Abhishek Sontakke, B.Tech CSE 7th Semester student, after winning Smart India Hackathon under Software category, was selected among the 20 teams across India to compete for 36 hours long Singapore India Hackathon 2019 from September 28 to 30, 2019.
Abhishek along with his 5 team members, 2 from India and 3 from Singapore, worked on the problem related to detecting students suffering from stress and depression. His team gave a solution by understanding the psychological and emotional state of the student by analyzing social media behavior. They also developed an AI bot to aid depressed students.
Abhishek’s team were among the top 10 teams and were rewarded with 2000$, by MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the joint organizers of SIH 2019, in presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji.
Abhishek says “SIH gave me the opportunity to connect with great people having different thoughts, work collaboratively on the project with varied skilled individuals, create cross country strong bonds and learn from each other’s strengths. It was one of the best experiences in my life.”