Smart India Hackathon 2020

How is SIH 2019 different?

Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.The last edition of the hackathon saw over 5 million+ students from various colleges compete for the top prize at 65+ locations.In SIH 2020, the students would have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within various Ministries, Departments, Industries, PSUs and NGOs to create world class solutions for some of the top organizations including industries in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.

What is SIH 2020?

  • World’s Biggest Hackathon and Open Innovation model, an initiative by Ministry of HRD 4th edition of highly successful.
  • Smart India Hackathon initiative Involves 2 Lakh+ students with 57,000+ ideas from 2200+ institutions against 530+ problem statements provided by 120+ organizations from across India.
  • Students across India compete creatively to solve problems of Ministries, Departments and Industries to give solutions Harness.
  • Technology Students across India compete to creatively solve problems and offer technical solutions
  • Harness expertise of students from AICTE/UGC approved institutions, IITs, NITs and IISc.

Why join SIH 2020?

  • Get innovative solutions to your problems in cost effective ways Opportunity to be a part of Nation Building Opportunity to brand your company.
  • Nationally Recognition and visibility for your company across all premier institutions in India
  • Talented youngsters from all over the country offer out-of-the-box solutions to your problems
  • Be part of World’s biggest Open Innovation Movement Opportunity to work with some of the best talents in the country
Invitation to Private & Public Sector industries and NGOs to join Smart India Hackthon (SIH) 2020

Share your problems and get them solved by students across India

    • SIH2020 Software & Hardware Edition:
    • Problem statements submission by Central &State Ministries, Departments, PSUs, Industries & NGOs
    1. Submission of Problem Statements (PSs) by Central & State Ministries, PSUs, Industries and NGOs on the SIH portal.
    2. Review of Submitted PSs & finalization by concerned committee
    3. Publishing finalized PSs
    1. Registration of College SPOCs on SIH portal
    2. Blocking published PSs by SPOCs of Colleges or Institutes
    3. Internal campus hackathon to be conducted in each college or institute by their SPOCs on their blocked PSs
    1. College SPOC to be responsible to conduct internal hackathon in the campus
    2. College to finalise total best 5 teams + 2 waitlisted teams from the internal hackathon. SPOC to recommend the selected teams for SIH 2020 Software edition at SIH portal
    3. Out of the 5 selected teams per college, 4 can be chosen from blocked PSs & 1 can be chosen for Student Innovation category
    1. Team leaders of the selected teams to be registered at the SIH portal to submit ideas
    2. Submission of ideas by selected teams against PSs by college SPOC for the SIH2020 Finale
    3. Evaluation of submitted ideas
    1. Result analysis
    2. Publishing Result
    3. SIH2020 Software Grand Finale: 14th-15th March, 2020 (Tentative)

SIH 2020 - Themes

Smart Communication

Designing devices which would help in easing communication chennels between various communication devices and points.

Healthcare & Biomedical devices

Designing devices that would help in managing healthcare better.

Agriculture & Rural Development

Designing devices keeping in mind the need to enhance the primary sector of India - Agriculture and the lives of our Rural Population.

Smart Vehicles

Creating intelligent devices to improve commutation facilities, quality of travel experience and overall travel safety features hardware.

Food Processing

Creating state of art solutions to manage and process our agriculture produce.

Robotics and Drones

There is a need design drones and robots that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handling medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, etc.

Waste management

Solutions could be in the form of waste segregation, disposal, and improved transportation system.

Clean water

Creating state-of-the-art devices to improve distribution, management and purification of water.

Renewable Energy

Innovative ideas that help manage and generate renewable sources more efficiently.

Security & Surveillance

Creating state-of-the-art safety and security technologies for India.


Technology ideas in tertiary sectors like Hospitality, Financial Services, Entertainment, Tourism and Retail.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe
Chairman, AICTE
Chairman, Smart India Hackathon 2020

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Chairman and MD, Persistent Systems
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee,
Smart India Hackathon 2020

Prof Partha Chakrabarty
Director, IIT Kharagpur
Smart India Hackathon 2020

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
Director General,
Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
Mentor, Smart India Hackathon 2020

Dr. Abhay Jere
Innovation Cell, Organizing Secretary
Smart India Hackathon 2020

Executive Committee of SIH 2020

Dr. Abhay Jere
Innovation Cell
Chairman, Executive Committee

Dr. Mohit Gambhir
Director, MHRD's
Innovation Cell
Secretary, Executive Committee

Dr. Papri Banerjee
Assistant Director, MIC
Member, Smart India Hackathon 2020

Mr. Vivek Kulkarni
Engineering Head,Persistent Labs
Smart India Hackathon 2020

Mr. Pratap Sanap
Solution Architect, Persistent Systems
Smart India Hackathon 2020

Mr. Tushar Juvekar
Head - CSR, KPIT Technologies Ltd.
Smart India Hackathon 2020

Mr. Praful Nikam
President,Y4D Foundation
Smart India Hackathon 2020

The Supporters of SIH 2020

Platinum Partner
Communication Partner
Media Partner