Watch out for the world's largest Smart India Hackathon in April 2017

Watch out for the world's largest Smart India Hackathon in April 2017

Posted by P. Charitha on February 24th 2017

India will get as many as 2,500 startups from the Smart India Hackathon 2017, a 36-hour non-stop digital programming initiative scheduled on April 1-2 2017, according to Mr Manpreet Singh Manna, Director- All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). He said this during the occasion of JIS College of Engineering’s tie-up with four Russian universities and launching of a Centre of Excellence at the institute. The deal was facilitated by the AICTE. “Over 500 problems came to us for the hackathon, including from ISRO, which is going to take place on 1st  and 2nd April” 2017.
The hackathon under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, he said, is “world’s largest hackathon” spanning 25 centres across India. Every team of six students has to include a girl child, he said.  
“They are going to create the codes. After developing the solution, they are going to give it to the ministry free of cost. Institutes get branding on or AICTE website,” he said, adding NASSCOM will fund the start-ups.
A total of 7531 idea submissions were received in the last few days and the evaluation team is working to find the best and most innovative teams from amongst these submissions. They will also launch a Massive Online Training Sessions starting Feb 28, 2017 and you can watch them on  


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