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Students Participations & Awards

Students Participations and Awards

Students Participations and Awards


AI hackathon :

Event: IQPC is one of the biggest event management company in the world. They had recently organized MENA regions biggest AI hackathon. The hack was a 3-day event consisting of 30+ Teams participating in the preliminary round. The event took place from 3rd to 5th September 2018 in Park Hyatt,Dubai and was attended by visionaries from Companies like Microsoft, Accenture, Etisalat, PWC, and Infosys.

Participation:First Prize: Mihir Prabhudesai, Juzar Gulamali and Dev Gupta; Mentor: Mr. Nand Kumar
Third Prize: Ankita Rane, Shivani Sathe & Anandi Sekhar, Mentor: Dr. Sujala D. Shetty

Award: 1st prize: Internships at Accenture, DEWA & Goodies
3rd prize: Ipad Mini & Goodies from Dubai Muncipality

8th Gulf Programming Competition (GPC):

Event: The GPC is a five hour continuous tough and competitive coding competition. This year there were 42 participants from UAE,Saudi,Kuwait and Oman.Our students solved the maximum number of questions (6 out of 10) in the shortest time.

Participation:Shaleen Bengani (III CS), Anchit Pandey (III CS), Mohammed Shoaib (II CS), Faculty Coach : Dr Sujala D. Shetty

Award: The students were awarded a by the Vice Chancellor of Zayed University. They were also given a cash price of AED 2000 each.

Google Developer Group's Codathon :

Event: Google Developer Group recently held a Codathon for Developers of all ages across UAE. The event comprised of solving Algorithmic Challenges for pre-decided tasks ranging from Voice Biometrics to Quantam Cryptography. It was a 2 day event.

Participation: Mihir Prabhudesai (CS) and Sarthak Sethi (EEE)

Award: First Prize amongst 70+ participating teams all across UAE. They were also awarded 25,000 AEDCash Prize by Emirates NBD for their win.

