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Coding Eco System in JECRC University

PROGRAMMING & CODING @ JU

HACKATHON

Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 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. Over 500 students in 50 teams and 25+ Ministry officials, judges and technical officers from all over the country have come to JECRC campus each year.

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. The inauguration ceremony of SIH 2018@JECRC nodal Centre, Jaipur, was marked by the presence of Shri A. P. Mittal, Member Secretary, AICTE. In SIH-2018, there were total 16 problem statements of Ministry of I & B for which 50 teams from around 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 participant 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 Smart India Hackathon 2019. The initiative was a huge success across entire nation. SIH-2019@JECRC University was inaugurated 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.

SIH 2019 inaugurated by Shri. Prakash Javadekar

JECRC is committed to promote innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds. This aspiration is achieved by conducting innovative activities like JU HackQuest, an internal hackathon to promote coding culture in campus. JU HackQuest, Preliminary of SIH-2020 were conducted on 20-21st January 2020 in which over 1000 students registered to solve various problems from Ministries and industries. The teams were evaluated by total 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, Manager@ Invest India. Valedictory of the event was graced by 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 5-8 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. VenkateshSarvasiddhi, 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.

Hackathon in JECRC Hackathon in JECRC

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.

SIH 2019 inaugurated by Shri. Prakash Javadekar

JECRC Foundation has made a fantastic ecosystem for Hackathons at JECRC campuses where more than 37 Hackathons/coding contests have been organized in last 4 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.

Hackathons in JECRC Foundation in Last Four Years

JU Hackathon Nodal Center in India

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.

Code Warrior

“Teaching and Learning are indispensable to success, the better we train, the more we achieve

The JECRC Code Warriors, formed in December 2019, aims at introducing resourceful minds to the IT industry through its interventions in the academic and professional enhancement. The basic goal 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 FAANG, other product-based companies and start-ups.

The Code Warrior club has been striving hard for the last two years with the support of renowned platforms like CodingNinjas, GeekforGeeks, CodeChef etc. and industrial experts for the installment of top-grade practices. The club involves composition of two Advisory Boards namely- the Training Advisory Board (TAB) having core team of professors of the campus, and the Community Advisory Board (CAB) which composed of Senior Industrial Experts & Alumni.

In the last two years, several trainings were conducted by the club which included all-round development in technical and core subjects to boost the performance and ranks of JECRCians in the significant competitions. The club also signed Memorandum of Understanding with Coding Ninjas, GeekforGeeks, Codechef for organizing training sessions, coding competitions and various boot camps throughout the year. Not only this, JECRC Code Warriors provided financial aid and placement assistance to many students.

Speaking of triumphs, the major trainees of the club indeed showcased the fulfillment of the initiative and got placed with great packages and in much 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 “FAANG” (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


Code Warrior