GUWAHATI, March 8 - The grand finale of the world�s biggest open innovation model, was held at 48 nodal centres across the country under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Department on March 2 and 3.
Three teams � MAC3S, Ninja Tech and Digii Raptors � from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) were selected for the grand finale at the nodal centres of Mohali, Indore and Raipur respectively. The team MAC3S at the Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali centre was adjudged the winner for the problem statement �MSME collaboration platform�, given by CTTC Bhubaneshwar.
The team was mentored by Thoudam Johnson Singh and Alok Choudhury, faculties in the Department of CSE & IT, student team leader Simranjit Singh Bedi (CSE-6) with team members Sriparna Saha (CSE-6), Mrietunjoy Sarkar (CSE-6), Supanjit Barman (BCA-6), Chahat Kumari (BCA-4) and Alakesh Kakati (BCA-4).
�It is a matter of pride, that a team of young and enthusiastic students from Assam could provide the best solution to a very pertinent problem of MSME after coding continuously for 36 hours to solve the problem statement �MSME collaboration platform�. The team came up with a software solution called �MSME-SAHAYOG�, meaning collaboration in Sanskrit. �MSME-SAHAYOG� aims to provide a common platform (web and mobile-based application) for knowledge sharing, transparent collaborations and creating awareness about various technical schemes and quality management schemes,� an ADBU spokesperson said. Over 500 problem statements were given by several prestigious government and private sector organisations at the event. Compared to about 17,400 entries from over one lakh students during SIH (Smart India Hackathon)-2018, this year there were more than 52,000 entries from over two lakh students. The participants were from AICTE-approved government and private institutions including premier institutes like NITs and IITs.