South India's largest AI Hackathon

Creating better lives through technology

When technology is used for solving some of the pressing social issues, we create a better world . With latest developments in digital transformation, It’s vital to empower the current young generation towards cutting edge technologies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine language. What else could be a better way to do this other than a hackathon for two days .

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The ‘why’ behind the MadurAI hackathon

To face the future we have to empower our next generation towards cutting edge technologies. We strongly believe that the solution for new india will come from Tier II cities and hence we need to sharpen the talents in these cities. That’s the reason for GUVI and HCL joining hands to empower young minds to create awareness towards AI, ML and Deep learning through this hackathon. To our surprise we did have more than 75% projects with social Impact and whopping 90% students were interested to take their ideas in to social business model if supported.

Objective of Hackathon

  1. To Provide awareness about AI , ML and deep learning
  2. To kindle the programming interest among students from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities
  3. To encourage students to develop real world solution for current pressing social problems
  4. To encourage more women towards technology based career

Our Impact : What was the outcome?

  1. More than 75% of participants had projects with social Impact
  2. More than 90% are interested to develop their idea into a business model if supported
  3. Awareness about Machine learning increased for more than 70%
  4. First experience in creating a minimum viable product for more than 45%
  5. Project management skills improved for more than 73% of students
  6. More than 83% enjoyed learning and loved the learning experience
  7. More female participants. Out of 531 shortlisted students, 228 were girls(43%). 61 teams fully consist of only girls

Hackathon in Numbers

Winners Of Hackathon



  1. S.Sibi Bose (Coimbatore Institute of Technology)
  2. S.Sai Adarsh (Coimbatore Institute of Technology)
  3. M.Rajasekar (Amrita College of Engineering)


Runners Of Hackathon



  1. R.Pradeep Kumar (Thiyagarajar College of Engineering)
  2. G.Ajay aravindh (Thiyagarajar College of Engineering)
  3. C.Ananth (Thiyagarajar College of Engineering)


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