NMIMS Chandigarh’s STME Conducts InnovateX Hackathon – Encourages Students to Leverage Technology for Societal Good

NMIMS Chandigarh School of Technology Management’s (STME) Matrixx Technical Club and ACM chapterorganised the ‘InnovateX Hackathon’, a first-ever Intra-college two-day hackathon on campus premises.  Held under the guidance of Dr. Jyotsna Singh, Associate Dean, STME andFaculty Coordinators Dr. Jagpreet and Dr. Aditya Bakshi, the theme of the hackathon was ‘Tech for Social Impact’. It was dedicated to harnessing technology for positive socialchange and urging students to bring out their creative capabilities to develop solutions that have a meaningful impact on society. The event brought together all STME students to collaborate, innovate and develop prototypes of tech-driven solutions.
The participating students worked on various problem statements such as a Healthand Wellness Platform- Developing solutions to improve access to healthcare services and promote well-being;a Navigation App for Blind People - Designing navigation aids to assist visually impaired individuals; a Financial Empowerment App - Crafting digital platforms to promote financial literacy and facilitate effective money management; an Education Accessibility Portal - Creating tools to enhance accessibility and inclusivity in education,andAccessible Transportation Solutions - Building systems to optimise transportation routes and enhance public transit accessibility.
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The judges for the hackathon were domain and technical experts, Mr. Kundan Munjal, Chief Operating Officer, Zenmonk Technologies, Mohali, and Mr. Anoop Jain, CTO and Enterprise Architect, UCule Computing Pvt Ltd. (FIS), Mohali. Meanwhile, the student coordinators for the event were Mr.Agamjot Singh, Ms.Bhavya Jha, Mr. Anoop Gupta and Mr. Manjot Singh.
Thetwo-day coding event saw 8 teams of 5 members each presenting theirideas on one of the themes to mentors and judges. Through three rounds of evaluations of the hackathon, students empathised and definedtheir problems, and presented their solutions in front ofjudges in the form of live demonstrations.
On the concluding day, Mr. Munjal and Mr. Jain evaluated the prototypes developed by the participating groups. The judging criteria included aspects such as innovation, feasibility, impact, scalability and presentation quality of the ideas put forth by the students.
Team 2 secured the first position for their Education Accessibility Platform. Led by Agamjot Singh Monga, the team consisted of Manjot Singh Jolly, Aarushi Vashist, Sarisht Sharma, and Saksham Tripathi. Following closely behind, Team 4 clinched the second position with their Finance Management Platform. Bhavya Jha led the team, which included members Raghav Yogi, Taranjot Singh, Ryan Kukreti, and Bhuvnesh Wadhwa.
 The unique prototypes presented at the hackathon saw a display of a range of innovative ideas and approaches and showed the students’ dedication to leveraging technology for social good.
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About STME Chandigarh:
NMIMS Chandigarh is a complete package of learning, fun, culture, literature and many such life preaching activities. Here, the lively environment is filled with countless learning opportunities. The guidance of professional faculties and aid of modern equipment of learning are the foundation steps of our growth in this campus.
It comprises of Under-Graduate program B. Tech in Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science), which focus on creating the technically sound, moral in character and owing to the ever-changing demands of the industry.
STME provides numerous online platforms for the students to learn and to enhance their skill set. It has a tie up with the best MOOC platforms in the industry like Coursera, IBM. in order to provide the best learning to the students apart from their curriculum. Various events have been conducted to enhance leadership skills and to keep the students updated about the present scenario of the world.
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