L&T EduTech hosted an AI-based industrial application Hackathon at Shaastra 2023, the annual technical festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), during the last week of January.
Shaastra is one of Asia’s largest completely student-run techno-managerial festivals. Various engineering, science and technology competitions, summits, lectures, video conferences, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops take place at the festival every year. It attracts participation from all over India and seeks to provide college students with a platform to showcase their scientific and engineering talents.
L&T EduTech, a pioneer in industry-oriented engineering education in India, collaborated with the organisers of this prestigious event to promote and celebrate futuristic engineering skills and innovative minds. It organised a unique hackathon that tested the mettle and minds of our future innovators and incubators. The aim was to see how ingeniously the aspiring engineers could embed the digital in core engineering applications.
The participants were given some core engineering problems in the civil, electrical and mechanical domains that could only be solved by using artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing. The competition received an overwhelming response from young engineering students across the country. In total, 589 batches were registered and 13 batches were called for presenting their ideas and giving demonstrations. After multiple rounds of rigorous and exciting presentations to the jury members, a team from NIT Trichy bagged the first prize for the hackathon.
MF Febin, Head of CollegeConnect Business, L&T EduTech distributed the prizes for the hackathon winners. She also delivered a keynote address on “Industry-Oriented Upskilling” on the last day of the festival. Students from across multiple disciplines attended the session.