IIT-B ‘Make in India’ hackathon winners announced

Times of India - 17th February 2016

Six teams from different engineering institutes won a week long 'Make in India' hackathon held at IIT­Bombay. The hackathon, which saw participation from coders, engineers and designers, was aimed at finding solutions to urban design problems of water, energy and transportation.
"India cannot be a great manufacturing nation till we don't invent and innovate and design in India and our belief is that we had lost our close relationship between academia and industry. Our IITs and engineering institutes will play an important role to take it forward," said Amitabh Kant, secretary, Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy, Govt of India, while announcing the names of the winners.
In the energy category, IIT­Kanpur held the top spot. Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai and Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore shared the honours for the second spot. Vivekanand College of Engineering, Mumbai won the top spot in the water category, while National Law University, Assam and Jodhpur Institute of Engineering and Technology shared the second position. In the transportation segment, Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad came first followed by Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad.

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