Mumbai's Sardar Patel Institute of Technology wins Manipal Hackathon

The theme for the Hackathon was ‘Social Innovation’ and each team worked on one of the five given problem statements. The Mumbai team had developed an application to help improve women’s safety

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In the first-ever 36-hour Maniapal Hackathon, Team Hacking Bad from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology (SPIT), Mumbai, emerged victorious which ended at the KEF Auditorium in Manipal Institute of Technology. This win earned the team with a cash prize of ₹1 lakh. 

On the other hand, Team Codelion from Mumbai University, which came second, was awarded a cash reward of ₹50,000. The event was organised by the Student Council of MIT as part of the annual fest, Tech Tatva 19.

Rajen Padukone, Group President, Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), Bengaluru, was the chief guest for the event. Alongside, Dr B H V Pai, Joint Director of MIT, and Dr Narayana Shenoy, Associate Director (Student Welfare) were also present for the event.

The theme for the Hackathon this year was ‘Social Innovation’ and each team worked on one of the five given problem statements:

  • To Make Roadways More Efficient
  • To Improve Healthcare Systems
  • To Reduce Crime Against Women
  • To Make Better Medical Prescription Systems
  • To Develop Smart City Projects.

The winners, Team Hacking Bad developed an application to help improve women’s safety. The application marks regions in a locality as safe or unsafe. Further, it automatically sends SOS alerts to the appropriate authorities and pre-selected contacts upon entering an unsafe zone. 

The application has been designed to reduce the reaction time taken for help to reach in these situations.

On the other hand, Team Codelion from Mumbai University developed a dynamic traffic light system which earned them the second prize. The system works by detecting the number of vehicles approaching a traffic signal and displaying the signals accordingly.

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