TechVariable, a Software Services and IT Consultancy company based out of Guwahati, has won the Smart India Hackathon in New Delhi organised by the Ministry of External Affairs for the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals. The winning team, codename- TechnoForensis was awarded with a cash prize of 1 lakh Rupees, certificates, medals and a trophy.
The team comprises of engineers, developers, designers who have first hand experience of handling national and overseas clients and have previously worked in IT powerhouses like Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro etc.
TechnoForensics was led by the Chief Technology Officer of TechVariable Utpal Sarmah along with two former trainee-interns of TechVariable Jimli Borah, Khamchand Saha, Manami Borah, Rhea Singh, Uday Ranjan Sonowal, Nishant Kumar Choudhury. It is to be noted that all the participating students are from NITS MIRZA, Azara, Guwahati. Techvariable is a Guwahati-based full stack web development company that has been spearheading active participation in such intiatives.
The problem statement given by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Chemicals by their very nature have toxicity/safety aspects. Besides there are large number of dual use chemicals. The same, coupled with fast pace of technological innovations, calls for regular skill development/upgradation. But there are challenges in mobilization of youth for skill training and in job placement of skilled manpower, particularly in view of low payments by private industries. Non- availability of database of trained persons limits role of training provider in improving placements and facilitating better job opportunities and salary etc.
The team was able to designed and develop a solution (in 36 Hours) has the following features-
- Online videos to give a feel of the industrial working environment
- Skill sets required to perform the jobs
- Online forum where students can post their queries and receive answers and suggestions from experts
- Provision of webcast for live interaction and training
- Updates of new technological innovations, industrial fare and job fare in the field of Chemical and Petrochemical.
It must be noted that this solution will be implemented in the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals centrally.
About Smart India Hackathon
Smart India Hackathon, a 36-hour non-stop digital product development competition, was initiated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. The other organisers include MHRD, NASSCOM, MyGov India, National Informatics Centre, AICTE. Twenty-nine ministries identified 598 problem statements for digital yet sustainable innovative solutions for them. The participating teams simultaneously compete from across 26 nodal locations in India. Shortlisted from 42,000 students (of 7,000 teams) of 2,183 engineering and management colleges and universities from across India, 1,266 teams worked nonstop for 36 hours to build products based on their ideas across 26 locations in India during the grand finale.
Source : Nilotpal Boruah, CEO, TechVariable.
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