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Sr. No. Ministry PS Title Description & Briefs Theme Tech Bucket Category
1 AICTE AI based Chatbot to answer FAQs Background: There have always been queries of people regarding various topics to which answers are provided manually by people. In order to make this process fast the FAQs can be answer using the latest AI technologies where answers can be automatically generated according to the questions. Also for every question asked it can be stored and the list of questions can be increased to provide better mapping of question and answers. This process can reduce lot of work pressure for both the consumer and the government. Also providing quick responses and suggestions can help in the better economical market growth.

Summary: There have always been queries of people regarding various topics to which answers are provided manually by people. In order to make this process fast the FAQs can be answer using the latest AI technologies where answers can be automatically generated according to the questions.

Objective: We need you to develop an AI based Chatbot (mobile/web app) to create answers to queries based on FAQs and more FAQs getting automatically added including categorization. You can use machine learning algorithms to increase the dataset of questions and answers and ensure that the mapping of questions and answers remain maintained every time there is an increase in the dataset.
Smart Automation AI Software
2 AICTE Bulk email & SMS service Background: Information sharing is a major factor for development in the country. It is a time taking process to share information to all the citizens of the country through media and newspaper. In this modern generation almost everyone has a mobile phone in their hand. We can use this opportunity to share information directly to them through SMS or email. This will save time and money and information can be shared with a larger community within short time duration. Also such service can be used to repeatedly send SMS in case of emergency situations.

Summary: A bulk SMS or email service which can convey information to larger audience in short interval of time is a requirement. It can include alerts, warnings and news that are of high importance cam needs to be delivered to all the citizens of the country in a single go.

Objective: We need a mobile/web app that will allow sending Bulk email & SMS (around 1 crore) user in one go through SMTP or other technology and it will be compatible for that all the users should get an notification also in their mobile through Artificial Intelligence.
In addition features like log generation, notification of failure of SMS and/or email delivery, scheduling of SMS/emails, scheduler alert/notification system, users creation with different role and responsibilities, read & unread status, provision of importing contact details from excel worksheets, customizing emails with name of the receiver etc. should be included
Smart Education Telecommunication Software
3 AICTE Energy Conservation with modern technology Background: The world’s natural resources are already depleting, and people are starting to feel the repercussions of a wasteful lifestyle. As such, energy conservation is vital in today’s world. Not only does it help households save money, but it also encourages consumers to be more conscious about preserving natural resources. IoT has made homes smarter, so its application in energy conservation is more accessible. Smart appliances can inform homeowners of real-time consumption so that they can monitor their energy usage. Reports can easily be generated or extracted, allowing homeowners to monitor their daily, weekly, and monthly energy consumption accurately. In addition, sensors can be installed so that when owners leave the house, appliances will automatically turn off to conserve energy. Summary: In order to conserve energy we need to keep a check on all the type of resources that are being used in our day to day life. With IoT it becomes easy to track the resources we are using and we can monitor and keep a check on. Reports generated from such monitoring system can help in conserving natural resources and reduce unnecessary wastage if any. Objective: : We would like you to develop a mobile/web app system using IoT to make energy conservation easy. Also provide reports on usage of all the resources in day to day life and smart automation methods to reduce the amounts of any resource we use. Clean & Green Technology IoT Software
4 AICTE Graphical Password Authentication Background: Passwords are ubiquitous today on any platform, on possibly any website. But to remember so difficult passwords and that too on numerous websites seems daunting and therefore you can devise a project illustrating graphical password strategy. This will allow the user to set passwords in the form of graphical presentation in a certain pattern and later use that pattern to login o the system. Summary: Remembering numerous passwords from various different sites can be difficult for a user. So to provide some flexibility we can provide users a graphical password authentication system where instead of creating a password a user has to select graphical objects in a particular order to keep it as their password. Objective: : In this method, the user is required to select some images (let’s say different chocolates) in a specific pattern (for example dairy milk is followed by 5 stars which is in turn followed by KitKat and so on). Next time the user tries to log in, the images would have been shuffled, but the user will be required to follow the same pattern which was used initially. Every time the user will have to use the same sequence while the images are placed in different ways. This type of authentication is difficult to break since neither brute force nor dictionary attacks could breach it. We need techniques that can be easily implemented and provide better results to this process. Blockchain and Cyber Security Machine Learning Software
5 AICTE Network Traffic Analyzer Background: Also called “Packet Sniffing”, network traffic analysis and monitoring is a process used to keep an eye on all incoming and outgoing traffic, network activity, and availability. It is used to detect anomalies, identifying operational issues, comparing real-time networks with historical data to identify potential threats and issues. For a project, you can analyze the data packets that are sent across the network. After analyzing these packets you can work on a report to give your insights, and if required, countermeasures if there is an anomaly. Summary:
Also called “Packet Sniffing”, network traffic analysis and monitoring is a process used to keep an eye on all incoming and outgoing traffic, network activity, and availability. It is used to detect anomalies, identifying operational issues, comparing real-time networks with historical data to identify potential threats and issues. For a project, you can analyze the data packets that are sent across the network. After analyzing these packets you can work on a report to give your insights, and if required, countermeasures if there is an anomaly. Objective: : We need a software in which using your networking skills you can find out such anomalies in the network also as an extension, you could also devise software that could identify if there is a traffic analyzer in the network by an external agent.
Blockchain and Cyber Security Cyber Security Software
6 AICTE Software for easing government procurements Background: Government purchases various components through tender which takes a lot of time as the process of allocation of tender takes more than 2 months. Often it is observed after allocation of tender the fulfillment of the required tender takes more than required time. From tender allocation to tender completion it takes more than 6 months to complete all the process as government itself have to compare all the required items. Summary:
Government purchases various components through tender which takes a lot of time as the process of allocation of tender takes more than 2 months. Often it is observed after allocation of tender the fulfillment of the required tender takes more than required time. From tender allocation to tender completion it takes more than 6 months to complete all the process as government itself have to compare all the required items.
Addressing this issue will help the government in having transparency and parity in rates of items procured by different Govt organizations and the entire process of tender allocation will take very less time then what is taking now. Objective: : There is a requirement of software(Mobile/Web App) for Govt procurements which lists various items with specifications, rates, warranty and compare them and decide the best option., like one available for car insurance etc. This may avoid calling tenders, deciding L1 etc. This may also brought, transparency and parity in rates of items procured by different Govt organisations.
Smart Automation Data Science Software
7 AICTE AI based tool to get information about 5 good institutes based on AISHE Background: India as we know is a densely populated country and Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. With the advent of time technology and the requirement of job sector has changed drastically as compared to 10 years back.Many sectors have experienced tremendous growth in employment and thus masses opt for those sectors whereas in many sectors there is huge unemployment either due to low jobs availability or demand of skilled workers is required. Thinking of the each and every branch and when comparing it with the current employment in India and abroad, we will definitely find some points that will help in predicting the admissions and jobs scenarios in the fields of engineering and technology, management and pharmacy. Summary:
Due to the changing technology and its requirement for getting employed in India and abroad, there has to improvements suggested by experts for predicting the Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy. This is not a one time process and needs to be done frequently as trends in the industry keep changing.
Addressing this problem will help in knowing the top good institutes and also will give the details on how the institute was able to sustain a good position. This will help in development of all other institutions and better growing opportunities will be opening.
Objective: : We need you to develop a portal where information of 5 good institutes based on AISHE data like faculty student ratio, infrastructure (Laboratory and Hostel facility), research facilities at institutes etc will be shown up. And this data should change according to the latest AISHE data. Always maintain the portal with the real time data from AISHE.
Smart Education Data Science Software
8 AICTE AICTE Event/Activity (Workshops, Talks, FDP, Meeting etc) management system. Background: Currently in AICTE Event/Activity Management happens manually. Such examples of activities that happen manually are Booking of meeting room/auditorium, communication to all the bureaus/members regarding meetings through email and SMS alerts, intimate canteen for refreshment/Lunch/dinner arrangements, update the information on AICTE social media like Facebook & Twitter page, Report generation, activity log checking etc. This manual process generally takes a lot of time to implement and can cause delay to the actual work. With the fast growing network of AICTE, it needs to automate its process to provide ease to manual work. This can highly increase in economic growth of AICTE and manage all events very smoothly with all information to have directed to one single portal. Summary:
Due to manually management of Events AICTE faces a lot of challenges where they lose a lot of time to gather all the events together. Create a common portal for all AICTE Event/Activity management would ease you their work and make the work process robust and flexible. This will ensure AICTE to have all events under one umbrella from where the management would be easy and confortable. Objective: : We need you to create a portal where using this system organizing Bureau/cell will initiate the event by deciding on the following point:
• List of various committees (including members)
• List of involved Bureaus or cells
• Role and responsibilities of all concerned members and committees.
Required features in the portal would be as follows
• Booking of meeting room/auditorium
• Communication to all the bureaus/members regarding meetings through email and SMS alerts
• A separate interface to intimate canteen for refreshment/Lunch/dinner arrangements
• An interface of this system to update the information on AICTE social media like Facebook & Twitter page.
• Report Generation
• Activity Log
• Dashboard
• Any other relevant features
Smart Education Data Science Software
9 AICTE Career dendrogram Background: In order to realise the goal of demographic divide, every citizen of the country needs to be educated for job, be it a scientist, a doctor, engineer or whatever to meet not only the needs of our society but also the other societies elsewhere in the world. Every student aspires to become a great person and self reliant, but their passion and likings are diverse. In order to cater to the aspirations of the students and facilitate them to aim it high, they are required to be informed about the number and type of jobs this country has in the future years, as also the number of business persons, entrepreneurs, workforce in all areas of employment. A national database of actual requirement of workforce, category-wise by both Government and Industry, the type of educational or skill qualification required, nature of job, eligibility criteria, salary and perks, career development /progression in every field / sector of employment is urgently required. As each individual nurtures different desires to become in their life, there is a need for career dendrogram, so that one can put forth a concerted efforts to become the best in his vocation and excel in life rather than make umpteen number of mistakes of wrong selection of course of education or career and repent later and go on trying different things losing his precious time/life. Summary: A national database of actual requirement of workforce, category-wise by both Government and Industry, the type of educational or skill qualification required, nature of job, eligibility criteria, salary and perks, career development /progression in every field / sector of employment is urgently required. As each individual nurtures different desires to become in their life, there is a need for career dendrogram, so that one can put forth a concerted efforts to become the best in his vocation and excel in life rather than make umpteen number of mistakes of wrong selection of course of education or career and repent later and go on trying different things losing his precious time/life. Objective: : We need you to develop a portal where we can use the national database to track the development of individuals. According to their performance in their workplace, their hobbies and extra curricular activities the portal should suggest them their career goals. This can be what they are best in and according to that what is the best career they can choose for themselves. This can reduce in making mistakes in selecting career. Smart Education Data Science Software
10 AICTE Lack of information about Academic Activities in single platform Background: Teachers, students are encouraged to take up research and innovate. Current accreditation, ranking and grading norms emphasizes research work and publications by both students and faculty. In order to take up research work and subsequently make publications of research findings, to collaborate and network with others who are working on similar problems there is a need to participate in global, national and local workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, etc. Students have to search for information about dates, places and themes of such academic confluences. Lot of time and efforts are wasted in this regard and despite that they may miss out vital information and chance to make presentations.
Availability of single portal will be extremely useful for obtaining the information about all academic activities across the country, universities and international arena in chronological order and in subject areas so as to enable the students, faculty, and researchers to access information and prepare well in advance and participate effectively and successfully.
Summary: Students have to search for information about dates, places and themes of such academic confluences. Lot of time and efforts are wasted in this regard and despite that they may miss out vital information and chance to make presentations. Addressing this problem will be extremely useful for obtaining the information about all academic activities across the country, universities and international arena in chronological order and in subject areas so as to enable the students, faculty, and researchers to access information and prepare well in advance and participate effectively and successfully.

Objective: : We need you to develop a portal where information about all academic activities across the country, universities and international arena in chronological order and in subject areas so as to enable the students, faculty, and researchers to access information and prepare well in advance and participate effectively and successfully.
Smart Education Data Science Software
11 AICTE Lack of sustainability in appointment of Faculty in Higher Educational Institutions and Colleges Background: Retirement of faculties and appointment of faculties in colleges is not standardised in our country. While retirements are mandatory on superannuation, steps to fill up the vacancy that arises immediately is lacking. When a vacancy arises in the middle of the academic year on account of the superannuation of a faculty, the students are the victims. There should be state or National registry or databank to assess the actual faculty requirement college-wise keeping in view the date of retirement and number of teachers who retire, so that recruitment process can start well in advance and the faculty is readily available as soon as a faculty retires. Standard of education in India cannot be improved unless we fill all the vacancies every year selecting suitable candidates. Summary: Faculty’s appointment in colleges tend to be slow in our country when there is an immediate need of faculty. This happens because in so short notice it is impossible to get a faculty for the college. This problem makes the students victim where they lack behind in their academics.
Addressing this problem can help in appointing faculties in a very roburst process.
Objective: : We need you to create an app which will indicate the future vacancies and positions so that proper planning of recruitment is possible. All the data of faculties who are retiring or leaving the institute should be updated in the app and simultaneously find out faculties for that position who are ready to join. This would help to decrease in manually searching for faculties and automatically find and contact the faculties who are interested to join.
Smart Education Data Science Software
12 AICTE Portal to know about various National and International scholarships Background: India as we know is a densely populated country and every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. With time students also look for good scholarships based on the merit, skills, income, etc. Getting scholarships would help such students to even excel more. Summary: With growing technology and market scholarships in the market is also increasing but is the data is not confined to one place. People have to find various places to check for good scholarships.
Addressing this problem will help in knowing various national and international scholarships. ALos it will encourage students to increase their merit to get such scholarships for better future.
Objective: : We need you to develop a portal where various National and International scholarships based on merit, study field, income etc. are shown up. This should be a real time data management which should be updated with the latest scholarships that are being offered.
Smart Education Data Science Software
13 AICTE Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology with respect to demographic locations Background: India as we know is a densely populated country and Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs.With the advent of time technology and the requirement of job sector has changed drastically as compared to 10 years back.Many sectors have experienced tremendous growth in employment and thus masses opt for those sectors whereas in many sectors there is huge unemployment either due to low jobs availability or demand of skilled workers is required.Thinking of the each and every branch and when comparing it with the current employment in India and abroad, we will definitely find some points that will help in predicting the admissions and jobs scenarios in the fields of engineering and technology, management and pharmacy. Summary: Due to the changing technology and its requirement for getting employed in India and abroad, there has to improvements suggested by experts for predicting the Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy with respect to demographic locations.This is not a one time process and needs to be done frequently as trends in the industry keep changing.
Addressing this problem will introduce the required changes that would bring the current youth and upcoming generations in parallel with the students of other countries in terms of knowledge and skills in that domain.However due to lack of information on employment potential for the proposed courses AICTE is giving approval and the students pass out from such Institutions/Branches of Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc remain unemployed. At present, there is no mechanism available to find out how to estimate/forecast employment potential for any branch(s)/course(s) in Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources and formulating computer program/application. There is a need to forecast the current trend in the admissions and job sectors so as to blend the courses and syllabus accordingly to keep the youth employed and skilled with rapidly changing world.
Objective: :
AICTE grants approval for establishment of new technical institutions and starting of new courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture etc. At present the criteria for grant of approval for such courses is based mainly on infrastructure available as per the minimum norms prescribed by AICTE (Approval Process Handbook). However due to lack of information on employment potential for the proposed courses AICTE is giving approval and the students pass out from such Institutions/Branches of Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc remain unemployed. At present, there is no mechanism available to find out how to estimate/forecast employment potential for any branch(s)/course(s) in Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources and formulating computer program/application using neural networks OR any other programming tools.Development of Application Software to estimate/forecast employment potential of Graduates/Post Graduates in different branches/courses on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources could be useful for granting approval along with infrastructure and other facilities.Modern era AI and computing systems can be employed to help in the process and any significant innovation in this field is highly appreciated which considers multiple factors and forecasts the admissions and jobs sector scenarios.There is a need to forecast the current trend in the admissions and job sectors so as to blend the courses and syllabus accordingly to keep the youth employed and skilled with rapidly changing world.
Smart Education Data Science Software
14 AICTE To develop in integrated and robust online platform for the researchers providing the information and relevant details about national/international research grants Background: There are many Governmental and Non-Governmental sources of grants for undertaking research in Colleges and Universities. Lack of information in one platform about the institution granting funds, criteria of selection, norms and stipulations, time period, purpose for which grants are available, last date, eligibility criteria for all the grants available at International, National levels and local and subject-wise details, is inhibiting several potential researchers from availing the grants for undertaking research projects.
Provision of such a platform would be useful in enabling healthy competition among researchers and also for the best utilization of funds for research programs.
Summary: Research has been the backbone of an excellent education system and in order to add value to the research ecosystem of the country, there of need to have a robust platform available for the researchers wherein they can have the information available about the national/international grants available for them to carry out research activities more effectively. Objective: : To develop a robust online platform for the researchers providing the information and relevant details about national/international research grants
Smart Education Data Science, AI and Machine Learning Software
15 AICTE Integrated information platform for information about Indian Universities Background: There are more than 1000 universities in India and these universities are offering thousands of undergraduate, post-Graduate and doctorate courses. The students applying for these universities have to do a lot of comparison for choosing the university/course on the basis of various criteria’s. A PAN India university information bank is required for accessing course details, comparison of courses, facilities and faculty, admission, tracking student mobility, viewing results, evaluation and certification, verification of certificates, joint online courses (MOOCs). This will help both student and faculty communities for self improvement through comparison and emulations. Lack of information is leading to self glorification and inbreeding among University and College student and faculty members. Summary: The universities in India provide various courses on different disciplines and the students have to compare these courses on the basis of various parameters. The courses range from Bachelor, Masters and P.hd courses. The integration of these details on a single platform will enhance the transparency and remove difficulty being faced by the students due to lack of information.

