The Augmented Reality group, namely AR Hub (as team Brahmos), of KIIT-DU won the WAVR Hackathon on AR/VR organized by Virtual and Augmented Reality Centre of Excellence (VARCoE) at IIT, Bhubaneswar. AR Hub is a group of AR/VR enthusiasts at KIIT under the guidance of Prof. Sambit Prasad Kar, Design Thinking Lab, KIIT School of Electronics Engineering.
One of the teams of AR Hub, Team Brahmos, consisting of Sanchit Sharma, Praddyum Verma, Anirban Das and Aishika Das, presented the project Sanskriti VR which had AR-VR Gallantry Museum of Indian Army. The project showcased the potential of AR/VR in tourism especially for museums and galleries and in promoting global tourism and encouraging educational tourism for students. Team Brahmos of the AR Hub bagged the 2nd position along with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000. This is the second consecutive year that the AR Hub team has won the competition. Last year, it had bagged the 2nd and 3rd position.
This was the second edition of WAVR which was held online due to COVID-19 situation in the country. It was a two-day programme which had expert talks on AR/VR from the industry, AR/VR Hackathon and Startup Colloquia.