BANGALORE, INDIA: Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited today announced that Babu Banarsi Das National Institute of Technology and Management (BBDNITM), Lucknow has emerged as the winner in Microsoft’s nationwide ‘Go-Alive Challenge’.
Initiated under the Microsoft Windows Live@Edu program, the contest required students to design and build an innovative and interactive website for their college using simple Windows Live@Edu tools.
The website was collectively designed by a five member team comprising Dhawal Pandey, Akshat Srivastava, Prashant Srivastava, Ankit Srivastav and Vidhu Shekhar Sharma, who are now the proud winners of the Rs. 2,50,000 cash prize being awarded by Microsoft.
The ‘Go Alive Challenge’ encouraged students to display their creative ability, innovative prowess and teamwork to build the best online property for their college, thus playing a crucial role in bringing technology to the forefront at their campuses.
The contest was focused on bringing students, faculty members, alumni, parents and the administrative department of the institute onto one seamless virtual platform. Muslim Association College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram and Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai emerged the first and second runners up respectively in the contest.
Commenting on the announcement, Prasanna Meduri, director, Windows Client Business Group, Microsoft India said, “I congratulate the students of BBDNITM, Lucknow on winning this contest. They have built an array of innovative features that the college students and faculty members can now use.”
He further added, “It’s very exciting to see the zest displayed by the students into transforming their colleges into cool tech-savvy, always connected institutions. They are all champions for the ingenuity and fervour they have demonstrated towards making their campuses ‘alive’. It has always been our endeavour to make technology simple and accessible to all and this is a great example of how we have been able to reach out and connect with the Indian academic community”.