PROGRAMMING & CODING @ JU

JECRC is committed to promote innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds. This aspiration is achieved by conducting innovative activities and different types of hackathons to promote coding culture in the campus.

SMART INDIA HACKATHON

Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide 36-hour Hackathon, which is organized by the MHRD, Govt. of India. It started in the year 2017 and owing to its huge success; it is now an annual event, with SIH 2022 being the 5th edition. It is World’s Biggest Hackathon, having reached out to over 10 Lakh+ students across 7218+ institutes in India. There are 2 editions of this Hackathon: Software and Hardware. SIH is organized by MHRD Innovation Cell where problem statements are given by Central & State Ministries, Departments, PSUs, and Industries & NGOs. Hackathon is an initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.It is a matter of great pride as JECRC is the only Institute in Rajasthan to have been shortlisted as the nodal centre for conducting the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon-2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

JECRC University Girl Team Phoenix, of CSE Department, solved the problem under the Ministry of Power at New Delhi Nodal centre and won the first prize of one lakh rupees. JECRC University Organized Prelims of Fifth Edition of Smart India Hackathon from 25 March to 26th March 2022. 14 expert Jury members, 115 teams, 690 students started coding and converting their innovative ideas into new developments on 25 March 2022.

TECH-A-THON

JECRC University organized Tech-A-Thon-2022 in collaboration with INeuron on 17-18 Sept 2022. From all over India 319 teams consisting of 1200 students participated in the event and the teams started coding and converting their innovative ideas into new developments on 17 Sept. 2022. Valedictory ceremony of Tech-A-Thon 2022 was on 18th Sept. 2022, Judges interacted with 5 Best teams individually and finally Team Phoenix from JECRC University awarded with 2 Lakh prize money, Team Tech Magnet from SKIT awarded with 1 Lakh prize money and Team Midnight Error from JECRC University awarded with 50,000 prize money.

Hackathons in JECRC Foundation in Last Five Years

 

SIH 2017 was inaugurated by Ms. Neetu Bhagat, Deputy Director, RIFD, and AICTE. SIH witnessed the presence of eminent dignitaries like Prof. A.P. Mittal, Secretary, AICTE, Prof. R.S. Rathore, Director, AICTE and many Ministry officials who visited our Institute and praised our efforts. In SIH-2018 @JECRC, there were total 16 problem statements of Ministry of I & B for which 50 teams from 23 cities participated to provide their real solutions. The valedictory session was graced by the presence of Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, State Minister (I&B), Cabinet minister (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports) and Shri R. S.Rathore, Director (AICTE).It was a great and proud moment in the history of JECRC to listen to honourable minister and share experiences with them. While addressing the gathering of students he said that “Life goes on by hard work and will-power and if you go with this mantra you will get success in life”. He congratulated all the teams as well as Nodal Centre for successful organization of SIH 2018.

To promote PM’s vision of Digital India, developing digital literacy and making development a comprehensive mass movement, MHRD, AICTE successfully organized the third edition of [email protected] University. The inauguration is graced by Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD). 32 teams with total 228 participants participated from all over India and found digital solutions for Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Power along with two corporate houses namely Tata Motors and Hero Electric Vehicles. Apart from these dignitaries, many esteemed judges and mentors from top industries and students from various institutes all across the country visited JECRC Foundation. JECRC student’s teams have proactively participated in this event. 5 teams in 2017, 9 teams in 2018, 7 teams in 2019 and 4 teams in 2020 were also shortlisted for Grand Finale of SIH at National level.

JECRC University promotes Hackathons by organizing internal hackathon like JU HackQuest for promoting coding culture in the campus. Prelims of SIH-2020 were organized on 20-21st January 2020 in which 1000+ students registered to solve various problems from Ministries and industries. The teams were evaluated by 15 judges from startups as well as from renowned software industry. The inauguration was done by Mr. Amit Mishra, India Entry Specialist and Government Startup Advisory and Mr. Salil Seth, [email protected] Invest India. Valedictory of the event was graced by Mr. Naveen Jain, IAS (Mission Director-NHM), Secretary, Skills, Employment & Entrepreneurship and Labor, Government of Rajasthan.

The fourth edition of SIH-2020 was in virtual mode due to pandemic. JECRC University was identified as one of the Nodal Centre for Ministry of Women and Child Development. 26+ teams with 8 participants in each, across the nation, participated in the event through virtual mode. Mr Pankaj Jhunja, Head of Mobility Service, Tata Motors and Mr Vinay Kumar, Partner Group Engineer Manager, Microsoft were the Guests of Honour at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon-2020, Software Edition. Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, virtually interacted with the participants at JECRC University nodal centre. Students deftly answered the questions put to them. Mr. Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Senior Head, Digital Skills, Innovation, Industry Partnership & CSR, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory session hosted on 4th August 2020.

