The competition was organized by the Government of India for technology students
6th August 2020 (Bhopal). JLU School of Engineering and Technology (SOET) at Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal achieved a unique feat when six of its students won the first prize in Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020 – software edition. The team won a staggering rupees one lakh in cash along with the first prize trophy. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the grand finale was organized online from 1st August to 3rd August 2020. The team got selected as the winner for their innovative solution to the problem statement MK200 and was conducted by the Ministry of Rural Development. The task as part of this competition was to analyze the set of images in order to make the decision-making process easier and faster for the department. The final round involved 36 hours of coding at a stretch and more than 10,000 participants competed. SIH is a nationwide initiative by the central government to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems people face in their daily lives. The finale also began with Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the participants of the largest ever online hackathon in the world through video-conference on August 1, 2020.
Dr. Dileep Kumar Singh, Head, JLU SOET, Bhopal said, ” This is a big achievement as more than 4.5 lacs students participated in this competition from all over India. The credit goes to hard work that students put in this competition and to the JLU-SOET team of faculties which guided students in the right direction.”
Jagran Lakecity University is the only university in central India that offers B-tech (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning through its exceptionally respected JLU School of Engineering and Technology. Not only this, but the university also offers new-age courses based on the latest technologies, tools, and diverse specialization like User Experience Design. “The key objective behind offering these specialization courses is to bridge the gap between academics and practice for cutting edge technology sectors and industries. We also offer various global opportunities through international industrial training programs and academic partnerships“, said Mr. Singh.