Organizing Smart India Hackathon (SIH) and Encouraging students to participate in National and International Hackathons
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a 36 hours ceaseless digital product building competition, during which students’ teams from all over India race to offer innovative solutions in order to make our nation a highly advanced, developed and prosperous one. The central idea behind the scheme is to help the private sectors to acknowledge the best minds across the nation. The college has hosted “Smart India Hackathon ” for the four consecutive years – Software Version, initiated by MHRD and AICTE, during 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2017 and 2018, our institution was the Nodal Centre at Coimbatore for the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
In the year 2019, our institution was pronounced as the nodal centre for “Digital and Sustainable Innovative solutions” to solve real time problems. In the year 2020, our institution was identified as the nodal centre for the problem statement given by the Government of Bihar and Department of Science and Technology through online mode. In the year 2021, the Toycathon digital edition was executed at our premises through virtual mode for the 9 problem statements posted by six industry and government agencies. We are delighted to blow our trumpet that every year our college was selected for Prime Minister’s Interaction.
SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2022
Encouraging students to participate in National and International Hackathons
The core objective of a Hackathon is to provide students a platform to solve the problems facing in our day-to-day life. All the students were encouraged to participate in SIH in order to improve their coding skills through the International Professional Clubs. This helped them to improve in the technical side and thus be ready for multinational companies which look for brilliant minds. The student’s participation in the hackathon encourages collaborations and great opportunities for networking, learning, and interacting with the technology industry. The hackathon events push the students out of their comfort zone.
It creates a competitive environment with other people, living under time pressure, getting unfamiliar with the technology, fundraising, making decisions quickly and leadership skills.
The students might be the best at coding skills, they should never underestimate the value of communication and social skills. Hackathons provide an excellent opportunity to expand your network, learn new skills, and meet new people. In hackathons, the students have a concise amount of time to build something that brings value and it is a platform to practice the students to think out of the box to produce something different and unique. It creates knowledge to solve real time problems and pushes their talents, abilities to execute their ideas quickly. Hackathons provide a very good opportunity for participants to network with people from different backgrounds and expose them to meet experienced mentors for acquiring industrial knowledge.
The SKCET Hack club encourages and molds the students to participate in national and international level hackathons.