Inclusive Growth Chain (IGC), a start-up incubated in the University of Hyderabad (UoH) by the Faculty of the School of Management Studies, Prof. Vijaya Bhaskar Marisetty and Dr. Varsha Mamidi, has won the international blockchain hackathon.

IGC, aims at addressing social and environmental problems in India through Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies.

The start-up recruits students from the university who are mentored and imparted real world experience.  Recently, a team of two students Prudhvi Krishna and Sneha Sameera from MBA Business Analytics program with the help of Shreyansh and Muhsin, PhD scholars, participated in a Blockchain International Hackathon in Dubai under the mentorship of Dr. Varsha Mamidi. The team won the first prize for devising a blockchain enabled application that aggregates air pollution data with minimal cost and high accuracy.  The Governing Committee of the Hackathon invited the team to work on a production model of the prototype.

IGC Team from UOH: L to R: Muhsin, Shreyansh, Dr. Varsha, Sneha Sameera, Prudhvi Krishna

The Dean of School of Management Studies, Prof. Mary Jessica said, “Its a wonderful moment for our School and I am happy that our students have performed well under the guidance of our faculty members to win the International Blockchain Hackathon. I wish them more success in their future endeavours”.

UOH encourages the faculty to incubate their ideas through the Institution of Eminence (IOE) research grants. IGC is one such initiative incubated in the University of Hyderabad.