If you think Assam is lagging behind in terms of technology, think again. A team from Assam has recently won the Smart India Hackathon organised in New Delhi. Meet Team TechnoForensics. TechnoForensics has won the first place in the Smart India Hackathon contest in New Delhi held at the New Delhi Institute of Management, working on a program for the Ministry of External Affairs.The team was awarded a cash prize of Rs1 lakh, medals and a certificate at a ceremony where NASSCOM President R Chandrashekhar was the Chief Guest.
About the team
TechnoForensics was led by the Chief Technology Officer of TechVariable Utpal Sarmah along with two former trainee-interns of TechVariable Jimli Borah, Khamchand Saha, Manami Borah, Rhea Singh, Uday Ranjan Sonowal, Nishant Kumar Choudhury. It is to be noted that all the participating students are from NITS MIRZA, Azara, Guwahati. Techvariable is a Guwahati-based full stack web development company that has been spearheading active participation in such intiatives and has made the region proud.
Dr Naveen Kumar Chaudhary, Director of Center of E-Governance and Information Technology, Ministry of External Affairs, was so impressed he had a session with the team’s mentor Utpal Sarmah of TechVariable to discuss the department’s adoption of the product.
The problem statement given by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Chemicals by their very nature have toxicity/safety aspects. Besides there are large number of dual use chemicals. The same, coupled with fast pace of technological innovations, calls for regular skill development/upgradation. But there are challenges in mobilization of youth for skill training and in job placement of skilled manpower, particularly in view of low payments by private industries. Non- availability of database of trained persons limits role of training provider in improving placements and facilitating better job opportunities and salary etc.
The team was able to designed and developed a solution (in 36 Hours)which the department can will have the following features.
- Online videos to give a feel of the industrial working environment
- Skill sets required to perform the jobs
- Online forum where students can post their queries and receive answers and suggestions from experts
- Provision of webcast for live interaction and training
- Updates of new technological innovations, industrial fare and job fare in the field of Chemical and Petrochemical
This solution will be implemented in the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals centrally.
About Smart India Hackathon
Smart India Hackathon, a 36-hour non-stop digital product development competition, was initiated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. Twenty-nine ministries identified 598 problem statements for digital yet sustainable innovative solutions for them. The participating teams simultaneously compete from across 26 nodal locations in India. Shortlisted from 42,000 students (of 7,000 teams) of 2,183 engineering and management colleges and universities from across India, 1,266 teams worked nonstop for 36 hours to build products based on their ideas across 26 locations in India during the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on April 1 and 2.