Objective: : To develop an integrated platform to provide the information of the courses offered by Indian universities
Smart Education Data science and AI Software
16 AICTE Integrated annual academic calendar for all the Indian universities Background: Due to the autonomy given to then Indian Universities, These institutions have developed their own annual academic calendars. The students wanting to get admissions in other institutions need to wait for the results of the previous course. Students of those Institutions who complete their examinations and get results early have the opportunity to select the course of their choice and move to the University of choice while those whose results are declared late have no (Or) less options of courses and colleges available for them. Students also have to travel to each of these colleges to get information, apply and get admitted and so on. This results in huge cost and loss of time to students in their academic career.

In order to provide level playing grounds for all the students there is a need for effective implementation of a common uniform calendar in all the colleges and Universities across the Nation.
Summary: An integrated annual academic calendar for all the Indian universities will bring better integration for the students going to different institutions for the higher degree program. This will also help in the government agencies to implement their schemes in all the academic institutions effectively due to a single integrated manner. Objective: : To develop an integrated annual academic calendar for all the Indian universities
Smart Education Data Science and AI Software
17 AICTE Online integrated platform for projects taken up by the students of various universities/colleges. Background: Innovation is the key to betterment of education and students in the Indian universities/colleges put a lot of efforts on the projects as a part of the academic requirements. If a common knowledge platform (with a facility for plagiarism) is created to bring all project works taken up at various levels by the students in Technical / Higher Educational Institutes and Universities throughout the country , then it will be a great source of knowledge and also will help the student community to take up unique/innovative project works Summary: An integrated platform should be developed where in all the universities/Colleges provide information about the projects done by the students. The information on this platform will help in the peer learning and this will also help in cross functional research between various universities/colleges. Objective: : To develop an online integrated platform for projects taken up by the students of various universities/colleges. Smart Education Data Science and AI Software
18 AICTE Inter-linked platform for Campus Placement in Higher educational Institutions of India Background: As on today, in our country we are not having any master data base regarding campus placement in technical institute and Universities throughout the country. By mapping the entire placement details throughout the county, the percentage of un-employability can be identified in various fields of education. This will help the policy makers to come out with appropriate solution through framing of policies for tackling the unemployability in the country.
Provision of common platform in which the entire data base of campus placement of all technical institutes/ Universities throughout the country by interlinking it will be extremely useful for the following:
1. Government/Policy makers to come out with appropriate solutions.
2. Corporates to have access to the students through a central database
Summary:
An integrated platform should be developed where in all the universities/Colleges can share the resources for campus placement and the corporates can also access this database for recruiting students for the available vacancies. Objective: :
To develop an inter-linked platform for Campus Placement in Higher educational Institutions of India
Smart Education Data Science and AI Software
19 AICTE Interlinked platform for School education, Higher education and Technical education in India Background: As of now, we don’t have master data base regarding students at various levels, without which framing policies with regard to education and upliftment of student community is difficult.

Provision of common platform in which the entire data base of school education, higher education and technical education are interlinked, which will help the government to identify the grey areas where actual concentration is needed. Further, the percentage of students entering various fields of education and percentage of student drop outs also can be identified and also State/District wise drop outs can be identified and thereby these places can be targeted for improvement.

Summary: An integrated platform should be developed for the integration of School education, Higher education and technical education in India. This will help in:

1. Better synchronization between the agencies controlling School education, Higher education and Technical education.
2. Access to real time data for framing policies related to School education, Higher education and Technical education
3. Integration in all these three verticals
Objective: : To develop an Interlinked platform for School education, Higher education and Technical education in India
Smart Education Data Science and AI Software
20 AICTE To develop a Mobile App for AICTE Background: AICTE website consists of lot of information on approved institutions, different schemes of the Government, Rules and Regulations, etc., related to Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Arts and Crafts. By using latest Innovative Ideas, Mobile App may be developed for providing some of the important/frequently required useful information like, approved & unapproved institutions, etc., which are presently displayed under Statistics (Dashboard).
Organization will look for attractive Mobile App developed with latest innovative ideas to display/provide information on some of the important activities of AICTE with user friendly concept.
Summary: Mobile application development for the AICTE for providing the relevant information to the concerned stake holders will result in:
1. Easy access to information
2. User Friendly Mode
Objective: : To develop a Mobile App for AICTE
Smart Education AI and Data Science Software
21 AICTE Attractiveness and User Friendliness of AICTE Website Background: AICTE website consists of lot of information on approved institutions, different schemes of the Government, Rules and Regulations, etc., related to Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Arts and Crafts. By using latest Innovative Ideas, Mobile App may be developed for providing some of the important/frequently required useful information like, approved & unapproved institutions, etc., which are presently displayed under Statistics (Dashboard).
Organization will look for attractive Mobile App developed with latest innovative ideas to display/provide information on some of the important activities of AICTE with user friendly concept.
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Summary: For the better user experience, An new version of the AICTE Website should be developed as per the latest trends following:
1. Latest Graphical User Interface
2. AI/ML concepts
3. Security
Objective: : To develop a new website for AICTE
Smart Education AI and Data Science Software
22 AICTE Centralized grievance system portal Background: Every year more than AICTE processes more than 6 crore of documents of various applications/requests made to AICTE. It also does tasks like approval of grants, fellowships, schemes, and lots of office work is required which is done manually. With the queue increasing day by day need to automate approval process, schemes, training, VC, Fellowship, office work of transferring the docs, meetings with appropriate futuristic technology in a single mobile application. Summary: Every year more than AICTE processes more than 6 crore of documents of various applications/requests made to AICTE. It also does tasks like approval of grants, fellowships, schemes, and lots of office work is required which is done manually. With the queue increasing day by day need to automate approval process, schemes, training, VC, Fellowship, office work of transferring the docs, meetings with appropriate futuristic technology in a single mobile application.
Addressing this problem will give AICTE automation for tasks like transferring files from one department to another, approval of grants, fellowships, schemes, and lots of office work. This is reduce the time for completion of the process done internally and also it is enable smooth execution of the work.
Objective: : At our technical helpdesk, we are facing a problem regarding remotely access the institution PC for assist institutes to resolve the technical issues. If possible, there should be a platform which should be available on AICTE portal or centralized grievance system portal like any desk or team viewer through which we can easily and securely access the Institute PC with the permission of institutes representatives.
Smart Education Web/App develpment Software
23 AICTE AICTE TASK Management Mobile Application Background: Every year more than AICTE processes more than 6 crore of documents of various applications/requests made to AICTE. It also does tasks like approval of grants, fellowships, schemes, and lots of office work is required which is done manually. With the queue increasing day by day need to automate approval process, schemes, training, VC, Fellowship, office work of transferring the docs, meetings with appropriate futuristic technology in a single mobile application. Summary: Every year more than AICTE processes more than 6 crore of documents of various applications/requests made to AICTE. It also does tasks like approval of grants, fellowships, schemes, and lots of office work is required which is done manually. With the queue increasing day by day need to automate approval process, schemes, training, VC, Fellowship, office work of transferring the docs, meetings with appropriate futuristic technology in a single mobile application.
Addressing this problem will give AICTE automation for tasks like transferring files from one department to another, approval of grants, fellowships, schemes, and lots of office work. This is reduce the time for completion of the process done internally and also it is enable smooth execution of the work. Objective: : There is a requirement of a single comprehensive mobile application which uses modern technology to for automating AICTE approval processes for schemes, training, VC, Fellowship and the office work automation and meetings to be integrated within app are some of the basic requirements. The list of things that can be automated is huge and with modern technology can be explored and innovated.
Smart Education Web/App Development Software
24 AICTE Geotagging of all educational institutions integrated with virtual tour on Bharat Map so that any students/parents can visit any part of the country on map and take virtual tour along with facilities/courses available across the country. Background: Every year there are lakhs of students who seek admission into various colleges around the country. Often students and their parents have to travel to multiple colleges physically to view the entire flora and fauna, view the infrastructure and gather information about various courses and facilities provided by college. Some people travel from one end of country to another which is time taking and is not easy to do instantly give the fact that students have very less time for completing the admission procedure. Summary: Every year there are lakhs of students who seek admission into various colleges around the country. Often students and their parents have to travel to multiple colleges physically to view the entire flora and fauna, view the infrastructure and gather information about various courses and facilities provided by college. Some people travel from one end of country to another which is time taking and is not easy to do instantly give the fact that students have very less time for completing the admission procedure. Hence with the modern technology rapidly growing, sitting at home we can take a virtual tour of some famous places of the world.
Addressing this problem will enable the parents and students to get a full virtual tour of the colleges and get the information regarding courses and facilities provided instantly. This will save the time and expenses of travelling also and will enable in better decision making for the parents/guardians while choosing colleges, courses and hostel facilities.

Objective: : Geotagging of all educational institutions integrated with virtual tour on Bharat Map so that any students/parents can visit any part of the country on map and take virtual tour along with facilities/courses available across the country is a much needed solution to help the students and their parents/guardians take the decision sitting at home. It will enable the parents and students to get a full virtual tour of the colleges and get the information regarding courses and facilities provided instantly. This will save the time and with the current COVID crisis, this solution will be a boon for many students as risk of getting affected while travelling will be cut short completely.
Smart Education Web/App Development Software
25 AICTE One Point Student Verification through Mobile Application Background: Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. The task to track students on a one on one basis and also send job alerts to the graduates is also hectic due to the huge number. AICTE and MHRD aims to track students and colleges to help them in various processes like ease of student identification, ease of AICTE approved college tracking, ease in distribution of fellowships, grants, training. Since there is no one point identification of students the process itself takes time as it requires to have letters from college heads which is also time taking process. Hence to track the huge number manually is hectic and a time taking process due to which many students and graduates may miss out on important opportunities. Summary: Due to the huge number of graduates and freshers entering into college, the task to track all becomes hectic if done manually. Also since no single point of data collection is done the task to send job alerts, track college students, granting fellowships, grants, trainings and similar works also becomes time consuming.
Addressing this problem will give AICTE and MHRD, the ability to easily identify students, graduates and colleges so that the time to do the task is cut short and deserving students may not loose out on the important fellowships, grants, training opportunities and similar things if there is one point of viewing the entire data. This will also help in students to view all opportunities from one single point, be it jobs, training or fellowships.
Objective: : There is a requirement of a single mobile application which uses modern technology to store students biometric details and college details to help in effective tracking for job alerts, fellowships, schemes. The working model should provide integration between National Academic Depositary, Digital Locker & Instant Aadhaar (Aadhaar Portal). This App will provide the link between Aadhaar Number & Roll Number and the students should update the data of “Aadhaar Number” along with “Roll Number” on National Academic Depositary (It is like Linking roll. no. with Aadhaar No.). This will help in Verification of AICTE Approved Institutes, Verification of Students and Message service for students like job alert etc.
Smart Education Web/App Development Software
26 AICTE One Point Student/Faculty Details Verification through Functional Application Software Background: India as we know is a densely populated country and the need to automate the banking and collating processes is widely needed. With the introduction of UID, it became mandatory to have it for identification purposes. Then slowly it got integrated with almost all the sectors. AICTE data base has information about Faculties and students of AICTE Approved Institutions including Aadhaar, PAN and Bank Details. The Aadhaar & Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details are maintained by UID & NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India). However still there is no integration done to obtain common facility that exists to verify the Aadhaar, Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details from UID & NPCI and PAN of the faculty and students. This increase time to get the details when needed and often results in delayed time. Summary: Due to the huge number of faculties and students and different points of data for verifying their Aadhaar, Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details from UID & NPCI and PAN.
Addressing this problem will give AICTE and MHRD, the ability to easily identify students, faculties as it will be a single point of verification of them. Integration should be done to obtain common facility that exists to verify the Aadhaar, Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details from UID & NPCI and PAN of the faculty and students. Objective: : There is a requirement of a single portal/app which uses modern technology to become a One Point Student/Faculty Details Verification through Functional Application Software. AICTE data base has information about Faculties and students of AICTE Approved Institutions including Aadhaar, PAN and Bank Details. Aadhaar & Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details are maintained by UID & NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India). Currently there is no common facility that exists to verify the Aadhaar, Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details from UID & NPCI and PAN.
Availability of a functional software for automating the process of collating the information on Aadhaar, Aadhaar Seeded Bank Account Details and or PAN received from faculties/students for verifying these details from UID & NPCI is needed to reduce time spent when done manually. As such, the availability of functional application software will be extremely useful and ease of verification is the main point to be addressed and use of innovation is highly appreciated to fulfill the Objective: and involve modern technology.
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Smart Education Web/App Development Software
27 AICTE Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy with respect to demographic locations Background: India as we know is a densely populated country and Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. With the advent of time technology and the requirement of job sector has changed drastically as compared to 10 years back. Many sectors have experienced tremendous growth in employment and thus masses opt for those sectors whereas in many sectors there is huge unemployment either due to low jobs availability or demand of skilled workers is required. Thinking of the each and every branch and when comparing it with the current employment in India and abroad, we will definitely find some points that will help in predicting the admissions and jobs scenarios in the fields of engineering and technology, management and pharmacy. Summary: Due to the changing technology and its requirement for getting employed in India and abroad, there has to improvements suggested by experts for predicting the Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy with respect to demographic locations. This is not a one time process and needs to be done frequently as trends in the industry keep changing.
Addressing this problem will introduce the required changes that would bring the current youth and upcoming generations in parallel with the students of other countries in terms of knowledge and skills in that domain. However due to lack of information on employment potential for the proposed courses AICTE is giving approval and the students pass out from such Institutions/Branches of Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc remain unemployed. At present, there is no mechanism available to find out how to estimate/forecast employment potential for any branch(s)/course(s) in Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources and formulating computer program/application. There is a need to forecast the current trend in the admissions and job sectors so as to blend the courses and syllabus accordingly to keep the youth employed and skilled with rapidly changing world. Objective: : AICTE grants approval for establishment of new technical institutions and starting of new courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture etc. At present the criteria for grant of approval for such courses is based mainly on infrastructure available as per the minimum norms prescribed by AICTE (Approval Process Handbook). However due to lack of information on employment potential for the proposed courses AICTE is giving approval and the students pass out from such Institutions/Branches of Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc remain unemployed. At present, there is no mechanism available to find out how to estimate/forecast employment potential for any branch(s)/course(s) in Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources and formulating computer program/application using neural networks OR any other programming tools. Development of Application Software to estimate/forecast employment potential of Graduates/Post Graduates in different branches/courses on short term and long term basis by correlating data from various sources could be useful for granting approval along with infrastructure and other facilities. Modern era AI and computing systems can be employed to help in the process and any significant innovation in this field is highly appreciated which considers multiple factors and forecasts the admissions and jobs sector scenarios. There is a need to forecast the current trend in the admissions and job sectors so as to blend the courses and syllabus accordingly to keep the youth employed and skilled with rapidly changing world.
Smart Education Machine Learning Software
28 AICTE Security Management System Background: Security Management System and its requirement in todays time is widely understood from the fact that people throughout the country have started opting for CCTV cameras in their home, offices and business. Although only the CCTV systems are not enough as criminals take advantage of blackouts (zones which are not covered by cameras) and enter the premise. Also in many cases it was found that criminals disrupted the power supply to the CCTV cameras or destroyed the cameras thus leaving no trace of the crime they committed. Summary: Security Management System and its requirement in todays time is widely understood from the fact that people throughout the country have started opting for CCTV cameras in their home. Although only the CCTV systems are not enough as criminals take advantage of blackouts(zones which are not covered by cameras) and enter house.
Addressing this problem statement by using modern technologies like motion sensors, image recognition systems and IoT and biometrics, we can make our offices and home more secure. Objective: : There is a need to develop a robust security system which is not dependent on CCTV or any one technology but consist of multiple technologies and alerts the residents far away even when there is no one in the house. When it comes to the security of your business, home, offices, IoT can help save the day. IoT sim cards can be applied to various devices that can be connected to sensors such as clothing with biometric sensors, facial recognition, footprint sensors, and more to increase the security of homes, offices, and buildings. Just imagine the applications—doors can be unlocked through facial recognition, lights can be activated with motion or footprint sensors, the camera is activated, and a live feed is triggered on your smartphone, or the police can automatically be notified if an intruder breaks a lock in your home. Use of AI, biometrics, motion sensors and many cutting edge technology will result in a more robust system.
Smart Education IoT Software
29 AICTE Standard Course Curriculum Design for all the Universities across India Background: India as we know is a densely populated country and Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. With the advent of time technology and the requirement of job sector has changed drastically as compared to 10 years back. However we still follow the same curriculum designed years back as per the need then. Lets take example of the learning basics of computers. With time industries have revolutionized and almost all require to have basic knowledge of computers for working or getting employed. Yet when we compare this with our curriculum we find that out of all existing subjects only 5-7% involve basic computer knowledge. Hence the need to modify the existing curriculum as the current demand is a must requirement. The above example for involving computers in all curriculum is a small example. Thinking of the each and every branch and when comparing it with the current employment in India and abroad, we will definitely find some points that require to be amended with the current syllabus. Summary: Due to the changing technology and its requirement for getting employed in India and abroad, our current curriculum needs some amendment. Be it the need of basic computer knowledge or using modern cutting edge tech to carry out surgeries or studying nano technology and use of modern cooling systems for making chips to become a superpower in semiconductors race, we need amendments in the current syllabus, without which we will still be lacking in the employment sector. This is not a one time process and needs to be done frequently as trends in the industry keep changing.
Addressing this problem will introduce the required changes that would bring the current youth and upcoming generations in parallel with the students of other countries in terms of knowledge and skills. Mapping the structure, scheme and contents of the syllabus should be done keeping in mind the current and future requirements that the industry will ask from the individuals. The basics and fundamentals of a field will always remain the same and the most required aspect to be a pioneer, yet the amendments should be done frequently to keep the skills matching with the current and future job requiremnt.
Objective: : AICTE approved courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture etc are affiliated to different Universities and are conducted as per the syllabus prescribed by these Universities. There are more than 100 such universities in the Country affiliating the same course(s). However, the structure of the course, content and scheme of the course differs widely from University to University, resulting in variation in the academic standards of the same degree approved by AICTE at the time of admission to higher studies and employment in India and abroad. Therefore there is a need to develop an application to map structure, content and scheme of the courses at present run by affiliated Universities and map important features and compare with a standard curriculum of highest standard. This would help AICTE to develop and enforce uniform academic standards all over the country for all its approved Courses. Modern era AI and computing systems can be employed to help in the process and any significant innovation in this field is highly appreciated.
Development of Application software to map structure, content and scheme of the courses run by affiliating Universities (with mapping of important features) and compare with a standard curriculum could be useful to develop and enforce uniform academic standards all over the country for all its approved Courses. We aim for amendments in the curriculum which should be achieved by keeping the fundamentals as it is as it is the fundamental knowledge which helps to innovate and keep innovating.
Smart Education Web/App Development Software
30 Autodesk Design a Drone using Autodesk Fusion 360 Software (Free for education & Students) for ANY ONE of the below services. Abstract:
Disaster mitigation and relief: Drones can go places that humans can't access, so they are an ideal solution for dangerous search and rescue efforts, as well as for delivering emergency supplies to remote locations and disaster areas.
Drones are playing a significant role in following activities undertaken by Military, Healthcare, Disaster & Rescue management, Fire Fighters, Warehouses, Municipal Authorities etc.

