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Jaipur: Smart India Hackathon 2019 by MHRD kicks off in Jaipur

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar inaugurated the finale of Smart India Hackathon at JECRC University on Sunday morning.

Rimjhim Jethani | Updated:
March 2, 2019 11:25 am
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Union HRD minister Prakash Javedkar at JECRC Jaipur.

Jaipur: Smart India Hackathon 2019 software edition – an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) – was kicked off in the city’s JECRC University on Saturday. The event will conclude on Sunday. JECRC University is among the 48 nodal centers of the country to host the event.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar inaugurated the finale of Smart India Hackathon at JECRC University on Sunday morning.

The aim of this event is to engage technology-savvy students to come up with innovative and feasible solutions to industry-related problems.

According to the officials of the university, JECRC was again chosen as the nodal center for the world’s biggest innovation model Smart India Hackathon 2019 for the third time in a row.

Over a Lakh of students across the country will compete in the event at different nodal centers in the country. They will come up with innovation ideas in various fields including waste management, healthcare, and biomedical devices, robotics and drones, agriculture and rural development and find ways to implement them with the help of the software technology under the guidance of their mentors for over 36 hours continuously.

Last year in the event, more than 400 students participated in Smart India Hackathon 2018 to solve a total of 340 issues brought forth by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the participants in live video conferencing.

First published: March 2, 2019
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