Proud to share that Mr. Siddhesh K Shivdikar (team name The Viral Truth), A student of Computer Engineering Department, Pillai College of Engineering, New Panvel, Won the Virtual hackathon: MIT COVID-19 Challenge hackathon, ‘India: Turning the Tide Organized by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Hackathon was conducted during 28th to 30th August 2020.

He, alongwith his team worked on Track: Highlighting and communicating COVID-19 information that is scientifically accurate.

Source of problem statement:
People forward misleading information over social medias or in person which cause chaos.

Solution provided:
Developed an AI Assistant Mockup (With proof of concept) which is platform independent identifies the information with single tap supports multiple language Including voice queries. With gamification features that makes checking facts before forwarding message a habit.

Rewards:
$500 per winning team along with the reward, the team will receive organizational support, computing resources, and direct access to key partners to further develop, validate and implement solutions developed.

Congratulations Sidhdhesh!!!
We wish you all the very best for all your future endeavours

Two of our Teams have won National Level Smart India Hackathon, SIH 2020

PCE has winners in all the episodes of SIH since inception of this competition. This is 4th Edition of SIH.

The details of winning teams of SIH 2020 are as below:

Team Name: CipherCops
Team Name: Status200
Members
Srishti Singh, B.E. Comp.
Athira P. V., B.E. Comp.
Siddhesh Shivdikar, B.E. Comp.
Vaishnavi Shetty, B.E. I.T.
Ritesh Kudalkar, B.E. EXTC
Mansi Sawant, B.E. Comp.
Members
Tejas Choudhari, B.E. I.T.
Abhay Gupta, B.E. I.T.
Shailesh Gupta, B.E. I.T.
Rahul Chavan, B.E. I.T.
Sahil Kadu, B.E. I.T.
Arya Gopinath, B.E. I.T.
Faculty Mentor for the Project
Prof. Amol Kharat
Faculty Mentor
Prof. Dhiraj Amin
Problem Statement Extract Geo Location / Criminal Navigation using Mobile / Email based Tracking SystemProblem Statement
Transparency and Safeguard Measures in HR Management
Nodal Center
Bureau of Police Research and Development
Nodal Center
Parul University
Organisation Name
Govt. of Sikkim

Congratulations to Both the Teams and their Faculty Mentors.

Congratulations Prof. Varunakshi Bhojane for facilitating all the teams with a strong support as SPOC.

Smart India Hackathon 2019 was a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. 1500+ teams were competing in various 48 nodal centers nationwide in the grand finale of software hackathon on 2nd and 3rd March, 2019.

In SIH 2019, the students also had the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organisations and create a world class solutions for some of the top companies in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.

Six teams from Pillai College of Engineering were selected for this mega-endeavour for software edition. And two teams: “Team Status200_OK” and “Team Code_Crunch” got first prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- in complex category. Team Status200_OK provided a solution on problem statement “Information Management System”, which was floated by Min. of Statistics and PI at nodal center Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management & Technology, Guwahati, Assam. Team was headed by Tejas Chaudhari and team members are Abhay Gupta, Sahil Kadu, Rahul Chavan, Anindita Bhajan, Ronak Karani. Prof. Dhiraj Amin was mentor of the team.


Team Code_Crunch provided a solution on problem statement “Online Adaptive Assessment Platform”, which was floated by SSEPL Skills Pvt. Ltd. at nodal center CGC – Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali, Panjab. Team was headed by Mahesh Gopal Mahajan and team members are Pranali Ramesh Sawant, Sajida Begum, Soham Sandeep More, Preetam B. A., Karan Nair. Prof. Ninad Gaikwad was mentor of the team.

Team Coding Predators proposed a solution for problem statement floated by AICTE, “AICTE Event / Activity (Workshops, Talks, FDP, Meeting etc.) management system” at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab. Team was headed by Ketaki Barde and team members were Shweta Achary, Kritika Shah, Shrayesh Kanade, Salman Mapkar, Ankush Bari. Prof. Aju Palleri was mentor for the team.

Team #the_brainiacs# proposed a solution for problem statement floated by ThermoFisher Scientific, “Integrated Health Care App / Portal”, at nodal center Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Alappuzha, Padanilam, Kerala. Team was headed by Nimje Mansi Kishor and team members were Zagade Pooja Valmik, Shetty Akshay Puranjay, Sagar Govind Patel, Dixit Abhishek Ratan, Dhekane Abhishek Jaywant. Prof. Jinesh Melvin was mentor for the team.

Team #Ciphers proposed a solution for problem statement floated by CDK, Global, “Ambulance Services”, at nodal center Sree CMR College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana. Team was headed by Gupta Vinod and team members were Irfat Kapde, Saqiuzzaman Hossain, Pooja Ingle, Balraj Singh, Nachiket Sonawane. Prof. Amol Kharat was mentor for the team.

Team Code_Brainiacs proposed a solution for the problem statement floated by Ministry of External Affairs, “Application to show process ID and Remote conn.”, at nodal center Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Team was headed by Prathamesh Patade and team members were Kalpaj Chaudhari, Shravan Nambiar, Karan Shah, Kritika Singh, Himanshu Kaloni. Prof. Smita Kadam was mentor for the team.

Smart India Hackathon is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. To make development a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within everyone’s reach in India, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisages a Digital India to bridge the digital divide in our country and further promote digital literacy. In order to work towards our PM’s vision, MHRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C) and Persistent Systems organized Smart India Hackathon 2018.

