Kanchi college team bags Rs 1 lakh hackathon prize

By providing a solution for water surveillance, a team of engineering students from Kancheepuram won the first prize in the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2017, which lasted for 36 hours.

Published: 03rd April 2017 01:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2017 03:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

COIMBATORE: By providing a solution for water surveillance, a team of engineering students from Kancheepuram won the first prize in the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2017, which lasted for 36 hours.
The team from KCG College of Technology, Kancheepuram, won a cash prize of `1 lakh for a project titled Cloud-based Water Surveillance System and that from the Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, received `75,000 for their project, Evaluation of Health Hazards and Management of Electronic Waste.
Explaining about the project

Prasad K Jose, a third year student of Computer Science and member of the KCG College team, said through their Water Surveillance System, based on parameters like pH, turbulence and salinity collected by its sensors, the percentage of pollutants in the water could be found.
“It will generate a report and sent it to the officials concerned once a month. Besides, a message would be sent whenever the parameters reach extreme levels,” he said.

Using van server,  the team designed the project with JavaScript, PHP, HTML and CSS. It cost them around `15,000, but this can be drastically reduced if system is made on a large scale.
Aiming at finding solutions from restoration of a dying river in the country to smart transport restructuring to reduce air pollution to Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar had inaugurated the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on Saturday through videoconferencing at all centres.
As many as 54 student teams competed to provide solutions to 28 problem statements defined by the ministry.
The event, which aims at solving issues faced by the public in a digitally connected society, was organised by the Union
Ministry of Human Resource Development, along with My Gov, National Informatics Centre, All India Council for Technical Education and National Association of Software and Services Companies.

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