There is a need to design Drones and Robots that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handing medical emergencies, search and rescue operations. Download Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software platform for product design and manufacturing.
Generative Design (GD) harnesses the power of Machine Learning (ML) to propose hundreds of solutions to a design or engineering challenge. Then designers can select the best idea based on technical requirements, accelerating the development process. Students are encouraged to wield this new tool in designing the drone which will have more weightage in their evaluation criteria.
1) Surveillance
2) Spraying disinfectants
3) Spraying fertilizers/pesticides
4) Medical & Emergency Food Supplies Delivery
5) Surveying & Mapping
6) Public Broadcast
7) Monitoring Body Temperatures
8) Monitoring oil and gas pipelines and infrastructure for detecting leakages, safety, security, and ensuring operational continuity
9) Monitoring industrial/office premises for safety, security, asset monitoring, and executing business critical activities within sites
The design should pass through all the below mentioned phases:
- Ideation/Conceptualization (20%)
- Modelling/Designing using Generative Design (40%)
- Simulation and Analysis (20%)
- Animation and Rendering(20%)
Robotics and Drones IoT, Robotics Software
31 Ministry of Ayush Mobile Application for Diet Recall Background: A diet recall is a dietary assessment tool that consist of a structured interview in which participants are asked to recall all food and drink they have consumed in the previous 24/7 days etc.

Summary: It relies on a trained interviewer to give proper dataset and interviewing questions to set in the mobile application, an accurate memory of intake, an ability to estimate portion size, and the interviews’ reliability to not misreport. Consultancy record of dietitian is mandatory to authenticate application questions and reliability

Objective: Mobile Application to keep track of Quantity/Quality/type of food taken (with pictorial images)
Built AI Based smart food analyzer Application that allows user to keep track of their food and also recommend best dietary chart based on their vat, pitta, and kapha state. And also (Carbo/fat/protein etc...) (Ayurveda – Rasa etc.)
Mobile application should generate monthly /weekly report of the user. Application should have gamification feature which motivates the user to follow the diet chart (Like badges, points etc...)
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI Software
32 Ministry of Ayush Portable decoction of (Kashaya) Making Machine Background: Process of making Kashaya is a cumbersome process, hence there is usual non-compliance of patient to Kashaya.

Summary: Kashaya refers to water detection or water extract of an herb or group of herbs. Dry herbs are taken as per the specific traditional Ayurveda Formula. Water is added 8 times of herbs and boiled over mild fire till it reduces to one fourth of its initial quantity. Problem Statement: Process of making Kashaya is a cumbersome process, hence there is usual non-compliance of patient to Kashaya.

Objective: Automated portable Kashaya (Decoction) making device which can be carried at office / Work place with ease of portability.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech IoT Hardware
33 Ministry of Ayush Virtual reality based solution for training medical students Background: Simulation is effective in many domains and has been found to be ‘superior to traditional clinical education, producing powerful educational interventions that yield immediate and lasting results. To teach the complex subjects we need virtual reality based platform which allows the students to learn topics

Objective: Virtual reality based solutions for teaching Ayurveda medical students on topics live Ayurveda surgical and para-surgical procedures.
Virtual reality solution should include the practical demonstration with 3d pictorial and it should be multilingual to in nature so it becomes easy for the student to understand.
It should be scalable solution. If in future if any professor wants to change the content than it should allow.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI Software
34 Ministry of Ayush Centralized thesis repository (MD/PHD) Repository Summary: Every year approx. 5000 post graduate ayush students submit MD/PHD thesis to their respective universities.
Problem statement – though thesis of some universities are being uploaded on shodhganga, the thesis are not detected in plagiarism software. Hence, there is no mechanism to detect plagiarism in thesis submitted in MD/PHD Thesis.

Objective: Solution:
A universal database for MD/PHD thesis submitted under Ayush system of medicine which supports plagiarism detection in thesis. With user side as well as admin side.
It should automatically check the plagiarism from standard plagiarism checker plugin integrated in the system once the user or admin submit the thesis in the platform and generate the plagiarism report. It only allows submission if it pass the plagiarism(Less than 5%) test otherwise platform should deny the submission.
Smart Education AI Software
35 Ministry of Ayush App for Ayush Services Availability Background: There are approximately 4000 Ayush hospitals across India distributed under different council and hospitals of the government of India.

Objective: Ayush hospitals finder application using google Map API which shows the location and nearby Ayush hospital with opening time and closing timing and by integrating various bio-medical data sources, containing information relevant to the hospital demographics, their inpatient procedure rates, Outpatient department etc.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI Software
36 Ministry of Ayush Smart Watch with vital record and lifestyle recommendation with mobile application Background: Smartwatches have evolved from being fashion accessories to comprehensive health and fitness trackers which track daily activity, exercise, sleep and general health with a wide range of sensors.

Objective: Smart watch which track blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, ECG. Which should be AI based and give alarm if there is anything wrong. With application with the above record tracking
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech IoT Hardware
37 Coal India Limited Development of VR / AR (Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality) based application to train and up-skill the workforce involved in safely executing high risk tasks and problem solving key operational challenges in Coal mining industry. Background: The mining industry is known worldwide for its highly risky and hazardous working environment. Technological advancement in extraction techniques for proliferation of production levels has caused further concern for safety in this industry. Research so far in the area of safety has revealed that the majority of incidents in this hazardous industry take place because of human error, the control of which would enhance safety levels in working sites to a considerable extent.
India is the world's second-largest coal producer as of 2021. Coal production in the country stood at 715.95 million tons (MT) in FY21. Between April 2021 and October 2021, coal production in India stood at 379.597 million tons (MT). Coal is the main pillar of India’s energy sector. In 2021, it said, India consumed 93.2 crore tons of coal, 77% of which came from domestic production and 90% of which was used for power generation.
The National Foundation of India study said that crores of Indians depend on the coal economy directly or indirectly. It highlighted that more than 1.3 crore Indians are employed in coal mining, transport, power, sponge iron, steel and bricks sectors.
According to studies, skill-based errors are most critical and require immediate attention for mitigation. Training and upskilling the work force can help avoid errors which are based on mostly based on predictive fuzzy reasoning.
Summary: VR technology has its unique advantages in several fields related to coal mining, such as miner safety training and emergency rescue drilling, besides drifting-producing process simulation, disaster scenario simulation, and mechanical operation training.
Coal mining, regarded as a high-risk industry, has a strong demand for virtual reality (VR) to fulfill safety and emergency rescue training. A cloud-based VR system is to be designed for the training of coal miners. This system has to be a browser/client architecture which will include modules demonstrating the full procedure of an underground coal mine. The online cloud-rendered video streaming is to be adopted to provide enough computing and rendering power for a better browser-based user experience. Furthermore, game artificial intelligence (AI) can also be introduced into the system to increase the emotional exchange between the system and users.
Objective: The objective is to provide an AR/VR solution that can simulate the real life situations and challenges of the coal mining industry and the workers can be trained and can be given the first-hand experience and possible solution to tackle such a scenario which will help avoid mishappenings and could save dozens of lives.
Disaster Management Skill development Software
38 Coal India Limited Work clothing that has sensors embedded in it to securely transmit data to managers about hazardous conditions and the workers’ physical conditions, improving safety overall Background: The mining industry is known worldwide for its highly risky and hazardous working environment. Technological advancement in extraction techniques for proliferation of production levels has caused further concern for safety in this industry. Research so far in the area of safety has revealed that the majority of incidents in this hazardous industry take place because of human error, the control of which would enhance safety levels in working sites to a considerable extent.
India is the world's second-largest coal producer as of 2021. Coal production in the country stood at 715.95 million tons (MT) in FY21. Between April 2021 and October 2021, coal production in India stood at 379.597 million tons (MT). Coal is the main pillar of India’s energy sector. In 2021, it said, India consumed 93.2 crore tons of coal, 77% of which came from domestic production and 90% of which was used for power generation.
The National Foundation of India study said that crores of Indians depend on the coal economy directly or indirectly. It highlighted that more than 1.3 crore Indians are employed in coal mining, transport, power, sponge iron, steel and bricks sectors.

Mining workers are affected by many hazards – from ventilation problems, mine flooding, gas explosions, ceiling collapsing, mine haulage, sudden inrushes and mine inundation, spontaneous combustion, to un-optimized evacuation routes. There is no exact solution that can forecast these risks and avoid them even before they occur.
Summary: Mining workers are affected by many hazards – from ventilation problems, mine flooding, gas explosions, ceiling collapsing, mine haulage, sudden inrushes and mine inundation, spontaneous combustion, to un-optimized evacuation routes. And mine operators have been working for decades to ensure no fatal accident results in death, injury, or poor health of miners. Objective: To give a solution to design smart work clothing that has sensors embedded in it to securely transmit data to managers about hazardous conditions and the workers’ physical conditions, improving safety overall.
Smart Automation IoT Hardware
39 Coal India Limited Prototype of a Solar Powered IOT Device with the ability to connect to a smart network to be used in Geo Tagging of Physical Assets Created under CSR Background: In 2014, India became the second country in the world (after Mauritius) to mandate spend on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by introducing specific provisions through Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013). The new law required companies to spend in a given financial year, at-least two percent of their average net profits earned over the preceding three financial years subject to satisfying certain qualifying conditions. The Board of Directors were required to explain reasons for underspend, if any, in the company’s Annual Report.
Over the years, these provisions underwent changes and more recently, with an objective to reinforce compliance, anti-abuse and strengthen governance, transparency and flexibility, the MCA has introduced significant changes through the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021 to amend the CA 2013 and its related rules.
The amended rules became effective from 22 January 2021 and require close review as they directly impact implementation of a company’s CSR initiatives and also introduce new concepts like a specific negative list in the CSR definition, mandatory treatment of CSR underspend, mandatory impact assessment, mandatory registration by NGOs undertaking CSR activities, etc. These changes are likely to trigger impact across regulatory, accounting, finance and tax domains.
Coal mining industry is not a clean industry and there is a need for balancing between the development opportunities provided by the industry and its environmental as well as social impacts.
In response to the international call for sustainable development, integration of CSR measures in core operations of all business companies in India has been made mandatory and most of the companies claim compliance of the statute.
The Indian coal mining industry has been making substantial expenditure and effort towards CSR initiatives since years in order to meet the legal requirements and international expectations. A study was required to analyze as to what extent CSR initiatives of the industry contribute to sustainable development, i.e. to what extent the use of natural resources and the environment is possible, given the current level of economic activity; what responsibilities the industry should bear in order to achieve sustainable development goals on its part and how far it has gone adopting CSR initiatives.

Currently there is no mechanism to monitor the progress of a coal mining CSR project on a real time basis. Summary: Since the Corporate social investment can help businesses build a reputation as a responsible business, which in turn, lead to competitive advantage. Corporates sometime may take undue advantage of CSR projects to save taxes, attract investments, media attention, forge relations with local authorities to turn the bids in their favor etc. by announcing a big fund or categorizing a project under CSR.
Amended CSR rules has cast enhanced obligation on the Board, CSR Committee and Chief Financial Officer of the Company for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of CSR activities of the Company.
In light of the detailed requirements, a Company needs to assess and put in place, suitable mechanisms to collate the data required for disclosures. Also, an evaluation of the completeness of financial disclosures in the Annual Report is required CSR Rules mandatorily require impact assessment report to be placed before the Board and the reports to be annexed to the Annual Report on CSR. Companies should evaluate whether the full impact assessment report should be annexed to the report or an abridged version could be appended, with a reference to the Company’s website, if any, where the detailed report shall be hosted or provide details of a designated person who could be contacted for the full report, in case the Company does not maintain a website.
Objective: To give a software and a hardware solution that can identify, track and monitor the progress of the project on a real time basis. The solution should also have the capability to store a databank of all the assets created and give the analytics from the same.
Transportation & Logistics IoT Hardware
40 Coal India Limited Moving vehicle registration plate detection Background: Mining operations are generally spread over a vast area in remote locations and harsh environments. Coal extraction is a high cost and increasingly high technology venture that requires the utmost operational efficiency as well as uninterrupted workflow and delivery cycles. Operations cannot afford to be impacted due to lack of visibility as to the location and status of machinery, equipment and vehicles, since this causes delays, increased cost and mounting losses and is also an open invitation to theft and misuse. Real-time location tracking and monitoring, especially of moveable assets such as the vehicle fleet transporting the coal, is thus of critical importance to the mining industry.
Tracking pickups and deliveries of thousands of truck-loads moving daily to and from various locations inside mining areas to processing plants, rail wagons or jetties is a logistics nightmare.

Moving vehicle registration plate detection:
RFID is fitted with vehicles moving across the mining region. The RFIDs are mapped to their respective registration number. It happens that two vehicles may exchange registration plates for malicious purpose including theft or forgery.
A system is to be created to extract registration number from number plate of moving vehicle. The data captured should be transferred to cloud environment which can be available for further analysis of theft or proof reading.
Summary: In general, most companies employ an active (battery-powered) radio frequency identification system to track trucks entering and leaving a mine with a load. This can be accomplished via a real-time location system (RTLS) if there are vehicles parked that need to be located quickly.
But more commonly, an active RFID transponder is affixed to a vehicle, with readers set up at various points—at a mine’s entry gate, at a weigh station, at an exit and so forth. Software tracks the truck’s location, and you can usually run a variety of reports. The best solution really depends on the type of information that you would like to collect and use.
Objective: To create an anti-theft auto security system that can extract registration number from number plate of moving vehicle. And can capture and transfer data to cloud, which can be available for further analysis of theft or proof reading.
Transportation & Logistics Data Science Software
41 Coal India Limited A system of IoT devices to measure load weight in a dumper Background: When the causes of fatal accident in coal mines are analyzed for the last 43 years since nationalization of coal mines, it is clearly observed that there are five major causes, such as Ground movement, Fall other than fall of ground, Transportation machinery (other than winding), machinery other than transportation machinery and explosives which contributes almost 91% of the total accident. That is why we divided the cause of the accident into five groups and rest of causes are in one group.
Accidents due to ground movement contributed 41%, transportation of machinery (other than winding in shaft) contributing 31% along with Machinery Other than Transportation Machinery, Explosive and Fall (other than the fall of Ground) which contributed 6%, 4% and 9% respectively.
When the last thirty-three years of fatal accident due to dumper and wheeled trackless transportation (truck, tractor, tanker) machinery data of Indian coal mining industry was further analyzed, an average number of accidents due to trackless transportation machinery (wheeled) came out to be quite high ranging from 47.2 to 28.3 per year.

