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Grand finale of Smart India Hackathon inaugurated

Grand finale of Smart India Hackathon inaugurated

The grand finale of Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2022 was inaugurated at KPR institute of engineering and technology on Thursday.As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the innovation cell and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have identified 75 higher educational institutes as the hackathon nodal centres to host the event. This year, KPR institute of engineering and technology was selected as one of the nodal centres.

The hackathon is a nationwide initiative by the union 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.SIH has been acclaimed as the world’s biggest open innovation model and it inculcates the culture of product innovation and problem-solving among students. SIH is conducted every year since 2017 in two formats i.e., SIH Software and SIH Hardware Editions for higher education students. This year Smart India Hackathon - Junior has also been introduced for school students to build a culture of Innovation and problem-solving attitude at the school level.  

Smart India Hackathon 2022 hardware grand finale is scheduled to take place from August 25 to 29. The Smart India Hackathon 2022 software grand finale is scheduled to take place from August 25 to 26.
The hackathon has witnessed huge participation from ministries, departments, PSUs, and private organizations in providing problem statements and it has offered 476 problem statements received from 62 organizations.Under the student innovation category, three prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 would be provided to the winning teams.