The Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT), Guwahati has been selected as the nodal centre for Smart India Hackathon 2019.
The two-day hackathon will be held on March 2-3.
GIMT will be the only nodal centre for the northeast region. It has previously hosted the Smart India Hackathon in 2017 and 2018.
More than 200 students will code to solve seven problems identified by MSME, Ministry and Statistics and Programme Implementation and Ministry of Textile.
The competition of nonstop coding will be simultaneously carried on in this Institute along with the other nodal centres.
Around nine teams from Assam have been selected for Smart India Hachathon Finale.
Moreover, one team from Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology, Guwahati is also participating in a nodal centre at Kerala.
It is a matter of pride for the entire North Eastern Region that a private institute of Guwahati is again going to conduct a dignified national event for the third time in a row.
The Smart India Hackathon is the brainchild of AICTE and HRD Ministry of India to encourage the young generation for making the dream of digital India of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi possible.
It is organized in order to offer solutions to problems faced by the citizens and to build a technologically sound society by students.
Altogether 18 Ministries of central government and 95 industries have joined the Smart India Hackathon, 2019. Around 1348 groups of students will try to provide solutions to 530 problems in the 50 nodal centres through coding.
Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javedkar, will give a speech to address the students through video conferencing at all the nodal centres on March 2.