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Coding Eco System in JECRC University


Smart India Hackathon is a unique Open Innovation model that brings the young minds, experts, academician and Industry together to solve nation’s daunting problems. It is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. It harnesses creativity & expertise of students, Sparks institute-level hackathons, Builds funnel for ‘Startup India’ campaign, Provides opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

Hackathons provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcates a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. It is a matter of Pride to announce that JECRC foundation has hosted Smart India Hackathon consecutively 04 times as one of the Nodal Center in India.

JECRC was one of the only 28 colleges from all over the country and one of the only 2 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 of 50 teams and 25 Ministry officials, judges and technical officers from all over the country came to JECRC campus in each year.

JU Hackathon Nodal Center in India


SIH 2017 was inaugurated by Ms. Neetu Bhagat, Deputy Director, RIFD, AICTE. In SIH many dignities like Prof. A.P. Mittal, Secretary, AICTE, Prof. R.S. Rathore, Director, AICTE and many Ministry officials visited our Institute and praised our efforts. The inauguration ceremony of SIH 2018 @ JECRC nodal Centre, Jaipur was graced by the presence of Shri A. P. Mittal, Member Secretary, and AICTE. 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 of SIH -2018 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 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. GOVT OF INDIA entrusted us with the responsibility to host the world's biggest Hackathon, SIH, organized by MHRD, on 2nd & 3rd March-2019. In this 3rd league 95 reputed corporate participated and JECRC University hosted hundreds of innovators participating from across the length and breadth of the Nation to share innovative digital solutions for Ministry of Power and Ministry of Culture, Hero Group & TATA Motors.

SIH 2019 inaugurated by Shri. Prakash Javadekar


SIH-2019 was inaugurated by Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), at JECRC University where 32 teams with 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, the list of which is endless.

Grand Finale of SIH-2020, Software Edition on Aug. 1st 2020 was graced by our Guest of honour Mr. Pankaj Jhunja, Head of mobility service, Tata Motors and Mr. Vinay Kumar, Partner Group Engineer Manger, Microsoft. During the Hackathon coding session Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi Ji interacted virtually with participants at JECRC University. PM Modi asked them questions and the students answered magnificently. The Valedictory Ceremony on 4th Aug 2020 was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Mr. Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Senior Head- Digital Skills, Innovation, Industry Partnership & CSR, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). One of JECRC University Team Phoenix, All girls Team of CSE Department won first prize of one lakh rupees and solved the problem under the Ministry of Power at New Delhi Nodal centre. This achievement of the team is the result of 36-hours of amazing efforts and dedication. JECRC University is proud of the team and Vice chairperson Shri. Arpit Agrawal congratulated and awarded all 6 girls students for their achievement.

The 04th  edition of the world's largest hackathon SIH-2020 was in virtual mode due to pandemic. JECRC University was a proud recipiment of one Nodal Centre for Ministry of Women and Child Development where 26+ teams having 5-8 participants in each team will be contesting from throughout India through a Virtual medium.

Hackathon in JECRC Hackathon in JECRC


Code-N-Build event was organized under the banner of Amazon Alexa in which 60 teams from 8 states of India participated and provided solution to the real time problems using Alexa integration ID. Event was graced by Nancy Juneja, Co Founder, Mentorx and Dhrumil Shah, Google Developers Expert, Founder of @Flutter_Flakes

JECRC Foundation has made a fantastic ecosystem of Hackathons at JECRC campuses where more than 15 Hackathons has been organized in last 3 years. All the projects developed are solving social issues of the society. These Ideas and innovative solution of the students are nurtured in JECRC Incubation Cell. JECRC University is the committed to build a strong eco system 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 were mesmerizing and their memories and experiences are wonderful.

