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Chitkara University bags honours at Smart India Hackathon 2018

ANI  |  Chandigarh [India] 

It is a proud moment for the team at Smart 2018 to be declared as a winner by the judges.

The team has come up with an innovation named "Smart Traffic Management System".

This idea was also recommended as the best idea by Judges.

All Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of (MHRD) and in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems organised Smart 2018 (SIH 2018).

Twenty seven Union Ministries and Departments and seventeen State Governments in collaboration made SIH2018 much bigger than its previous edition.

It included a Software edition, a 36-hr held on March 30 and 31, 2018.

During the software edition grand finale, teams of thousands of built innovative for problems posed by different central government ministries/departments.

Smart India 2018 was the second massive scale hackathon initiative in India following Smart India Hackathon 2017.

The two-day national event was a unique initiative to identify new and for solving challenges faced by our country.

17000 teams participated from different states of India and gathered at different nodal centres.

Out of 17000, there were 41 teams in Chennai nodal centre and a total of 1700 teams across India for the finale that competed for non-stop 36 hours.

Team Chitkara made it to grand finale with their to solve traffic congestion.

"We are excited at to take honours in Smart India Hackathon 2018. Our hearty congratulations to the students who contributed to Smart Traffic Management System innovation. The system sets the timer of the traffic lights automatically according to the real-time traffic data it receives as an input. We are happy to note that officials of Government showed a keen interest in deploying this idea in the state of Telangana," said Dr. Madhu Chitkara, of

"Engineers at Chitkara University continue to walk the extra mile with rich access to CURIN (Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network) program," she added.

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First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 09:53 IST