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“Smart India Hackathon 2023” starts at Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology in Jaipur

Around 180 participants from 30 elite teams representing top technical institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, VIT, and others are participating

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December 19, 2023, 6:08 pm

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Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET), Jaipur hosts two days' grand finale of the “Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2023”.

JAIPUR: Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) in Jaipur is currently the center of attention in the tech world as the institute is hosting the two-day grand finale of the “Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2023.”

The event in the software category is focusing on five problem statements from the Government of Jharkhand. Around 180 participants from 30 elite teams representing top technical institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, VIT, and others are participating to solve these.

The SIH finale’s opening ceremony took place on Tuesday, attended by leading figures from the IT industry. The chief guest, Manoj Pipersania, founder of Softserv INC., shared his insights on project success and stressed upon the phases of team formation, brainstorming, norming, and performance.

Guest of Honor Dr. Munish Jindal, founder & CEO of HoverRobotix, highlighted the importance of developing software solutions for real challenges and advocated for a balance of competitive spirit and cooperative learning. Infosys Mining Engineer Professional Lalit Mohan Soni, the special guest, stressed the significance of human collaboration in technology.

Dr. Dinesh Goyal, Director of PIET, expressed pride in PIET being the chosen venue for this esteemed event. He described SIH-2023 as a gathering of talent and creativity, aimed at driving technological advancement in India.

The event commenced with a local inauguration, followed by a central inauguration under the Ministry of Education, leading into 36 hours of technological innovation presented by youth from across India. The event will conclude by awarding five winning teams with a prize of Rs. one lakh each.

This year’s SIH, organized by the Government of India in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, AICTE, and I4C, stands out as the country’s largest hackathon. It offers a platform for participants from 14 states and 26 cities to work together on solving real-world problems posed by various government departments.

First published: December 19, 2023