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Smart India Hackathon 2019: PM Modi to address IIT Roorkee event in interactive session

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 March 2019, 03:42 PM
Smart India Hackathon 2019: PM Modi to address IIT Roorkee event (File Photo)
Smart India Hackathon 2019: PM Modi to address IIT Roorkee event (File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Smart India Hackathon 2019 organised by the India Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee on Saturday. The IIT Roorkee is organising the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019 on March 2 and 3, 2019 and Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the event through video conferencing. PM Modi will address the event through a live interactive session.

An initiative of the HRD Ministry and the All India Council for Technical Education, Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of pressing problems.

With over one lakh technical students, 3,000 technical institutions and more than 200 organisations from across India, the institute claims it to be the world’s biggest Software and Hardware Hackathon.

Participants will have to solve seven problem statements related to Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning. A total of 28 teams comprising over 196 students from different part of the country will participate in the software-based industrial solutions.

About eight judges from industry and academia will evaluate the students in three rounds. Each team will have 8 members including two mentors. The problem statement from KG Info Systems at nodal center IIT Roorkee will be coded for solution.

The last edition of the hackathon saw over 5 million students from various engineering colleges competing for the top prize at over 35 locations. This time in the Hackathon, the students would also have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within private sector organizations and create world-class solutions for some of the top companies in the World, thus helping the private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.

First Published: Saturday, March 02, 2019 08:22 AM
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