Buckle Up for the Smart India Hackathon!
New Delhi: The finale of much talked about Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition) will be held on March 30 and 31. It will take place at 28 nodal centres across the country.
Smart India Hackathon is the World’s largest Nation-Building Digital Initiative of the Human Resource Development ministry and was conceptualized to harness the creativity and energy of bright young students for the development of our nation.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that he is hopeful that the solutions given by the students will be helpful in overcoming the challenges faced by various ministries and departments. This year’s initiative has software as well as hardware edition.
The minister said that SIH 2018 had received participation from 27 central ministries/ departments and 17 state governments who have sent more than 900 problem statements. After scrutinizing these problem statements, 408 problems (340 for software and 68 for hardware) were finally selected for the Hackathon and have been put out on MyGov platform.
Around 8000 students will attempt in the finale, to give solutions for the listed 340 software problems. There are prizes to be won for different categories at each centre.