To commemorate International Women’s Day, KGiSL Educational Institutions and Eshikhya, the incubated startup from KGiSL Institute of Technology, conducted an inter-collegiate hackathon that addressed a few pressing issues faced by women in general. The 18-hour event took place on 1st and 2nd March in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, culminating in the award ceremony for winning innovations on the 5th. Mr. Yash Manivannan, founder and CEO of Watts and Joules Inc. graced the occasion as the guest of honour during the hackathon. Padma Shri Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam, Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, and Ms. Avanthika Raghu, CEO – IT & Businesses Development presented the awards to the deserving winners.
Twenty-eight teams, all teeming with creativity from KGiSL Institute of Technology (KiTE), KG College of Arts and Science (KGCAS), Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, and Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science participated in the contest.
Bias KiTE Techies from KGiSL Institute of Technology bagged the 1st prize and was awarded INR 2500 for presenting the most efficacious gadget. Signora, the prize-winning multi-faceted stun gun used for self-defense, features an electric taser, flashlight, pepper spray, power bank, Bluetooth, GPS, and a buzzer that sounds an alarm at around 40 decibels. The device was produced from the circuit board of a mosquito bat, helping increase the odds of administering a shock to the offender by affecting his neuromuscular activity.
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The 2nd prize winners were Core Four, from KGiSL Institute of Technology, winning an award of INR 2000.
Virtual Schematics from KG College of Arts and Science, Cyber Knights from Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, and Positive Vibes from KG College of Arts and Science shared the 3rd place, winning INR 1500 each.
Two teams from KG College of Arts and Science, Mathaholics and Break a Lead, received special mention certificates from the dignitaries.
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