the top. Team Tikshnayodha emerged as 1st Runner Up at competition held in and bagged Rs. 75000 which was facilitated by Meenakshi Sharma (IA & AS) Addl. Director General Ministry of Tourism. Team Tikshnayodha's which comprised of Ritu Parno Behera, Rahul Panda, Rama Krishna Padhy Abhishek Kumar Soni, Nibedita Panda and Alokik Pathak along with mentors Prof. Bhawani Shankar Pattnaik & Mrs. Arunima Sambhuta Pattanayak: problem statement was to provide a solution for commentary in Museums around India. Their product was a mobile application which integrated QR Code, Beacon, Navigation, 3-D model, Virtual Guide, Virtual Reality along with commentary in multiple languages, which gave their idea an edge ove r the others