|Chitkara University Team at Smart India Hackathon 2018|
It is a proud moment for the Chitkara University team at SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2018 to be declared as a winner by the judges. The team has come up with an innovation named “SMART TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”. This idea was also recommended as the best idea by Amazon Judges.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems organized Smart India Hackathon 2018 (SIH 2018). Twenty-Seven Union Ministries and Departments and Seventeen State Governments in collaboration made SIH2018 much bigger than its previous edition. It included a Software edition, a 36-hr software product development competition held on Mar 30 & 31, 2018.
During the software edition grand finale, teams of thousands of technology students built innovative digital solutions for problems posed by different Central Govt. Ministries/Departments. Smart India Hackathon 2018 was the second massive scale hackathon initiative in India following Smart India Hackathon 2017.
The two-day national event was a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving challenges faced by our country. 17000 teams participated from different states of India and gathered at different nodal centres. Out of 17000, there were 41 teams in Chennai Nodal centre and a total of 1700 teams across India for the finale that competed for non-stop 36 hours. Team Chitkara made it to Grand Finale with their realistic solution to solve traffic congestion.
Speaking on the Occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor of Chitkara University said, “We are excited at Chitkara University to take honours in SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2018. Our hearty congratulations to the students who contributed to SMART TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM innovation. The system sets the timer of the traffic lights automatically according to the real-time traffic data it receives as an input. We are happy to note that officials of Telangana Government showed a keen interest in deploying this idea in the state of Telangana. Engineers at Chitkara University continue to walk the extra mile with rich access to CURIN (Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network) program.”About Chitkara University
In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30 kilometres from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Chitkara University has been founded by Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara who have been passionate teachers for more than 40 years now. Chitkara Education brings with it a reputation that has been earned through years of serving the career – needs of the student community. It is a reputation for excellence and innovation among coveted employers for preparing graduates who have the knowledge and skills they need for success in their workplace.
Chitkara University graduates go on to great careers, as they have their hands on the responsive teaching methodology. Students from around the county are attracted to Chitkara University because of their commitment to teaching excellence, because they conduct research that makes a difference, because of their industry partnerships and because of their tailored courses. This difference has been acknowledged by students, parent, alumni, government, and industry since the inception of the university.
Within a decade, most of Chitkara University academic programs are ranked among the top 50 programs in the country which speaks volumes about their string academic heritage, highly committed faculty, extensive industry collaborations, great international connections, and state of the art campus facilities.