Axtria organises hackathon in collaboration with Data Analytics Society of IIT Kharagpur
To encourage youths to solve real-world problems in the life sciences and healthcare industry using AI and data analytics modelling
Axtria, a global leader of award-winning cloud software and data analytics for the life sciences industry, announced the winner of the annual hackathon organised by the Data Analytics Group of IIT Kharagpur. The six-week event attracted nearly 3500 registrants of skills in AI and ML who, in the second round, were offered a challenge to solve a real-world problem of the life sciences and healthcare industry using AI and data analytics models.
More than 3500 candidates registered, 755 teams were shortlisted for the First round- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), 77 teams (team size 1-4 members) participated in the problem statement, 11 teams were invited for in-person jury round at IIT Kharagpur. Teams comprised from colleges such as IIT Kharagpur, IIT Varanasi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Dhanbad, IIM-Calcutta, Delhi Technological University, NIT Rourkela, VIT Pune, Jadavpur University, etc.
Eleven teams presented their solutions on January 21, 2023, to the jury comprising Manish Agarwal, Director, and Prakash Singh, Senior Manager, with Axtria’s Decision Science team. Submissions were evaluated based on innovation, real-world implementation, and execution possibilities.
Speaking on the importance of STEM and data science in healthcare and possibilities for young talent from India, Manish Mittal, Head of Global Delivery, Axtria, a global leader of award-winning cloud software and data analytics for the life sciences industry, said, “Axtria is delighted to be associated with the Hackathon event organized by IIT Kharagpur’s Data Analytics team. STEM and data science are the driving forces of the healthcare industry. With the right knowledge and skills, young talent from India has the power to unlock new possibilities and create innovative solutions that can improve the lives of millions.”
The winning team, Lunatic Bytes from IIT Kharagpur, presented the solution’s applicability to real-world problems and the techniques they used to analyze big data effectively. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners and the top two runner-ups.
Joginder Tuteja, Head of Campus Recruitment at Axtria, said, “Axtria has always been supportive of talent and opportunities for people to excel in the field of data analytics and machine learning. IIT Kharagpur has been shaping young minds and moulding them for the future. Courses like data analytics and machine learning are what Axtria has been focusing on and has built its business on, as they are the needs of the future. We are delighted to encourage and interact with such brilliant minds.”