SSN College of Engineering has been selected as one of the twenty six nodal centres across India by the Ministry of HRD/AICTE to organize the Smart India Hackathon on 1 & 2 April 2017. This event will be inaugurated by Shri Pakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Govt of India ( GoI) simultaneously across all the centres.

For the first time ever 10000+ technical students will be working for 36 hours nonstop to build tools that the nation will benefit from. A total of seven teams comprising for 50 students and mentors will be participating across centres in India. Smart India Hackathon is the world’s largest Hackathon and will be a recorded as such in the Guinness Book of Records. The digital solutions that will be created, will improve the functioning and governance of different government departments. It harnesses creativity and expertise of students, build funnel for ‘Startup India, Standup India’ campaign, crowdsources solutions for improving governance and quality of life, and provide opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

SSN has been chosen to be the center for problems related to Earth Sciences. The Grand finale at SSN will see participation from 58 teams from across India comprising of around 360 students and over 120 industry mentors. The judges of the event will be officials from the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The three winning teams will receive a prize money of Rs. 1 Lakh, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000. The winners and other selected teams will be part of the AICTE Start-up scheme, for which they will gain a direct entry to the presentation round to present their idea and business model for funding.

The Smart India Hackthon is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and was launched November 9, 2016. To know more about the event click here.

Government of India (GoI) envisages a Digital India drive to bridge the digital divide in the country. Through this initiative, GoI seeks to transform national development into a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within the reach of every citizen. In order to work towards this vision, Ministry of HRD and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has proposed the Smart India Hackathon 2017 — a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. This initiative aims to institutionalize a model to harness the creativity and technical expertise of over 3 million students for the direct benefit of the Indian nation. Smart India Hackathon 2017 is a coding contest which will involve Engineering colleges across the length and breadth of the country. This will be a platform to challenge the students to think out-of-the-box and offer innovative ideas to build smart applications which will eventually help address major problems plaguing India.

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