2nd Tier Prize: Metaverse hackathon by Ultrahack (2023)

At the Metaverse Hack in Pori, Finland organised by Ultrahack, we were awarded 2nd tier prize worth $2000 comprising of Thinkreality A3 AR glasses and a motorola smart phone. We developed a prototype 1-on-1 video based personalised tutoring and mentoring platform based on a LLM and a GAN.

Climate Action Programme Seed Research Grant (2022)

€23995 worth grant awarded for a proposal based my master's thesis for large-scale deployment and testing in Delft, the Netherlands.

Honoury Prize (Top 10) - IEEE VTS Innovation Challenge: Advanced Air Mobility Concepts (2022)

USD 500 for being in top 10 of all submissions for With Jose Ignacio de Alvear Cardenas, R. Venkatesha Prasad

2nd Prize: MIT Water Hackathon (2022)

At the MIT Water Hackathon in Feb 2022, our team was awarded $3000 for developing SafePlaces, a computer vision based flood response platform to rank areas in a city hyper-locally based on their danger scores and help general citizens find safest places during floods.

Grants, Gifts and Funding for Research, Travel and Living Expenses at MIT (2021)

During my masters thesis, to support my travel to Boston, living expenses and research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I was awarded TU Delft FAST Fund, EFL Stichting Travel Grant and funding by Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude de Delft. The total funding was €3725.

€1000 Prize: Hack the music Industry (2021)

My team Webduet was awarded €1000 in the hack the music industry Hackathon organized by Ultrahack in October 2021. WebDuet is an online platform that allows real-time collaboration with other musicians, even across borders, using a low-latency peer-to-peer connection to connect MIDI instruments. Developed majorly by Shaad Alka, refined, prototyped, and pitched by Akshit Gupta and Pablo Biedma.

Winner: HackZurich - Xylem Challenge (2021)

We built a deep learning based decision support system to provide danger ratings for the images obtained from CCTVs to optimise rescue team deployment during floods. Our team was awarded $2500 along with goodies and declared winner for the challenge proposed by Xylem out of more than 1200 participants at HackZurich 2021. The project was later covered by media outlets including businesswire and yahoo finance amongst others.

Fellow at Sigma Squared Society (Formerly Kairos Society) (2021)

The Sigma Squared Fellowship brings together the world’s best entrepreneurs under 26 each year. 103 new Fellows were accepted in 2021 from all over the world. See:

DJ100: The 100 most sustainable young frontrunners in the Netherlands (2021)

The "DJ100" is a jury-selected list of the top-100 young entrepreneurs, young professionals and students with the most innovative and inspiring initiatives, ideas, and start-ups in the field of sustainability. I was selected in the list in June 2021. See:

Sponsorship: Dragon’s Den by Stud Delft (2021)

Respire was awarded €750 sponsorship and personnel hiring support at the Dragon’s Den event organized by Stud Delft.

1st Prize: ReadyToStartup (2021)

Respire was chosen as grand prize winner of ReadyToStartup! organised by YES! Delft and Rolland Berger winning EUR 1500 in Feb 2021. What was more satisfying than winning was coming up with a competitive financial plan validated by companies like EY and Rolland Berger.

Winner: HackZurich - Roche Challenge (2020)

My team was awarded 900 CHF and declared winner for the challenge proposed by Roche out of more than 1095 participants at HackZurich 2020. Whats more exciting is this was my first(and hopefully, not last) foray into Healthcare and Coding. We built a conversational interface to be used diabetes patients along with a smartphone based glucose detection module developed by Roche Diagnostics.

Winner: Wildcard Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge (2020)

Project Respire was chosen to represent TU Delft at the Dutch 4TU Impact challenge 2020 (national) based upon societal impact out of 80 other projects.

Philips Innovation Award - Encouragement Prize (2019)

Awarded for being amongst the 10 best ideas of the idea stage of the Philips Innovation Award 2020. Finals will take place in May 2020.

2nd Prize EIT Deephack: Hacking Mobility with IoT (2019)

My prototype on optimising electric vehicle charging infrastructure was awarded as the most implementable idea and first runner up in terms of cash prize, winning EUR 1500.

2nd Prize: TU Delft Global Initiative Prototype (2019)

My prototype on low cost distributed wireless sensor network (Respire) was awarded as 2nd Prize, winning EUR 5000.

First Runner Up Tech Quest: YES! Delft And Aramco (2019)

My team came 2nd in this one day challenge to solve a real world problem faced by Aramco. Won direct entry to Co-Lab in YES! Delft.

Winner: IoT Dragon's Den (2019)

Smart sensors for resilience. Our project tackles the lack of air pollution monitoring systems in african cities. We were awarded 1st prize along with a study trip to Ghana for hands on implementation on TU Delft Global Impact Day.

Winner #IndiaBuildsActions Campaign by Google (2018)

My Voice Action for Google Assistant "Penalty Shootout" won the #IndiaBuildsActions by Google with submissions from all over India. Showcased at Google Devfest 2018 in Bangalore. This is currently live on the Google Assistant Store (Actions on Google).

Airtel-Pluralsight Tech Ninja Award (2018)

Awarded Tech Ninja at Airtel for excellent proficiency in Java and Android.

Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2014-17)

Awarded scholarship for academic performance for 3 consecutive years of the undergraduate degree from 2014-2017 by University Of Delhi.

Gold Medal for Academic Excellence (2012)

Awarded Gold medal and trophy for academic excellence spanning 7 consecutive years in High School