GNA University organized a 36-hour long “GNA Hackathon 1.0” on December 3-4, 2022. This 36-hour non-stop mega event witnessed 150+ teams with around 450+ students from more than 50 Universities/Institutions from India to showcase their skills and developed technological methods for the benefit of society.

The Inaugural Ceremony was held on 3rd December, 2022 and students, domain experts as Mentors, senior professionals from IT industries as judges were present there. Dr. Vikrant Sharma, Dean – FEDA(E) and FCS highlighted the importance of Hackathon, expressed innovation means to do different things and doing differently. He formally welcomed all the participants from various parts of the state and appreciated the active participation of the students.

The inaugural session also comprised of 5 expert sessions including Ist Session on Angular Technology by Mr. Gurpreet Singh, Director – GTB Infotech, IInd Session was delivered on React Technology by Mr. Rohit, Developer, Chic Mic, Chandigarh. IIIrd Session was on Node JS by Mr. Gaurav Sharma, Sr. Project Manager, O7 Services, IVth Session was delivered on Android Development by Mr. Shubham Sharma, Developer, Bebo Technologies. The last session was commended by Ms. Shaina, Assistant Professor, GNA University on Web Framework. The objective of all these sessions was to enlighten about the latest technologies for Web and Application Development in IT Sector.

During the event, the energy and enthusiasm portrayed by one and all was contagious and overwhelming. The campus was brimming with positivity and hope for a better future. This unique event encouraged many young minds to convert their knowledge into skills that would solve many crucial challenges facing our country. Shubham Kumar, Ritik Kumar, Manan Sehgal and Ankush from GNA University bagged the Overall Trophy and a Cash Prize of Rs.11,000/-, Team from DAVIET bagged the second prize of worth Rs.5100/- and again Team of GNA University bagged the third prize of Worth Rs.3100/-, consolation prize also been given to GGI Khanna Team.

S. Gurdeep Singh Sihra, Pro – Chancellor, GNA University congratulated all the winners and participants ang organizers of GNA Hackathon 1.0. He briefed about this event as the beginning for providing solutions to make a better future and appreciated the students that they should take pride in being a part of this grand event and wished all the participants a great success.

Dr.V.K. Rattan, Vice–Chancellor, GNA University appreciated all the participants for taking up societal problems as a challenge and striving hard for its solutions in a stipulated time frame which helps them for future growth when they work in similar environments. A small idea which comes up, need to be nurtured properly and make that happen. Nowadays, because of internet and connectivity, a lot of information is there at finger tips, our younger generation is very smart enough to utilize.

Dr. Monika Hanspal, Dean Academics, GNA University interacted with participants, highlighted the significance of Hackathon 1.0, emphasized that Hackathon has proved that the students are ready for industry as they have solved big problems of society and they can even handle the problem in the industry smartly. These innovations make students a job giver rather than job seeker.

Dr. Hemant Sharma, Pro Vice Chancellor thanked the management for providing an open platform for the students. He also thanked the Organizers of the Event, Dr Anurag Sharma, Professor and Dr Hitesh Marwaha, Associate Professor for organizing such a great event and ensured all participants that such events will be planned in future also to promote development and industry activities.