MoC geared up for 36 Hour Smart India Hackathon 2018: Grand Finale to be held in Panipat

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Delhi: Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications today announced that the much awaited Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Software edition Grand Finale is scheduled to be held on Mar 30 & 31, 2018 simultaneously at 28 different nodal centers across India. Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications is a ‘Premier Partner’ in this initiative. Launched on Oct 16, 2017 in Pune, Smart India Hackathon 2018 harnesses creativity & expertise of students, builds funnel for ‘Startup India, Standup India’ campaign, crowdsources solutions for improving governance and quality of life, and provides opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

Here is a quick snapshot of details pertaining to our ministry/department:

Software

Problems Statements proposed

Shortlisted

Teams for Grand Finale

No. of Youngsters competing in Grand Finale

Nodal Center for Grand Finale

Our Ministry

2

11

88

Panipat

Overall event

340

1282

10250+

NA

Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT had said that “technology has the potential to profoundly transform the socio-economic landscape of the country. The concept of Smart India Hackathon provides the youth of our country a unique opportunity to harness knowledge & skills to find innovative solutions to challenges faced and thereby facilitating the progress of Digital India.”

About Smart India Hackathon 2018

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini is organizing Smart India Hackathon 2018. With 27 union ministries and departments and 17 state governments having joined this grand initiative, SIH2018 is much bigger than its previous edition. It includes 2 sub-editions – Software edition, which is a 36-hr software product development competition and scheduled to be held on Mar 30 & 31, 2018. The Hardware edition, involving building of hardware solutions will be held later this year.

During the software edition grand finale, teams of thousands of technology students will build innovative digital solutions for problems posed by different central govt. ministries/ departments. Smart India Hackathon 2018 would be the second massive scale hackathon initiative in India following Smart India Hackathon 2017. Winners stand to get cash prizes and a chance to be part of the NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups program.