Smart India Hackathon 2017: Thapar University secures second runner-up spot

A six member team from Thapar University, Patiala, achieved the position of second runner-up in the ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ held in Jaipur. Organized by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), National Informatics Centre (NIC) and MyGov, the Hackathon saw over 2100 technical institutes from across 33 locations in India concurrently compete for top honors in a 36 hour long digital programming marathon. The event had earlier been declared open by Union HRD Minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, who also served as its Chief Patron.


As per the Hackathon’s objective, participating teams were required to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions for real time challenges. A total of 7531 idea solutions were received from the participants in response to 598 problem statements put forward by 29 different Government ministeries and departments.


Creatif Pixel, the team from Thapar University, participated in the ‘Startup India Mobile App’ challenge proposed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Post. The team proposed its solution in the form of a mobile app named ‘Startup India v2.0’, which according to them could integrate numerous domains of the start-up ecosystem and provide a simple, one-stop solution for sending important and relevant information to Startup India, all through a single platform. Led by Tanay Khanna and comprising Satvik Gupta, Pragya Dhir, Anubhav Gupta, Anshika Singh and Taniya Saini, all students of Thapar University’s Science and Engineering Department, Creatif Pixel was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for securing the second runner-up position through this innovative solution. The team was mentored by Dr. MD Singh, Ms. Anika, Dr. Karminder, Mr. Karun Verma and Dr. Maninder Singh. 


“You have made us proud,” said Dr. Prakash Gopalan, Director of Thapar University, commending the team for their success in the prestigious national-level event. Dr. Gopalan also reiterated the University’s commitment towards supporting such ventures by creating a conducive ecosystem to accelerate the growth of a techno-entrepreneurial spirit among all its students.


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what is the average package of CSE in private college

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Oct, 2019

It depends on the college in which you will complete your course.There are many private colleges that can help you to get a placement with handsome packages of 10-12 lakhs...whereas some can get you an average 4-6 lakhs but there are also lots of colleges where you won't get any placement so you will have to choose wisely.

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does thapar take admission after one year gap after 12

Ashish pal Student Expert 16th Sep, 2019

Hello Rishu.

Yes Thapar University Patiala Punjab takes admission after one year gap after 12th. As you have three chances in JEE mains and Thapar University takes admission on the basis of JEE mains examination. You have to really score good marks in JEE mains for admission into Patiala University.

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Can any one guide on BTech Mechatronics from Thapar University. How is the lab/practical exposure, how are placements, whats Jee cutoff?

Gehna Chawla 2nd Sep, 2019


B.E. Mechatronics Engineering has it's own benefits, you can explore variety of jobs options, almost every industry requires mechtronics engineers. Also mechatronics benefits you as you also get to learn about some technological parts electrical engineering.

Branch is new,so placement may be not as good compare to mechanical.

Since Thapar university published only number of companies and placement offer so we will provide you expected information.

In 2017-2018:

No of companies visited- 298

Total offer for students- 961

You can visit this link as well

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Heard a lot about Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and I wanted to know that how is the faculty of the institute?

Jagriti Nagpal 15th Nov, 2019

Being an Alumni of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology I want you all to know that they have the best faculty members in there Institute. They all are super hardworking, cooperative and knowledgeable. They create excellent learning environment for their students. BEST FACULTY!!! THAPAR ROCKS!!!


Which facilities does Thapar offer in its campus? and what are their rankings?

Muskan yadav Student Expert 22nd Aug, 2019

Hello there, 

Thappar institute of engineering and technology has facilities like girls hostel, boys hostel, gym, library, cafeteria, wifi, auditorium and much more. It is ranked 23th amongst top 100 engineering institutions of the country as declared by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

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