The finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition) will be held on March 30 and 31 at 28 nodal centers across the country, announced HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Smart India Hackathon is the World’s largest Nation-Building Digital Initiative of the HRD ministry and was conceptualized to harness the creativity and energy of bright young students for the development of our nation, the minister said.
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.
In the final round, almost 8000 students will participate to provide solutions for the mentioned 340 software problems. There are prizes to be won for different categories at each center.
Some of the exciting projects of SIH developed by the students are-
- Special pendrive to prevent data theft (for ISRO)
- Airport crowd management system (for Air India)
- A platform for North-East artifacts
- A gaming solution for health benefits (for Ministry of AYUSH)
At least 27 projects will be adopted by different departments by the end of April or mid-May 2018.