Vadodara: Three teams of Navrachana University, the region’s premier multi-disciplinary private university, have won prizes at the grand finale of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Hackathon (state-level hackathon).
The team of Divyangi Mistry and Tithi Patel, final year BBA students of Navrachana University’s School of Business and Law, won the first prize of Rs. 50,000 for their solution of “Creative logo design for consumer protection”. The solution emphasised the creation of a visual identity in the form of a logo for the protection of consumer rights. The solution was in response to the problem posed by the state’s Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. The objective was to create greater awareness among consumers by ensuring that even the illiterate can understand the logo’s meaning. The students were mentored by Dr. Anupama Dave, Program Chair, BBA.
“The winning performance of our students at the state-level hackathon is a proud moment for all of us. At Navrachana University, we encourage students to innovate and come up with new ideas by thinking out of the box. We inculcate social awareness, empathy and interdisciplinary skills amongst students with a larger aim of proposing solutions to societal problems through innovation. I congratulate all the students and their teachers for this performance,” said Dr. Sandeep Vasant, Registrar, Navrachana University.
The team of Brijesh Chauhan, Deval Trivedi, Gaurav Patel, and Joy Thakkar, students of B Tech – Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Civil Engineering Program of School of Engineering and Technology won the second prize of Rs. 30,000 for their solution of Anti Drone System, a reliable and trustworthy defence system to protect the nation from the threats posed by drones. The Anti Drone System can help not only in detecting and attacking the drone but also use AI to track where it originated from. The team was mentored by Dr. Shweta Dour, Assistant Professor at School of Engineering and Technology.
The team of Siddhant Shah, Priyal Dave, Anuja Pittie, Ishaan Agarwal, and Aayush Shah, students of B Tech – Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering as well as Civil Engineering Program, won the appreciation prize of Rs. 10,000 for their solution of “Energy saving in the electricity of college campus”. Their synopsis focused on the importance of energy conservation on the campus of educational institutes. It recommended energy-efficient appliances and a sensor-based model to reduce energy consumption. These students were mentored by Dr. Prakruti Shah, Program Chair, B Tech – Electrical and Electronics Engineering Program.