Manipur Technical University (MTU) team, Sangai and Builders’ Squad bagged the first and third position in the senior category of the Mega Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022-Hardware Edition that was held on the theme ‘Heritage and Culture’ and ‘Disaster Management’ respectively under the AICTE-MIC Student Innovation category.
The Grand Finale of the 5th edition of Smart India Hackathon 2022 was organised by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, AICTE, Persistent Systems Pvt Ltd and Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, with Shell India Private Ltd and Amazon Web Services, Inc. as official partners from August 25 to August 29 in 75 nodal centres all over the country.
In a release, MTU stated that it was conducted as a part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav and attended by over 2,000 teams. They were shortlisted from over 2 Lakh teams after four competitive screening rounds. The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of union minister RK Ranjan Singh.
Team Sangai was declared the winner in the Smart India Hackathon-2022 on the theme of ‘Heritage and Culture’ under AICTE-MIC Student Innovation in the Hardware edition with a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh at the MIT ADT Pune Nodal Center, it stated.
The team comprises Manikanta Wairokpam as team leader, Jangkhopao Haokip, Umchan Tuithung, Dicolsind Chungkham, Sweety Sinam, and Pheiroijam Kebisana. They all are pursuing B Tech Civil engineering in MTU. The team was guided by assistant professor and head of department of Civil Engineering, MTU Nongmaithem Anand, it mentioned.
It further stated that the team Builders’ Squad were declared as the 2nd Runners-up on the theme ‘Disaster Management’ under AICTE-MIC Student Innovation in the Hardware edition with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 at IIT Roorkee Nodal Center.
The team members are Banashree Laipubam as team leader, Tongbram Bidyapati Devi, Hijam Warjit Singh, Hirachand Nongmaithem, Soibam Yaiphabi, and Konsam Lalit. They are also the students of B.Tech Civil Engineering, MTU. They were mentored by assistant professor, department of Civil Engineering, MTU Kosygin Leishangthem and assistant professor, department of Computer Science and Engineering, MTU Jimmy Laishram, it mentioned.
Another team from Manipur also competed in the Software edition SIH 2022 on the theme ‘Agriculture, Food Tech & Rural Development’ at Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vijayawada Nodal Center. Although the team could not bag any prize, it reached the Grand Finale as an achievement, it added.