Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology Students Bag Three Prizes In Smart India Hackathon 2020
- Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) participated in SIH 2020 and secured 1st position in two categories and 3rd position in one category.
- Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative by the government, to provide students with a platform to find a solution to the pressing difficulties faced by people in their in day-to-day lives.
In the Smart India Hackathon (SIH), a flagship event of the Government of India, eleven teams from Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) qualified for the final round of the prestigious Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020. Out of these, three teams emerged as winning for their groundbreaking innovative solutions. The institute secured first prize in two categories, that are ‘Smart Communication’ and ‘Healthcare & Biomedical Devices’, and it also secured third prize in the ‘Smart Cities’ category.
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a countrywide project to provide students a platform to work out solutions for some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives. It encourages a culture of product innovation and an approach to problem solving amongst students in India. The first three editions SIH2017, SIH2018 and SIH 2019 were extremely fruitful in stimulating out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, predominantly engineering students from across India.
SIH is a flagship event of the Government of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students at the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 via video conferencing. He communicated his vision on the importance of a tech-enabled India and the new paradigm of the Indian education ecosystem.
Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology (PIET) is counted amongst the best engineering institutes in Delhi NCR, because it orients the students in a manner that shatters theoretical boundaries and pushes them into the realms of a practical world view. The institute enables students to work in an inter-disciplinary atmosphere that propels them to collaborate, innovate, ideate, and create their start-up or research ideas at PIET’s Start-up Incubation Centre. Therefore, the students were well versed with the concept of ideation, innovation and emerging technologies, for doing exceptionally well and securing three winning positions at the Smart India Hackathon 2020. PIET has successfully maintained its track record by securing prizes consecutively for the past three years.
Team ‘Bored Coders’ from PIET secured the first prize in the category ‘Smart Communication’, for the solution provided for IFS global issues. Team ‘Idea and Stommers’ also secured the first prize in the category ‘Healthcare & Biomedical Devices’ for a solution for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the. The third team from PIET ‘Tech Monks’ achieved third position in the ‘Smart Cities’ category.
Speaking about the feat, Mr Rakesh Tayal, Vice Chairman, Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology said “We try and develop the skill set of the students at PIET in order for them to stand out by thinking beyond the theoretical barriers and stepping into the realms of ‘out of the box’ thinking and practical knowledge. This approach is going to help the students in their future endeavours, as they enter Industry. I look forward to my students participating in many more such challenges and find solutions through Innovation. I express my appreciation to the government for giving a platform for students across the country.”
About Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET):
Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) was established by the Vidhyapeeth Education Trust in the year 2006. It is one of North India’s leading institutions in the technical as well as higher education space. Its goal is to produce entrepreneurs, world-class managers, and technocrats employable throughout the globe. PIET, which is counted as one of the top engineering and management institutes in Delhi-NCR, has one of the largest student populations among engineering colleges of NCR.
The college is actively driving “Education 4.0”, which is an amalgamation of various elements like Blended Learning, Differential Learning, Collaborative Learning, Project-based Learning etc. PIET has been regarded as the best college for placements in the entire region and was honoured with several prestigious awards for its excellent placement record.