MBA students of PCTE make it to third round of Smart India Hackathon 2020
Dr. KNS Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes congratulates the students
Ludhiana: The MBA students of PCTE Group of Institutes got their start up Nappads shortlisted to the third round of Smart India Hackathon (hardware edition) SIH 2020. SIH is a nationwide competition organized by the Institution's Innovation Council and MHRD’s Innovation Cell, AICTE, New Delhi where students compete creatively to solve problems of Ministries, Departments and Industries to give solutions.
Aditi Dwivedi & Damanpreet Kaur, the team of Nappads focused on bringing a solution to the problem related to hygiene and they came up with NAPPADS, a sanitary napkin made from banana fibre. Both the students were extremely happy and excited for making it in the third round of the competition.
Prof. Naresh Sachdev, Dean, Corporate Relations, PCTE Group of Institutes, has been helping the students on regular basis and is also the in charge of the Entrepreneurial Cell, he said that the competition was huge where in the initial round there were 1.5 Lakh+ students, 2000 colleges with 57,000+ ideas and out of that 11,00 ideas were shortlisted. However, their idea is amongst 200 ideas that have been shortlisted for Grand Finale SIH 2020.
He further added by saying that they were evaluated on various aspects related to novelty of the idea, complexity, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience, potential for future work progression and so on.
Dr. KNS Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes congratulated the students and said that these competitions widen the thought process of the youngsters and prepare them to think out of the box, this eventually helps to outshine from rest of the world.