Smart India Hackathon 2018 was conducted in two editions: Software and Hardware. Two teams from Pillai College of Engineering were selected for this mega-endeavour for software edition. TEAM-Turing Revival participated in the Smart India Hackathon 2018 under CSIR in Pune. And TEAM The Iterators created Face recognition based attendance app for Government of Delhi, Dhiraj Amin and Aju Palleri were mentors for these teams.


Team 1: The_Iterators
Problem Category: Face recognition based attendance app, Government of Delhi, Software

 NameGender (M/F)Email idMobile No.
MentorAju PalleriMapalleri@mes.ac.in9773570457
Team LeaderPrathamesh PatadeMprathameshnapat16de@student.mes.ac.in7011486044
Team MemberTejas DesaiMtejaslades16de@student.mes.ac.in8652801993
Team MemberBrijesh GiriMveerbjb15e@student.mes.ac.in9769976101
Team MemberHimanshu KaloniMkalonihmcp15@student.mes.ac.in9004961022
Team MemberKhushabu AgarwalFagarwalkace16e@student.mes.ac.in8767996734
Team MemberSachin NairMsachinunnna16e@student.mes.ac.in8655580104

Team 2: # TuringRevival
Problem Category: Mechanism for prescribing drug in hospitals and its or its substitute availability in the medical shops of the area / city, CSIR, Software

 NameGender (M/F)Email idMobile No.
MentorDhiraj AminMdamin@mes.c.in9960671063
Team LeaderRohan LondheMlondhers15ith@student.mes.ac.in9819698374
Team MemberRaghav MishraMraghavsm15it@student.mes.ac.in7506287791
Team MemberPrafulla MhatreMmhatrepj15ith@student.mes.ac.in9029547482
Team MemberHardi RathodFrathodhhit16e@student.mes.ac.in7776946828
Team MemberMansi SawantFsawantmpce16e@student.mes.ac.in8286777449
Team MemberRitesh KudalkarMkriteshkudalkar@gmail.com7021408963

In Hardware Hackathon 2018 Team Prayaas was selected for grand finale in IIT Guwahati. Their problem statement was for Government of Sikkim. Team Prayaas won 1st runner up in Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware version. The Team was working on reducing burden of head load for villagers, their domain was rural development. Prof. Shridhar Deshmukh was mentor for this team.

Team 3: Prayaas
Problem Category: Reducing burden of head load for villagers, Government of Sikkim, Hardware

 NameGender (M/F)Email idMobile No.
Team LeaderRushikesh ShirkeMshirusnam15@student.mes.ac.in8898928104
Team MemberPallavi AherFpallaviaa15m@student.mes.ac.in7208845945
Team MemberAshish TomarMashishvt15m@student.mes.ac.in9757492952
Team MemberSamiksha YadavFsamikshaay15m@student.mes.ac.in9702531245
Team MemberVaishnavi TardeFvaishnavirt15m@student.mes.ac.in7678005575
Team MemberPratyoosh SharmaMpratyooshset16e@student.mes.ac.in9757218328

To make development a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within everyone’s reach in India, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisages a Digital India to bridge the digital divide in our country and further promote digital literacy in order. In order to work towards our PM’s vision, MHRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C) and Persistent Systems organized Smart India Hackathon 2017, a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. The initiative was a huge success.

Pillai College of Engineering contributed in this event in 2017. In Smart India Hackathon 2017, three teams, Team Stature, Team Sierra and Team Innovate were selected for Grand Finale. The departments of the problem statements were (National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India) NCPCR and Ministry of Earth Science.


Following is the details of the team

Team 1: Team Innovate:

 NameGenderEmail Id
Team LeaderSiddhesh Pravin PatilMalesiddheshpp95@gmail.com
Team Member 1Kishor Balasaheb ManeMalemkishorb218@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 2Nimish Kishor MhatreMalenmhatre02@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 3Parth Ketan RajputMalepketan31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 4Tejas Rajendra RahateMaletrajendra31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 5Kritika Anil ShahFemalekritikaas15it@student.mes.ac.in
MentorProf. Blessy VargheseFemalebvarghese@mes.ac.in

Team 2: Team Sierra Coders:

 NameGenderEmail Id
Team LeaderChetan Rattanlal KalraMalecrattanlal31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 1Shailey Rajesh KadamFemalesrajesh31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 2Vijeta Vaman NayakFemalevvaman31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 3Riya Bikash DasFemalerbikash31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 4Queeny Priyangel SrivastavaFemalesqueenyp098@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 5Ketaki Satish BardeFemaleketakisb15it@student.mes.ac.in
MentorProf. Dhiraj AminMaleamindhiraj@mes.ac.in

Team 3: Team Stature

 NameGenderEmail Id
Team LeaderPrathamesh LokeMaleploke01@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 1Rahul Govind KumarMalegrahul@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 2Nidhi N. MenonFemalennidhi@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 3Shrey JakhmolaMalesscj15e@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 4Kiran M. NambiarMalekmanoj31@student.mes.ac.in
Team Member 5Quasim RizviMalesrizvi@student.mes.ac.in
MentorProf. Aju PalleriMaleapalleri@mes.ac.in

The Centers for grand finale were Chennai and Bhopal. Blessy Verghese, Dhiraj Amin and Aju Palleri were mentors for these teams. Team Stature was on 8th rank in NCPCR.