NMIMS Indore Students Secure Top 5 Spot in Smart India Hackathon with CYBER ARC Project

Mumbai, 20th June 2023: NMIMS Indore students have once again made their mark in the Smart India Hackathon, placing among the top 5 teams. Agyeya Jha, Kanishka Lohar, Anshi Jain, Harsh Jain, Jahnavi Plaiwal, and Anirudha Mahajan, III year students, presented their project, CYBER ARC – DEFENSIVE ARC OF CYBER WORLD.

The Smart India Hackathon is a national initiative that encourages technological innovation and problem-solving skills among students. The competition involved multiple rounds, beginning with college-level screening, followed by national-level competition, and ultimately a face-off between the top 5 teams.

CYBER ARC – DEFENSIVE ARC OF CYBER WORLD is a project aimed at educating children about cyber hygiene. It includes antivirus and firewall protection, daily phone/PC usage summaries, spam message alerts, parental control, and email phishing attack detection. The project also features an Animated theme based on interactive short videos and social media tracking, and offers a subscription model for revenue and a security consulting model for services.

NMIMS is thrilled to have provided crucial support to their student’s team as they navigated the challenges of the Smart India Hackathon. From selecting a problem statement to developing a user-friendly and economically viable prototype, the team overcame numerous obstacles and successfully cleared the first two rounds. They completed the impact assessment, refined their prototype, validated its effectiveness, and prepared a presentation for future scalability.

“Our team owes a great deal of gratitude to NMIMS Mumbai and our mentors for their invaluable guidance throughout the roller coaster journey, which enabled us to secure a spot in the top 5 teams of Smart India Hackathon 2023,” said Ageya Jha, highlighting their journey through the competition.

“NMIMS continues to provide its students with access to industry experts, cutting-edge technologies, and opportunities to expand their knowledge in the ever-evolving field of Technology and Entrepreneurship. NMIMS remains excited to participate in upcoming competitions, and the school anticipates the impact on future growth. The team’s innovative solution to the problem of cyber hygiene is an example of the talent and potential of India’s youth,” said Dr. Aaquil Bunglowala.

About STME-Indore:

School of Technology, Management and Engineering, Indore is a constituent school of SVKM‘s NMIMS which is a Tier-1 University under Autonomous Universities category according to University Grants Permission (UGC), India. NMIMS Indore is a complete package of learning, fun, culture, literature and many such life preaching activities. Here, the lively environment is filled with countless learning opportunities. The guidance of professional faculties and aid of modern equipment of learning are the foundation steps of our growth in this campus. The consistent academic quality, research focus, faculty from top national and global institutes and strong industry linkages at STME has placed it amongst the nation’s prime centers of educational excellence and research today.

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