Jan' 2024
Student Achievements

Silicon University students win prizes for being selected in the top ten teams of Odisha Startup Yatra 2023

Silicon University students participated in the Odisha Startup Yatra 2023 organized by the Government of Odisha on 29 January 2024 at O-Hub, Bhubaneswar. Two teams from Silicon University were selected among the top ten teams for their ideas in Odisha Startup Yatra 2023.

A total of 36,000 students from diverse educational institutions across Odisha actively participated to present 4,400 innovative ideas in different sectors.

Our team comprising of Shreeman Debasmit (CST, 2024) and Dwarikanath Choudhary (CSE, 2024) shared their revolutionary project in the field of aerial vehicles presenting a new generation of vertical take-off and landing craft with rotating flaps and wings. Their technology, which promises to revolutionize traditional aircraft design, received the highest score in the event. Another team from Silicon with Samarpita Nayak (CSE, 2024) and Swayamsiddha Mohanty (CST, 2024) presented their idea for a ZenCharge EV charging Station with a cafe and resting area on National Highways and public places for travellers. Each team won a cash prize of INR three lakh for being selected among the top ten ideas of the event.

The Startup Yatra initiative of the state government encourages the innovation culture among the students and provides a platform for their ideas to grow. The creative solutions put forth by the young minds showcase Odisha’s enormous talent pool and the state’s potential to become a significant participant in the start-up arena.