Inauguration of SIH 2020 Software Edition at Nodal Centre Parul University

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Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives and inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. Smart India Hackathon is conducted every year since 2017 in two formats, SIH Software and SIH Hardware Editions.

Smart India Hackathon used to be conducted at various nodal centers each year, where student participants, industry representative and mentors used to congregate physically at the assigned nodal centers to provide a solution on the selected problems.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which restricted movement and mass gatherings throughout the country, the SIH Software Edition is being conducted in ONLINE mode. Student participants, SIH coordinators and industry evaluators are coming together on a digital platform designed to facilitate the implementation of the event seamlessly, managed centrally by MHRD’s Innovation Cell & All India Council for Technical Education.

For the said purpose, Parul University was selected as one of the nodal centers to facilitate the SIH software edition operations and support to participants. Total 30 teams having 180 Participants are competing against 06 Problem Statements from Government of Sikkim. Each Problem statement has a winning amount of Rs 1 lakh.

Event will see the presence of Dr. Devanshu Patel, President Parul University, Prof. (Dr.) M. N. Patel, Provost, Parul university along with the Chief Guest For The Inauguration Ceremony of this mega event. Parul University Invited M Nagarajan, IAS, Director, Higher Education Department, Government of Gujarat and as Guest of Hon. Deepak Gadhia, Chairman, Sunrise CSP India Pvt. Ltd., Trustee, Muni Seva Ashram and Sunil Shah, Chairman, Gujarat Innovation Society.

The program will be centrally inaugurated from New Delhi by Ministry of HRD and Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD. The Hon’ble Prime Minister will also interact with the participating teams on August 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM like he does every year.

This year SIH team and experts from Participating Ministries/ Companies/ Organizations will centrally monitor the performance of each student innovator during hackathon and will decide on funding their Innovation and on offering them an opportunity of internship or job at their organization.

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