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Engineering college students win prizes in Hackathon

Wednesday April 10, 2013 12:44:46 PM, Special Correspondent

Aligarh: A two-day innovative programme, Hackathon, conceived by the Planning Commission of India and the National Innovative Council to assess the common understanding of the Twelfth Five Year Plan was organized successfully at the Aligarh Muslim University node also.

AMU, being one of the node among eighteen such institutions of higher studies including IITs and IIMs participated in the Hackathon with active attendances of its students and teachers in the highly innovative exercise.


It gave the students an opportunity to showcase their talent, scientific creativity and an objective understanding of the structural framework of the Twelfth Five Year Plan and its merits and demerits.

Montek Singh Aluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India and Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council addressed the students and participated in the live interactive sessions with the students and teachers sitting in their nodal centres through videoconferencing.


There were three types of entries in the event namely short films, mobile apps and Visualization (Poster Presentation and Power Point Presentation).


More than 3000 people participated from all over India including 46 teams from AMU in all the three categories.


The topics were broadly distributed in seven categories i.e. Agriculture and Rural Development, Urban Development, Education and Skill Development, Water and Environment, Energy, Health and Macroeconomic Framework.

Team KAYA of Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, AMU bagged first prize in visualization by presenting a creative poster in a cartoon form depicting MGNREGA.


The team included Kanika Agarwal, Final Year Mechanical, Anas Hussain Qadri, Final Year Mechanical, Yasir Askari, Final Year Computer and Abhishek Sharma, Third Year Civil.

Team Faraz Ahmad won second prize for developing a mobile app. Two consolation prizes were also given to students of ZHCET for developing website and mobile app.




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