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Team from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology wins GITAM’s BioMed Bhārat Hackathon

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Team Starks from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamil Nadu, recently were announced as the winners of the BioMed Bhārat Hackathon by GITAM (Deemed to be University). The winners showcasing their ingenuity in developing a non-invasive monitoring device for neonates born to diabetic mothers, were awarded a cash prize of INR 1,00,000.

GITAM School of Technology (GST), GITAM Institute of Medical Science and Research (GIMSR), GITAM School of Science (GSS), and GITAM Venture Development Centre (VDC) came together to lend the transformative power of multidisciplinary collaboration to this Hackathon on finding innovative solutions to address critical healthcare challenges. The event brought engineering, medical science, dental, and basic science students from colleges across India as participants to tackle critical healthcare challenges and pave the way for a self-reliant India.

Spanning seven stages, the hackathon provided a platform for participants to address pressing healthcare issues, including the development of non-invasive monitoring devices and portable diagnostic tools. The event witnessed students from diverse disciplines working in tandem, showcasing their technical prowess and collaborative spirit to drive innovation in healthcare.

Prof. Vijaya Sekhar Chellaboina, Senior Professor at GITAM’s Mechanical Department, highlighted the significance of uniting engineers and medical professionals to address pressing healthcare challenges and praised the active engagement of undergraduate students in crafting innovative device solutions.

Prof. Ravi Kishore Bhagavatula, Sr. Director of Research and Innovation, emphasised the university’s role in networking opportunities for students and researchers nationwide to collaborate and contribute to building a self-reliant India.

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