Narula Institute of Technology (NiT), a JIS Group educational initiative, is hosting an internal Hackathon - HACK-O-NiT today, 26 September 2023, in alignment with Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2023 at the NiT College Campus.
This event will be a significant step towards fostering innovation and problem-solving skills among students, contributing to the nationwide initiative's objective of addressing critical societal issues.
The external judges who will grace the event with their expertise are expected to be Dr. Atanu Roy Chowdhury - Founder & CEO, Gapcrud Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay - Senior Teaching Fellow, BS Degree Program, IIT Madras, and two eminent TCS Research & Innovation Lab scientists.
SIH 2023, a nationwide platform, is inviting students to harness their creativity and knowledge to develop innovative solutions to pressing challenges faced by our society. The hackathon will focus on problem statements provided by leading public and private organizations, union ministries, state governments, and NGOs across India.
NiT's internal hackathon is expected to serve as a crucial precursor to SIH 2023, setting the stage for ingenious solutions to emerge. A total of 110 teams, each comprising six college students, including at least one female member, are expected to submit their innovative ideas.
Following a rigorous blind screening process by the internal review committee, 70 teams are expected to earn the privilege of participating in the internal hackathon. To ensure the utmost fairness and objectivity, eight distinguished experts, both external and internal, are expected to evaluate the merit of the proposed ideas presented during the internal hackathon. The evaluation criteria are expected to encompass various aspects, including the novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience, and potential for future progression.
Huge enthusiasm is expected to prevail among the participating teams around this internal hackathon (SIH 2023), as evident from their vibrant pre-event presence throughout the day at the campus. All jury members already shared their thoughts on how difficult it is going to be for them to shortlist only thirty-five teams (as per the SIH 2023 norm) from so many promising presentations.
Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Simarpreet Singh, Director, JIS Group, said, “NiT's internal hackathon is not only going to encourage students to think creatively and innovatively but also provide a platform for them to showcase their problem-solving prowess on a national stage. It is a testament to NiT's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and empowering the next generation of problem solvers.”