Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has been selected as one of the Nodal Centre for Smart India Hackathon 2022 which is being organized by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC).
Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati will grace the event as the Chief Guest along with Prof. Sashindra K. Kakoty, Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati, and Shri Ramadhi Sen, General Manager Emami, as the Guests of Honor.
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a nationwide initiative by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell to provide students a platform to solve the pressing problems of the government, ministries, departments, industries and other organizations. Acclaimed as the world’s biggest open innovation model, SIH inculcates the culture of product innovation and problem-solving among students.
Another highlighting part of Startup India Hackathon is Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi’s interaction with the student participants every year since its inception. The Hon’ble Prime Minister is also expected to interact with the students this year again on the evening of 25th August 2022.
Smart India Hackathon 2022 will be conducted in two formats including SIH Software edition and SIH Hardware edition for higher education students. Since 2017, it is conducted at various nodal centers identified by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and All India Council of Technical Education, where selected student teams, industry representatives, design mentors, and evaluators travel to the assigned physical centers. During the SIH grand finale, the student team works round the clock under the guidance of mentors and industry /Ministry representatives to produce the working solution for the selected problem statements.
IIT Guwahati has been selected as a nodal center to facilitate SIH 2022 Software edition. A total of 25 teams having 178 participants are competing against 7 Problem statement. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is hosting problem statements given by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Each Problem statement has a winning amount of Rs 1 lakh. Under the student innovation category three prizes of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75000, and Rs. 50000 will be provided to the winning teams.
Smart India Hackathon 2022
Smart India Hackathon 2022 has witnessed huge participation from Ministries, PSUs, and private organizations in providing problem statements. The hackathon has offered 476 problem statements received from 62 organizations. 2033 winner teams of campus level hackathons organized under Smart India Hackathon 2022, comprising of more than 15000 students will participate in this year’s SIH grand finale at national level. These teams will travel to the assigned nodal center and will work on these problem statements during grand finale of SIH 2022.
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and All India Council for Technical Education has identified 75 higher educational institutes/ incubators as Smart India Hackathon nodal centers to host the participant of SIH and facilitate an environment to conduct the Smart India hackathon in its well defined and established format. At each nodal center, an officer designated by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell will monitor and preside over the proceeding during the entire duration of SIH grand finale.