SIH 2022

Idea Submission Process for Smart India Hackathon 2022

FAQ FOR COMPANY SPOC

Smart India Hackathon is an initiative of Government of India to help various government departments, private organisations get solutions for some of their pressing problems through students.
Smart India Hackathon started in 2017 with only software chapter. In 2018 hardware chapter was introduced. Four successful editions have been completed namely SIH2017, SIH 2018, SIH 2019, SIH 2020. Due to COVID19 SIH2020 was cancelled. Now Smart India Hackathon is at its 5th edition.
2,08,839 students had participated in SIH 2019. Out of this 89755 were female participants while rest were male participants.
Due to COVID 19, SIH 2020 could not be organised physically. In online edition students were asked to work in their home and showcase the developed prototype in the grand finale.
Smart India Hackathon will open its door for school going students of class 8th and above. Since the need has arisen to train these students, such decision was taken by AICTE-MIC. However, school students will only be allowed to participate in a selected list of problem statments.
Private Companies, MSME, NGO, PSU along with all government departments/ministries of Government of India or state governments may pose challenges in this hackathon to get those solved by students.
If an individual is a registered as a proprietor firm then he may submit problem statements in the name of his firm; No individual is allowed to pose challenges otherwise.
An amount of Rs 1 Lakh per problem statement shall be given by the organisation posing the challenges. In addition to that registration fee of Rs 25000 /- per company is applicable. Registration fee is only applicable for private companies, PSU, MSME, NGO etc. There is no registration fee for government departments/ministries/attached offices of ministries.
No, Univ/institutes cannot submit PS's under SIH 2022. They can nominate students from their institute to participate in this hackathon or nominate themselves as nodal centers to organize and support in this hackathon

FAQ FOR TEAMS

Higher Education Institutes (HEI) may be allowed to nominate 5 teams/college (qualified through an internal hackathon conducted by institute at their premise). For SIH 2022 Junior, 2 teams will be shortlisted/school by the schools, on the basis of student competitiveness for the hackathon. Teams shortlisted by HEIs and Schools will participate in the National Level Flagship Program; SIH 2022.
All team members should be from the same college/school; no inter-college/school teams will be allowed. However, for college/ institute; members from different branches of the will be encouraged to form a team. Each team would mandatorily comprise of 6 members including the team leader and at least one female member. As the software edition of the hackathon is digital product development competition, the majority of the team members MUST be well versed with programming skills. For the hardware edition, we encourage multi-disciplinary teams which means your team should have a good mix of Mechanical Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Product Designers and Programmers, etc.
a) The top 7 teams (5 teams for Software edition and 2 teams for Hardware edition) nominations (from internal hackathon) must be submitted on the SIH portal by the College SPOC only. 2 teams can be nominated in waitlist under each category.
b) SPOC registration will start from Second week of January 2022
c) The last date for team nomination and idea submission by College SPOC on SIH portal will March 2022. This deadline will not be extended under any circumstances and no exceptions will be made.
d) College SPOC must log in on sih.gov.in using his/ her credentials and fill out the details of 7 nominated teams.
e) With this new system, a team will not be able to make multiple idea submissions.
Yes, but the participant need to qualify HEIs Internal Hackathon. As Higher Education Institutes (HEI) may be allowed to nominate 5 teams/college (qualified through an internal hackathon conducted by institute at their premise). Teams shortlisted by HEIs will participate in the National Level Flagship Program; SIH 2022.
No, only class 6th and above can participate in hackathon. For SIH 2022 Junior, 2 teams will be shortlisted/school by the schools, on the basis of student competitiveness for the hackathon. Teams shortlisted by Schools will participate in the National Level Flagship Program; SIH 2022.
No, the students should be pursuing and enrolled in a regular course.
Notification regarding Winning Prize Money will be disclosed on the homepage of sih.gov.in
Once the details of the participating teams from HEIs and Schools are collected, all the participating teams will be on boarded over the sih.gov.in portal and a dashboard will be provided. The participant will submit their idea oriented to PS on the dashboard discussed above. The notifications regarding the same will be provided to the shortlisted teams via sih.gov.in homepage and emails.
Tentatively, the hackathon will be organized physically depending upon the restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Participating Team can nominate up to two mentors who can be any senior faculty and domain expert that will guide team and nurture their idea.
Notification and details about the dates and process will be put on our portal and will also be sent to your institutes. You may also keep a track of all the latest announcements and updates through the website.
It is proposed that problem statements may be invited from different central government ministries, departments, state government ministries/ departments, PSUs, private bodies & NGOs like previous editions.
NO, you are not allowed to submit the PS until and unless it is routed through the company management and fulfilling all the criteria.