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Bhimavaram students think ‘smart’, bag prize in hackathon

Students of the SRKR Engineering College at Bhimavaram in West Godavari district have bagged the first prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020, a national-level event jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The winners received a prize money of Rs. 1 lakh.

College Principal M. Jagapathi Raju complimented the winning team—Y. Bala Naga Venkata Siva Gopal (Information Technology), Medapati Jagadeesh Reddy (EEE), V. Harish Kumar, V. Uday Sandeep, G. Vasantha Sai Lakshmi and Ghanta Charisma, all from the Information Technology stream. All of them are in the second year of engineering.

College secretary and correspondent Sagi Vithal Rangaraju said the competition was conducted from August 1 to 3 in virtual mode with a university in Odisha as the nodal centre. College faculty M. Suresh Babu and A. Krishna Kanth were the mentors for the participants of the hackathon.

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