GNIT of JIS Group hosts S4DS Innovative Hackathon for first time
Kolkata: Guru Nanak Institute of Technology (GNIT) of JIS Group, the only nodal centre of Eastern India, hosted for the first time S4DS Innovative Hackathon in association with Society for Data Science on Tuesday with interstate participation.
The 12 hour nonstop Hackathon saw the participation of engineering students from Nasik, Pune, Delhi, Bombay and West Bengal including many student groups of JIS colleges.
“It is now widely known and understood that hackathons can solve real life challenges ranging from daily work flow issues to creating technological solutions. It is great both for students as well as corporate and ultimately benefit society at large, stated Sardar Taranjit Singh, MD, JIS Group.
“Data Science has become key word in modern IT trends. The idea behind this hackathon is that the students will attempt to tackle or solve various real-life industry problems and issues of the society which have not yet been solved digitally, live.
Now a days, many premier industries directly recruit students from their own Hackathon since this is a platform where credentials of a student like, his/her technical skill, team work, patience, speed, accuracy, energy, enthusiasm, tenacity etc get checked automatically through such programs.
Moreover real-life problems from industry, different ministers, problems in government, societal problems are usually given as problem statements in such hackathons and students get a fabulous scope to prove themselves in such real-life problem solving platforms,“ stated Dr. (Prof). Santanu Sen, Principal, GNIT.
Dr. Amol C Goje, President, S4DS (Society for Data Science) stated, “Data is the buzzword. Everything is data. Data is the new currency. By Data analytics all aspects of problem solving becomes easier and is a major focus area and makes one more insightful and it’s a platform that brings likeminded individuals to share innovative ideas to arrive at digital solutions for different areas of society.”
Dr. Neha Sharma, Secretary, S4DS, stated “This is the first of its kind hackathon here in Eastern India. After 12 hours of coding session, 8-10 teams will be selected chosen by a 5 member jury and the final round would be held in Delhi in January where there will be three awards.
If the projects are good it would be converted to product and depending on solution we would suggest its implementation to the Ministry. Also top three project solutions would be compiled into a book. From student’s perspective such hackathons bring in holistic development improving abilities of time management manpower management, project management, good presentation skill that ultimately helps them get picked by industry.”