VESIT was a part of and was one of the winner’s in the very first edition of the Smart India Hackathon, which was held on the 1 and 2 April 2017. Two teams from the college were shortlisted for the final 36 hours intensive coding round from out of the seven teams that participated, with one team securing the Second Runners-up position. The Smart India Hackathon 2017 was a national level initiative by the Ministry of HRD. It is the world’s biggest digital movement. In the final round, there were about 1266 Teams providing solutions to 29 Ministries including the likes of ISRO, DRD. The team from the MCA department included second year students Shilpa Das, Sandesh Nambiar, Vineeth Pillai, Dhanashri Phatak, Venkatesh Vaasudhevan, Neha Menon and senior faculty Prof. Rohini Temkar as their mentor. They had secured the Second Runners-up position, receiving a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for their solution to a problem statement by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE). The team from IT department of Engineering had second year students Isha Shetty, Snehal Roundhal, Shreya Jangle, Dipshi Shetty, Ashutosh Padhi, Adheesh Juvekar along with their mentor, Prof. Amit Singh providing solution for a problem by the University Grants Commision.