Smart India Hackathon

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Smart India Hackathon 2018

KPIT is delighted to play a pivotal role in organizing the Smart India Hackathon 2018. KPIT’s delegation at the finale of the Software Edition had its hands full during the event, with Tushar Juvekar, Avinash Khadilkar, Amit Parshetti and Tushar Sarkar conducting the event successfully at their respective locations of Noida, New Delhi and Bhopal.
KPIT's volunteers were also involved in the initial screening of the entries received for the competition. Furthermore, KPIT also conferred the KPIT Inspiration Award to the teams ranking sixth at each of the 28 centers (nationally) hosting the finale.
Smart Facts - SIH 2018
In the Grand Finale, the Government’s 27 central ministries and 17 state governments, extended 340 problem statements for the 1296 teams, comprising of students from Engineering, Management and Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) background.The Hardware edition of Smart India Hackathon will be held in June 2018.
KPIT will also be steering the Automotive and Smart Vehicle segment of the Hardware Edition of this year’s Smart India Hackathon due in June. BVR Subbu, Auto Industry veteran and KPIT’s Board of Director, will be chairing the evaluation committee of the segment.
 
The Software Edition of Smart India Hackathon 2018 saw an amazing turnout
Smart India Hackathon 2017

KPIT partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) to organize the Smart India Hackathon ’17; pitted as world's largest digital nation-building initiative in March 2017. The Hackathon helped harness the creativity and technical expertise of over 40,000 students from various technology institutes across the country. Approximately 16,000 college students participated in this event to solve problems listed by various Central Ministries.
Software programmers at KPIT participated in the evaluation committee of Hackathon, and helped shortlist the final 1500 entries based on description of ideas, the corresponding technology stack and the solution approach. Over 60 KPIT employees volunteered as evaluators, while five were engaged as judges in the Grand Finale.
Smart Facts - SIH2017
16000
Student participants
from across India
1500
Shortlisted entries
for Grand Finale
550
Problem statements from various central ministries
36Hours
Non-stop
hacking challenge
65
KPIT volunteers
as evaluators
The Grand Finale was hosted in 26 centers across India with 10,000 shortlisted students. A 36 hour non-stop digital ethical hacking challenge was organized to win over the challenges faced by the Government of India.
Glimpses from Smart Hackathon 2017

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