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SMS Varanasi MCA Students secured Fourth Position in ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’

School of Management Sciences congratulates its MCA Students, Coordinator MCA-Course Mr. Shambhu Sharan Srivastava, Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta, Associate Professor and Mr. Ashutosh Srivastava (SMS Varanasi, Alumni – MCA), Software Engineer at Mediaagility, Gurgaon for securing Fourth position in the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon 2017” (World’s biggest hackathon organized by AICTE and MHRD, Government of India). SMS Group of Institution is proud of such special achievement and landmark Achievement by the SMSVNSTITANS team. This was possible through the hard work put in by the all the team members and their mentors in the last several months.

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It is also noteworthy that School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has been shortlisted among more than 7500 plus proposals from all over India under different Departments/ Ministries for the Grand Finale of ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’. The team has worked on an innovative idea under University Grant Commission Problem Statement (UGC#1 – Institutional Funding Operational Management Solution) a possible digital solution for operational management of institutional funding.

Members Names Gender
team leader SHWETA KUMARI (MCA-IV) F
team member RAJANI GUPTA (MCA-IV) F
team member DEEPALI GUPTA (MCA-VI) F
team member ARPITA TIWARI (MCA-VI) F
SMSVNSTITANS went to Manipal, Karnataka for the Grand Finale on 1st & 2nd April 2017.ABOUT Smart India Hackathon 2017

Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisages a Digital India to bridge thetal divide in our country and further promote digital literacy in order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within everyone’s reach in India.

In order to work towards our PM’s vision, Ministry of HRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) propose the Smart India Hackathon 2017, a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. This initiative aim to institutionalize a model for harnessing the creativity and technical expertise of 3.0 + million students for direct benefit of our nation. Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of HRD is the Chief Patron of this unique initiative, while Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE & Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman, Founder & MD, Persistent Systems are the Chairman and Co-chairman of the organizing committee of this initiative respectively. NIC, MyGov, NASSCOM, UGC and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini are co-organizers in this initiative. Besides this, several union ministries have agreed to be partners in this initiative.

Smart India Hackathon 2017 has been the biggest Hackathon in the world till date organizing by: MHRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4C, NIC, MyGov

On 1st and 2nd April approx. 10,000 participants coded non-stop for 36 hrs for building tools which our nation might be able to use. The participating teams simultaneously competed from across 33 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation. It will harness the creativity of millions of bright young minds. We need to build our nation and make us all proud. We believe that if every Indian does his bit for nation then India soon will be knowledge superpower. We dream of digital India with best quality of life to all our fellow Indians.

The primary objective of this Smart India Hackathon-2017 initiative is to create a permanent platform to harvest the creativity and energy of our youngsters directly for nation building. We want to create world’s biggest open innovation model, which other countries should emulate. Details of organizing body is as follows;

The primary objective of this Smart India Hackathon-2017 initiative is to create a permanent platform to harvest the creativity and energy of our youngsters directly for nation building. We want to create world’s biggest open innovation model, which other countries should emulate. Details of organizing body is as follows;

Chief Patron: Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of HRD Organizing Committee: 1. Chairman: Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE 2. Co-Chairman: Dr Anand Deshpande, Chairman & MD, Persistent Systems Ltd. 3. Secretary: Dr Abhay Jere, AVP Persistent Systems and CEO, i4C 4. Member: Prof Dileep N. Malkhede, Advisor AICTE 5. Member: Prof. Arun Jamkar, President i4c 6. Member: Smt. Alka Mishra, Scientist F, NIC 7. Member: Shri Gireendra Kasmalkar, Founder, Ideas to Impact 8. Member: Shri Ravi Pokharna, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini 9. Member: Shri Adesh Gokhale, Executive Director, IBM Mentors 1) Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Director General of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini 2) Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary (TE), Ministry of HRD 3) Shri Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO MyGov Organizers MHRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4C, NIC, MyGov Partners Deloitte, KPIT, Suma Soft, ACM, NASSCOM, Zee Television Network Evaluation Core Committee: 1. Chairman: Dr Madhavan Mukund, Vice President of the ACM India Council 2. Secretary: Dr R. Venkatesh, Chief Scientist, TCS & ACM India 3. Coordinator: Shri Vivek Kulkarni, Chief Architect, Persistent Systems Ltd 4. Members: Shri Prashant Bhatwadekar, Shri Ravindra Naik, Ms. Disha Singh

