Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology Students Bag Three Prizes In Smart India Hackathon 2020

*  Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) participated in SIH 2020 and secured 1 st position in two categories and 3 rd position in one category.
* Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative by the government, to provide students a platform to find a solution to the pressing difficulties faced by people in their in day-to-day lives.
In the Smart India Hackathon (SIH), a flagship event of the Government of India, eleven teams from Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) qualified for the final round of the prestigious Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020. Out of these, three teams emerged as winning for their ground-breaking innovative solutions. The institute secured
first prize in two categories, that are ‘Smart Communication’ and ‘Healthcare & Biomedical Devices’, and it also secured third prize in the ‘Smart Cities’ category.
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a countrywide project to provide students a platform to work out solutions for some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives. It encourages a culture of product innovation and an approach to problem solving amongst students in India. The first three editions SIH2017, SIH2018 and SIH 2019 were extremely fruitful in stimulating out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, predominantly engineering students from across India.
SIH is a flagship event of the Government of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students at the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 via video conferencing.  He communicated his vision on the importance of a tech enabled India and the new paradigm of Indian education ecosystem.
Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology (PIET) is counted amongst the best engineering institutes in Delhi NCR, because it orients the students in a manner that shatters theoretical boundaries and pushes them into the realms of a practical world view. The institute enables students to work in an inter-disciplinary atmosphere that propels them
to collaborate, innovate, ideate, and create their start-up or research ideas at PIET & Start-up Incubation Centre.
Therefore, the students were well versed with the concept of ideation, innovation and emerging technologies, for doing exceptionally well and securing three winning positions at the Smart India Hackathon 2020. PIET has successfully maintained its track record by securing prizes consecutively for the past three years.
Team ‘Bored Coders’ from PIET secured the first prize in the category ‘Smart Communication’, for the solution provided for IFS global issues. Team ‘Idea and Stommers’ also secured the first prize in the category ‘Healthcare & Biomedical Devices’ for a solution for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the. The third team from PIET ‘Tech Monks’
achieved third position in the ‘Smart Cities’ category.
Speaking about the feat, Mr Rakesh Tayal, Vice Chairman, Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology said “We try and develop the skill set of the students at PIET in order for them to stand out by thinking beyond the theoretical barriers and stepping into the realms of ‘out of the box’ thinking and practical knowledge. This approach is going to help the students in their future endeavours, as they enter Industry. I look forward to my students participating
in many more such challenges and find solutions through Innovation. I express my appreciation to the government for giving a platform for students across the country.” About Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET)
Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) was established by the Vidhyapeeth Education Trust in the year 2006. It is one of North India & leading institutions in the technical as well as higher education space. Its goal is to produce entrepreneurs, world-class managers, and technocrats employable throughout the globe. PIET, which is counted as one of the top engineering and management institutes in Delhi-NCR, has one of the largest student populations among engineering colleges of NCR.
The college is actively driving “Education 4.0”, which is an amalgamation of various elements like Blended Learning, Differential Learning, Collaborative Learning, Project-based Learning etc. PIET has been regarded as the best college for placements in the entire region and was honoured with several prestigious awards for its excellent placement record.

130 Students Placed By Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology Amid Fight Against COVID-19

PIET has also designed & installed a Sanitizing Tunnel in its premises and offers its robot ‘Ruby’ to hospitals in Panipat that can be used to serve COVID-19 patients.

Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) based in Panipat, Haryana is a leading institution for students pursuing Engineering and Technology and one of the best engineering colleges in Delhi NCR.

The institute has raised the bar by not only continuing education and ensuring placements during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has also contributed effectively in the fight against Coronavirus. Despite the nationwide lockdown, PIET enabled placements for its 130 students through the efforts of the placement co-ordination team and the robust processes, systems and due to brand recall already built by the institute

The success is not limited to just lockdown period. In fact, pre-lockdown more than 100 companies had already visited PIET for campus placement during the 2019-20 session and more than 500 students received offers. One of the students got a package of 28 lacs per annum in a Fortune 500 multinational company, thus PIET lived up to its reputation in academics and placement. The readiness is not limited to online placements. PIET, one of the few NBA accredited colleges in India and its students were ready for online classes even before nationwide lockdown, long before online education became a norm.

Continuing Education through Education 4.0

PIET adopted a remarkable academic narrative called Education 4.0 during COVID-19 implementing online classes and seminars. The institution seamlessly transited from an offline mode to a virtual delivery mechanism within a few hours while the nation was moving into the very first phase of lockdown. Education 4.0 comprises of a few key aspects like Blended Learning, Differential Learning and other innovative modes of learning and discussions.
Tech-driven contribution to fight against COVID-19 While ensuring continuous education and placements, PIET is also playing an active and effective role in empowering people in the fight against COVID-19. A team of 3 students from PIET’s IT department developed a web app called COVID-19 self-assessment test and tracker, to detect COVID-19.

This app provides the user with a self-assessment test and includes a symptoms checker functionality andsuggests appropriate responses. It gives results in the form of a percentage, on the chance of having COVID-19 infection. Not only is the app a force-multiplier in the fight against Coronavirus, it is also testimony to PIET being one of the top Artificial Intelligence colleges in India. Speaking on the initiatives to combat COVID-19, Mr. Rakesh Tayal, Vice Chairman, Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology said, “Given the current scenario we all are in, all the tools should be used. The fight against COVID-19 is tough but we believe that every problem has a solution. Hence, it is imperative for all of us to come together and make our respective contributions towards that solution. PIET passionately believes that the nation comes first and that is why, we have taken multiple steps to help the society. All innovative ideas have been put to their best use and we are proud that our students came up with an app which allows everyone with a mobile phone to access necessary information for COVID-19 symptoms.

We have also done our bit not to let the education of students suffer because of this pandemic. I would urge everyone else to keep safe and not let either the hope or the efforts down.” As part of tech enabled fight against Coronavirus, PIET which is also one of leading textile engineering colleges in India  has provided technical support in helping Mahadev Exports, a leading export house of Panipat, win the DRDO license for PPE Manufacturing.

Mahadev Exports is now manufacturing 20,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits per day. PIET has also designed & installed a Sanitizing Tunnel in Premises and offers its robot named ‘Ruby’ to the hospitals in Panipat that can be used to serve medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients. This user-friendly robot can be controlled from up to 100 meters of distance reducing human interaction and helping medical staff to minimize contact. As one of the top BTech colleges in Haryana and India, PIET was ready before Coronavirus hit and is prepared now to ensure bright future of its students.

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