Team Careers360|Aug 13, 2022
Chitkara University selected nodal centre for Smart India Hackathon 2022 hardware edition
Smart India Hackathon 2022 hardware edition is scheduled from August 25 to 29. PM Modi addressed the grand finale.
NEW DELHI: Chitkara University has been selected as a nodal centre to facilitate the Smart India Hackathon 2022 hardware edition. The university is hosting problem statements provided by the ministry of home affairs. SIH 2022 is being organized by the ministry of education’s innovation cell (MIC).
A total of 15 teams will be participating in the hardware edition, in which 105 participants will be competing against three problem statements from one ministry. Each problem statement has a winning amount of Rs 1 lakh. Under the student innovation category, three prizes of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000, and Rs 50,000 will be provided to the winning teams.
Every year, Smart India Hackathon is conducted at various nodal centres, where selected student teams, industry representatives, design mentors, and evaluators travel to the assigned physical centres.
Prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2022 programme, a nationwide initiative providing students a platform to solve issues faced in daily lives. During the event, the Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan invited everyone to the event. The qualifiers of the Smart India Hackathon 2022 presented their new innovative projects at the event.
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a nationwide initiative by the ministry of education’s innovation cell to provide students with a platform to solve pressing problems of the government, ministries, departments, industries and other organisations.
Smart India Hackathon’s hardware grand finale is scheduled from August 25 to 29 and software grand finale from August 25 to 26. It has witnessed huge participation from ministries, departments, PSUs, and private organisations in providing problem statements. SIH 2022 has offered 476 problem statements received from 62 organisations.
Several higher educational institutes or incubators are identified as nodal centres by the ministry of education’s innovation cell and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in different cities. During the SIH grand finale, student teams work round-the-clock under the guidance of mentors and industry or ministry representatives to produce working solutions for selected problem statements.
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