JECRC University Team Phoenix, an all girls Team of CSE Department, solved the problem under the Ministry of Power at New Delhi Nodal centre and won the first prize of one lakh rupees. Shri Arpit Agrawal, Vice Chairperson, JECRC University, appreciated the effort and felicitated the entire team for its achievement.

JECRC University Organized Prelims of Fifth Edition of Smart India Hackathon from 25th March to 26th March 2022. 14 expert Jury members, 115 teams, 690 students started coding and converting their innovative ideas into new developments on 25th March 2022. The Inauguration Ceremony of prelims of SIH-2022 was graced by Chief Guest Mr. Vibhor Sharma, Director and Head Talent Acquisition, HIKE. He inspired and motivated the students to develop innovative products and make Atma Nirbhar Bharat. After 2 round of evaluation 10 Top Teams were selected and they will submit their ideas for the Grand Finale of SIH-2022. The proper planning, rigorous mentoring, team work and proper execution have finally made this mega event Successful.

All the events have been great learning experiences. Looking forward to host the Grand Finale of SIH-2022, 5th time in a row, dates of Finale will be announced soon. SIH-2022 will surely be bigger, better and bolder than the previous ones.

The Inauguration Ceremony was graced by Vice chairperson, Shri Arpit Agrawal Sir along with our Guests from INeuron, Mr. Hitesh Choudhary-CTO, Mr. Saksham Choudhary-Cyber Security Lead, Mr. Saurabh Shukla-Senior VP, Mr Mukesh Otwani-VP Test Automation, Ms Sonali Sharma- Senior Manager, Mr. Karan- Placement Officer and Mr. Vish Naik from Media department. The Judges of INeuron interacted with all the teams and gave suggestions/improvement/modification to the prototype they had made.  Valedictory ceremony of Tech-A-Thon 2022 was on 18th Sept. 2022  was graced by the presence of  all officials of INeurons, faculty members, Students and was chaired by Shri Arpit Agrawal, Vice chairperson, JECRC UniversityJudges interacted with 5 Best teams individually and finally Team Phoenix from JECRC University awarded with 2 Lakh prize money , Team Tech Magnet from SKIT awarded with 1 Lakh prize money and Team Midnight Error from JECRC University awarded with 50,000 prize money.

JECRC Foundation has made a fantastic ecosystem for Hackathons at JECRC campuses where more than 40+ Hackathons and coding contests have been organized in last 5 years. These Ideas and innovative solutions of the students are nurtured in JECRC Incubation Cell. JECRC University is committed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovations and Startups. Students are benefitted by their interaction with judges, mentors and industry/Ministry officials; also they get motivation to build good products.

All the events have been great learning experiences for students and faculty members of JECRC University. JECRC is committed to continuing the legacy of Hackathons and coding competitions to foster an innovation culture by encouraging idea-sharing, effective collaboration, and creative work motivated by a desire to achieve a common goal.

Code Warrior

“Everybody should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”

The JECRC Code Warriors, formed in December 2019, aims at introducing talented individuals to the IT industry through their programs for academic and professional development. The aim of this initiative is to develop a Coding Ecosystem inside the campus and to make every student passionate about competitive programming which is a primary requirement for getting placed at higher packages in companies like MAANG, other product- based companies and start-ups.

The club involves composition of two Advisory Boards namely Training Advisory Board (TAB) having core team of professors of the campus, & Community Advisory Board (CAB) that comprises of Senior Industrial Experts & Alumni.

The Code Warrior club signed MOU with the renowned platforms like Coding Ninjas, Geekfor Geeks, Code Chef etc. and industrial experts for the installment of top- grade practices. The club organizes training sessions, coding competitions and various boot camps throughout the year. This club also provides financial aid and placement assistance to many students. Speaking of triumphs, the major trainees of the lub indeed showcased the fulfillment of the initiative and got placed with great packages in many renowned companies like Amazon, Adobe, Cloudera, HPE, ZS, Hashedin etc. The motive of such a well-formulated training was to inculcate knack of programming in all the students which would assist them in not only getting best Internship opportunities but also help them grab the better placement opportunities in the product-based companies like “MAANG” (Meta Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) and startups with packages ranging 10 LPA and more.

 

Code Warriors Accomplishment

Number of Students

Average Package (LPA)

Top 10

44

Top 20

30

Top 50

18

Top 100

9.5

Top 200

7.8