Smart India Hackathon aims to harness techonological creativity of youth
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 31-Mar-2017

Kochi, March 21: “Smart India Hackathon” will be having their Grand Finale on 1-2 April 2017 at Kochi, Kerala. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism. In this event, 53 teams covering 230 students from technology institution/engineering colleges across the country. The Ministry of Tourism will be hosting the “Smart India Hackathon” events Grand Finale this weekend. Including Kochi, the event is held across the 26 cities in the country. 29 Government Departments will be coming together to get involved in the event and to support the participants.

Smart India Hackathon is organised in collaboration with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and i4c. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and is aimed to help institutionalize the model of harnessing the creativity and technical expertise of youth in technical institutions. 

Hackathon for Tourism sector will be focusing on the use of technology to solve problem statements pertaining to Tourism Sector posed by Ministry of Tourism such as Safety & Security of Tourist, Path breaking technological solutions that would catapult India as a leading tourist destination, Museum Commentary etc. The event is organised at the Mar Baselios Institute of Technology and Science [MBITS], Kothmangalam, Cochin.

Ministry of Tourism has directly given a problem statements relating to tourism sector. The problem statements given were based on the industry requirements which will be used to challenge the students for developing innovative digital solutions. 

The prizes will be given to those who come up with newly developed solutions/technical products. The prizes will be distributed to three, the main winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up. The Ministry of Tourism will be preparing a plan of action for integrating the products/software which has come out this hackathon into the Departmental functioning after the event completes.