Smart India Hackathon 2019 (World’s largest Hackathon) will be organized on March 2-3, 2019 in Udaipur. Techno NJR is the Nodal Center for companies Quick Heal Technologies and Bridgestone Tyres as a part of it.
It is a matter of pride that Udaipur was chosen as one of 48 Nodal Centers for organizing Word’s largest Innovation Hackathon. Udaipur based Engineering College, Techno India NJR Institute of Technology is chosen as a Nodal Centre for the 3rd consecutive year after their successful hosting of Smart India Hackathon 2017 and 2018.
What is a Hackathon?
A Hackathon is an event, usually hosted by a tech company or organization, where programmers and Innovators get together for a short period of time to collaborate on a project/problem. The participants work rapidly and often work without sleep to achieve their task, as the events generally only last 24 hours to 36 hours or take place over a weekend.
Why Smart India Hackathon 2019?
Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisages a Digital India to bridge the digital divide in our country and further promote digital literacy in order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within everyone’s reach in India. In order to work towards our PM’s vision, MHRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C), and Persistent Systems organized the 1st and 2nd edition of Smart India Hackathon in 2017 and 2018 respectively, a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. The initiative was a huge success. To reiterate the efforts towards our PM’s vision, MHRD, AICTE, i4C, and Persistent Systems is proud to propose the 2nd edition of this initiative – Smart India Hackathon 2018. This time along with Government Organizations, Private Sector organizations like Quick Heal, Maruti Suzuki, Bridgestone, Samsung and various others have also listed their problem statements.
Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions.
What makes it the Largest in the World?
Various Union Ministry & Departments, State Ministries along with Many Private Sector Organisations are participating in this event who gave 500+ Problem statements. More than two lakh students submitted their digital solutions out of which 1,300+ teams consisting of 10,000+ students were shortlisted for Grand finale to be held at 48 Nodal Centers across India Simultaneously. Techno NJR is the Nodal center for Quick Heal Technologies and Bridgestone Tyres.
Techno NJR will see the arrival of 20 teams consisting of 120+ students and mentors arriving at their campus on 1st March to dive into the hackathon Session on 2nd March. Along with that, four teams of Techno India NJR are also shortlisted for SIH 2019 and will be departing to Kanpur, Jamshedpur and Ahmedabad for the same.
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