IIT, MIT and NIT Among First India-Singapore Hackathon Winning Teams

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India-Singapore Hackathon is a platform for the youth of India and Singapore to harness and showcase their innovations

India-Singapore Hackathon’s six winning teams, including three from India, were felicitated by PM Modi. The 36-hour long Hackathon Grande Finale of India-Singapore Hackathon presented a platform for youth of the countries to showcase their innovations.

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted, “PM Narendra Modi met and felicitated the winning teams of India Singapore Hackathon, agreed to during the visit of PM to Singapore in June 2018.”

First prize of SGD 10000 (roughly Rs. 5.24 lakhs), second prize of SGD 6000 (about Rs. 3.15 lakhs) and third prize of SGD 4000 (around Rs. 2.10 lakhs) were given to the three winners each from India and Singapore. The teams had to go through a final pitching session during the finale. Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung was also present at the India-Singapore Hackathon awards ceremony.

PM Modi said, “Happy to have met innovators who won prizes in the first ever Singapore-India Hackathon. They talked about their extensive work. I was impressed by their passion and commitment towards solving problems our world faces.”

India-Singapore Hackathon winning teams

The winning teams from India included teams from NIT-Truchy, IIT-Kharagpur and Pune based MIT College of Engineering. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) were announced as the winning teams from Singapore.

A total of forty teams, twenty each from India and Singapore, selected on nationwide basis, took part in the event. Each team consisted of three students and one mentor.

Participating teams were presented with Eight Problems Statements. These ‘Problems Statements’ included areas of mapping, synchronised output of diverse social media, shared digital identity verification, effective number estimate, space management and allotment, effective learning and personal security.

The first edition of India-Singapore Hackathon was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

PM Modi tweeted, “Platforms like the Singapore-India Hackathon serve as excellent opportunities for our youngsters to showcase their work. They also serve as forums to learn about pioneering innovations by youngsters from other nations and institutes. A win-win for our students!”