Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology today announced that the much awaited Smart India Hackathon 2018 – is scheduled to be held on Mar 30 & 31, 2018 simultaneously at 28 different nodal centers across India. With 27 union Ministries and Departments and 17 State Governments having joined this grand initiative, SIH2018 is much bigger than its previous edition. Hyderabad is the nodal centre for Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, which is a ‘Premier Partner’ in this initiative. Shri Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY said that “Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2018 would give an opportunity to students to use their creative skills in solving some of the country’s real life problems and he hoped that outcome of SIH 2018 will result in innovative solutions which can be commercialized”
Smart India Hackathon 2018 would be the second massive scale hackathon initiative in India following Smart India Hackathon 2017. 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. A total of 340 software problem statements are proposed for the above event. Winners stand to get cash prizes and a chance to be part of the NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups program.
About Smart India Hackathon 2018
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. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and in collaboration with Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center (i4c), MyGov, Persistent Systems, and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini is organizing Smart India Hackathon 2018.