Methodology for Smart India Hackathon 2017

Generating Problem Statements (Phase 1): 1. A DO Letter from Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Secretary, Ministry of HRD, sent on September 2, 2016 to all Ministries & Depts. for participation in Smart India Hackathon 2017. 2. Participation confirmed by 29 Central Govt. Ministries/ Departments. MyGov and NIC agreed to offer technology support. 3. Every participating ministry appointed a ‘Nodal Officer’ for identifying problem statements within their ministry and coordinating activities with the organizers. 4. Participating ministries will also offer prizes of Rs. 2.25 lakhs (First prize Rs 1 lakh, Second prize Rs 75 thousand, Third prize Rs 50 thousand) to winning solutions. 5. Total of 598 Problem Statements were provided by various participating Ministries/Departments. Getting Innovative Digital Ideas from Students (Phase 2) 1. All the 598 Problem Statements received from the ministries were used to challenge technology students to offer innovative digital solutions as part of Smart India Hackathon 2017. 2. On 9thNov. 2016, Smart India Hackathon 2017 was launched by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister HRD and Chief Patron for Smart India Hackathon 2017. 3. Technology students were expected to form a team of 6 students (with at least 1 girl student mandatory in each team) and submit innovative approaches/ideas for solving 598 problems offered by different ministries/depts. on online portal 4. Online Idea submission process was open from November 9, 2016 to February 20, 2017. 5. Conducted ‘Awareness Workshops’ in 26 cities across India inviting deans, principals, staff members and students from different technology institutes to participate in Smart India Hackathon 2017. 6. To motivate students, ‘Leadership Talks’ by Industry Leaders were also organized using Facebook LIVE from December 2016 to February 2017. 7. Total of 7531 ideas were received from 2100+ Technology Institutions across India. 8. All ideas reviewed by internal team to ensure that the submission meets the criteria set by the organizers: 9. Solution document submitted is in the prescribed format. 10. Each team comprises of 6 members with at least 1 female student. 11. Idea is from educational institutions only. 12. Out of 7531, approximately top 15-10% submissions will be shortlisted for the 36 hrs non-stop Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017 scheduled to be organized on 1st & 2nd of April 2017 simultaneously across 27 locations. Evaluation of Submitted Ideas and Shortlisting of teams for Grand Finale (Phase 3): Expert Evaluation of online Submissions: 1. Evaluation Core Committee (mentioned above) oversaw the evaluation process. 2. Online Platform developed enabled distribution of ideas to evaluators, getting their feedback and monitoring the evaluation process. 3. A team of 300+ evaluators consisting of experts from the industry, Persistent Systems, ACM, KPIT, TCS, IBM, Cognizant, NASSCOM, and judges nominated by ministries evaluated the proposals. 4. Dr. R. Venkatesh and Mr. Vivek Kulkarni led the evaluation team. 5. Each entry was assigned to up to four evaluators ( 3 industry + 1 or 2 Ministry/ Dept Judges) 6. Each evaluator evaluated every entry based on novelty, potential impact, appropriateness and technical feasibility and gave a final overall review as ‘Strongly Accepted; accepted; Borderline; Rejected’. 7. The evaluation committee selected the qualifiers based on the evaluations received, and number of entries received for each ministry. 8. In case, for some entries if only one evaluation result was available, then only ‘Strongly Accepted’ ideas was shortlisted. 9. At the end of this process, the selected entries were sent to the core committee members for their approval. 10. On approval by the core committee, the results were announced simultaneously on; and 36 hrs. Non-Stop Grand Finale on 1st and 2nd April 2017 (Phase 4) 1) Shortlisted 1200+ teams will compete non-stop for 36 hrs across 27 different locations in India on 1st and 2nd April. 2) On 1st April the competition will start at 8.30 am and will finish on 2nd April at 8.30 pm followed by Prize distribution ceremony. 3) The winners might get opportunity to work with respective ministries directly and further develop their idea into robust product. 4) NASSCOM and other funding agencies will consider handholding few very good ideas for converting them into startups. Important Links:

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