December 6, 2022

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National Level Samvid Hack-A-Thon 3.0: Shri Shankaracharya Group of Institutions

Samvid is the largest techno-cultural and management fest of Central India, spanning over 3 days, which first again in 2012.  Bringing together student and people from different walks of life – a finely covered event with stupendous presence over social media and other online forums.

A Hack-a-Thon is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.
The goal of a Hack-a-Thon is to create usable software or hardware with the goal of creating a functioning product by the end of the event. Hack-a-thons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
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3 Rounds Of Judging

The solutions are judged by industry experts and other professionals for maintaining transparency in judging. The solution will be judged on some hidden quality factors and overall user experience.

24 Hrs Coding

Once the event started teams have 24 hours to complete their solutions. Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hack-a-Thon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems.


Samvid Hack-a-Thon stands out among all Hack-a-thons for its hospitality. So gear yourselves up for some tasty food, exciting goodies, fun activities and ecstatic selfie booths to make your hacking experience a memorable one.

Main Topics of the Hack-A-Thon

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy/ Renewal Energy
  • Health and Biomedical Devices
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Smart Communication
  • Smart Drain Cleaning system
  • Smart Vehicles

Event Instruction

(1.) Hack-a-Thon will start on Feb 26, 2020, at 11:00 AM and end on Feb 27, 2020, at 11:00 AM, you need to work on your hack during the allotted time only.
(2.) It is a physical Hack-a-Thon of 24 hrs, the venue is Shri Shankaracharya Group of Institutions, Junwani Road, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh 490020.
(3.) This is a team participation Hack-a-Thon. Each team must consist of 3 to 5 members. Only undergraduate/graduate and school students from accredited university and board can participate in the event. All the team members must be from the same institution or school.
(4.) Accommodation will be provided separately for boys and girls in respective hostels along with food coupons from 25th Feb 2020 evening to 27th Feb 2020 evening.
(5.) The college ID card is compulsory for each member of the team, failure of which can even lead to disqualification of the entire team.
(6.) You need to come with your own laptops and all the software required and if at all you need a desktop then you need to inform the organizers beforehand only so that we can arrange one for your team.
(7.) You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.
(8.) Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hack-a-Thon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems/services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.
(9.) The intellectual property of your code belongs only to your team.
(10.) Problem statements are available in the portal. You are free to work on anyone available on the list. if at all problem statements don’t match your skills then any new ideas from your side are also welcomed but for that intimation to the organizers is to be done.
(11.) Technical resources will be provided to the teams but for that prior information for the same has to be given to the organizers.
(12.) Intellectual property (IP) of the idea would belong to the college/institute and the team members jointly. However, team members will make their product available for free for the government institution for which they are working.
(13.) High-speed internet connection will be provided on the spot via LAN and Wireless Access points.


A mentor can make a real difference in our career and life. Come to the relationship with realistic expectations about the role and a willingness to work hard. Mentoring consists of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. A mentor may share with protégé information about the career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modelling.

  • The mentors score loads of acknowledgements from many participants attributing part of their professional growth to the guidance of a patient mentor who challenged them to think differently and opened their eyes and mind to different perspectives.
  • The mentors would not only provide training required for the selected teams but also may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.
  • Their major sponsorship partner -Teqip provides us with all the financial assistance along with encouragement to conduct this yearly Hackathon.

While each of us develops at our own pace, this mentoring influence can have many positive and lasting effects.
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Shri I. P. Mishra (Chairman SGES), Jaya Mishra (President SGES), Dr. P. B. Deshmukh (Director SSTC)

The panel of judges for HACKATHON 3.0 

Day 1: (26/02/2020)

1 Dr. Mueendra Ojha, Asst. Professor, IIIT, Raipur (ML, AI)

2 Dr. Srinivas Naik Asst. Professor, IIIT, Raipur (Cloud Computing, Big Data)

3 Dr. Satyanarayan, Vollala Asst. Professor, IIIT, Raipur (Hardware, Cryptography, Number Theory)

4 Dr. Rashmi Choudhary, Asst. Professor, IIIT, Raipur (Mobile Adhocs, Cloud Computing) 

5 Dr. Dilip Singh, Sisodia, Asst. Professor, NIT, Raipur (Soft Computing, Web Mining, TOC)

6 Dr. Pradeep Singh, Asst. Professor, NIT, Raipur (ML, S/W Engg. DBMS)

7 Dr. Shubhajit Sidhanta, IIT, Bhilai (Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data Analytics)

8 Dr.Dhiman Saha, IIT, Bhilai, Cryptography, Theoretical Cryptanalysis

9 Mr. Manish, Shrivastava CTO, Litmus World Industry, Bangalore

10 Dr. Debanjan Das, Asst. Professor, IIIT, Raipur (IoT and Sensors, Agriculture IoT, Robotics)


Day 2 : (27/02/2020)

11 Dr. Venkanna U, Asst. Professor, IIIT, Raipur (IoT, N/W Security)

12 A.K. SomaShekhar, Scientist NIC, Raipur (Industry)

13 Mr. Swayam Ranjan Prakash, CEO-Analytics Valley, Bangalore (Industry)

14 Mr. D.N. Behra, Dy.Director, STPI, Bhilai (Industry)

15 Mr. Kshitiz Verma, Founder & CEO, Maple IT Services (Software Consulting) | The Professional Times (Online Media), Mumbai

16 Mr. Mani Madhukar, Program Manager, IBM, Noida Industry

17 Dr. Sunil Sharma, STPI, Bhilai (Industry)

18 Mr. J P S Chauhan, General Manager,  C& T, BSP (Industry)

19 Mr William Chandran, TCS Hyderabad (Industry)

20 Prof. Vineet Kansal, Pro-Vice-Chancellor,  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Technical University (Academic)

21 Prof. Akshay Kumar, Associate Professor, IGNOU, SOCIS (Academic)


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