Smart India Hackathon 2018

Nov 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

Smart India Hackathon 2018 is the biggest Digital Movement of India to solve numerous problems of various Ministries and Departments in Govt. of India. As we know, that Government of India has a separate department for each sector such as Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, etc. Every department has its problems which have to be solved. Smart India Hackathon 2018 is a ‘one of its kind’ initiative, where 29 Union Ministries/ Departments have joined as its partners and have posted a total of 401 problem statements. Get details on Smart India Hackathon 2018 on this page.

  • Smart India Hackathon 2018 is a joint venture by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Persistent Systems and i4c which was launched at College of Engineering, Pune on 16 October 2017
  • There are lots of intelligent brains across the nation who can solve citizen problems and the platform for the same has been created as "World's Biggest Hackathon". Smart India Hackathon 2018 is organised for these kinds of people who have the ability to provide appropriate solutions to the problems.
  • From this year, Smart India Hackathon 2018 has introduced Hardware section also. Thus, the candidates can submit the hardware as well as software solution.

Smart India Hackathon 2018

Smart India Hackathon 2018 Dates

Events

Dates

Launch of Smart India Hackathon 2018

16 October 2017

Release of the Problem Statements

6 November 2017

Idea of Solution of Smart India Hackathon 2018

31 December 2017


Smart India Hackathon 2018 Organisers

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. They are organisers of Smart India Hackathon 2018 and have identified multiple problem statements for this initiative. There will be huge participation from the students of registered technical institutions. Participants interested in the event can submit their entries before the last date. The applicants will have a chance to win prizes worth 50 lacs.

  • 30+ Lakh Technology Students
  • 6400+ Technology Institutions in India
  • 36 hours Nonstop Digital Product Development Competition
  • Over 25 Centers Across the Nation
  • Over 25 Government Ministries/ Departments Partnering to Provide Problem Statements
  • Prizes of over Rs. 50 Lakhs to be Won

Smart India Hackathon

Problems Statements in Smart India Hackathon 2018

There are total 401 problem statements in Smart India Hackathon 2018 from the different ministries. The list of problems from each Ministry/ Department is given in the table below. Although the complete list of problem statements can be obtained by following the link below.

Departments

No of Problem

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

6

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

11

Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

3

Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence

13

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

8

Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

5

Department of Post, Ministry of State (IC) of Communications

9

Department of Space (ISRO)

18

Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication

2

DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

3

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

7

Ministry of AYUSH

6

Ministry of Coal

2

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

8

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

9

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9

Ministry of HRD

10

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

18

Ministry of Power

6

Ministry of Railways

9

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

6

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

15

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

10

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

10

Ministry of Urban Development

9

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

23

Ministry of Women and Child Development

8

 

Click Here for Complete list of Problem Statements

Smart India Hackathon 2018 Eligibility to Participate

 

Participant must be registered student from a recognised Technology Institution of India. Institutions interested in becoming Nodal Centers for Smart India Hackathon 2018, must apply on the official website

  • Maximum 3 teams per college/ institute can participate in this competition.
  • The team members have to be from the same college; members from different college are not allowed. However, members of the same college but different branches can form a team.
  • The number of members of a team is 6 with at least one female member. The team with all female members is allowed to participate.
  • Each member of the team must be well versed in programming skills.
  • Colleges must issue a letter on their letterhead stating the names of the team and team members.
  • The name of the team leader and mobile numbers of all team members should be clearly specified in the letter.
  • The letter should bear the seal of the college/ institute along with the signature of the principal.
  • A scanned copy of this letter in PDF form is to be mandatorily submitted during online application process
  • After teams are shortlisted, each team will be assigned two mentors from the industry to guide them during the hackathon; they will augment the team.
  • Preferences will be given to entries from North East India while selecting between two similar ideas.

Smart India Hackathon 2018 Team Design

In Smart India Hackathon, 50 teams will be selected for the final Hackathon. The team design is mentioned below:

Total No. of Participants

400 (300 Students + 100 Mentors)

Participants in one Team

8 (6 Students + 2 Mentors)

No. of Teams

50

  

Smart India Hackathon 2018 Prize Distribution

Category

Prize Amount

1st Prize

Rs. 1,00,000

1st Runner-up

Rs. 75,000

2nd Runner-up

Rs. 50,000

 

Smart India Hackathon 2018 Application Process


Candidates can fill the Application Form of Smart India Hackathon through online mode. Interested applicants can visit the official website of Smart India Hackathon by following the link. The students by following the link have to go to the "SPoC Registration" section in order to apply individually. In the Application Form, candidates have to fill the following

  • AICTE Registration number
  • Institute Name and address
  • State
  • College
  • SPOC's Name
  • Principal/ Dean's Name etc.

Apply Here

Click Here to Apply Online

Smart India Hackathon 2018 - Selection Process & Criteria 


The students who have registered for the Hackathon have to answer the problem statements by various ministries and the would be evaluated on that. Evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, the scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression.Preferences will be given to entries from Northeast while selecting between two similar ideas.

Skills taken into consideration for selection of the candidates: 

  • Hands-on techie with knowledge of a wide array of technologies
  • Self-motivated and passionate about technology challenges
  • Ability to design, write and test code
  • Good Communication & presentation skills
  • Minimum 7+ years of hands-on software development work
  • Ability to lead & motivate a team of 6 college students
  • Positive ‘Can do’ attitude is a MUST
  • Passionate about helping and working with students
  • Prior participation in Hackathons would be an added benefit

Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 - 36 hours non-stop digital competition

If a team is selected for the final Hackathon, members will need to travel to the assigned centre which can be anywhere in India. Selected teams will be allowed to have two seniors as mentors. Mentors can be professors/teachers/ experienced professionals from industry. On selection, total team size will be (6+2) excluding the one who promotes your team on the social media. Each college/institute will be responsible for the travel and accommodation of their teams for the finale. Each college/institute will issue a stamped photo ID to each member of the teams selected, and it is a compulsory document for participating in the finale.

Participating Ministries/Departments in Smart India Hackathon 2018


The unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country where the participants are the technical students from India submitting their ideas for the betterment of the listed below departments. Total 574 problems identified in the Government Departments mentioned below:

Airport Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation

All India Council for Technical Education

Department of Atomic Energy

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Chemicals and
Petrochemicals

Department of Defense Production

Department of Empowerment of
Persons with Disabilities

Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications

Department of Rural Development

Department of Science and Technology

Indian Council of Medical Research

Indian Space Research Organization

Ministry of Development of
North Eastern Region

Ministry of AYUSH

Ministry of Earth Sciences

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Ministry of External Affairs

Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change

Ministry of Food Processing

Ministry of HRD

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Ministry of Skill Development &
Entrepreneurship

Ministry of Steel

Ministry of Tourism

NCPCR

Student’s Voice

University Grants Commission

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Helpline Number

  • Phone: 020-67036243/67035788
  • Website: www.aicte-india.org and www.innovate.mygov.in

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