In Coal mining a dumper is loaded with Coal and then transported to specific location. Many such dumpers does not have load cells to measure the loaded quantity.
Summary: In Coal mining a dumper is loaded with Coal and then transported to specific location. Many such dumpers do not have load cells to measure the loaded quantity.
To make money, transporters prefer carrying more than the prescribed quantity of coal in their vehicles. Overloading exceeds the load rating of tires and braking system on a dump truck and extends the total stopping distance of the vehicle. In an emergency braking scenario, brakes get hot quickly and lose their effectiveness. Hence increasing the chances of accidents resulting in fatalities.
Routine and regular overloading increases the wear and tear on structural, steering, chassis and suspension components which leads to a less than reliable hydraulic system. When drivers attempt to lift the dump bed, the hydraulic ram isn’t strong enough to lift the load. When the truck is parked on an angle, the additional weight of an overloaded dump bed causes the truck to tip to the side.
Many a times overloading causes the truck to skid, resulting in a head-on crash or rollover incident. An overloaded truck is much harder to control during an off-the-road recovery.
Objective: The object is to provide a solution to measure the load weight of the dumper using IoT technology. The solution should give dynamic measurements based of coal loaded into the dumper which will help stop overloading of the dumper and hence mitigate the risks of fatal accidents.
Transportation & Logistics IoT Software
42 Ministry of Consumer Affairs Smart Buffer Stock Solution Background: In 2017, the government was struggling to keep prices of the essential vegetable affordable as retail prices had crossed Rs 60 per kg in Delhi. Then Union Food Minister had expressed his helplessness in controlling onion prices and blamed reduction in the area of cultivation and hoarding by traders for the shortage. The government was forced to take measures such as procuring onions from local markets and discouraging exports to bring the prices down.
In order to keep a watch on the hoarders, the government has roped in various agencies to keep a check on the hoarding activities over the period of time.
Also, with predictions of a "below average" monsoon in the year 2019, the Central government asked procurement agencies to store at least 50,000 tons of onions to ensure that market prices remain under control in case of shortage.
The buffer stock would be used to control prices in case there is a shortage of onions in the market.

Fluctuating weather and decreasing monsoon, causes decrease in crop (onion) output which in turn creates a demand supply gap hence leading to increase in prices or inflation. Summary: Reports from across the country indicate there has been an unnatural spike in the prices of vegetables, disrupting the carefully planned kitchen budgets of millions. An all-India survey on the retail price of vegetables like onions and tomatoes between November 18 and 28 showed that most households in big tier-1 cities forked out around Rs 100 for a kilo, while the average payout in tier-2 and tier-3 cities was Rs 80 per kg. Even the prices of sturdier staple vegetable—potato are up about 20%.
Unseasonal rains all over the country have ruined vegetable crops and disrupted market operations, creating a shortage. High diesel prices too have added to the woes of consumers as they bear the increased transport costs. The crash and spurt in prices of these essential veggies has unfortunately become an acceptable cycle. For instance, last year saw a high in onion prices in September and a huge spurt again was witnessed this February on account of unseasonal rains. Then followed a sudden spurt in production by mid-March triggering a 30-40% fall in prices. In Lasalgaon, India’s onion hub, farmers were in tears as prices crashed from Rs 4,000 a quintal to a low of Rs 2,500. The government had to take last-minute measures like banning onion exports as soon as prices soar.
One of the reasons prices of potatoes are relatively stable compared to other vegetables is because they use 90% of the warehousing cold storage space and do not rot easily. Similar cold chain/ storage infrastructure for other important veggies, with central support, will give better returns to farmers and provide stable prices to consumers. The more perishable onions and tomatoes can be processed and stored, as is done in many advanced countries.
Objective: The Department wishes to create buffer stock of onions in the harvest season and keep the buffer stock intact with its food value, moisture and taste for at least a period of six months from date of storage. We would want the technical solution to be proposed for the following:-

(a (a) Storage of onions in the traditional storage systems and warehouses available in the country.
(b) Technical solutions for storage of onions in temperature controlled storage systems, warehouses.
Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development Mechatronics Hardware
43 Ministry of Culture Virtual Visit to Indian pilgrimages Background: A Virtual Pilgrimage experience is an alternative to travel that is perfect for those who are unable
to leave their home, or even for those who are just looking for a Spiritual Journey. These can
benefit the senior citizens who can visit these sites using their phones. The user can visit the
pilgrimages of India from anywhere at any time.

Summary: In COVID times, people cannot reach their favorite pilgrimages they are devoted towards. In addition Pilgrmages also suffer financially.
In addition disabled or old devotees are not able to visit the pilgrimages.
To develop a single virtual platform having live 360 visuals of famous pilgrimages of India will help these devotees

Objective: § To bring forward the culture of India to the rest of the world
§ Make sure users stay emotionally connected with their deity even in COVID induced lockdown
Heritage & Culture VR Software
44 Ministry of Culture AR App showcasing Turbans of India Background: The headgear (Turbans) that Indians wear is a particular aspect in every culture that defines
the rich and diverse culture of India. It is important to document and make available to the people of India the history, types and significance of turbans in Indian culture Summary: To develop a virtual museum on turbans having filters feature like snapchat to wear virtual turbans

Challenge is to create a high quality experience using any available resource on internet like photographs, video’s, 360 degree tours. Objective: § To value and preserve the rich heritage of our Indian culture.
§ To document the different types of turbans in India.
§ Encourage use of different types of turbans in various events
Heritage & Culture VR Software
45 Ministry of Culture OCR and Fastest Scanning Device and Application Background: Digitization of enormous amount of text and documents is necessary at huge pace to keep them from damage and making them available for upcoming generations who might loose interest or get totally disconnected with the texts if they are not accessible while relevant. Summary: OCR stands for "Optical Character Recognition." It is a technology that recognizes text within a digital image. It is commonly used to recognize text in scanned documents and images. OCR software can be used to convert a physical paper document, or an image into an accessible electronic version with text. It can assist in fast digitization of archival documents. The amount of archival data held by the government is enormous. Finding the document during the right time is time consuming. It's also challenging to safeguard the data.
Objective: ● Preserving archival documents.
● Efficient and easy search of documents
Heritage & Culture Automation Hardware
46 Ministry of Culture Indoor Navigation for Museums Background: Popularity of museums and knowledge dissemination will grow significantly if visitors get a personalized tour and guidance. Visitors should be guided in most efficient and interesting ways Summary: Indoor mapping and navigation solutions can be used in museums to provide a digital and
intuitive experience. A museum usually presents thousands of objects across a huge area. Indoor navigation with the help of an app can provide visitors with an active and engaging experience.
Due to the rigidity that comes with a human guide, museum/monument visitors do not receive a personalized experience. Objective: ● It is also beneficial in receiving detailed insights into customer behaviour, allowing for
more informed business decisions.
● 3D interactive maps allow museum visitors to search, discover, and learn more about
various exhibits
Heritage & Culture Spatial identification and Navigation Software
47 Ministry of Culture Hologram with Speech Synthesis Background: There are many events in the past where we don't find audio visual recordings in the archives. Many notable personalities from India have delivered iconic speeches in the past which are not recorded. These famous speeches by notable individuals will be synthesized from the transcript available. Their speeches will be presented through a three-dimensional hologram to provide people with a realistic experience. Summary: To develop a speech synthesis algorithm to bring historic speeches delivered by legendary personalities in the past back to life. Objective: ● These holograms can be shown in the Museum
● To recreate History which is not being recorded.
Heritage & Culture AI & VR Software
48 Ministry of Culture Augmented Reality Classroom Programme Background: Art and Heritage has been an integral part of our Indian Culture. These art forms and heritage sites can be brought back to life in a classroom environment. The heritage properties and art and craft of India can be brought to life from anywhere simply by using an AR application on the phone. Summary: To devise a chapter on Indian Built Heritage and enhance student learning experience by creating an AR mobile application to visualise monuments in 3D. Objective: ● Augmented reality models can be attached to a book. It will help provide an enhanced and expanded view of three-dimensional heritage properties and art by expanding the model in space.
● It can assist students learn more about India and its rich culture and heritage by using picture tracking and a simple visual animation technique.
Heritage & Culture AI & VR Software
49 Ministry of Culture Digital Reconstruction of Monuments Background: With time, monuments get depleted and destroyed because of a variety of elements like varying temperature, extreme climatic conditions, natural and man made disasters, etc.Over the past few years, technological innovation has contributed to the development of the methodology to acquire, analyse, use, convey information and even reconstruct monuments. The monuments can be reconstructed using techniques like photogrammetry, high-dynamic image ranging, 3-D laser scanning, etc Summary: To create a digital reconstruction of the monuments from the existing picture to predict how it was in the past.
Objective: ● To preserve our cultural heritage for future generations.
● It is essential that damaged and dilapidated historic monuments and artefacts are accurately documented, and that steps are taken to improve user experiences by means of digital reconstruction
Heritage & Culture AI & VR Software
50 Ministry of Culture Ticketless Entry System to Monuments/Museums Background: An e-ticket (electronic ticket) is a paperless electronic document used for ticketing. It can help in
better crowd management of museums/heritage sites. Summary: To devise a QR based ticketing system with necessary hardware for the seamless visitor experience in Museums/Heritage sites. In addition, The prediction of the expected crowd should be added as a feature. Objective: ● It reduces booking expenses by eliminating the need for printing and mailing paper documents
● Can help in keeping a better record of visitors
● Can improve sales as a visitor can book, purchase and print out the electronic ticket any time 24 hours a day.
Heritage & Culture Data science Software
51 Ministry of Culture 3D Planetarium Software Background: The free space simulation that lets the user explore the universe in three dimensions. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what one sees with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The Ministry of Culture is developing many planetariums in the country and there is no OEM from India developing Planetarium software. Summary: To develop an indegenous 3D planetarium software. Objective: ● The user can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
● Shows accurate positions of solar system objects in the sky
Heritage & Culture AI & VR Software
52 Ministry of Culture AR App for Monuments Background: History plays an eminent role in cultural representation of any place as heritage sites and monuments reflect tradition, art and culture of the previous golden era.This can be achieved through AR in historical recreation. Using a smartphone, the user can visit historic buildings and learn more about the past, swipe through monuments and see events of the past come alive in 3D. Summary: To develop an AR application for visitors so that they can scan any area in a monument and can see history come alive through augmented animations. Objective: ● An "Immersive Augmented Reality" based App to explore the Cultural Heritage of India. Heritage & Culture AI & VR Software
53 Ministry of Culture Virtual Excavation Game Background: Historical structures fundamentally portray the most distinctive aspect of the history and culture of a place. Excavation helps in finding out the evidence of past activity. Having a virtual excavation game can empower the students regarding different aspects such as excavation techniques, history, etc. It can also help the students learn about archaeology of India in an interesting manner. Summary: To develop a virtual excavation 3D game for students to excavate sites, learn about objects excavated and also develop your virtual museum. Objective: ● Help in learning about different excavation sites and techniques in India. ● Education and Entertainment
● Location (and Time) is No Longer a Problem
● Digital Replica of Artifacts
Heritage & Culture AI & VR Software
54 Ministry of Culture E-commerce for Artisans Background: The Indian handicraft and handloom industry engages over 23 million craftsmen. A cross-border e-commerce marketplace will allow buyers and sellers to meet at one platform for business. It will help in growing their business and the overall economy of our country. Summary: To develop an exclusive e-commerce platform for artisans to sell their products. The demand forecast of the items required, automatic quality checks on the items as well as Sentiment analysis with next recommendation actions for the artist shall be added. Objective: ● To promote the Indian handicraft industry globally
● Providing a common platform to make, market, and sell high-quality handicrafts and goods.
Heritage & Culture Data Science Software
55 Composite Regional Centre, Srinagar, jammu & Kashmir, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Tracing IP address and details of unidentified participants while academic sessions. Background: The links for academic sessions/webinars/CREs are shared by few students to miscreants, who then login into the meeting/sessions using the same link by using ID’s or names of other identified participants. After login into the meeting, miscreant/mischievous students creates indiscipline, confusion and use foul abusive languages to disturb the whole meeting.Summary: Covid Pandemic /Lockdown has resulted in frustrations among students,It has affected their mental health as well, resulting in unwanted behaviours and activities which disturbs the whole class, and the decorum of the session/academic activities.

The links for academic sessions/webinars/CREs are shared by a few students to miscreants, who then login into the meeting/sessions using the same link by using IDs or names of other identified participants. After login into the meeting, miscreant/mischievous students create indiscipline, confusion and use foul abusive languages to disturb the whole meeting. Objective:
1. Solutions need to be devised so that the intruders/miscreants are identified.
2. They should not be able to use IDs and Names of the identified Participants/Students .
3. It should get easy for the Host to block such intruders which does not happen usually.
4. Messages (which are usually disturbing and offensive) need to be blocked in such a way that they are not shown in the chat box or displayed during the session.
Blockchain and Cyber Security Cybersecurity Software
56 Composite Regional Centre, Srinagar, jammu & Kashmir, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Tracing IP Address behind VPN/Proxy Servers Background: Cybercriminals often operate using proxy IP addresses to mask their actual IP addresses for enhanced anonymity. Build a solution that can determine if an IP is actual or a proxy/VPN IP address. In addition to it, the solution should be able to trace the actual IP address as well as provide details of the VPN service provider. Use of external third party services is not recommended.Summary: 1. The growth of cybercrime in recent years has been astounding.
2. Cybercriminals sitting in any corner of the world are able to unleash significant damage through different types of cyber crimes such as hacking, identity theft and ransomware. The anonymity offered by the internet encourages them to commit these attacks without any fear whatsoever.
3. Hackers use various techniques to hide their digital footprint making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to catch and prosecute them.
4. One common technique is to not access the target computer directly but rather through a “proxy” server or a VPN server, which essentially acts as a layer between them and the target computer. As far as the target computer is concerned, it would only see requests coming from the “proxy” or the VPN server.
5.There are a lot of free and paid proxies, and VPN service providers, available. Objective: The primary objective of this problem statement is to trace a cybercriminal’s actual IP address hidden behind a proxy or VPN IP address, if used.

