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Dhiti


Technology Reaching Its Destiny

“Have faith in people. They are basically good and smart. Given the right tools, they can do wonderful things.” – Steve Jobs.

Technology today has seeped into every aspect of our lives. But we must not forget about the society and its problems. We, the youth form more than half of our nation's population. Our ideas and knowledge base can solve a multitude of different problems faced by the communities today. We invite people to bring forth their ideas that can revolutionize the use of technology to improve people's lives. It is only by solving such basic problems that development will occur collectively in every community andnot selectively. APOGEE, BITS Pilani presents to you the social event of the annual technical extravaganza - DHITI. Dhiti (Sanskrit for “An idea”) is a platform for passionate individuals who ideate and aspire for technology to reach the grassroots. Here we will provide you with problems and mentors to form feasible solutions to various issues and provide recognition to your solution. So, let‟s put our ideas and knowledge bases to some real use. Problem Statements would be updated later. Registration: Teams of maximum 4 can participate in the event. Teammates can be from different colleges. All the participants are required to register on the APOGEE 2018 website, and also register for Dhiti.

Rules:

Round 1: Abstract Submission
Abstracts will be evaluated and selected by the judges and selected abstracts will be eligible to proceed to next round.
Round 2: Mentorship
The prototypes will be made and submitted for evaluation. Selected prototypes will be invited to APOGEE 2018 for final Round
Round 3: Presentation
Implementation: The winners of DHITI will get an opportunity to implement their prototypes under an NGO (Depends on the NGO).

Judging Criteria:

  • Unique and innovative: They can be a modification of an already existing solution but should not be an exact replica of it.
  • Effective: They must provide better results than solutions which are already in use.
  • Cost-effective: The materials being used for implementing should be easily available and cheap.
  • Feasible: Keep in mind the target population/region. The ease of installation and the easy availability of the resources is also to be considered.
  • Sustainable: The solutions should be designed in such a way that they can be easily modified in future to adapt to the needs and conditions at that time.
  • Social Impact: Should have a large social impact. It should affect the living conditions of a large number of people rather than only a few.
  • Replicable: Easily replicable so that they can be implemented over different regions rather than addressing a problem in a single particular area.
  • Ideas presented by the teams should be original. Plagiarism of any kind will lead to the disqualification of the team. At any point of time latest information will be that which is on the website. However registered participants will be informed about the changes on the website through mail. Decision of the Judges will be treated as final and binding for all.