Students of Mahindra École Centrale(MEC), have won the Smart India Hackathon(SIH) 2019. In order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and innovate on all fronts, MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems came together to organise Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019.
SIH 2019 is a unique Open Innovation Model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in our country. It’s a non-stop product development competition, where problem statements are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. The 2019 edition of the SIH saw the coming together of 1 lakh+ students from 3000+ technical Institutes and 200+ organizations from across India.
35,000 teams submitted their entries for around 400 problem statements. Out of these, 1300 teams were shortlisted. Finally around 4 teams were shortlisted per problem statement and 1 was declared the winner.
MEC team “Dropout” that won the Smart India Hackathon 2019, was captained by Jayesh (Electrical & Electronics), and comprised of Rahul Kumaran (Computer Science), Hemanth(Computer Science), Artika (Computer Science), Karthikeya (Mechanical), and Soorya (Mechanical). All the students were from the 3rd year. Dr. Achal Agarwal of Computer Science Department and Dr. Bharghava Rajaram of Electrical Engineering Department were the mentors.
MEC team worked on a complex problem shared by Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals and created a world class solution. The team created a Market attractive index for pharmaceutical companies using machine learning by capturing macroeconomic(business) variables and pharmaceutical data.