GUWAHATI, March 29 - Preparations are on to host the Smart India Hackathon 2017 at the Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT) here on April 1 and 2, a press release received here stated.
An initiative by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the effort is to make the dream of Digital India a reality. GIMT Guwahati was selected as the only nodal centre in the North East among 26 nodal centres all over the country.
This initiate of the AICTE attempts to institutionalise a model for harnessing the creativity and problem-solving skills of the young talents, thus leading to digital solution of problems faced by society.
Under the DoNER Ministry, a total of 33 teams, with each team comprising of 6 students and 2 mentors from 32 institutions all over the country will participate in the event. This grand finale is scheduled to be held simultaneously at all nodal centres across the country for a total duration of 36 hours continuously. The winners will receive cash prizes and a chance to be a part of NASSCOM�s 10,000 start-up programmes.