1. Build a solution that can take an IP address as input and determine if it belongs to a “proxy” or VPN service provider.
2. If a “proxy” or VPN service provider has been used, details of the same should also be provided.
3. The solution should also be able to trace the actual or real IP address behind the “proxy” or VPN IP address.
4. Participants may consider a simple browsing scenario, with and without a “proxy” or VPN, for demonstrating their solution.
Note: Use of external third-party services is not recommended.
Blockchain and Cyber Security Cybersecurity, CyberCrime Software
57 CRC Lucknow, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Accessing visual information (written information) by persons with visual disability. Background: Unlike sighted people, persons with visual impairment rely on alternative formats such as braille, large prints and talking book or tape recordings and electronic resources to meet their reading needs. The provision of information materials to persons with visual impairment has remained worrisome to producers and providers of alternative formats.Summary: The Internet and the World Wide Web have significantly increased the ease of access to information resources for people with disabilities due to the flexibility of use and the provision of assistive technologies such as screen readers for people who are BVI. However, web content is only useful if it is accessible and usable. The
concepts of accessibility, usability, and usefulness are part of a growing field that focuses on user experience (UX) and user-centeric design.
Objective: 1. The solution is to convert the available materials into alternative formats.
2. It should will enhance accessibility and usability by blind or visually impaired persons for visual information.
3. Solution should be more user friendly.
Smart Education Machine Learning Software
58 CRC Lucknow, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Enabling communication strategies for persons with hearing impairment. Background: Successful communication requires the efforts of all people involved in a conversation. Even when the person with hearing loss utilize hearing aids and active listening strategies, it is crucial that others involved in the communication process consistently use good communication strategies. The solution is to provide access to persons with hearing impairment audio information received over a variety of sources and enable persons with hearing disability communicate with fellow humans. Summary: 1.The main barrier to communication for people who are hearing impaired is the lack of consideration by others.
2.There is an urgent requirement to include all humans into the society as per the ratification of the UNCRPD act.
3.Considering the wealth of information that is being circulated, the persons with hearing impairment may lag behind if they are unable to access this information, some of which may be vital and urgent. Objective: Develop solutions for real time provision of closed and open captioning, subtitles for videos, text telephone which will allow text messaging over the phone line, and telecommunications relay services which allow text to speak conversions through an operator.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech Machine Learning Software
59 CRC Lucknow, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Enabling alternative accessible strategies for persons with speech impairment. Background: The solution is to provide alternative and effective communicative strategies to enable successful communication with fellow humans. People with Speech disability need to conclude with everyone around in best-way possible.Summary: Many people with hearing loss/ speech disability experience a drop in self-esteem and confidence because of their impaired ability to communicate with other people. Having difficulties in speaking can also limit one’s ability to learn and speak a new language; it is crucial that alternative accessibility solutions are provided to ensure these persons use good communication strategies. There should be an effective strategy to enable communication of speech impaired people with their surroundings. Objective: 1. Develop real time solutions for interpretation of speech via a sign language interpreter and provide synthesize voice output, text to speech and vice versa functionality
2. Development of virtual picture boards and communication solutions in all public places for effective communication.
Smart Education AI and Machine Learning Software
60 CRC Lucknow, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Development of easy operating systems for persons with locomotor disability. Background: Summary: Persons with disabilities continue to face barriers that prevent them from enjoying their full civil, political, economic, social, cultural and developmental rights. Mainstreaming and universal access for persons with disabilities are the ultimate goals of the disability movement. The solution is the removal of all cultural, physical, social and other barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from equally accessing opportunities and participating fully in all aspects of life. Objective: Considering the lack of universal accessibility, alternative solution is to provide indirect access by having the entity support to use of a person’s assistive device technology to achieve access.
Development of tongue-based operating system that would enable persons with limited control of hand and fingers, to enable control of smartphones, computers, wheelchairs and smart homes using only tongue muscles that will lead to independent living and improved functioning.
Development of a wheeled smart robotic device with GPS coordinates for wheelchair users and anyone else with difficulty standing or walking that would offer a safe ride whether going uphill, downhill, lateral slopes or on level surfaces in both standing and sitting positions.
Smart Automation IoT Hardware
61 Swami Vivekanand Institute for Rehabilitation, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED WEB-BASED OFFICE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Background: Web-Based solution to track the status of document/file going through approval process in any department.Summary: All the Institutes/ Departments under the Ministry are using some common file/document movement and approval procedures. The physical movement of such files/ documents has many disadvantages. When a document file is under process of approval, the location of the file document where it has been delayed on the way while moving from table to table, is very difficult to trace. The status of a document/ file which has been initiated is not traceable until it returns back to the parent section/ Office. During physical movement of files, there is every chance of missing files. Due to natural disasters or mistakes on an individual level, files/ documents may get damaged. There is a possibility of tampering of documents even after the same has been approved/ closed. There is wastage of huge amounts of paper and printing expenses. This procedure also requires attendants/ peons/ MTS personnel for the physical movement of files. It requires huge space for storing files/record keeping. Objective: Formulation of a common file/document movement procedure, which can be customized to suit the systems in different departments/sections and Institutions. Development of a web-based integrated platform for creation, forwarding, rejection/ approval of documents/ files in electronic format with facilities for making sketches, attaching external reference files etc. Customization facility to define the file movement procedure and nomination of designated Officers/ sections. User creation and user rights management Development of user-friendly web-based platforms for managing files under different categories viz. Note sheets for obtaining approvals, leave applications, interoffice notes, Circulars, P&A Office orders etc. The web-based platform should provide a user-friendly environment similar to popular email platforms enabling us to manage emails under various categories like primary, social, promotional, updates, spam, sent, outbox, inbox etc. Generation of reports based on files/ documents/information as per requirement. Centralized server with sufficient backbone connectivity, storage space and security. Training and implementation in various sections/ Institutions/ departments of the Ministry. Smart Automation Web Application Software
62 Swami Vivekanand Institute for Rehabilitation, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED PLATFORM & MOBILE APP FOR STORING & SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESSIBLE BUILDINGS/ OFFICES/ PUBLIC PLACES/ BUS STOPS/ RAILWAYS/ MARKETPLACE SCHOOLS ETC. Background: Web-Based solution widely accessible for storing and sharing information about buildings/offices/schools/marketplace etc.Summary: Presently, we can get a lot of information on a map-based platform using a PC or a mobile app. Examples of such apps are Ola & Uber showing taxi locations, Zomato & Swiggy showing restaurant locations and Google maps showing restaurants, filling stations, hotels etc. But today a disabled person is unable to browse and identify nearby locations having accessibility features. Offices, restaurants, bus stops, railway platforms, schools, cinema halls etc. which are having accessibility provisions can not be filtered and shown by any means today, which would be very helpful to persons with disabilities. There is no centralized web portal or app for storing of information on accessible Offices/ buildings/ departments/ public places. There is no platform where restaurant owners, film hall owners, hotel owners etc. can register and declare that their properties are now accessible. Objective: Development of a centralized platform with web-based portal and a mobile app for storing and sharing of information about accessible buildings/ public places/ offices. The system will also store their physical locations so that the information can also be shown on a on-screen map. The system will store and share information about the accessibility features viz. provisions of ramps, handrails, accessible toilets, Braille signage, accessible counters, lifts, wheelchairs etc. The system will store and share photographs and videos of such places. Registration of accessible buildings/ locations by the owners (private & Government both). Display of information to the disabled persons as per search criteria on a map based platform, like google map or Ola app. After a disabled person chooses a building/ location he/ she wants to travel using this system/ app, the app should guide him/her with suitable voice-based announcements (along with showing directions on the dynamic map) to navigate and reach the place. Facility should be similar to Google map or the app may integrate Google map for providing such facility. Centralized server for storing of information with security features. Smart Automation Website Development Software
63 National Institute for the empowerment of persons with visual disabilities, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Difficulties in correspondence of sighted person with a admin/teacher Background: A simple solution to make the conversation of sighted people with admin/teacher easier by converting Braille to readable format easily.Summary: When a person gives any application or exam in Braille that could not be read by the administrator or teacher directly without conversion. For this, they have to send the braille document to those persons who are experts in braille reading. This is a time taking process hence it is better to have tools which facilitate converting the matter from braille format to electronic format which could be read by everyone.
Objective: The prime objective of this problem statement is to make a simple Optical Braille reader. It could be basically a braille to e-Text converter which helps to convert the Braille format into e-Text format.
Smart Education Machine Learning Software
64 National Institute for the empowerment of persons with visual disabilities, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Difficulties to understand the concept in Math & Science for visual impaired person. Background: A simple solution to make tactile diagrams which will help a visually impaired person to understand complex concepts.Summary: Due to the problem in vision the persons are unable to see the Pictorial diagram published in the book which are essential to understand the concepts in a proper way specially in the case of Math & Science. Hence it is better to have a tactile diagram with students and teachers while teaching a particular subject. Objective: The prime objective of this problem statement is to make a tactile Diagram. To create a tactile diagram (at least 5); which could be used for Science & Mathematics subjects during teaching programmes. Smart Education Web and Machine Learning Software
65 National Institute for the empowerment of persons with visual disabilities, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Comprehensive tools to edit the pdf and convert into epub format. Background: Simple tool that will be more accessible for impaired readers. They function better with screen reading software.Summary: Such kinds of facilities are not available or not integrated in a single tool. Most of them are highly paid software, which are not easily affordable by every person. Some tools are available online but due to the poor internet connectivity many people are unable to access those tools. Hence we required a local tool on the above matter which could be run without the internet. Objective: Accessible pdf editor and e-pub Convertor. It is basically a tool which helps to convert the Word or PDF file into ePub format.
It should be progressive and can work without internet connection.
Smart Education Web and ML Software
66 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities(Divyangjan), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities IoT based solution for recording and storing metrics of normal and orthotic leg for analysis by Orthotist. Background: Solution for recording and storing metrics of normal and orthotic leg for analysis by Orthotist to provide corrective measures.Summary: A practical challenge faced in the field of assistive devices and orthotics is to measure real time efficiency of the device when fitted on the patient, such that the orthotist can better suggest the exercises/changes in gait to the patient. Analysis of data should be required to get analytics based on matrices. Objective: 1. An IoT enabled solution may be constructed to record the movements of the orthotic and normal leg based on various metrics like pressure, velocity and orientation.
2. This data can then be stored or sent to the orthotist in real time and then displayed in the form of graphs for analysis.
3. It would be an added advantage if the suggested solution is able to diagnose and suggest corrective measures based on the recorded data of the legs.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech IoT Hardware
67 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities(Divyangjan), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Using depth sensors or computer vision in prosthetic lower extremity exoskeleton appliance to alert or adjust gait. Background: Lower extremity exoskeleton prosthetic devices today not only need to provide active control, but alert and support the leg when the patient traverses an uneven surface like a pothole.Summary: These exoskeletons assist/replace the impaired parts of the users, allowing users to live/behave like healthy people while wearing the devices. For this type of exoskeleton, precise position control with electrical motors is the most common combination.
Objective: Proposed solution should make use of depth sensors or computer vision to detect uneven surfaces and alert the patient about the same.
Additionally, it may suggest to the patient as to where they should change course or gait using audio or tactical feedback.
A complete solution may also implement integrating it with the exoskeleton so it automatically initiates the gait change based on the input such that minimal manual effort is required.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech Durable medical equipment (DME) with AI and ML Hardware
68 NIEPID Secundrabad, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities App for registration of Persons with Disabilities under ADIP scheme Background: ADIP Scheme is being implemented by different agencies for Persons with Disabilities across India. However, a national portal regarding the latest ADIP beneficiary details is not available. Presently, there is no software application to register Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) for receiving Aids and appliances under ADIPS scheme. As UDID cards were in the process of implementation throughout India, this can be easily link with the present software proposed and have a timeline of benefits received by the beneficiaries under one application/ database. This would be helpful in identifying clusters which often remain unreached. Summary: for registration of Persons with Disabilities under ADIP scheme Objective: a) To monitor the no. of aids /applications issue across India for persons with disabilities
b) Transparency on benefits received by the beneficiaries
c) Reduction of replication/duplication of beneficiaries who are benefited through ADIP scheme
d) To allow self registration and online document verification to avail the scheme benefits from a nearest implementing agency.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech web app Software
69 NIEPID Secundrabad, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Designing an app for screening the possible mental health issues in adolescents and PwDs. Background: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. Of India has already initiated a 24*7 Mental health Rehabilitation Helpline (KIRAN) for addressing the mental health issues within the population. It is now needed that an app (KIRAN app) is formulated to improve the accessibility of this services specially to adolescents across the country. Not only will this help in self registration but also in providing services to clients from the comfort of their home even if they are not ready to talk about it.Summary: screening the possible mental health issues in adolescents and PwDs. Objective: a) It will allow self registration/ screening of possible mental health issues
b) Initiate a secured chat in their own language with professional at any convenient time
c) Provide real time database, location, statistics and follow-up services & utilization of local resources.
d) Provide an option for call back at a convenient time slot chosen by the applicant.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI Software
70 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities(Divyangjan), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Smart knee actuator cushion using pressure sensitive material Background: Current materials used in assistive knee devices need improvement to better respond to the movement changes in the knee.Summary: Developing more effective knee assistive devices is in urgent need for effectively recovering their motion capabilities and improving their self-living activities. Objective: The solution is expected to be designed using a pressure sensitive material and act as a "smart" actuator cushion for the knees, such that it may be used in knee braces or other devices.
The cushion should intelligently adjust its dynamics like shape, size and elasticity based on the pressure exerted by the knees.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech DME(Medical Equipment) Hardware
71 NIEPID Secundrabad, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities A simplified app for assessment of reading and writing difficulties in persons with Specific Learning Disabilities. Background: A learning disability is a neurologically-based processing disorder resulting from “faulty” wiring in the cortex. “Specific learning disabilities " means heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia; (RPwD Act, 2016).Summary: assessment of reading and writing difficulties in persons with Specific Learning Disabilities. Objective: A. For screening and identifying of reading and writing difficulties exhibited by students with SLD
B. For analyzing the in reading and writing difficulties of students with SLD and generating error analysis report.
C. For guiding/suggesting remedial services for the teachers and parents of children with SLD based on the automated error analysis
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI Software
72 NIEPID Secundrabad, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Fall Detection and Alerts in hearing aids for deaf and hearing impairment Background: Some time it is difficult for hearing impaired person to overcome with the noise environments and other difficulties with hearing aid usages in day-to-day communication and activities. It is important to ensure the additional features of alerting battery life, usage of hearing aid instructions twice in a day and care maintenance of it and it also should be link with mobile application.Summary: Detection and Alerts in hearing aids for deaf and hearing impairment

