Published on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The two students of VIT have won Rs 15 lakhs contract in “Rajasthan Hackathon 3.0”, which is technological event organized by the government of Rajasthan at Udaipur, one of the most favoured tourism destination in North West of India.
Utkarsh Kumar and Vansh Arora, first year students of VIT, took part in ‘Rajasthan Hackathon 3.0’ that was conducted to give a platform for enterprising youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country to think out of the box on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Big Data, Internet of Things and bioinformatics.
There are over 1,800 participants demonstrated 450 different projects in the preliminary round, and 13 of them were shortlisted for the finals. The duo built an AR app for tourism to enhance the tourists’ experience. Vansh Arora said this application would help in enhancing the experience of tourists as it explained the story behind the places they visited.
The students have signed a contract with the Rajasthan government. The contract was awarded by Chief Minister M. Vasundhara Raje.
The team will start with Rajasthan tourism and would move to other States. They were also given a chance to get incubated under iStart, a Rajasthan government’s incubation programme.