Smart India Hackathon 2019: Dates, Idea Submission, Result

Mar 2018 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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Smart India Hackathon 2019 is the most significant Digital Movement of India under the digital India initiative to solve numerous problems of various Ministries and Departments in Govt. of India. As we know, the Government of India has a separate department for each sector such as the 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 2019 is a ‘one of its kind’ initiative, where 29 Union Ministries/ Departments have joined as its partners and will post several problem statements. Get details on Smart India Hackathon 2019 on this page.

  • Smart India Hackathon 2019 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 2019 is organised for these kinds of people who can provide appropriate solutions to the problems.
  • In 2018, Hardware section was also introduced in Smart India Hackathon. Thus, the candidates can submit the hardware as well as the software solution.

Latest Update: Last date to submit problem statements for Smart India Hackathon 2019 has been extended. Check the table below.

Smart India Hackathon 2019


Smart India Hackathon 2019 Dates

 Given below are the dates related to Smart India Hackathon 2019. 



The launch of Smart India Hackathon 2019

30 August 2018

The release of the Problem Statements

30 September 2018

Last date for submission of the Software PS idea 

23 January 2019

Last date for submission of the Hardware PS idea 

5 February 2019

Smart India Hackathon 2019 Result (Hardware & Software Edition)

March 2019

Smart India Hackathon 2019 Result

April 2019


Smart India Hackathon 2019 Organizing Partner

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. They are organisers of SIH 2019 (Smart India Hackathon) and have identified multiple problem statements for this initiative. There will be massive 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 2019 Notification

Smart India Hackathon 2019 Problem Statement

The Problem statement for SIH 2019 (Smart India Hackathon) has not been released yet. It will be updated on this page once it is released. However, The list of problems from each Ministry/ Department submitted in Smart India Hackathon 2018 is given in the table below. There were a total 401 problem statements in Smart India Hackathon 2018 from the different ministries.  The complete list of problem statements can be obtained by following the link below.


No. of Problems

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)


Council of Scientific & Industrial Research


Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry


Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence


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


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


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


Department of Space (ISRO)


Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication


DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry


Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare


Ministry of AYUSH


Ministry of Coal


Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)


Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


Ministry of HRD


Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


Ministry of Power


Ministry of Railways


Ministry of Road Transport and Highways


Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship


Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation


Ministry of Tribal Affairs


Ministry of Urban Development


Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation


Ministry of Women and Child Development



Click Here for the Complete list of Problem Statements

Smart India Hackathon 2019 Eligibility to Participate

Participant must be a registered student from a recognised Technology Institution of India. Institutions interested in becoming Nodal Centers for Smart India Hackathon 2019, must apply on the official website

  • Maximum three 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 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 the 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 2019 Team Size

In Smart India Hackathon 2019, 50 teams will be selected for the final Hackathon. These 50 teams will compete with each other, and the best among them will win prizes. The team size is mentioned below:

Total No. of Participants

400 (300 Students + 100 Mentors)

Participants in one Team

8 (6 Students + 2 Mentors)

No. of Teams



Smart India Hackathon 2019 Prize Distribution

As per the Smart India Hackathon 2019 Prize Distribution criteria, the top three teams will be given prizes. The prize will be a cash prize for each rank which has been given in the table below


Prize Amount

1st Prize

Rs. 1,00,000

1st Runner-up

Rs. 75,000

2nd Runner-up

Rs. 50,000


Smart India Hackathon 2019 Registration

Candidates can fill the Application Form of Smart India Hackathon 2019 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 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.

Smart India Hackathon 2019 - Selection Process & Criteria 

The students who have registered for the Smart India Hackathon have to answer the problem statements by various ministries, and the would be evaluated on that. Evaluation criteria will include the 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 that are considered 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 2019 - 36 hours non-stop digital competition

If a team is selected for the finale of Smart India 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 the 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.

Smart India Hackathon Result

Smart India Hackathon 2019 result will release in March 2019 for the hardware edition and in February 2019 for the Software Edition. The Smart India Hackathon 2019 result will be available on this page once it is released.

Meanwhile, candidates can check the Smart India Hackathon final result of 2018. Candidates can check here the list of Awards (Winner / First Runner Up/ Second Runner Up/ Persistent Award/ Deloitte Award, KPIT award, Local Center Award (Other Award if Any). Scroll down to check the result.

Smart India Hackathon Final Result (New) for 2018
Smart India Hackathon - Hardware Edition for 2018
Smart India Hackathon - Software Edition for 2018


Participating Ministries/Departments in Smart India Hackathon 2019

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

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 &

Ministry of Steel

Ministry of Tourism


Student’s Voice

University Grants Commission



Why join SIH 2019?

All the private and public sector industries and NGOs should join SIH 2019 as it will provide them with various benefits as given below

  • It will provide innovative solutions to their tech-related problems in the most cost-effective way possible.
  • There will be an excellent opportunity to brand the organisation nationally.
  • The participating organisations will get recognition and visibility across all the technical institutions in India.
  • The solutions provided by the young geeks will be out of the box.
  • It will be an excellent opportunity to work with the best talents in the country.
  • AN opportunity to be a part of the world's biggest open innovation statement

Helpline Number

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

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