R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD held a press conference in New Delhi today on the third edition (Software) of the biggest ever Smart India Hackthon – 2019 going to be held at 48 nodal centres across the country simultaneously. Smart India Hackathon is a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. It is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer,Innovation Cell, MHRD were also present on the ocassion.
Union Human Resource Development Minister through a video message informed that the Grand Finale of third edition (Software) of Smart India Hackathon- 2019 will be held on 2nd – 3rd March, 2019. He also informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon(Software) -2019.
He further said that in SIH 2019, the students would also have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organisations and create world class solutions for some of the top companies in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation. The SIH is the largest ever Hackathon in the world and the only one to be held at the national level.
So far, two editions of SIH have been conducted successfully.The first two editions SIH-2017 and SIH-2018 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India.
‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ was conducted as a pan India 36 hour non-stop digital programming competition where participating teams have simultaneously competed from across 26 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation.