‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’
(SIH-2017) had been launched by MHRD in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau Mhalgi Pabodini to build Digital India and to engage our youth directly with nation building. Total 26 different Govt departments/ministries are involved as partners eg. Ministry of Railways, External affairs, Health, Steel, Postal Services, ISRO, NCPCR, etc. For the first time, govt. departments were directly engaging with students and challenging them to build digital solutions to improve their efficiency, plug revenue leakages and corruption. Smart India Hackathon 2017 was 36 hrs non-stop digital product development competition during which teams of thousands of technology students will build innovative digital solutions for the problems posted by different central govt. ministries/ departments.
The ‘Grand Finale’ of Smart India Hackathon 2017 had been organized, simultaneously across 26 different cities and the winners will get support for converting their ideas into startups apart from cash prizes.