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'Smart India Hackathon 2017' is a pan India 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition. The participating teams will simultaneously compete from across 33 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation. It will harness the creativity of millions of bright young minds like you.


Organizing Committee

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe

Chairman, Smart India Hackathon 2017
Chairman, AICTE

Dr. Anand Deshpande

Co-Chairman, Smart India Hackathon 2017
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Persistent Systems Ltd.

Dr. R. Srinivasan

Director, Ministry of HRD

Dr. Abhay Jere

Secretary, Smart India Hackathon 2017
Convenor, i4C

Experts Speak

Shri Prakash Javadekar

Hon'ble Union Minister, HRD


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Shri Prakash Javadekar, hon'ble Union Minister of Human Resources, introduces Smart India Hackathon 2017.

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe

Chairman, Smart India Hackathon 2017
Chairman, AICTE


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Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, talks about the process of Smart India Hackathon and how it will involve engineering students across India to provide technology solutions to real time problems faced by our country.

Dr. Anand Deshpande

Co-Chairman , Smart India Hackathon 2017
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of Persistent Systems Ltd


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Dr. Anand Deshpande, addresses the technology students to encourage them to think out of the box and particiapte in this unique initiative.

Dr. Aruna Sharma

Seceretary, Minsitry of Steel, Govt. of India


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Ministry of Steel Coordinates policies for, and facilitates the growth and development of the iron and steel industries. They have nominated MECON to represent their ministry in the Smart India Hackathon 2017. They have identified 31 problem statements for this initiative and Dr. Aruna Sharma, Secretary of this Ministry invites innovative solutions to their problems.

Shri R.N. Choubey

Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation


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The Airport Authority of India has been assigned by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to formulate problem statements for the Smart India Hackathon 2016. They have finalized 43 problem statements. The Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr R.N. Choubey talks about the issues faced and they look forward to the digital solutions from Smart India Hackathon 2017

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

DG, ICMR - Partner, Smart India Hackathon 2017


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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director General of ICMR talks about the 28 problem statements from ICMR and how the solutions will bring about enthusiasm in healthcare in India

Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta

Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Partner Smart India Hackathon 2017


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Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence was set up with the objective of developing a comprehensive production infrastructure to produce the weapons, systems, platforms, equipment required for defence. With the objective of achieving self-reliance in defence production, the Ordnance Factories and DPSUs have been continuously modernizing and upgrading their capabilities and widening their product range. They have 30 problem statements for which they look forward to innovative solutions in the Smart India Hackathon 2017.

Shri Santosh A. Mathew

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development


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The Ministry of Rural Development plays a key role in poverty alleviation, inclusive growth and overall development in the rural areas of the country. In view of this, various government flagship programs/schemes have been implemented, where each program aims to provide support and cater to address problems faced in specific areas. Through these schemes, ministry aims to improve the quality of life, correct the developmental imbalances and to extend assistance to most disadvantaged sections of rural India. Key issues being targeted include (but not limited to) areas of rural employment, livelihood generation, rural connectivity, social assistance, rural housing to name a few. For Smart India Hackathon 2017, they seek solutions for 25 problem statements.

Smt. Aruna Sundararajan

Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT


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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MEITY) promotes e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India's role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space. 21 problem statements have been identified from this Ministry.


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