IIT Roorkee and Uttarakhand Police collaborate for Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2.0

IIT Roorkee and Uttarakhand Police collaborate for Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2.0

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITRoorkee), collaborates for yet another mega event, setting a benchmark in the era of SMART policing. Marking the second edition of Uttarakhand Police Hackathon, Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2.0, Uttarakhand Police conducted the launch of the website of the mega event Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon at its headquarters in Dehradun.

The website has been developed under the aegis of IIT Roorkee and Uttarakhand Police. Ashok Kumar, Director General of Police, Uttarakhand inaugurated the website during the event. The mega event was graced by the participation of senior state police officials, MHA officials, Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee and Mahindra team. Professor P Sateesh Kumar Peddoju and Professor Akshay Dvivedi from IIT Roorkee were coordinators of the event.

THE EVENT

IIT Roorkee is not only the knowledge partner for the event but also an organising partner.


The event is being conducted in three stages, viz., prelims, which marks the launch of the website and initiation of registration for submitting solutions and ideas, following which there will be stages along a timeline for mains and the prize distribution ceremony.

DEVBHOOMI CYBER HACKATHON 2.0

The need for Hackathon for finding technological solutions has now and then been stressed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Thus, Uttarakhand Police with utmost zeal and a commitment to meeting the goal of SMART policing conducted the first successful Cyber Hackathon in the state of Uttarakhand, Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon.

Therefore, it is becoming the 1st state in North India to do so. Continuing in the same vein, the second edition of Uttarakhand Police Hackathon, Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2.0, is being conducted in collaboration with IIT Roorkee.

While shedding some light on the event, Ashok Kumar, Director General of Police, Uttarakhand, said,

“Following the vision of Smart Policing of Hon’ble Prime Minister, about 332 teams from across the country participated in the first edition of DEVBHOOMI CYBER HACKATHON organised by Uttarakhand Police last year”.

This year we are planning to organise the same event in which IIT ROORKEE is the Knowledge Partner and Tech Mahindra is the Industrial Partner.


“In the last 01-02 years Uttarakhand Cyber Police has done commendable work and now it is committed to find innovative technological solutions which will act as benchmark and shape smart policing. This year we will have the participation of industry experts along with the students. I extend my best wishes to all the participants”, he added.

Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee said, “Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2.0 is the way forward for SMART policing as it will take up the challenge of identifying and tracking criminals who exploit vulnerabilities in cybersecurity.”