Published: 28th September 2023
KIIT Bhubaneswar conducts Smart India Hackathon 2023
Expressing happiness over the enthusiastic participation of students during the event, Prof Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS, , said, “KIIT is proud to take part in SIH-2023"
KIIT Deemed-to-be University, Bhubaneswar, conducted the Smart India Hackathon – 2023 (SIH-2023), titled HACKTEST-2023. The objective was to provide students with a platform to foster a culture of product innovation and a problem-solving mindset, as laid down by the SIH guidelines. As part of this process, the university organised a HACKTEST on various themes of SIH-2023. In total, 194 teams, comprising 1164 students, participated in the ideation stage.
Expressing happiness over the enthusiastic participation of students during the event, Prof Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS, said, “KIIT is proud to take part in SIH-2023, which will further strengthen the culture of product innovation and problem-solving aptitude of our students. KIIT is recognised as a top innovative institution in India, and such initiatives are a part of the regular Best Practices KIIT has been following since its inception.”
KIIT has been ranked Number One among private higher education institutions by the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Ministry of Education, Government of India, in the past few years.
Prof Samanta also thanked Prof TG Sitharam, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); Dr Abhay Jere, Vice-Chairman, AICTE; and members of the Ministry of Education (MoE) Innovation Cell for spearheading the activity from conceptualisation to implementation stage. He has congratulated and conveyed his blessings to all students who have made it to the next level of the SIH - 2023.
Prof Saranjit Singh, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, KIIT-DU has congratulated all the qualifying teams for the next round of SIH-2023. He thanked Prof Abhishek Ray, Dean (Industry Engagement), and SPOC of the event for the smooth conduct of the event. He also thanked the Ministry of Education (MoE) for providing the opportunity to the students of KIIT–DU to showcase their talents in product innovation and problem-solving.
Prof JR Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU expressed his delight with the overwhelming participation of the KIITians in large numbers and acknowledged the initiative of AICTE, MoE, and I4C for providing a real-time platform to the student community for enhancing their problem-solving skills. Prof Abhishek Ray conveyed humble regards to all the faculty members who served as the judges for the event, including the student team from KIIT e-Cell for the successful conduct of the event.