HITK students win National Level Hackathon making Bengal Proud on this National Technology Day

Duo from Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK), Agnish Ghosh B.Tech- CSE 2nd Year and Rajarshi Paul B.Tech- ECE 2nd Year invented a web-based application DeCert which is based on the core-principles of blockchain, encryption and network security.
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KOLKATA, India - May 11, 2022 - PRLog -- Today internet-based education has undergone a big boom, thereby boosting the economy to a greater extent. In a country like India, EdTech Startups have contributed not only to the job market, but also to the upliftment of the quality of education for the Indian students. However, there is a major loophole in the process of certification, in most cases, the companies; even the big players in the market, like, Coursera and Udemy only provide a certificate in PDF format. Now this certificate can be easily forged or manipulated, the name of the student can be easily changed. Hence, there is a need for a proper authentication mechanism to check the validity of the certificate generated in a PDF format.

Finding a solution to this problem, a duo from Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK), Agnish Ghosh B.Tech- CSE  2nd Year and Rajarshi  Paul B.Tech- ECE 2nd Year invented a web-based application DeCert which is based on the core-principles of blockchain, encryption and network security. Using the ideas of non-fungibility and tokenization, the students have managed to create an interface which tokenizes the PDF certificate data. The idea of tokenization works in encrypting the PDF certificate's data and distributing it over a decentralized blockchain network, in such a way that every time a user/organization wants to access the certificate data, there is a  need to render the information from the network. In this process, the data undergoes an immense level of security, preventing copyright infringements, forgery and fraud.

The application had won at HackSVIT, a national level Hackathon organized by Sardar Vallabhai Patel Institute of Technology (SVIT),Vasad, Gujarat on 29th April 2022.

The Hackathon was partnered by Major League Hacking which is a Talent-Acquisition division by Facebook (Meta Platforms). This was the only offline Hackathon, organized by Major League Hacking (Meta Platforms), in the Indian Subcontinent, for the year 2022.

There were 980+ selected registrations for the offline event, over 600 reviews of projects in their online platforms, and finally 115 teams competing in the final event with about 500 programmers from all across the country.

The winner of HackSVIT Agnish & Rajarshi won a prize money of Rs. 50000/-

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