Mumbai, 30 August 2022: Team Master Chiefs and Team_404 from Mahindra University have won awards at Smart India Hackathon 2022 for their entries, AR/VR application Turban Culture and Machine Learning model respectively. The Smart India Hackathon 2022 featured more than 50000 teams across India and announced 500 winners. For the third consecutive time, Mahindra University students have been recognized as the winners of this prestigious technology and innovation-led event.

On the success, Dr. Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University said “Mahindra University was envisaged with the vision to motivate, foster and shape future citizens of India. The success that our students have been receiving over the years is truly a testimony to all the efforts and hard work that has been laid down by our faculty over the years. Initiatives like these are key towards aiding students in identifying the shortcomings that exist within our society and build creative yet innovative solutions accordingly”.

Team Master Chiefs emerged winners for their AR/VR application Turban Culture, which was basis a problem statement given by the Ministry of Culture for developing a virtual museum on turbans. Sanjana, Shagufta Anjum, Ananta Srikar, Harshavardhan Reddy, Manish Reddy, and Anirudh worked under the mentorship of Raj Narayanan and Dr. Bharghava Rajaram to develop the application based on AR enabling people to try and experience turbans virtually which would help to preserve Indian culture.

Team 404 was recognized as the joint winners for their Machine Learning model. Shubh Srivastava, Vedanshi Vermam, Charan Ganesh, Shashank Kathury, Sri Abhirath Reddy Sangala, and Sushanth Puram under the mentorship of Dr. Raghu Kishore, The problem statement was given by AICTE to identify the demographic requirements of the skillsets with the help of statistical data for the future job market.

About Mahindra University

Mahindra University, headquartered in Hyderabad (India) is a multi-disciplinary University. It works towards “Educating future citizens for and of a better world” and is envisioned to be a Private University that will play a significant role in driving quality improvements and innovation in higher learning in the coming years. Mahindra University will focus on generating new knowledge through engagement in cutting-edge research, create a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and undertake collaborative projects with industry and other academic institutions. In 2021, Mahindra University launched the School of Management, the Indira Mahindra School of Education and the School of Law. These will be followed by the launch of the School of Media and Liberal Arts in 2022. The University is sponsored by Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Ltd.