Objective: 1. The hearing aids additional feature must be protected by manufactures.
2. Connecting features with mobile application will be easy to track their hearing aid conditions.
3. To avoid utilization of hearing aids in day to day life.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech IoT Software
73 NIEPID Secundrabad, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Difficulties in walking with white cane in surrounding environments. Background: It is observed that smart white can is limited for visually impaired persons and difficulties in tracking the harmful objects in their surroundings. The solution is to bind with the feature like developing voice instructions of nearest harmful objects and it should be connected with Bluetooth to the users. Summary: To resolve the difficulties in walking with white cane in surrounding environments with early warnings of surroundings. Objective: 1. It is easily to access the surrounding with fullest.
2. It allows the user to scan their surrounding for obstacles or orientation marks.
3. It will also give voice instruction to wearer for easy identification of harmful objects.
4. The developed feature must be protected by latest security application.
5. GPs tracker must be developed.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI and IOT both needed Software
74 Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and hearing Disabilities, Mumbai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Software for Vocational Training for persons with visual impairment Background: A web/app based solution required for vocational training for persons with visual impairment. It would have greater accessibility support and a better user interface.Summary: Currently no such software is available for persons with visual impairment. Further because of their mobility, it is difficult for them to get offline vocational training. Such software will enable them to get suitable vocational training in the area of their interest and will enable them to become self dependent.
Objective: A web/app based platform such as PWAs, offline first applications which helps visually impaired persons accessibility to vocational training smoothly.
Smart Education Website AND Android/IOs Application with ML Software
75 Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and hearing Disabilities, Mumbai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Software for facilitation of various Govt. schemes for persons with disabilities. Background: A web/app based solution required for facilitation of persons with disabilities under various Govt. Schemes.Summary: There are various flagship schemes launched by Govt. of India for persons with disability. However, many of the persons with disability and their caregivers are not aware of the same and hence could avail the benefit of these schemes. Such kind of software will enable the persons with disabilities and their caregivers to avail maximum benefit of the same for their social and personal empowerment. Objective: A web/app based platform such as PWAs and offline Android/iOS apps, highly accessible to all types of disable persons that provides details of various schemes by Govt. of India. MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech Website and Mobile Apps Software
76 Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and hearing Disabilities, Mumbai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Development of ADIP-CI Post-operative rehabilitation details software. Background: Application to keep track of beneficiaries under ADIP CI Scheme of MSJ & ESummary: The ADIP CI Scheme of MSJ & E has a huge number of beneficiaries presently i.e. around 3,900 and looks forward to many more in future. Hence, keeping track with the beneficiary’s progress needs software developed which can connect patients and implementing agencies regularly. An Interactive voice response system is needed for regularly monitoring and generating post-operative rehabilitation status of ADIP CI beneficiaries. Objective: Interactive voice response system is needed for regularly monitoring and generating post-operative rehabilitation status of ADIP CI beneficiaries.
Mobile Application with voice response system
Miscellaneous Android and Web App with Smart Voice Enabled Software
77 Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and hearing Disabilities, Mumbai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Development of Software for AAC for persons with different disabilities Background: Android or Web based application for AAC for people with disabilities to have better interaction with people around.Summary: Persons with different disabilities especially with speech, hearing, visual and mental retardation face a lot of problems in carrying out smooth communication with available aids and appliances. Currently AACs are available but the majority of them are costly and made abroad. Hence not user friendly. The strong need is there to develop cost effective indigenous AACs for persons with different disabilities. Objective: Cost effective AAC for better interaction with specially challenged people. MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AR and VR Applications Hardware
78 Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and hearing Disabilities, Mumbai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Making Interactive Interface and adding functionality in the existing application of ADIP Cochlear Implant Program application by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GoI. Background: To make a one stop solution for beneficiaries as well as empaneled professionals for interacting with the implementing agency i.e. AYJNISHD(D), Mumbai in official website of the ADIP cochlear implant program i.e http://www.adipcochlearimplant.inSummary: The website www.adipcochlearimplant.in is the official website of the ADIP cochlear implant program of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. It provides relevant information about the program and is used for submission of applications by prospective beneficiaries. At present it has very limited interactive capability. It is necessary that this website be the one stop solution for the beneficiaries as well as empaneled professionals for interacting with the implementing agency i.e. AYJNISHD(D), Mumbai. Objective: • The challenge is to modify this website to provide interaction during all phases of the process and each activity that every beneficiary or empaneled professional needs to engage in. A flow chart depicting the various steps involved in the entire process is available on the website.
• Alternatively, an App can be developed for carrying on all the activities in the process of cochlear implantation under ADIP scheme.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech Website and Mobile App Development Software
79 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Tracking the impact of PM POSHAN on a child’s nutritional status and physical health and well-being Summary: PM POSHAN is a mid-day meal programme for giving one hot cooked and nutritious meal to students of class 1 to 8 in all Government and Government-aided schools. Students from pre-primary class (Balvatika) will also be included from the year 2022-23.
These meals are given once every day in school during school days.
It is mandated that each child should get 450 calories and 12 grams protein at primary level and 700 calories and 20 grams protein at upper primary level per day.
Third party evaluation has shown that this programme has a positive impact in retention of students in schools
We need to track each child attendance and taking of POSHAN and the consequent impact on physical health and well-being as this has a direct co-relation to cognitive growth of the child
We would also like to know the weekly Menu of each school, so that we are clear that the requisite calories are being served to each child
We will perhaps need random photographs of meals being served
The tracking at school, district, State and national level will be needed with the help of AI based tracker App-based solution.
Fitness & Sport Machine Learning Software
80 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Tracking the achievement of Learning Outcomes in Foundational Years Summary: The Department has launched the NIPUN Bharat – a National Mission to achieve Foundational Literacy and Numeracy by Grade 3 within five years
Guidelines have been prepared for the implementation of this Mission and disseminated to all states/UTs and Autonomous bodies of the department
The guidelines contain clearly defined Lakshyas to be achieved by each child in the age group of 3-9 based on well laid down learning goals, competencies and outcomes
It is essential that each child who crosses grade 3 achieves each of these Lakshyas, therefore each child in these grades needs to be monitored by the school and state
At the national level only, aggregated data is required
A user-friendly app will be required that is easy to operate for teachers, gives a child wise dashboard to parents and school Principal, and a school wise/school-aggregated dashboard to district level, and a district-aggregated dashboard for the state.
Smart Education Data Science Software
81 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Real-time identification of Out of School Children with the help of an AI-based intervention that crawls through the various data sets of multiple departments to check if any children are not in school. Summary: DoSEL tracks OoSC through its portal PRABANDH
Several ministries/departments collect all kinds of data – for example, MoRD collects data of below Poverty Line families, MWCD of adolescent girls and 0-6 years olds, MoLE of children of labourers, MSJE of SC/ST/Divyang students, etc.
All the data points need to be studied to locate those that cover children of ages 3-18.
A solution needs to be built around these data to locate unique OoSC district and state wise, in such a manner that it does not duplicate the data on PRABANDH.
Smart Education AI Software
82 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Development of a happiness index for schools (including mental health and well-being parameters, among others) with self-assessment facilities. Summary: The National Education Policy discusses the need for ensuring joyful, holistic and engaging school education
“It has been proven, that wellbeing, positive emotions and engagement can be taught to school children. By teaching happiness, we can teach children to discover and build strengths and to boost their optimism.”
There can be several aspects of schooling that contribute to the happiness quotient of children/teachers/parents, such as, more activity-based learning than routine chalk and board one, reliably safe school, clean toilets, cheerful classrooms and surroundings, teachers who treat each other and children with respect and dignity, school that does well in many in diverse areas, school where parents are involved in some manner in the delivery of qualitative education, etc.
The idea is to develop the parameters/indicators that go into making a school a happy school, and develop an App for self-assessment
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83 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Crowd Sourcing model for preparing large question banks. Summary: To be able to graduate to objective type questions for one semester of online board exams, a question bank of at least 5000 questions will be required for each subject.
Setting question papers for the exams is a complicated task.
Can you think of a Crowd Sourcing model where questions are set by large number of anonymous stakeholders thereby creating a large question bank?
These questions can be vetted by experts before freezing the same in the question bank.
The actual question paper can be set through an automated system
Smart Education Data Science Software
84 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education App for government asset management Summary: There are 15 lakhs schools in India, plus District/block/cluster level centers, regional offices of the Central Government, etc.
Both Central and state Governments need to manage their assets
Details of building such as type, size, area, year of construction, capacity, rooms, labs, maintenance required, etc. should be available along with GIS mapping of location, present use of building, etc.
An App-based solution is required.
Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development Data Science Software
85 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Solution to prevent copy right infringement/piracy/plagiarism of NCERT text books. Summary: The tool should be able to identify that the publication is the original or the pirated one based on the paper characteristics e.g., water mark, paper quality etc., text formatting, dimensions of book e.g., length, width and number of pages etc.
The tool should scan the text published in the text books of different publishers using mobile phone, or any other devices or from inputting file and find-out whether the contents are plagiarized.
Smart Education Machine Learning Software
86 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Monitoring safety in schools by the school, students, teachers and parents, with escalation of issues to District and state level with the help of an App masking the identity of person who escalates the issue Summary: A safe and secure school is a non-negotiable for providing quality education.
DoSEL has come out with very detailed safety guidelines for schools.
The guidelines prescribe safety walks, safety inspections, parental consultation, safety class projects, etc.
It is necessary that schools/teachers do not consider the implementation of these guidelines as a burden.
An App based solution based on these guidelines is required which has interface with schools, teachers, students and parents.
Miscellaneous AI Software
87 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Making career choices and AI based counselling accessible to every child at secondary level along with aptitude tests and detailed career paths Summary: Every child at secondary level (grades 9 to 12) needs to have access to the existing choices for career to enable them to make study choices
What subjects will lead to what career paths, what are the Higher Educational Institutions for study for pursuing such studies, what are the entrance exams required, what aptitude tests are available, etc, how to access them etc. are important information for making such choices
Sometimes children like to chat about their fears regarding their choices. Parents may also have several queries. They will need access to a counsellor either through chatbot or any other AI-based solution
An App based comprehensive solution is required encompassing all these issues.
Smart Education AI Software
88 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education An App or progress card to guide parents to facilitate and ensure holistic growth in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Summary: The pandemic has clearly shown the important role of parents/families in facilitating, guiding, encouraging their children to imbibe learning in all formats.
It is essential that we continue engagement with parents in a systematic format.
Parents need to be aware of stage wise goals to be achieved by their children, be it in cognitive, psychomotor or affective domains.
They also need to be aware of national and international research and evidence with regard to parenting at various stages of growth of their child/ren.
Parents need to be aware of the mental and physical health and well-being status of their children and suggested proactive and responsive approaches
Parents should be able to get responses for their typical queries too.
An App-based solution that is parent-facing will be required.
Smart Education AI Software
89 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Access to Education - education delivery for specially-abled students Innovations in improving the delivery of education to students with special needs to improve the learning outcome Summary: The specially-abled children need more care and their education also needs to be highly specialized.
This is because they have special needs which have to be catered to by their educators.
There are very limited institutions in India that offer the facilities needed for specially-abled children
Develop solution to improve the delivery of education to students with special needs - positively impacting their learning outcomes
Smart Education AI Software
90 Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education Mental health and well-being surveillance, assessment and tracking solution among children Summary: The pandemic has thrown up several issues for children, including an impact on the mental health and well-being of children.
There is a need for better surveillance tools to assess and track prevalence of mental health issues and untangle congenital and acquired conditions to provide for appropriate remediation and counselling.
The AI based tool needs to be informative, with teacher-assessment as well as parental and self-assessment provisions.
It should also be able to give alerts and track identification as well as improvement in identified cases. Objective:
Smart Education AI Software
91 GAIL (India) Limited AI-enhanced OT security tool BACKGROUND: In addition to size and scope, OT networks involve myriad types of devices connecting to their networks. Signature-based cybersecurity solutions are unlikely to deliver the requisite performance to detect new attack vectors (zero-day exploits). Artificial Intelligence can help discover devices and hidden patterns while processing large amounts of data. Machine Learning can help monitor incoming and outgoing traffic for any deviations in behaviour in the OT ecosystem. If a threat or anomaly is detected, alarms are to be sent to security admins warning them about the suspicious traffic. AI and ML can be used to build lightweight endpoint detection technologies. This can be an indispensable solution, especially in situations where OT devices lack the processing power and need behavior-based detection capabilities that aren't as resource intensive. Problem Statement ÔÇ£Build AI based tool to help discover devices and hidden patterns while processing large amounts of real-time pipeline operational data (Industrial protocols such as DNP 3.0, Modbus, IEC 101). The tool should help in monitoring incoming and outgoing traffic for any deviations in behaviour in the OT ecosystem. If threat or anomaly is detected, alarms should be sent to security admin warning them about the suspicious traffic. The tool should also suggest corrective actions/steps to be taken in order to thwart or minimize the attackÔÇÖs intensity and damage to the OT systems. Further, the tool should have in-built dashboard facility to display logs/reports to help the admin in carrying out diagnosis. ÔÇØ MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech Artificial Intelligence Software
92 GAIL (India) Limited Forecasting Natural Gas International Prices using advanced Time-Series Techniques It is required to forecast NATURAL GAS PRICE in international market for the period 2021 to 2026. The historical data is to be extracted programmatically from public websites (e.g. https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/natural-gas) and models need to be built upon the data. The software to be developed should take data input in MS Excel (CSV) format and provide the output with time-stamp in MS Excel (CSV) format. The input and output should also be shown as charts and/or dashboards in various formats (like day, week, work-week, month, quarter, year, etc.). The trend may be analyzed vis-?á-vis similar commodities like CRUDE OIL, COAL, etc. It is required to develop at least 3 independent advanced forecasting models using time-series analysis like ARIMA, EXPONENTIAL SMOOTHING and NEURAL NETWORKS (LSTM, etc.). The models should be built from scratch with comprehensive explanation of data (using EDA), trend analysis, assumptions, data cleaning and validation, data augmentation (if required). Performance of various models need to be clearly evaluated and best model needs to be recommended based on some robust evaluation criteria e.g. AIC (Akaike information criterion), Accuracy, F1 score, Recall, Precision, etc. as may be relevant. Just using a formula or package or library (without explanation from ground-up) in R, Python, SAS, KNIME, Prophet, SPSS, etc. will not be considered a solution. The development of model should be done from scratch only in R or Python (using standard libraries) and other standard software tools (SAS, KNIME, Prophet, etc.) may be used for benchmarking or analysis as may be required. Heritage & Culture Data Science Software
93 GAIL (India) Limited Develop a Smart Attendance Capturing Mobile App It is required to develop a smart attendance capturing mobile app with following features: 1. It should capture basic details of employees like Photograph (headshot), Name, Designation, Employee Number, Gender, Office Address, etc. 2. It should recognize the employee by face while capturing the attendance (entry) through face recognition and enter the relevant details including entry time in the system after successful face recognition. Similarly, while exiting the office premises, employee will be recognized using his/her face and exit time will be entered in the system. 3. The app should automatically capture the GPS location where the attendance is being taken and allow capturing the attendance only in a geo-fenced area (100 meters within LATITUDE/LONGITUDE) the office premises. Otherwise, the app should automatically exit. 4. The app should successfully work for any specific employees with or without wearing spectacles, cap or industrial helmet. The mobile app needs be developed on Android platform. The team members can be taken as employees and college/hackathon premises will be taken as office address for the purpose of demonstration. The mobile app must use deep learning powered computer vision for face recognition and the accuracy must be above 95%. Further, during the actual hackathon, a randomly chosen person will be entered as a new employee in the app and it should successfully capture the attendance (entry and exit) of that new employee for the purpose of demonstration of successful working of the app in order for GAIL to accept the solution. Blockchain and Cyber Security Artificial Intelligence Software
94 Indian Council for Cultural Relations Digital infrastructure and a robust and smart Document Management System (DMS) For the next Smart India Hackathon initiative of Education Ministry in Government of India, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations is likely to pose a challenge “How to make ICCR a paperless organization within one year?” to the potential hackathoners. The idea behind this challenge is to find the mother of all solutions to the multiple problems being faced by a government organization such as ICCR by adopting a Paperless Strategy under which ICCR will no longer issue or ask for paper documents across all of its internal and external operations. If achieved, this will not only make ICCR a fully paperless organization (the first one in GOI to embark on a path where 100 % of its internal processes and external interactions will be done digitally), but this will also eliminate the need of usinga significant quantity of paper in itsworking every year. The solution that ICCR is looking for is much more than the e-Office solution being provided by NIC, whose vision is to achieve a simplified, responsive, effective and transparent working of all Government Offices, but not to target a 100% paperless government or organization. The 6 features of the e-Office of NIC viz. SPARROW, eFile, KMS, PIMS, eTour and eLeave do not even try to help a government organization to go 100% paper-free.ICCR intends to embark on a journey to find the necessary technology and implement it within its organization to enable paper-free transactions. In case the hackathoners, during the next Smart India Hackathon 2022, are able to find an intelligent, lasting solution to this challenge in terms of suggesting a digital infrastructure and a robust and smart Document Management System (DMS) required for making ICCR a first Government of India organization to go paper-free by 31st December 2022, it would enable ICCR in becoming a smarter, faster, more transparent and thus, more accountable and more result-oriented as opposed to process-oriented organization. This “Mother of All Solutions” to most bureaucratic problems will thus set ICCR apart from other GOI organizations by helping it become a complete, round and mobile organization, in addition to, making it the first total paper-free, environment-friendly organization. ICCR does aspire to become an organization that wants to include India’s scientific temper, indigenous technology, innovation and Indian enterprise as essential parts of our Indian culture in its arsenal of soft power projection capabilities abroad. Moreover, the pandemic is making us realize how important the digital space has become and how much the requirement of physicality in Business Operations has shrunk.
As a brief backgrounder, ICCR was set up in 1950 by Government of India to promote cultural relations between India and other countries. ICCR has the sanctioned strength of 207 officials and staff, has 38 Indian Cultural Centres abroad and 18 Regional Offices in India. ICCR organizes various cultural activities in India as well as abroad. The activities organized by ICCR during the last financial year 2020-21 can be seen in its Annual Report 2020-21 by scanning the QR code below.
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95 Indian Council for Cultural Relations Online Monitoring and Evaluation System for ICCR’s Regional Offices (ROs)? ICCR would like to monitor all its Regional Offices in India on real-time basis for all the activities they do. This will help ICCR to implement its activities effectively and thus, evaluate their performances in real-time. ICCR maintains 18 Regional Offices (ROs) across India. These Regional Offices have been established to look after the interest of foreign students studying in these States. At any given point of time there are more than 5000 foreign students on the roll of ICCR admitted in various universities/colleges across India. The Regional Office also coordinates the ICCR’s activities in its area with regard to International Students Welfare, Cultural Performances by visiting foreign delegations, Outgoing Cultural Delegations from the region, Distinguished Visitors, Exhibitions, Seminars etc. Every month, Horizon Series/Kala Vishwa Programmes are organized for the local as well as ICCR empanelled artists. ROs coordinate closely with local cultural and educational organizations and the State Government for carrying out ICCR’s mandate of activities. Number of staff in each RO varies between 3 to 10 depending on number of Students and work in a particular Regional Office. Approximately Rs. 200 crore are spent annually by ICCR to administer scholarship programmes in addition to Establishment expenditure. Regional Office wise manpower strength/Number of students is as under (attached file) Smart Automation AI Software
96 Indian Council for Cultural Relations Online Monitoring and Evaluation System for ICCR’s Indian Cultural Centers (ICC) abroad? ICCR would like to monitor all its Indian Cultural Centers (ICCs) abroad on real-time basis for all the activities they do. This will help ICCR to implement its activities effectively and thus, evaluate their performances in real-time. In order to promote awareness and appreciation of India’s rich cultural heritage abroad, ICCR is currently operating 37 Indian Cultural Centres (ICCs) in 37 countries on every continent across the world. In addition, it is also extending support to the ‘Casa de la India’ in Valladolid, Spain established on ‘PPP (public-Private Partnership)’ model. They promote Indian Music, Dance, Yoga, Hindi, Sanskrit, and other Indian cultural assets by deployment of India-based teachers, organizing exhibitions, programmes, and other activities under ICCR’s broad cultural diplomacy strategy. The activities of ICCs are normally managed with the help of 6 staff members. Presently, the functioning of ICCs is monitored by monthly activity reports sent by them by email. Smart Automation AI Software
97 Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Jal Shakti Standalone Desktop application for pumping test data analysis CGWB suggests developing a standalone desktop application for analysis and interpretation of pumping test data which can be distributed as freeware for use by ground water professionals, researchers, students, teachers and others Considering the pivotal role of groundwater in the world’s water supply and its gradual depletion coupled with growing contamination, there is an urgent need to investigate the reaction of aquifers to various human activities in terms of both quantity and quality of groundwater so as to avoid severe and often irreversible damages to the mankind and ecosystem. To achieve this broad goal, a prior knowledge of the hydraulic properties of different aquifer systems is a basic necessity for almost all groundwater-related studies. The pumping test (or ‘aquifer performance test’) is the standard and most widely used method for determining the hydraulic parameters of aquifers. Pumping tests are conducted on a large scale by CGWB, State Groundwater Departments, and other Groundwater agencies for estimating the hydraulic characters of water bearing layers. Various aquifer parameters such as Transmissivity, Storativity, Specific Yield can be estimated using pumping test. Analysis and interpretation of pumping test data is a tedious process and is usually done using computer applications. However, there are no Indian software available for this purpose. Central Ground Water Board proposes to develop standalone desktop application for analysis and interpretation of pumping test data which can be distributed as freeware for use by ground water professionals, researchers, students, teachers and others. Data Source: Professionals using the software application will enter the data. The user can chose to enter the data directly using forms or import it from existing data sources. Expected Outcome: A standalone desktop application for analysis and interpretation of pumping test data. Modules for interpretation involving standard methods like Theiss, Theiss recovery and Jacob methods can be made part of the software application. Innovative approach may be attempted to: Design the most complete set of tools for aquifer test data input, analysis, visualization, interpretation and reporting. Smart Automation AI & ML Software
98 National Water Mission (NWM), Ministry of Jal Shakti Use of Digital Technology in addressing Non-Revenue Water (NRW) With ever-increasing urban population growth and expanding area coverage, many water utilities in India struggling to provide clean drinking water to their consumers. Water supply issues are related to sources and usage of raw water; intermittent water supply and the quality of tap water at the consumers’ end. One of the major challenge facing is the high level of water loss in distribution networks. “Non-Revenue Water” (NRW) is defined as the difference between the amount of water put into the distribution system and the amount of water recovered from consumers. NRW is a good indicator for water utility performance; high levels of NRW typically indicate a poorly managed water utility. In addition, available NRW data are often found problematic, suspicious, inaccurate, or provide only partial information. Despite of knowing the benefits of reducing NRW, decades of effort have not delivered much improvement in India. Lack of support for comprehensive NRW management by 691788/2021/e-Governance Section 20/30 2 utility owners and chief executive officers makes it difficult to motivate utility staff and provide them with the means (funding, training, and technology) to successfully and sustainably reduce NRW. Hence, there is a need to develop a system or technology to trace and tackle non-revenue water and convert it into revenue water using digital methods. This will save water as well as increase profitability and improves the return on investment w.r.t water distribution networks. Smart Automation Machine Learning Software
99 National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Jal Shakti Artificial intelligence enabled robotic trash boat to drive & harvest floating trash from urban drain- Problem Statements: A large quantity of floating trash is finding its way into the urban drainage systems from where it is potentially able to travel via the urban drain, streams, rivers, lakes and estuaries until it eventually reaches the open sea. A prototype artificial intelligence enabled robotic trash boat can be developed which can harvest floating trash from urban drain. The trash boat can be operated online/remotely. Prerequisites: • Weight and type of harvested trash • Location, Geo-tagged Photograph, Video • Easy to operate Solution: • Develop an aquatic drone/ trash boat • Handled/ controlled by mobile app • Live operational monitoring on geo web portal like Bhuvan Ganga Geoportal https://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/governance/mowr_ganga.php Disaster Management Machine Learning Software
100 Central Water Commission (CWC), Ministry of Jal Shakti Two-way mobile communication (G2C and C2G) for dissemination of flood forecasts to end users and collection of real time data of inundation area through crowd sourcing Web-based system for dissemination of flood forecasts was operationalized by CWC in 2014 with information being made available on near real time basis (Ref: https://ffs.tamcnhp.com/). In addition to this, CWC has partnered with Google to disseminate the flood warning through its Public Alert platform. An additional channel to reach out to the end beneficiaries is through deployment of real time messaging service of flood forecasts soon after their generation with opt-in option for end users as well as provision for blanket area specific messaging in affected areas. End beneficiaries can in turn help in crowd sourcing of information related to inundation with geo tagged as well as time stamped images and information related to water levels. Such crowd sourced data can help in ground truthing of inundation for known events of floods which will enable in future endeavours of generation of flood inundation forecasts and flood plain zonation. Disaster Management IoT Software
101 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest a solution to predict the local impact of urban flooding in major cities. Urban flooding is significantly different from rural flooding as urbanization leads to developed catchments, which increases the flood peaks from 1.8 to 8 times and flood volumes by up to 6 times. Consequently, flooding occurs very quickly due to faster flow times (in a matter of minutes). Urban areas are densely populated and people living in vulnerable areas suffer due to flooding, sometimes resulting in loss of life. It is not only the event of flooding but the secondary effect of exposure to infection also has its toll in terms of human suffering, loss of livelihood and, in extreme cases, loss of life.Increasing trend of urban flooding is a universal phenomenon and poses a great challenge to urban planners the world over. Predicting the extent of calamity requires lots of parameters like rainfall, vegetation etc. Improper disposal of solid waste, including domestic, commercial and industrial waste and dumping of construction debris into the drains also contributes significantly to reducing their capacities. It is imperative to take better operations and maintenance actions.The main objective of this problem is to help the city managers or urban residents in for predicting the impact of urban flooding and can help them to take preventive action. Disaster Management Data Science Software
