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Smart India Hackthon – (SIH)- 2019 begins at Graphic Era Deemed to be University

Graphic Era Deemed to be University has the proud privilege of being selected by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India as one of the 48 nodal centres for organizing the final round of Smart India Hackthon – (SIH) 2019. Today the two day event was inaugurating through video conference by Mr Prakash Javadekar, hon’ble Union Minister, HRD. Addressing the participants in all the nodal centres, the hon’ble Minister said that SIH is a unique Open Innovation Model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges being faced by the industry and the government. Prof Anil Saharabudhe, Chairman AICTE also addressed the participants through video conferencing.

 26 teams, from various parts of the country, that include, students from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab etc are participating in this event at Graphic Era Deemed to be University, on  problem statements from GAIL, BEL, SkipperSeil and MSME.

The hon’ble Prime minister Mr. Narender Modi will interact with the participants over video conferencing at 10 pm onwards today. Prof. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, Uttarakhand Council for Science & Technology (UCOST) will grace the valedictory program of Smart India Hackthon 2019.