Smart India Hackathon

The Smart India Hackathon aims to find solution to the problems of Ministries, Government departments, NGOs and industries by generating new ideas from students. Also, Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. The campaign is led by Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry through All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as the main anchor.

The five editions of Smart India Hackathon proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India. CEC-CGC, Landran, Mohali witnessed and partnered the success of all the six editions by holding the grand finales in the campus. The institute had the privilege of interfacing with hounourable Prime Minister of India Sh Narendra Modi during the inaugural ceremony of SIH.

Glimpses of Smart India Hackathons at CEC-CGC, Landran, Mohali

Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale - 2023

33 teams consisting of more than 200+ students including their mentors from across India, hailing from Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Telangana and Karnataka converged at Nodal Center, Chandigarh Engineering College-CGC, Landran, Mohali to compete in the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2023 (SIH 2023) - software edition, on 19th & 20th December, 2023. SIH 2023 offered 231 problem statements received from 51 departments of 25 Ministries. 12,000+ participants participated in national level, SIH 2023 grand finale. A total of 1,282 teams were shortlisted for the grand finale to provide solutions on various themes including Space Technology, Smart Education, Disaster Management, Robotics and Drones, Heritage and Culture etc. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed and interacted with the participants during the finale via video conferencing.

Internal Smart India Hackathon- SIH 2023

Internal Smart India Hackathon-SIH 2023 was successfully conducted at our institute and more than 300 teams gave innovative solutions to the problem statements shared under SIH and around 150 were short-listed for Internal Smart India Hackathone-2023 which was thoroughly evaluated by the panel of judges including experts from Industry, Alumni and Faculty. The selected teams are going to rigorously compete to represent CEC-CGC in the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2023.

Smart India Hackathon 2022

CEC-CGC, Landran, Mohali was proud to be among one of the 8 centres that was chosen for interaction with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji for Smart India Hackathon 2022. The PM interacted with Harmanjot Singh, winner of Junior SIH.

Among the dignitaries, we had Dr. Mohit Gambhir, Director, Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education, GoI and our Chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu.

Smart India Hackathon 2020

Our institute hosted a virtual inauguration to mark the beginning of 3-day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 Software Edition (Online) being one of the nodal centers. Our Chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu along with the other management officials and faculty extended their warm regards to the Government of India for this incredible initiative and also encouraged the participants. The Chief Guest for the institutional inauguration was Dr. Harpreet Singh, Professor and Dean, (ICSR) Indian Institute of Technology Ropar also addressed the participants and motivated them for the 36-hour competition. It was a moment of immense pride for us as Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted virtually with the students of CEC-CGC during Day 1 of the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 Software Edition (online). Two teams of CEC-CGC students namely AgroHyders and Techtitans made to the finale. PM Modi ji discussed the problem statements and gave his insightful suggestions on the same during the interaction.

Smart India Hackathon 2019

The institute was proud to welcome Dr. Mohit Gambhir, Innovation Director, MHRD's Innovation Cell in campus as guest of honour. He interacted with all the teams and boosted their morale. Addressing the delegates from all 29 teams, Dr. Gambhir applauded their efforts and appreciated their zeal to come up with innovative solutions to some pressing challenges which the country faces. He commended CEC-CGC for being an excellent host and appreciated the collaborative role of private players along with government entities in making the 3rd edition of SIH-2019 successful.

Smart India Hackathon 2018

The institute is proud to host Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 for 2nd consecutive year. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr MP Poonia, Honourable Vice Chairman, AICTE.

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Chandigarh Engineering College-CGC, Landran, Mohali has a wide array of services owing to which the college wins different awards and accolades throughout the year. The institute has various accomplishments in galore that reflect the quality of education and services it claims to provide.

Ranked 139th among top Engineering Institutions in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Ranking 2022

Awarded with 3.5 Star rating by the Ministry of Education’s Institution’s Innovation Council in association with AICTE-2022

Awarded with 9th Rank among Top 100 Engineering Colleges in the Northern Region by Dataquest T-School Survey March 2022

Bestowed with 4th position Pan India among the Top 10 Patent Filing Institutes

Awarded with “Outstanding Engineering Institute with Best Placements” title during World Education Summit 2021

Ranked 1st among Top 100 T- Schools in Punjab by Dataquest Tech School Survey 2023

Ranked 5th North India in Top 10 Zone Wise Institutes by Dataquest CMR Employability Index Survey 2023

Ranked 2nd among private colleges in Punjab India Today Ranking 2023

Ranked 1st among Private Institutes in Punjab by Outlook I-Care Rankings 2023

Ranked 8th among private Colleges north zone by THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey 2023

Ranked in Band 100-150 in Engineering Category in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Ranking 2023

Ranked 4th amond Top Engineering Colleges in Punjab by CSR-CHRDC Ranking 2023

Graded A+++ by Chronicle All India Engineering Colleges Survey 2022


I joined Computer Science department at CEC-CGC, Landran, Mohali in 2018 and passed out in 2022. It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I have completed my graduation in Computer Science from CEC-CGC. It is because of the opportunities provided by the institute that I have been placed with a lucrative package of 45 LPA. This college gave me sweet memories, faithful friends and a sense of confidence to face the challenges in life.

