Virtusa announces the winners of ‘Jatayu’, Idea to Industrialization hackathon 2022 – 18000 students across 65 partner colleges participate
Chennai, August 23: Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions that help clients change and disrupt markets through innovation engineering, today announced the winners of its second edition of “Jatayu Ideathon Hackathon.”
Jatayu, Idea to Industrialization hackathon is an exclusive competition for third-year students from 65 partner colleges across the country. The event saw participation of 18000 campus students where 10 teams were selected to compete with each other in the Final round. During the 3 rounds of the competition, students were given high-level problem statements and were required to work on a prototype and the final product to make it go live. The problem included Metaverse and Stock market prediction.
|Use Case Name||Candidate Name||Institute Name||Award Category||Team Name|
|Banking-1 – Stock Market Prediction||Kishore Akash YS||Knowledge Institute of Technology||Winner||Codexx|
|Sharan MV||Knowledge Institute of Technology||Winner||Codexx|
|Mythili K||Knowledge Institute of Technology||Winner||Codexx|
|Guruprasath G||Knowledge Institute of Technology||Winner||Codexx|
|Karthikeyan R||Knowledge Institute of Technology||Winner||Codexx|
|HR-1 – Virtual Campus Tour||Sreeparvathy VS||Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College||Winner||MATRIX|
|Ashok K||Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College||Winner||MATRIX|
|Yogalakhsmi R||Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College||Winner||MATRIX|
|Sowgenya R||Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College||Winner||MATRIX|
|Manyam Sri Hari Priya||Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College||Winner||MATRIX|
|Tech W-1 – Metaverse Interaction Modules||Alphin Jude V||Sri Sakthi Institute of Engineering||Winner||Nova|
|Hari Prasath V||Sri Sakthi Institute of Engineering||Winner||Nova|
|Geethanjaly MT||Sri Sakthi Institute of Engineering||Winner||Nova|
|Dhanush G||Sri Sakthi Institute of Engineering||Winner||Nova|
Each member of these top three teams has won an internship at Virtusa where they will undergo training and work on industrializing their products and ultimately will get absorbed and receive full-time employment offers.
In addition to full-time employment, four winning teams will each take home INR 1,00,000 each, along with five runners-up each taking home INR 50,000. Further, the top three winning teams will receive special prizes including smart watches and Bluetooth headsets.
Lauding the efforts made by the students, Dr. Ashwin Sadasiva Kumar, Senior VP, Capability Transformation & Operations Head, Virtusa said “The resounding success of Jatayu last year encouraged us to organize it this year with topical subjects around metaverse. Its heartening to witness 4 times participation in the hackathon where students displayed exceptional approach and commitment. It was a very tough call to arrive at the winners as each team was neck to neck in their performance, methodology and approach. While students have access to theoretical knowledge, they got to experience and work on real life problems. In addition, we are thrilled to offer internships to the deserving students to work with the best-in-class and be part of the Virtusa success story.”
Mr. Venkatesan Vijayaraghavan, EVP and Global Leader – Technology and Service Lines, Virtusa said, “To Thrive in this digital era and the rapidly changing industry environment, students today need to learn first-hand about emerging technologies. The idea of Jatayu was born as a solution to this challenge. The competition is designed to attract the best talent from our partner institutes and where we provide individuals with the industry exposure and training that ultimately allows them to excel. By giving them the opportunity to get hands-on training with these innovative technologies, we not only help each student become industry-ready, but we also present them with full-time job offers. Our vision is to foster innovation by partnering with academia through a controlled and integrated environment, while Virtusa provides mentorship to students on domain and NexrGen Technologies.”
Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovation engineering. Virtusa serves Global companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.
Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.
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