Noida: (Defence News) Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has won 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon (SIH)-2020. Pune based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology is an autonomous organization under the Department of Defence Research & Development (DRDO). Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the participants in the live event in Smart India Hackathon. Smart India Hackathon is the 36-hour non-stop digital product building competition was a national level competition for software edition organized jointly by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was held during 1-3 August 2020 at Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET), Uttar Pradesh.
Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative of the govt to provide students with a platform to solve some of pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. In the hackathon, the students get the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organisations as well and create 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.
The DIAT student team "Age of Ultron" which comprised of six members under the guidance of Dr Sunita Dhavale, won the 1st Prize of Rs 1 Lakh for solving problem statement MS331 in the category of software posed by the Madhya Pradesh Government. The team provided the solution titled "DRISHTI" for the face, expression and gesture recognition using Artificial Intelligence.
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy sent his congratulations to the DIAT Team on winning the award for a consecutive second time.
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