Mantra awards Feb 2018, Harshal Mittal for Social Leadership, Gowtham S. for Entrepreneur of the year, Mihit Prabhudesai Innovator of the year.
Jaskanwar Singh, Sujith Sizon, Tushar Agarwal, Jayant Panwar and Somil Mathur, won first position in 1st position in the IOT + Smart Cities category (USD 4000) and + 2nd position in Big Battles (USD 5000) in Autochain Seaside Startup Submitm held between 8th to 12th Feb 2018.
Rida Khan was first runner-up for her paper in Sci-Tech held in Amity University on 28th Feb 2018.
Naman Kamra, Vedant Bajaj, Ritwick D Souza, Saugaat Allabadi, Shaurya Sood won USD 20,000 in the Hack @The Track 2018, AngelHack conducted between 7th to 8th March 2018.
Jaskanwar Singh (CS), Urvashi Satwani (Chemical), Somil Mathur (CS) and Tushar Agrawal (CS) won the HULT prize in the competition held between 9th to 10th March 2018
Shaleen Bengani (III CS), Anchit Pandey (III CS), Mohammed Shoaib (II CS)  participated in the 8th Gulf Programming Competition held on 22nd March 2018 at Zayed University and have secured the first position, with Faculty Coach  Dr Sujala D. Shetty. The GPC is a five hour continuous tough and competitive coding competition. This year there were 42 participants from UAE, Saudi, Kuwait and Oman. The students solved the maximum number of questions (6 out of 10) in the shortest time. The students were awarded a trophy by the Vice Chancellor of Zayed University . They were also given a cash price of AED 2000 each.
Jaskanwar Singh, Somil Mathur, Jayant Panwar, Tushar Agarwal and Sujith Sizon, won USD 1500 for the best pitch at Autochain at STARTAD, NYU, Abu Dhabi, held on 16th April at NYU Abu Dhabi. 
Mihir Prabhudesai, Dev Gupta and Mridul Bhandari, won the Falcon Hack Challenge held between 20th - 21st April 2018.
Two students participated in 6th Undergraduate Research Competition held in Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi on 30-4-2018. The team won the 2nd prize. Winners are Mihir Prabhudesai(III CS)  Shaleen Bengani (III CS) with Faculty Advisor: Dr. Siddhaling Urolagin, under the Patronage of H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, Abu Dhabi University is organizing the Seventh Undergraduate Research Competition. This competition aims at encouraging universities to promote scientific research among undergraduate students and to make it an integral part of university education. Over 250 research papers presented in 14 parallel tracks submitted by 33 major universities in the UAE. They were given cash prize of AED 2500 for the team.
Shaik Afreen Aarza won 3rd prize at Show and Tech 2018 held on 5th May 2018
Rishav Jalan, 4th year CSE student, BPDc has won first prize at a competition for inventors with his idea for a "Google" for speech. He impressed judges at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition in the UAE with his Wrappup voice recording app. It has a database of words that are most used on the internet and will highlight words that are unique or rarely used. As the winner of the UAE competition, Mr Jalan will head to Frankfurt, Germany, in April for the global finals were he will compete against 50 others for a share of $400,000 (Dh1.5m) in prizes. He has won $3,000 worth of Aramex shipping aid for his business and the GCC Harvard Business School Club will mentor him until the finals in Frankfurt.
Three final year students from the Computer Science Department, BPDC, Amartya Das Sharma, Arun S and Shikhar Singh participated in the 17th GULF PROGRAMMING CONTEST held at Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait on March 22-23, 2017. A total of 51 TEAMS representing 17 universities in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait participated, making this year’s the largest iteration of the competition to date. BPDC students won the FIFTH PRIZE in this prestigious and highly competitive Gulf Programming Contest by solving 6 problems (out of 11) and brought laurels to our institution.
Teams comprising Tejas Kulkarni and Krishna Kaushik and Shaleen Bengani and Kunal Sethi from BPDC participated in the inaugural edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Dubai 2017 held at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus on 30th April 2017. The Quiz witnessed multiple rounds of high energy quizzing, comprising a wide range of audio-visual questions from the world of business and economy, where eight top teams were chosen through a preliminary round, followed by a wild card round, who then battled in the on-stage finals round.
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus become the top four winning teams in the Hackathon Challenge 2017. Over 150 students from 24 teams from 30 universities in the UAE took part in the event, which supports the directives of the wise leadership to encourage and spread a culture of innovation amongst young people, and promote innovation. On 5th May 2017, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organized an event to honour the winning teams in the Hackathon Challenge 2017.
Microsoft Office Specialist - UAE Championship was organized by FAME. (Financial Accounting & Management Education Training Institute, Dubai). 10 universities and many schools in UAE took part in the competition which had a series of rounds during January to May 2017. Microsoft Office Specialist Championship- UAE Finals was held on May 20, 2017. Alina and Sabiha went to Anaheim, California, USA on an all expense payed trip to participate in The World Championship from July 31 – August 2, 2017  . There were 157 champions from around 122 countries. The events included Welcome reception, motivational speeches, the competition, a trip to Disney Land  and a glorious award ceremony. 
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus Team of students Mr. Rewant Verma (4th Year CSE), Ms. Alina Zaidi (4th Year CSE) and Mohamed Nawaz (3rd Year MECH) has been declared as 2nd runner-ups at BSE Financial Trading Contest. BSE Financial Trading Contest is a Trading Skill Competition which was held in association with 44th World Skills Competition, which took place this year in Abu Dhabi. The competition was held from 15th October 2017 to 18th October 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. BSE Financial Trading Competition 2017 was organised by BSE Institute Limited, India in connection with BIL-IBMC, where teams from various universities in the UAE participated.
ATXHackathon event took place from 29th to 30th October 2017. ATXHackathon was organized by Al Noor Training Center for Persons with Disabilities powered by Microsoft, is an innovation challenge for UAE Corporates, University students, an arena for software developers, hardware makers & general community to come together and create solutions for the challenges the determined ones face every day. Team Jisr consists of students namely Jaskanwar Singh, Jayant Panwar, Kelvin DeCosta, Somil Mathur and Tushar Agarwal from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the 2nd position at ATXHackathon. The Team presented their working prototype Jisr which can translate sign language to text and vice versa, therefore, enabling a two-way communication between the hearing impaired and hearing communities. Another team IIMAY consists of students namely Sarthak Sethi, Satyarth Vaidya, Jeevan Sandhu and Mihir Prabhudesai  from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the 3rd position at ATXHackathon. The Team presented their application IIMAY which can convert a whole conversation between multiple people into sign language so it is much more convenient for a deaf person to interact in meetings.
On 11th and 12th November 2017, Accenture Digital Global Hackathon took place. The participants were asked to use digital technologies in creative and innovative ways, to show how these can transform our everyday lives to develop deeper relationships with citizens, patients, colleagues, students and humanity, in general. The projects executed by the teams, was evaluated by a panel of experienced judges, some of which were top employees of Accenture, Etisalat, EXPO 2020 along with other authoritative figures from the world of Digital technology and innovation. A team Members of Vedant Bajaj, Ritwick Dsouza, Aditya Popat, Shaurya Sood, Saugaat Allabadi from BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus won the second prize of €300 for each team member for their Project "HealthMe" a mobile application using blockchain, providing peer-to-peer, community-driven medical insurance and health records.  Another team of students Sarthak Sethi (1st Year ECE), Chirag Ghag (1st Year Biotech), and 3 more (not from BITS) won third prize of €200 for each team member for their project "FeedUs" a web platform for connecting charity organizations to institutions which have left over/waste food like Restaurants, Hotels, Supermarkets etc so it can be used for the poor. The web portal provided real time statistics of leftover / waste food left with kitchens.
Stephen Wolfram, computer scientist, physicist, and businessman, USA  has appreciated our final year CS  student Ms. Aishwarya Singh and her thesis advisor / our faculty member Mr. Gaurav Saxena  for the first degree  thesis "Classification of Programs using SVMs based on their Intelligence". He has extended all support to them in  cellular automata research (A New Kind of Science) and has given an offer to Ms. Aishwarya Singh for summer school at Wolfram Research.

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