102 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest a solution to help the ULBs/State/UT Governments to monitor or control the growth of slums in the country and develop a self-sustained environment to ensure affordable housing in order to avoid growth of slums in future. Slums have posed a huge problem for development because they are by definition areas in which the inhabitants lack fundamental resources and capabilities such as adequate sanitation, improved water supply, durable housing or adequate living space. Many governments have tried to find solutions to the problem, and one of the proposed solutions is slum upgrading. Slum upgrading is essentially a strategy in which the infrastructure of a slum is improved, such as giving adequate water supply and sewage to the community. Additionally, because of the tenuous legal status of slum inhabitants, often strategies include the legalization of the right to the land on which slums are built.Slum improvement has been a challenge for the country. Poverty, unavailability of urban land for building affordable housing, paucity of data leads to rise in slums in the country. In order to make our country healthy, inclusive and prosperous a strong approach is needed for the redevelopment of slums. Technology can play a major role in meeting the shortcomings of the data, monitoring and controlling the spread of epidemic etc. and regularise the slum settlement.This problem aims for an innovative approach for the redevelopment of the slum areas in order to avoid growth of slums in future and a technical solution to monitor and control the growth of slums in present time. Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development Data Collection and Management Software
103 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Municipal Finances and Tax Management System. India’s property tax collection is 0.2% of its gross Domestic Product (GDP), well below the proportion in other countries such as the US and Canada where property tax is 3-4% of the GDP. Among other factors for low property tax collection, India’s ULB’s, especially smaller municipalities and Nagar palika’s are constrained with the capacities to effectively administer a property tax.An innovative approach to property tax administration is needed to help bridge the resource gap in the revenue raising capacity of ULB’s. For small ULB’s that lack to participation to facilitate low cost and high cost revenue collection in the ULB’s and integrates with the state municipal tax collection platform is needed. Miscellaneous DBMS Software
104 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest a solution to help municipal bodies maximize solid waste collection with their given resources. The second largest populated country in the world, India faces various hindrances to its development. Solid Waste Management is of critical concern and needs attention. Whereas many developed countries are searching for ready-made sustainable waste management solutions. The solid wastes have become a major consequence of development, modernization and urbanization. Solid waste includes useless, unwanted, discharged materials that is not liquid or gas. The solid waste affects the natural environment to a great extent and pose a serious threat as these materials remain in one particular place or a relatively longer period of time unless removed, burned or washed away. In this respect, solid waste has been identified as significant matter for sustainable development. Growth in population and change in lifestyle has led to an increase in solid waste generation. Both the residential and commercial waste are in solid or semi solid form. Safe and cost-effective solid waste management is a great challenge for the modern society. It is estimated that 40% of the waste remains uncollected.This research aims for a technical solution for the management of solid wastes by providing visibility on city sanitation, route planning for garbage collection, resource optimization, air quality measurements, visibility of bins in order to maximize the waste collection. Clean & Green Technology IOT Software
105 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest a redefined solution to help cities locate EV(Electric Vehicles) charging infrastructure. It’s hard to pinpoint the invention of the electric car to one inventor or country. Instead it was a series of breakthroughs -- from the battery to the electric motor -- in the 1800s that led to the first electric vehicle on the road. In the early part of the century, innovators in Hungary, the Netherlands and the United States -- including a blacksmith from Vermont -- began toying with the concept of a battery-powered vehicle and created some of the first small-scale electric cars. And while Robert Anderson, a British inventor, developed the first crude electric carriage around this same time, it wasn’t until the second half of the 19th century that French and English inventors built some of the first practical electric cars. Here in the U.S., the first successful electric car made its debut around 1890 thanks to William Morrison, a chemist who lived in Des Moines, Iowa. His six-passenger vehicle capable of a top speed of 14 miles per hour was little more than an electrified wagon, but it helped spark interest in electric vehicles.Under the EV rollout plan the power ministry is targeting 4 billion plus population cities under the EV policy initiative. The success of EV adoption hinges upon successful deployment of EV charging infrastructure. Location analysis for EV charging stations helps optimize utilisation and maximize benefits that include the number of EVs in the area and grid infrastructure. The core of the problem is demand and supply.The objective is to develop a sharing charging model to solve the location problem for EV charging stations. Smart vehicles IOT Software
106 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an innovative technical approach to address the air pollution and stubble burning in Delhi/NCR. According to the WHO, in 2012 ambient air pollution contributed to 6.7 % of all deaths worldwide. In particular, 16% of lung cancer deaths, 11% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease deaths, and more than 20% of ischaemic heart disease and stroke are associated with ambient fine particulate matter. The economic cost of the approximate 600 000 premature deaths and of the diseases caused by air pollution in the WHO European Region in 2010 has been estimated in Euro 1.5 trillion.People in Delhi/NCR are having their annual tryst with the deadly winter air pollution where toxic clouds of smog engulf this region every year around the winter months. Contributing to nearly 30% of winter air pollution in Delhi, stubble burning across the nearby states of Punjab, Haryana is attributed as one of the major factors for the existence of Air Pollution in the region during this period.The main objective is to suggest an unique approach to address the urban air pollution using Technology. Disaster Management IOT Hardware
107 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an improvised way of tackling the issue of creating a consistent supply chain to augment the use of Bio fuels. The journey of EVs started a long time ago. During the first half of the 19th century, the exploration of electrical automobiles started by several researchers of the United States, Netherlands, and Hungary. The researches lead to the invention of the first EV practical prototype by Robert Anderson.India has been a major importer of crude oil. In the year 2019-20 the import bill was around $100 billion which is a huge strain on the country’s exchequer. One possible solution to this is the augmented use of alternative fuels. Since the production of biofuels is abundance in India and it requires minimal infrastructural changes for large scale adoption, it can serve as a much easier solution to the issue. But the creation of supply chain for regular use of Biofuels is still in nascent stage.Emphasising on electric mobility suggest a proper way for the creation of supply chain for the consistent use of Biofuels. Clean & Green Technology IOT Software
108 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest a solution to ensure that the demand for public transport resonates with the stretched peak hours to ensure uniform demand during these hours. Before the Covid-19 crisis, the public transport sector saw opportunities to explore novel approaches to boost ridership around the world. However, more people on the transport network presented issues such as overcrowding, pressure on the public transport infrastructure and the subsequent poor quality of service. Then, around late 2019 - early 2020, an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus was deemed a pandemic, forcing most countries into a complete lockdown for a few months. Imposing physical distancing on public transport vehicles is unrealistic in the long-term for obvious reasons. The urgent need to create safe spaces for both passengers and transport workers while restoring faith in mass transport has provided an exceptional incentive for our solution: Moving towards a different time schedule for some economic and social activities to distribute peak commute hours and better manage the demand in public transport networks.The current COVID situation has pulled people back to the personalized modes of transport which would lead to further worsening of traffic congestion issues along with the financial stress for the public transport companies for maintaining the regular operations. Stretching back the peak hours and maintaining higher frequencies during these stretched hours can help in reducing the crowd in the public transport. The main objective of this research is to provide an improvised solution to minimize the crowd in the public transport and managing peak load. Transportation & Logistics IOT Hardware
109 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an effective way for tackling the issue of improper disposal of personal COVID protection equipment which leads to an additional strain on the city authorities who were already grappling with single use plastic menace. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is reported to have reduced air pollution and environmental-related noise and improved biodiversity and tourist sites, however, the impact of stay-at-home and preventive measures on waste management is alarming. Due to the stockpiling of gloves, gowns, masks and other protective clothing and equipment, there appears to be a waste emergency due to the unusual production of waste from both households and health facilities. Failure to properly manage the waste generated from health facilities and households may escalate the spread of COVID-19 via secondary transmission. The potential rampant dumping, open burning and incineration could affect air quality and health outcomes due to the exposure to toxins. The COVID pandemic has brought with it adversities with many dimensions, on such dimension is the improper and unscientific disposal of personal protection equipment such as masks, plastic body covers, face shields etc. This is putting an additional strain on the city authorities, who were already grappling with single use plastic menace. Thus, there exists a challenge of managing unusual waste sustainably using available waste facilities while reducing air pollution, preventing secondary viral transmission and mitigating potential health risk . Besides, there could be serious consequences for developing countries without standard waste management technologies and waste emergency policies to curb the pandemic.This research aims at providing a proper way for the disposal of COVID protection equipment in order to reduce its various impact on the environment. MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech Mechatronics Hardware
110 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an innovative approach to serve the educational needs of the weaker section of the society during this challenging situation of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, universities and colleges. Most governments decided to temporarily close educational institutions in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. New online programs have shifted the labour of education from schools to families and individuals, and consequently, people everywhere who relied on schools rather than computers and home life have had more difficulty accessing their education. The impact was more severe for disadvantaged children and their families, causing interrupted learning, compromised nutrition, childcare problems, and consequent economic cost to families who could not work. In response to school closures, UNESCO recommended the use of distance learning programmes open educational applications and platforms that schools and teachers can use to reach learners remotely and limit the disruption of education.Smart classrooms has been an extremely innovative idea in improving the ways of educating the newer generation. However, with the onset of COVID, the very premise of school education has gone for a toss. Many schools have come up with technological solutions for distance learning and several online education platforms have been offering plethora of courses at premium prices. Although, the affluent classes of the society may choose to opt from these options but the economically weaker section have nothing affordable for their children.The main objective of this research is to develop an effective way to provide education to the economically weaker sections of the country during these challenging times of COVID-19. Smart Education Web development Software
111 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest effective solutions that would attract commuters to use Public Transport in large scale during this Pandemic situation. Public transportation systems include a variety of transit options such as buses, light rail, and subways. These systems are available to the general public, may require a fare, and run at scheduled times. The purpose of introducing or expanding public transportation is to increase access to and use of public transit while, at the same time, reducing motor vehicle miles driven and traffic congestion. Public transportation is one of the essential services operating during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic and related restrictions led to major transit demand decline for many public transit systems.The (COVID-19) pandemic had a large impact on Public transport. Many countries advised that public transport should only be used when essential; passenger numbers fell drastically, and services were reduced. Provision of a reasonable service for the much smaller number of fare-paying passengers incurred large financial losses. Researchers investigate for safe ways of public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic. A study finds that mandatory face masks and social distancing can allow for relatively safe public transport. But still people fear to use the public transports.Students are expected to suggest certain unique ideas that can make the use of public transport more even during these challenging times. Transportation & Logistics IOT Software
112 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry An unique solution that would help to include informal vendors in the public space development without compromising on the Urban Design. Public spaces are key element of individual and social well-being, the places of a community’s collective life, expressions of the diversity of their common, natural and cultural richness and a foundation of their identity. Key obstacles to inclusive approaches to street vending management in cities are the perceptions and misconceptions of the role that street vendors play. Informed by and responding to the common set of arguments used to exclude street vendors.Street vendors may contribute to congestion and grime but so do pedestrians, vehicles, the general public – and city governments that fail to regulate traffic and provide sanitation services. While informally traded food and drink can pose public health risks, vendors would welcome more hygienic working conditions to attract customers and to ensure the safety of their goods. Moreover, where public sanitation services are not available, vendors often clean their areas of operation. In many cities, street vendors self-monitor and self-manage their vending sites to reduce congestion, crime, grime, and public health risks. Even after all these things they have to compromise on the Urban design and face a lot of things.The main objective of this task is to help the street vendors to get included in the public space development without compromising on the urban designing.Students are expected to suggest more improvised and redefined solution for conserving and reusing the rain water and reduce the water demand at source. Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development IOT Software
113 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an effective way for mitigating the problem of conserving and re-using the rain water and reduce water demand at source. It is nearly impossible to trace back to which civilization used the method of rainwater harvesting first, but evidence shows that the basic design of these systems often involved a large rock formed into a basin using clay and other rocks to seal it from leaking. And then, using different diversion tactics, water would be stored and used for drinking, washing, agriculture and more. There began to be issues with the historic way of collecting rain. As civilizations grew, the cisterns would become more and more contaminated. This lead to the spreading of diseases since the modern technology was not available to remove bacteria. As countries became more developed, centralized water utilities began to sprout and became the primary source for all water needs.The age of rainwater harvesting has not reached its peak. Many farms continued to use rainwater cisterns for feeding livestock. And as technology developed in water treatment abilities, people started to use rainwater in their homes as the primary source of water yet again. Though Rain water is a lifeline there are lack of effective approaches in the current set up to conserve ,store and re use the rain water and reduce water demand at source.The main objective of this task is to help the city managers to adopt the decentralized approach of waste water management. Disaster Management Mechatronics Hardware
114 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an innovative approach for redeveloping the centralized sewage treatment plants and help the city managers to better adopt decentralized approaches and ensure water resources through reuse. Centralized wastewater systems are the most widely applied in well-developed urban environments and the oldest approach to the solution of the problems associated with wastewater. They collect wastewater in large and bulk pipeline networks, also referred as sewerage which transport it at long distances to one or several treatment plants. Storm water can be collected in either combined sewers or in a separate storm water drains. The latter consists of two separate pipeline systems, one for the wastewater and one for the storm water. The treated effluent is disposed in different ways, most often discharged into natural water bodies. The treated effluent may also be used for beneficial purposes and in this case it is referred as reclaimed water. The main difference between decentralized and centralized systems is in the conveyance structure. In decentralized systems the treatment and disposal or reuse of the effluent is close to the source of generation. This results in a small conveyance network, in some cases limited only to one pipeline. The size of the network allows for applications of different conveyance methods, in addition to the well-known gravity sewers, such as pressurized sewers and vacuum sewers. The quantity of the effluent is low and is characterized by significant fluctuations.Across pan India Mega/Metro cities are maintaining the centralised sewerage treatment
plants but most of the treatment plants could not attains its threshold limits always, either
it is under or over loaded. In the dynamic growth of the cities, adding any newly developed area in sustainability the existing system is time consuming process.
In locations with developed infrastructure, decentralized wastewater systems could be a viable alternative of the conventional centralized system, especially in cases of upgrading or retrofitting existing systems. Many different combinations and variations of hybrid systems are possible. The development of new treatment technologies allows for decentralized solutions, which are technically and aesthetically sound and acceptable.Sewerage blockage is one of the biggest challenges for the city managers in their day to day city operations.The main objective is to obtain effective solutions to overcome the above stated problem.
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115 Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Suggest an effective solution that would help the city managers to overcome the problem oof sewerage blockage. Sewage treatment(or domestic wastewater treatment, municipal wastewater treatment) is a type of wastewater treatment which aims to remove contaminants from sewage to produce an effluent that is suitable for discharge to the surrounding environment or an intended reuse application, thereby preventing water pollution from raw sewage discharges. Sewage contains waste water from households and businesses and possibly pre-treated Industrial waste water. There are a high number of sewage treatment processes to choose from. These can range from decentralized systems. (including on-site treatment systems) to large centralized systems involving a network of pipes and pump stations (called sewerage) which convey the sewage to a treatment plant. Disaster Management Mechatronics Software
116 IMD, MoES Subset Wizard along with Data Format Conversion Utility Development of a software interface for extracting subset from the original satellite data based on box (latitude and longitude selection). The user should be able to extract data of his area of interest & format of his choice.
Input: Satellite Data: various products (HDF5 format)
Output:
1. Latitude Longitude Selection: Selection on Map and Selecting by manually entering corner coordinates.
2. Format: HDF5, NetCDF, ASCII, Grib, GeoTIFF.
3. Platform: Linux (Red Hat) and Windows.
Sample Dataset required: Yes, Will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
117 IMD, MoES Real Time Satellite Imagery dissemination app Development of an app for dissemination of satellite imagery data in jpeg format of INSAT 3D and INSAT-3DR from central server placed in Satellite Meteorology Division on real time basis. The app should have user selection features such that:
1. Satellite Selection,
2. Payload Selection,
3. Channel selection,
4. Sector selection,
5. Product Selection,
6. Date &Time Selection
Animation feature should also be provided in app with the data of at least last two days, along with user selection features as mentioned above on the lines of RAPID (http://rapid.imd.gov.in/).
The app should be able to run on Android/Windows/MAC OS.
Sample Dataset required: Yes, file names and sample jpeg imageries will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
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118 IMD, MoES Data Format Conversion Utility Development of a software interface for converting the original Radar data based on Radar Site. The user should be able to extract data of his area of interest & format of his choice.
Input: HDF5, NetCDF, BEL Format,
Output:
4. Format: HDF5, NetCDF, ASCII,BUFR,IRIS RAW
5. Platform: Centos
Sample Dataset required: Yes, Will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Sample Dataset required: Yes, file names and sample jpeg imageries will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
119 IMD, MoES HORIZONTAL WIND CALCULATION FOR A VERTICAL COLUMN OF A VLOUME SCAN OF RADAR Development of a module/algorithmwith interface for generating the original Radar volume scanfile to VVP Product.The user should be able to extract data of his area of interest & format of his choice.
Input: HDF5,BEL Format,
Output:
1. Format: HDF5,IRIS product , jpeg ,txt
2. Platform: Centos
Sample Dataset required: Yes, Will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Sample Dataset required: Yes, file names and sample jpeg imageries will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
120 IMD, MoES Bias correction of NWP model temperature forecasts for cities using ANN/ML/DL Development of bias corrected temperature forecast from NWP model for selected cites of India using AI/ML
Input:
1. Model simulated temperature over selected cities (Ascii Format),
2. Observed temperature data (Ascii Format).
Output:
6. Bias corrected temperature.
7. Format:ASCII
8. Platform: Linux/Windows.
Sample Dataset required: Yes, Will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Disaster Management AI Software
121 IMD, MoES Consensus of hourly visibility forecast for airports using NWP model and observations Development of hourly visibility forecast using NWP model productsand past observation for the next 12/24 hours using ANN/ML/DL for selected airports in the country.
Input:
1. Model simulated Temperature, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Humidity (ASCII Format)
2. Observed visibility data (Met report) from selected Airport (ASCII)
Output:
1. Hourly visibility product for 12/24 hours
2. Format: ASCII
3. Platform: Linux/ Windows.
Sample Dataset required: Yes, Will be provided through dedicated link or through ftp mode.
Disaster Management Machine Learning Software
122 IMD, MoES Non-residential built-up extraction using AI techniques Development of Convolutional neural network (CNN) based deep learning model for Non Residential built-up cluster detection from latest medium resolution satellite images including ESA (Sentinel-2, European Space Agency), NASA (Landsat-8, National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and ISRO (Resourcesat, Indian Space Research Organisation). Solution of the problem should contain:
1- Development of training, testing and validation set
2- Designing a deep learning based CNN architecture which require less number of training samples
3- Implementation of the model for four highly populated Indian cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata)
Miscellaneous AI Software
123 INCOIS(MoES) Identification of regions prone to boat overturning Problem/Current Situation: Marine environment is risky but livelihood for millions in our country. Fishermen with smaller boats are in significant numbers. These boats may overturn with adverse sea-state even at the smaller scale. While INCOIS provides Ocean State Forecast (OSF) for the seafaring community in general, the tolerance threshold for smaller boats may be different than larger boats or ships.
Solution Needed: AI-ML may be utilized for automated identification/flagging of the region where there is a danger for small boat movement. INCOIS may provide OSF output data as sample to work on the coding.
Reference Link: https://incois.gov.in
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124 INCOIS(MoES) Prediction of drifted personnel or asset forts, INCOIS has developed SARAT (Search-And-Rescue-Aid-Tool) which makes use of various sea-state conditions (e.g. surface currents) to predict the drift of the lost personnel or asset, from a known point of origin. This tool, though useful, needs further improvement.
Solution Needed: AI-ML may be used to improve the SARAT predictions by taking up case-studies and their outcomes. INCOIS may provide data on such case-studies/simulations/exercises to work on the coding related to better outputs.
Reference Link: https://incois.gov.in
Disaster Management Data Science Software
125 INCOIS(MoES) Automated Identification of Fish Species (AutoFiS) Problem/Current Situation: INCOIS is providing Marine Fishery Advisory Services to the fishermen. To evaluate it’s accuracy and in order to develop species-specific advisories it is necessary to collect the fish-catch information at the species level. While fisherfolk are supportive to these efforts, often species level catch reporting is having hinderances due to several reasons pertaining to manual efforts which results to low or erroneous reporting.
Solution Needed: Hackathon teams may develop AI-ML based tool for image-based identification of fish-species found in the Indian seas. The images of fishes may be taken from online image searches. Similar tools are provided in reference links below. INCOIS will be able to use this for it’s fishermen feedback app, where fishermen need to take a photo of fishes caught and fish-identification will be done through code, minimizing the manual intervention.
Datasets Link (If any): https://lens.linne.ai/en/, https://fishbase.in/
Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development Data Science Software
126 INCOIS(MoES) Prediction of Oil Spills Events at Sea (POSEatSea) Indian and ASEAN countries are located on global oil takner oceanic superhighway. This route also has sensitive ecosystems such as coral reefs and seagrass meadows in the vicinity. The environmental impact of an oil spill from a tanker ship is well documented. Oil Spills do not occur instataneously. There are events e.g. machinary malfunction that lead to such disasters. Before a spill occurs the crew might be well aware of the challenging situation and often spend time in avoiding such an event. During such times, the ship movement behavior may change from its normal pattern i.e. travelling at a predicted speed towards the port of call. At present, however there is no mechanism that can look into such patterns and predict a potential spill event to mitigate it in timely manner.
While the tankers have AIS and the systems are 'on', only predictive models can help flag unusual behavior that need to be monitored. An open-source based solution (R, QGIS w/ GRASS) could consist of a model that feeds on the tanker AIS data. AI/ML/NN (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Neural Network) based system can assess the fresh AIS data with the historical data of a) the given ship, b) the given type of cargo menifested and c) the given region to flag any pattern (ship course, speed etc) that is unusual. Such mechanism will help the monitoring agencies by narrowing down the region to utilize SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) data (satellite or drone based) and thus, can invoke faster mitigation response. Such a solution would cater to multiple of UN-SDGs and UNDOSSD objectives.
SAR data from satellites such as Sentinnel, R codes from GitHub
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127 INCOIS(MoES) Cost of Air Pollution to Solar Power Generation (CAPsolar) Emerging economies of Asia are looking to Solar power generation as key to their independance from imported energy resources. Even for fossil fuel-rich countries, climate sensitivity and targets are motivation to switch to alternate energy resources such as solar power. This ratio is poised to get further improve due to rollout of electric vehicles. Solar power genertaion capacity of a country depends on many factors. Since Asian countries such as India and ASEAN are within tropics, the day length is not a major concern for any part of the year. With governments facilitating rooftop solar model within the grids, gigentic areas for solar panel installation aren't mendatory. This leaves the air quality (haze) that determines what wavelengths and intensity of sunlight is received at ground level. Air pollutants have many sources, natural as well as anthropogenic. For both, the source need not to be near same place or even country. Massive duststorms or wildfires have been known to spread the haze across the continent. Due to solar power installation being at the base of it's exponential, it is not yet clear if and at what scale the air quality impacts on solar power generation.
Solar insolation data and climatology (long-term averages) at global scale is available. Air quality data is available from satellite platforms such as NASA-MODIS series satellites on daily scale. This satellite data can be processed with open access software. A solution would look into available solar power generation data and correlate it with parameters such as Aerosol Optical Depth, to estimate the impact of AOD to solar power generation capacity. This can further be expressed in terms of electricity costing, to put a price tag that a plant has to pay due to bad air quality.
https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Data Science Software
128 INCOIS(MoES) Fishing boat Activity Clustering and Timeline Studying (FACTS) Problem/Current Situation:
Many countries may not have robust marine fishery reporting mechanicms at place and rely on self-reporting from the fishermen. Even with fishermen willing to, this may not be suitable for country/EEZ level studies especially in Asian context where thousands of smaller boats operate rather than limited large corporate fishing vessels. It is important for researchers, policy makers and security agencies alike to know where these boats prefer to fish at what time of the year.
Solution Needed:
The data from AIS can be used but there are limited tools to import such data in interactive manner with the help of GIS. Further, many countries may have at harbor reporting mechanisms but not 'at-ground' reporting. Such tool can mitigate such a shortfall. Analysis of AIS may include clustering the data based on flag of country origin, repeated visit to the same location of fishing etc. Trend for an individual vessel may be pulled to map movement history, to be linked with reported catch later. There can be provision to import satellite data or to export the AIS analysis data into GIS formats (e.g. KML files) to be used in other GIS platforms.
Datasets Link (If any):
https://globalfishingwatch.org/
Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development Data Science Software
129 INCOIS(MoES) Flagging of (AIS) INactivity Data (FIND) AIS is a useful system that helps avoiding ship collision and allows managers for fleet management especially for emergencies e.g. adverse sea conditions. Vessels keep the AIS beacons on in order to stay safe. However, sometime the vessels do not transmit. The reasons for this may be unknown. As much as the AIS activity data are important, the inactivity data can also be put to use to understand the possible reasons behind such behavior and if needed, respond in the appropriate manner.
The interactive tool should be able to categorize the AIS inactivity episodes for a single vessel or multiple vessels in a selected region. Further, the data may be classified based on the ship behavior prior to the inactivity, as well as based on various inactivity parameters such as location, time and duration of inactivity.
https://globalfishingwatch.org/
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130 INCOIS(MoES) Automated Animal Identification and Detection of Species (AAIDeS) Marine fishery is very dynamic in nature. During active season landing of fish may be overwhalming for a manual monitoring. At the same time, taking que of the fish landing is important for researchers and administrators. Manual reporting is limited with sample size, often too small, that lead to high level of errors and prone to wrong extrapolation for meaningful fish stock assessment. This calls for automation to be only feasible method to overcome limitations of manual monitoring and reporting.
The manual mode may rather be used to better train computer algorithms. A solution should focus on image recognition for species made available in the database. Over the time the database may get richer and thus, making the machine learning better. Such a system should envision cameras installed at the harbours and weigh-bridges, where species may be identified by AI and their propotion (in mixed catch) can be estimated, in order to report the captured biomass effectively and with minimal manual intervention. At present, the catch effort is often the weakest link in stock assessment model. Such harbor based systems may reduce the errors significantly. Another use is to integrate the cloud-based algorithms to help report catch through app(s) where all a fisherman need to do is to click the photo of the catch and enter the estimated catch weight.
Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development Data Science Software
131 MEITY Smart Document Capture Platform UIDAI has deployed a large number of Enrolment Stations across India to collect residents’ demographic details. Along with the resident demographic information, UIDAI captures supporting documents of the resident for Enrolment and Update purposes. In production, the enrolment application makes use of an external Scanner to capture the document and perform pre-processing.

