Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, an autonomous organisation under the Department of Defence Research & Development, DRDO, won 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon (SIH)-2020, where Prime Minister 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 organised jointly by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET), Uttar Pradesh.
The DIAT student team ‘Age of Ultron’ which comprised of six members under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Dhavale, won the 1st Prize of Rs 1 lakh for solving problem statement MS331 in the category of software posed by the Madhya Pradesh Government. The team provided the solution titled “DRISHTI” 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.