Warangal Urban: Rajya Sabha member Banda Prakash urged students to keep themselves abreast with latest technological innovations and do research in areas that would be of daily use for the common man and especially for the benefit of farmers.
The MP was speaking after inaugurating a 24-hour Hackathon on “Smart E-Challenges 2020” jointly organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) and Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal (KITS-W) on February 8 and 9. It was conducted in association with Telangana IT Association (TITA).
“The State and Central governments are pushing youth to take up projects based on societal needs and for sustainable development growth. During this Hackathon, the themes were selected under the main domain of Warangal Smart City. The sub themes as smart street lights, smart water management, ambulance pick-up management, accident management system, smart usage of natural resources (air, water, forest, land and mineral resources), plastic waste management and smart agri-techniques,” he added.
Sandeep Kumar Makthala, founder and president, TITA, Hyderabad, said that the Hackathon was useful to enrich your innovative and incubation skills. “The students will get real opportunities with high salary in MNCs if they are successful at the Hackathon, he added.
On this occasion, principal Prof K Ashoka Reddy said that the main objective of IIC is to interact with business leaders and top-notch academicians, mentoring by industry professionals and opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas to the students. He also stressed that the students must concentrate on multidisciplinary knowledge projects with new innovations through emerging technologies.
Other distinguished persons as Ashutosh Kulakarni, adviser projects, Trans finite, Mumbai, Prof Uday Dighe, adviser for infrastructure, Sudheer Pawar, business head, SAP, Trans Finitemumbai shared and interacted with the students on innovative and incubation skills
The head and professor B Rama Devi said that 172 students in 44 four teams had participated in this programme for various engineering disciplines.
HoD, ECE, Prof B RamaDevi, IIC, Chairman Prof P Srikanth and IIC, Convenor, V Chandra Shaker Rao, faculty coordinators M Raju and K Soujanya, PRO D Prabhakara Chary were also present.