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New Delhi, August 7, 2023: KAVACH 2023, a one-of-a-kind national hackathon, is organized jointly by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, AICTE, Bureau of Police Research and Development, and the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (Ministry of Home Affairs). This ground breaking initiative sets its sights on unearthing ingenious ideas and technological solutions to surmount the multifaceted challenges confronting law enforcement agencies and ordinary citizens in the realm of cyber security. A staggering assembly of 100+ teams stands poised to engage in this intellectual odyssey.

Shri Balaji Srivastava, DG, BPR&D said, ” KAVACH 2023 is an incredible opportunity to provide creative solutions to some of the cyber security challenges confronting the netizens today. Participants in this Hackathon are embarking on a journey of creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. I expect participants to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to showcase their skills and demonstrate their ideas. This is your chance to innovate, collaborate and impact digital security for a safer tomorrow.”

AICTE, Chairman Prof. T G Sitharam, a beacon of innovation himself, underscored the significance of this event, asserting, “KAVACH-2023 challenges India’s innovative minds to envision ideas and frameworks in the domain of cyber security, leveraging artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, automation, big data, and cloud computing.”

Vice Chairman of AICTE Dr. Abhay Jere said, “This unique opportunity welcomes higher institutional students and startups from India to present their innovative ideas and concepts for various problem statements.”

As the curtain rises on the Grand Finale, participants are poised to unveil their concepts, substantiating their technical viability and real-world applicability. In attendance will be Chairman Prof. T G Sitharam, Vice Chairman Dr. Abhay Jere, lending their expert insights to this monumental event.

In an unprecedented display of simultaneous nationwide collaboration, the hackathon will unfurl across five strategic nodal centers: Bhopal’s IES College of Technology, Bangalore’s AMC Engineering College, Bhubaneswar’s Centurion University of Technology and Management, New Panvel’s Pillai College of Engineering, and Greater Noida’s GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management.

This captivating affair boasts an eclectic array of 20 problem statements rooted in the cyber security milieu, summoning imaginative minds to vie for supremacy by submitting their visionary solutions. Among the tantalizing problem statements are a new-age women’s safety app, an obscenity blocker solution, an advanced fake news detection system, a phishing detection solution, cutting-edge ANPR and FRS solutions, a dark web crawler, a spam alert system, a malware analysis tool, a sophisticated CCTV analytics solution, a RAM dump collection tool, a citizen safety app for safeguarding against cyber crimes, a tool for tracking fund trails, a mechanism for monitoring ground personnel, a chat messenger decryption tool, a mesh network app detector, a solution for identifying LoRa usage, a hardware forensic suite, a plug & play system security audit tool, a mechanism for auditing portable electronic device hardware, and an indigenous crypto currency investigation tool.