KIIT Students Win Smart India Hackathon-2019


Bhubaneswar: Two teams of KIIT University won the Smart India Hackathon-2019.

One Team won the Hackathon by creating an innovative model of monitoring the movement of people in cities. The team ‘Gradiants’ was comprised of Subham Kumar Das (Team leader), Saurav Pattanaik, Samarendrea Chandan Bindu Dash, Siddartha Mohapatra, Sweta Pati and Sailesh Dwivedy. They won the Hackathon held at a Bhubaneswar-based Engineering College bagging Rs 75,000 cash award with certificates to all team members.

Another KIIT Team ‘Phoenix Tech’, comprising of Shubham Kumar Sahu (Team Leader), Raj Babu Das, Ekta Prakash, Smriti Ojha, Subhashri Das and Srijani Basu, won the Hackathon held at Satyabhama Deemed to be University in Chennai. Their project was on complaint registration portal for labourers. The team ‘Phoenix Tech’ won Rs 1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh) cash award with certificates to all team members. All the team members are from KIIT School of Computer Engineering.

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Both the national-level digital competitions were organized by MHRD, AICTE & i4c.

Expressing his happiness over the achievement of the students, founder of KIIT and KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta congratulated all the team members and wished them all the best for all their future endeavours in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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