by Editorial

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) student Madhu Raut has been selected for ASEAN-INDIA Hackathon 2021, after she successfully cleared technical test and interview by the Ministry of Education Innovation Cell, India. It will be a 36-hour hackathon being conducted among 10 ASEAN countries and India towards closer economic development through collaboration in education, science and technology.

Smart India Hackathon 2020 was a nationwide platform where team of students from various engineering colleges competed to solve real world problem statements. Team Age of Ultron from DIAT emerged as winner of the problem statement MS331 given by the government of Madhya Pradesh. All winners of SIH 2020 were nominated for the selection procedure of ASEAN India hackathon 2021.

Around 1,300 students appeared for technical test conducted followed by interview and after rigorous procedure, around 50 students selected across the country.

Madhu Raut will be representing India in her team of 6, having other members from Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines.

The ASEAN-INDIA hackathon is scheduled to be held from 1-4 February 2021. The DIAT team was guided by Dr Sunita Dhavale of CSE Department.

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