Hackathons in JECRC Foundation in Last 04 Years:-

  • Nodal Centre of SIH : 04 Times
  • Total Teams / students selected for Grand Finale of SIH : 25 teams 150 students
  • Ministry and AICTE officials visited : 100+
  • Total Problems solved :300+
  • Total Ideas Submitted : 1000+
  • Students Participated in different Hackathons (internal/external): 4000+
  • Students from Different Institutes Visited JECRC:100+ Institutes
  • Students participated in Internal Hackathon (JU HackQuest) : 2000+

Code Warrior:-

The basic idea of this initiative is to develop a coding ecosystem in our campuses and to make every student passionate about competitive programming. This includes all-round development in technical and core subjects and boosts the overall performance of JECRCians in the upcoming competitions. The knack of programming not only drives one to the best Internship opportunities but also help one to 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.

In 2020, JECRC University conducted an internal test in collaboration with Code Chef for 3000 students and selected 300 out of them and provide them special high quality training of 150 Hours by Industrial experts in MoU with the world top class coding Hubs like Geeks for Geeks, Coding Ninja Code Chef, Git Hub and many more on Coding and Data Structure in Collaboration with Hacker Rank.

IPCurate Lab at JECRC University:-

Intellectual property of a country plays an important role in providing a competitive edge to any country. Academic Institutions and Research Institution play an eminent role in generation of IPR for the country. The tangible assets like inventions, designs, software, brand name and other creative & innovative ideas are more valuable than physical assets. JECRC University has installed IPCurate Lab in its campus to protect the IP generated in the university by its various stakeholders. IPCurate lab provides a guidance and assistance in terms of patentability search, filing an application, early publication and grant support. IPCurate Lab is committed to encourage, protect, manage and commercialize Intellectual Property such as Patent, Copyright, Trademark etc. generated by the faculty and students both. The IPCurate Lab creates conducive environment in the academics for the development of Intellectual Property. Faculty and students of JECRC University are actively participating in the IPR filing process in different disciplines of academic fields.

The model guidelines on implementation of IPR policy in Academic Institution have been prepared by Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM) in India. The R&D facilities, infrastructure and other amenities provided by the academic institutions, offer a platform for students to build and sustain a creative and innovative environment. The ultimate goal of model guidelines is to promote student-led startups and ventures to protect and respect intellectual property under the guidance of academic and research experts of the universities.

IPCurate Lab at JECRC University

Objective of IPCurate Lab:-

  • To provide a single window interference system for all IPR related issues through IPCurate Lab.
  • To urge the entire JECRC University members to document their IP, so that it could be protected & applied to the gain of the country, JECRC & the concerned inventors.
  • To protect the IP generated in JECRC University from the scientific tasks/projects/experiments and offer a scope for wealth generation
  • To provide legal support, wherever necessary, to defend and protect the IP Rights obtained by the JECRC University against infringements/any unauthorized use
  • To create an environment for acquiring new knowledge through innovation and research, compatible with the educational vision and mission of JECRC University
  • Enabling JECRC University to secure sponsored research funding at all levels of research
  • To promote more collaborations between academia and industry through better clarity on IP ownership and IP licensing.

IPR Policy of JECRC University:-

Academic and Research Institutions are concerned with successfully managing projects and research initiatives and the protection of their IP Rights which will benefit all the stake holders. The IPCuarte Lab at JU is governed by the University Intellectual Property Rights Policy.

Highlights of the Policy:-

  • JECRC University, Jaipur shall be the owner, with the creators specially stated as inventors for all the intellectual property inventions, software designs and specimens created by the creators who include regular faculty members, research scholars, students and those who make use of the resources of the University.
  • Right to be in joint name:- The patent shall be taken in the joint names of the University and the inventor
  • The inventor may retain ownership if the IP is developed without use of University resources and time.
  • The expenses in connection with the registration of any I.P.R. shall be borne by the University.
  • Any profit accruing from the patent shall be shared between the University and the inventor as per policy.
  • The person responsible for the invention or discovery shall render free service to the University in connection with the exploitation of the patent. The terms on which patents may be offered for exploitation shall be determined solely by the University.
  • The University faculty and students may publish their research outputs provided that are not copyrightable/patentable intellectual property.
  • The process to be followed for filing a patent has been explicitly defined in the policy, and is to be followed for an efficient process.