Smart India Hackathon 2020
Ministry of Human Resource Development’s Innovation Cell (MIC)
Inauguration of SIH 2020 Software Edition at Nodal Centre Galgotias University
22.07.20, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. Smart India Hackathon is conducted every year since 2017 in two formats i.e. SIH Software and SIH Hardware Editions.
Smart India Hackathon used to be conducted at various nodal centers each year, where student participants, industry representative and mentors used to congregate physically at the assigned nodal centers to provide a solution on the selected problems.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which restricted movement and mass gatherings throughout the country, the SIH Software Edition is being conducted inONLINE mode. Student participants, SIH coordinators and industry evaluators are coming together on a digital platform designed to facilitate the implementation of the event seamlessly, managed centrally by MHRD’s Innovation Cell & All India Council for Technical Education.
For the said purpose, Galgotias University was selected as one of the nodal centers to facilitate the SIH software edition operations and support to participants. Total 22 having 132 participants are competing against 05 Problem Statement from 01 organization. Galgotias University is hosting problem statements given by Government of Madhya Pradesh. Each Problem statement has a winning amount of Rs 1 lakh.
Galgotias University invites all for virtual inauguration of Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 on 1st August at 8.00 am
The program will be centrally inaugurated from New Delhi by Minister for HRD and Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD. The Hon’ble Prime Minister will also interact with the students on August 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM like he does every year.
This year SIH team and experts from Participating Ministries/Companies/Organizations will centrally monitor the performance of each student innovator during hackathon and will decide on funding their Innovation and on offering them an opportunity of internship or job at their organization.
Date: 28th and 29th July 2020