Kumaraguru College of Technology is selected as one of the 48 Nodal Centres India for the Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Software Edition, Organised by MHRD, GoI and will have 27 teams comprising 162 students participate to  develop solutions for the problem statements.

Kumaraguru College of Technology is happy to have been selected as one of the 48 Nodal centres to host the world’s biggest open innovation model, Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Software Edition organised by MHRD, GoI along with AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems.

At this junction KCT is also happy to remember FORGE, the incubation centre stationed at the KCT campus was one of the 10 Nodal Centres selected by the MHRD to host Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware edition. The Kumaraguru campus strives to be place of inspiration for the aspiring innovators!

About SIH

Smart India Hackathon is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions.

Innovation capacity within India’s large base of students in higher technical education, remains the most untapped of our nation’s potential. Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) looks at catalysing student innovation to harness technology as tools to solve the many problems impeding our nation’s socio-economic progress, from the strategic perspective of creating a strong pipeline of proven innovations as supply to our incubation, investment, and acceleration programs.

Smart India Hackathon is in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and proving to be an important vehicle for sourcing new ideas and help them to convert into products and business. In order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and innovate on all fronts, MHRD organises Smart India Hackathon 2019.

Themes of SIH 2019-Software Edition

Smart Communication | Health Care & Biomedical Devices, Agriculture and Rural Development | Smart Vehicles | Food Technologies | Robotics and Drones | Waste Management.

Themes for KCT

KCT, as a Nodal center will have the student teams work on challenges related to Maternal Healthcare & Child malnutrition, biometric encryption, automation, and predictive analysis sourced from DI Patna MSME, Human Welfare Association – Varanasi & Shantha Sanofi – Biotech Company.KCT, as a Nodal center will have the student teams work on challenges related to Maternal Healthcare & Child malnutrition, biometric encryption, automation, and predictive analysis sourced from DI Patna MSME, Human Welfare Association – Varanasi & Shantha Sanofi – Biotech Company.

The Chief Guests

Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Director – Human Resources at Samsung Electronics is the chief guest of the inauguration ceremony and Prof. Alok Prakash Mittal, Member Secretary, AICTE is the chief guest of the valedictory ceremony. Along with them is present KCT Nodal Center Head, Ms.Indupriya, i4C.

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