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In the centre of Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management & Technology (GIMT) which has been selected as the only nodal centre in the North East Region to host Smart India Hackathon 2018 Grand Finale, around 300 students will code to solve 10 problem statements identified by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Informing this during a press conference at Guwahati Press Club, Dr Praduman Goswami, a faculty member of GIMT, said, “GIMT has been selected as the only nodal centre in the North East Region to host the Smart India Hackathon 2018 Grand Finale. It was selected after the grand success of the event last year.”
He also said, “The best three teams will be awarded with cash prize-money of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.”
Goswami added, “It is a matter of pride for the entire Northeast India and GIMT that being the first private engineering institute in the region, the institute is going to conduct a dignified national event like Smart India Hackathon for the second time.”
Smart India Hackathon is a path-breaking addition to the history of science & technology in India.
It is a digital product development competition involving all technology institutes in India with a reach to nearly thirty lakh students.
The initiative has challenged the students to think out-of-the-box and offer innovative ideas to build smart applications which will help to address major real time problems in our country.
After the successful completion of Smart India Hackathon 2017, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced the next edition called Smart India Hackathon 2018.
This time around 27 Central Government Ministries and 18 State Governments are participating in Smart India Hackathon.
The grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 software edition will be held on March 30 and 31, 2018.
This 36-hour non-stop coding competition will be held at 28 different nodal centres in all over India. Around 1282 students’ teams will code at these 28 nodal centres to solve 340 problem statements simultaneously.
Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the participants at these 28 centres on March 30 via special video conference.
The Union Minister for Human Resources Development and the Chief Patron of Smart India Hackathon 2018, Prakash Javadekar will also speak to the students via video conference.