IIT Kharagpur Data Analytics Society, Axtria Organise Hackathon

Axtria partnership with IIT Kharagpur aims to encourage youths to solve real-world problems in the life sciences and healthcare industry using AI and data analytics modelling

Axtria, a cloud software and data analytics provider for the life sciences industry, just 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 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (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 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.

India is a land of talent in STEM but nurturing this talent is important by providing the generation access to education and training in AI and data analytics. This can be done through such programs as coding camps, hackathons, and mentorship opportunities. Additionally, investment in research and development in AI and data analytics in the healthcare industry can provide opportunities to apply their skills in real-world projects. It is also important to make the new entrants understand the criticality of AI and data analytics being used ethically, responsibly, and in a way that benefits patients.

By supporting academic institutes in these events, Axtria endeavours to support youth in sharpening their coding and programming skills and learning possibilities of these skills in the world of healthcare with real impact. The participants of the Axtria-sponsored KDAG Hackathon were required to use innovative coding approaches to analyse a huge volume of unstructured data to bring solutions to support faster decision-making that impacts patient care.

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