The ‘Team Vision’ and ‘Team Exalt’, two student hackathon teams from the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, showcased outstanding performances and secured a prominent position among top 20 teams that represented India, in the 30 hour Singapore-India Hackathon 2018.
A webinar on Amrita’s success story from Singapore-India Hackathon 2018 was held on February 9, 2019. The teams shared their journey so far, recipe of their success and lessons they learnt at the event. The ‘Team Vision’, shared their journey which started on January 2018 in which the team applied for Smart India Hackathon 2018, the competition which was under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The team was selected for the finals.
The problem statement the team got at the final round was to create a global barometer for traders and manufacturers. The team sat for 36 hours to develop a product that fit the problem statement. The team developed an android app which gives traders and manufacturers useful insights on how to conduct business and the profits that could be made. The success gave the team the confidence to participate in the TCS EngiNX Digital Twin Challenge 2018 in which the team won the first prize.
The team further explained their experience participating in the prestigious Singapore-India Hackathon 2018. The team recalled their session with Honourable Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narendra Modi, and the Education Minister of Singapore. The team further mentioned their achievement and success in other competitions and gave a glimpse of their winning products. The team also explained their mindset throughout the journey.
Two teams from Amrita featured in the top 20 selected by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of Government of India. Noteworthy is that only Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and IIT Kharagpur were the two in the top 20 from India. Both teams from Amrita did splendidly and ‘Team Vision’ garnered a spot among the top 5 Indian teams scoring over several teams from IIT’s and NIT’s.