Union Government Launches Smart India Hackathon (Download PDF)

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The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is going to launch the world’s largest digital national building initiative in India 2017 with all technology institutions in the country challenging students to offer innovative solutions to some of the daunting problems faced by our nation.

Image of Smart India Hackathon

Image of Smart India Hackathon

Image of Smart India Hackathon

What is India’s Hackathon?

  • A large number of experts or students engage in collaborative computer programming.
  • Aims to find digital solutions by over 30 lakh students from technology institutes in remotest parts of India.
  • Seeks to spark several institute-level hackathons countrywide building a funnel for ‘Startup India, Standup India’ campaign.

It is joint initiative of:

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE),
  • University Grants Commission (UGC),
  • MyGov
  • NASSCOM
  • i4c
  • Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhiniand Persistent Systems.
  • Find digital solutions to problems in the areas of education, health, water, power, agriculture, tourism, finance, urban & rural development, energy, aviation & shipping, sports, skill development & entrepreneurship, textiles, defence, transport, sanitation, law & justice, etc.
  • The Hackathon will have nearly 500 problem statements published on innovate.mygov.in. In the first set 250 problem statements were unveiled.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 11, 2016

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