St Joseph Engineering College virtually launches GreenTech Hackathon 2020
Mangaluru: In an attempt to deliver technical and sustainable solutions to the existing localcommunity problems, St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) has come up with a unique initiative in the form of a GreenTech Hackathon 2020 that is intended to provide a solid platform for students to come together in creating and implementingnovel ideas for a sustainable future.
The National Level Virtual Hackathon was virtually launched by Shri Akshy Sridhar, Commissioner of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) on 11 November 2020.
During the virtual launch, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, briefed about the institute’s involvement in the community engagement initiativesand the measures taken up by SJEC in providing technical and sustainable solutions for local problems.
In a brief address, Shri Akshy Sridhar appreciated the efforts of SJEC in organizing such an ideal event thatis intended at contributingto the betterment of civilians of Mangaluru city. He went onto say that it’s a proud moment that such an event of national significance is being organized in Mangaluru and said that MCC will extend its support in implementing the best ideas generating out of the Hackathon.
Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and the President of SJEC, appreciated the college and the efforts of the organizing committee for planning such an event with a great social cause.
The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC in joint association with SJEC-ISTE Student Chapter is organizing thisNational Level eventthat is expected to foster and strengthen the clean &green aspirations of the college.
The theme of the event is Waste Handling and Management that is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 identified by the United Nations. The Hackathon will be presented in three editions namely Software Edition, Hardware Edition and an Open Track.