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About 10,000 students to compete non-stop for 36 hours as part of SIH 2019 to develop world-class digital solutions

Today:- March – The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019 (Software) is being held, simultaneously at 48 nodal centres across the country, on 2nd and 3rd March, 2019. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the Grand Finale of the largest ever hackathon in the world, from 10 PM onwards on March 2, 2019, through video-conference.

The hackathon is being organized by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India; All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Persistent Systems, i4c and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini.

In Maharashtra, the Hackathon is being held at Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai; College of Engineering Pune; G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur; and Sri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur.

The 36 hour non-stop hackathon will have prizes in three categories namely Complex (prize 1 Lakh rupees), complicated (75 thousand rupees) and simple (50 thousand rupees).

Smart India Hackathon is a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. It is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions.

In SIH 2019, students would also have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organizations and create world-class solutions for some of the top companies in the world, thus helping the private sector hire the best minds from across the nation. The SIH is the largest ever Hackathon in the world and the only one to be held at the national level.

So far, two editions of SIH have been conducted successfully. The first two editions SIH-2017 and SIH-2018 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially in engineering students from across India.

SIH 2019 is even bigger and better than SIH 2018. As compared to about 17,400 entries during SIH-2018 from over 1 lakh students, this year 52,000+ entries from 34,000+ teams from more than 2 lakh students have been received. More than 500 problem statements have been received including from several prestigious private sector organisations. More than 1,300 teams (8 participants per team, about 10,000 participants) will compete non-stop for 36 hours across 48 different centres in India.

For more information, please visit: https://www.sih.gov.in/sih2019
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