Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune,Â an autonomous organization under the Department of Defence Research & Development, DRDO, won 1stÂ prize in Smart India Hackathon (SIH)-2020, where Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the participants in a live event.
The SIH-2020, the 36-hour non-stop digital product building competition was a national level competition for software edition organized jointly by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) held during 1-3 August 2020 at Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET), Uttar Pradesh.
The DIAT student team â€œAge of Ultronâ€ which comprised of six members under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Dhavale, won the 1stÂ Prize of
Rupees 1 Lakh for solving problem statement MS331 in the category of software posed by the Madhya Pradesh Government. The team provided the solution titled â€œDRISHTIâ€ for the face, expression and gesture recognition using Artificial Intelligence.
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy has congratulated the DIAT Team on winning the award for a consecutive second time.