Union Human Resources Development department and Akhil Bhartiya Technical Education inaugurated Smart Hackathon 2017 by union human resources development minister Prakash Javdekar and Akhil Bhartiya Technical Education’s president Dr. Anil Sahastrabuddhe at Welingkar Institute. Javdekatr addressed more than 10,000 students through video conferencing who were connected from 26 places.
Smart India Hackathon 2017 is a competition in which more than 10,000 engineering students will participate in a team of 32. This competition will run for 36 hours where youngsters will work together to figure out solutions for socio problems which is faced by Indians.
Across India, amongst 2138 engineering institutions, 42,000 students from 29 institutions and 10,000 youngsters have been selected. For this competition, 26 educational nodal centres have been set up, in which 1266 teams will work towards the betterment of railways, post, steel, ISRO, child rights. On the final day, the jury will award the best project.