Anmol Bhateja

Amazon Development Center India Pvt. Ltd.

I joined Chandigarh Engineering College-CGC in 2017 and passed out in 2021. The institute helped me in achieving my dream of becoming a Software Development Engineer and grabbing a package of 22 LPA. CEC-CGC also helped me to collect the best memories of life, I would say a Big Thanks to each and every individual who is a part of this prestigious institution. CEC-CGC is the happening campus which gives memories to be cherished for life time.

Simran Sidana

Walmart Labs

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to CEC-CGC as well as the Training & Placement Department and the faculty of Chandigarh Engineering College-CGC for their efforts in imparting quality technical and aptitude training. I am very grateful to them for effectively and sincerely helping me to grab the first-ever opportunity that came into my life. Working as a Business Analyst at a starting package of 9.5LPA is really a big achievement for me. I owe my success to my alma mater.

Tanvi Arora

Quantiphi Analytics Inc.

Studying at Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran has been a life-transforming journey. I have witnessed the development of technical & soft skills, and the credit goes to the faculty and the Placement cell. There were even advanced lectures on different technologies. The environment of the college indeed nurtures you to bring out the best. I really appreciate the love and support that students receive from this institute. I will always be grateful for everything that the college has provided me with.

Aayushi Panwar


Joining Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran was one of the best decisions I took in my life. It taught me many things about Engineering as well as my life. Moreover, this place brought the best career opportunities to the table. The faculty members and the management work hard to help more candidates get placed. The placement cell extends various training sessions which help in the individual growth of each student, and I received that help too. I will always be grateful.

Ashima Guleria


I take pride in being a student of CGC Landran and now being an employee of a world renowned MNC. The latter wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the former. The guidance at CGC Landran is just unparalleled. It has imparted a perfect blend of technical & soft skills and made me ready for the industry. I would also like to thank our training & placement cell for having top companies come as recruits. From what I've gathered, the college has left no stone unturned.

Neeraj Kumar Moudgil


I am delighted to share my positive academic journey at CGC Landran. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation & gratitude to the Training & Placement Department and the faculty of Chandigarh Engineering College for their efforts in imparting quality technical training. I got placed in DXC Technology with a handsome package. And I owe this to the efforts put by the college. CGC Landran, indeed, provides great exposure to students and gives them a head start.

Harpreet Singh

DXC Technology

My four years at CGC Landran have been excellent. Every moment attached to this place has become a memory that I will cherish forever. The years spent here have been full of fun & frolic learning opportunities which sometimes had the academic grind that one has to go through. Everything that I have achieved, I owe it to the Teachers who always believed in helping and guiding the students. My placement in Capgemini is the outcome of placement cell's efforts, and my diligence.

Shubham Singla


I'm thrilled to share my enthusiasm for the outstanding education at CEC-CGC, Landran. As a B.Tech Mechanical Engineering student, I was well-prepared for the industry. Thanks to the exceptional guidance and resources provided by the faculty, I secured a campus placement at Reliance Industries Limited. The comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experience I gained at CEC-CGC were instrumental in shaping my career. I am truly grateful for the opportunities this institution has offered me.

Gursahib Singh

Reliance Industries Limited

I'm proud to commend the remarkable education at CEC-CGC, Landran. As a female B.Tech Mechanical Engineering student, this institution fostered my growth and equipped me for success. I am delighted to announce that I secured a campus placement at MG Motors Pvt. Ltd., and it's all thanks to the excellent faculty and resources at CEC-CGC. The support and knowledge I gained here were pivotal in shaping my career. I'm grateful for the opportunities this institution has provided me.

Mahima Mishra

MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

CGC Landran has provided us a great opportunity for learning and enriching our knowledge. Our faculty put in immense effort to guide us in theoretical, practical, aptitude and technical skillswhich helped us in our placement drives. Our TPP and CRC department has encouraged us at every step which was the stepping stone for sealing my career at two reputed companies. I owe my success to the supreme faculty of CGC Landran.

Parul Dharwal

United Breweries Ltd.

At Chandigarh Group of Colleges, we have the opportunity to develop our complete personality. What sets this college apart is its conducive environment and dedicated faculty members who consistently encourage us to actively engage in various events and acquire new experiences alongside our studies. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Training and Placement Cell for their unwavering support throughout my journey, helping me turn my dreams into a tangible reality.

Bhawya Bansal

Barclays Global Services Centre

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