Gaurav Goyal, a student of Chitkara University, and his equally talented team were among the 3 proud winners declared by Google in its highly coveted Build for Digital India program launched in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).
The competition’s main aim was to encourage, up-skill and mentor promising and brilliant young minds to innovate and devise solutions to real-life problems. The 3 winning teams were selected from 7000+ students, from 1000+ universities and out of 3000+ project submissions. The theme of the project of Gaurav Goyal was – “Smart Cities & Infrastructure.
“We laud his great accomplishment and wish him and his start-up, Anukai Solutions, many more milestones” spoke by Dr Madhu Chitkara, Pro Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab.
Out of over 3,000 project submissions, Google shortlisted 61 projects to attend an in-person mentorship boot camps across four cities in India.
Based on feedback shared by the mentors, the top 15 projects were shortlisted, before selecting the three winners.
“We are glad to see the result of the strong collaboration between MeitY and Google in mentoring and upskilling over 7,000 engineering and technology students with more than 3,000 strong ideas and prototypes that aim to solve for India,” said Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics and IT.
The program offers a platform for engineering students to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems.