NASSCOM as part of the Futureskills initiative along with IBM had organised a National Online Hackathon – Crack the Covid-19 Crisis. The Hackathon kick-started on 25th April, 2020 where in NASSCOM invited STEM students across India to participate and build practical and effective solutions using technologies such as Cloud, Data & Artificial Intelligence. The objective of this hackathon was to look for innovative solutions to solve India’s biggest challenge in the present construct, the national socio-economic crisis caused by COVID- 19 pandemic.
Of the 26,478 registrations, from more than 500 Institutes across 26 States and Union Territories participated in the Hackathon.
Evaluation is in progress and 16 top submissions are short-listed. Out of the 16 teams 5 Teams are students of various campuses of VIT. The final round of evaluation is in “Shark Tank” style (based on popular TV series – Shark Tank) whereby team will pitch idea, solution to a panel of investors (Sharks) and persuade them to invest in their idea. Four students of VIT-AP university of the team “_init_iators” have made their place to compete in the finals. The Final Results will be declared on 8th of June, 2020.