You have to design a document capture system sans the scanner, which will integrate the Smartphone of the Operator with the Web-based Enrolment application of the UIDAI. The Smartphone will image the document and share it with the portal for subsequent pre-processing. Pre-processing on the document includes brightness/contrast correction, contour detection, and alignment correction and it would be handled in the web portal. The document captured through the Smartphone must not be stored in the local Phone memory for privacy purposes.

The interaction between the Web portal and the Smartphone can be based on any industry-standard protocol or interface. For the solution demonstration purpose, the participating team can create a Website to perform pre-processing.

As part of the hackathon, you are expected to deliver following:-
Portal using any JavaScript-based technology to capture the document through a Smartphone.
Integration of the Smartphone with the Portal. Necessary android app to interface with the portal and perform imaging of the document.
Pre-processing of the document using the web portal. Pre-processing scope enumerated above.
A dummy server-side API to upload the document.
Smart automation Data Science Software
132 MEITY Conversational Demographics Data Update System UIDAI intends to use Chabot platform to create a conversational kind of update interface for residents. Through this conversational platform, the resident would provide all the relevant demographic details, supporting documents and payment in an interactive manner. The solution should have the facility for multi-lingual interaction with the Residents. The conversational platform would emulate the update feature available in the myAadhaar (www.myaadhaar.uidai.in) platform of UIDAI. Smart automation Software Engineering Software
133 MEITY Digital Payment Solution. UIDAI has established Enrolment Centres across India for residents to enrol and Update. At these Enrolment Centres, residents do make nominal payment (amount fixed by UIDAI) for Updates (Demographics and Biometric). UIDAI has received a few complaints of overcharging by the Operators for the services rendered by them at the Enrolment Centres. This is required to be curbed through a Digital solution to collect the payment from the Residents.

Digital payment-based solutions should be designed by the participating teams to ensure that there is no scope of overcharging by the operators. The solution must make use of Digital Payment technologies available, including AEPS for the collection of money from the Resident. The solution should have an exception mechanism to collect the Cash from the resident and it should be designed as the last resort and only for extreme exceptional cases. The solution must collect the money from the Operators in a digital manner and would transfer the amount to the Registrar/EA/Operator’s account at the end of the day or UIDAI defined interval. The solution must keep track of the transactions made by the Operators in a data store.

As part of the solution, the participating to provide the following:-
Process improvement to avoid cash collection at the Centre by the operator.
Integration of suitable Digital payment technology to collect money from the resident for the rendered service.
Safe recording of all the transactions in a data store for reconciliation.
End-of-day transfer of money to the Registrar/EA/Operator.
Exception handling through cash payment.

The solution is required to be inclusive so that it is usable and accessible by all the residents.
Smart automation Software Engineering Software
134 MEITY Aadhaar Data Vault Central and State Government agencies use the Aadhaar authentication platform for onboarding residents to the various schemes. As part of the process, they are required to store Aadhaar number in a secured manner to ascertain the beneficiary and deduplicate them for the schemes.

You are required to design and implement a secure storage platform for Aadhaar number for consumer agencies (State and Central Govt) using any commoditised hardware and open source software. The solution should be secure enough to meet the standards of PCI DSS or Aadhaar Data Security. The solution must meet following features:-
Secure storage and retrieval of the Aadhaar number.
Querying of the Aadhara number for deduplciation purpose.
Smart automation software Engineering Software
135 MEITY Mobile Operator Booking Platform. Aadhaar has onboarded mobile operators to undertake enrolment and update of the residents demographics and biometric data. Our operators move from door step to door step to perform enrolment and update activity. Each of our operators is equipped with a Tab or mobile device to perform update and enrolment activity.

Your task is to create a platform which will capture the current location of the operator and display on a map and refresh it at a defined interval. The platform to support following:-

Display the operator location on the map and refresh it Operator location to be shown only when he is logged to the platform and during his assigned working hours.
Along with the location, additional attributes like free hour (slot) availability in the day must be shown. This information is to be used by the resident to book the operator for door step delivery of the Enrolment and update service.
The platform must also provide means to call the appointment booking system of UIDAI to request services of the operator at an available time slot.
The platform must also provide residents feedback for the operator.
If the operator is already exhausted the slots or she/he has consumed his daily quota, further appointment booking should not be allowed. Her/His location may be shown in a different colour.
Smart automation Software Engineering Software
136 MEITY Document Quality Score As part of the Enrolment/Update process, supporting document (Proof of Identity/Proof of Address/Proof of Birth) is being provided by the resident. These documents are to be checked for quality, so that it can be used in the subsequent processes by the operators or other AI/ML services.

Your task is to create a AI/ML based service to check the supporting documents for following:-
Document scanning quality from readability perspective.

Check of document for various image artefacts to verify that it’s a true copy of the original.

Check of the document for essentials like photo, signature block, and date etc to ensure that it is not rejected in subsequent processes.

A quality score must be published as part of the service response, which will be used by the consumer application to decide whether to proceed with the document or not.
Smart automation AI Software
137 MEITY Innovative Resident Application. The public service delivery has witnessed various enhancements and disruptions caused by Aadhaar. Further, complementary new technologies like Blockchain has the capability to create new resident centric products and services to further improvise service delivery. Perhaps, the real disruption potential of these combinations of technologies has yet to be seized.
Your task is to explore the possibilities in Government domains (Central/State/Municipal/Panchayat) and create innovative and meaningful resident centric applications or solutions using any of the open source blockchain technologies.
Smart automation Block chain Software
138 MEITY Aadhaar Kiosk UIDAI intends to create next generation enrolment and update kiosk, which can be located at locations being frequently visited by the residents. Your task is to design a low cost Kiosk using industrial design best practices, which is inclusive, usable by both rural and urban residents. Smart automation Software Engineering Software
139 MEITY Resident Consent Framework. UIDAI intends to develop a Resident Consent Framework, which will empower residents to give her/his consent for availing various welfare services administered by different departments of Central and State Governments and also to share their demographic information among databases of departments of Central and State Governments, based on Aadhaar Authentication. Resident will have facility to opt out of the consent whenever she or he desires.
Your task would be creating a framework to collect and store the consent of the resident for various schemes. Solution must comply with the followings:-
A repository of various schemes defined various State and Central Govt agencies.
An API to collect the Resident’s consent to onboard to a scheme after evaluating the criteria. Consent must be collected after OTP/Biometric authentication of the resident.
An API to read the consent provided by the resident. The API must accept Aadhaar number and scheme details to share the consent details in “Yes/No” format.
An audit framework to log all consent related queries by various agencies.
Business intelligence framework to record transaction statistics.
Smart automation Software Engineering Software
140 MEITY Push notification for Address change. UIDAI intends to develop an application to enable residents to intimate other service providers ( Like Banks, Insurances agencies etc.), through push notification, whenever Address change is done in Aadhaar. This service will be based on specific consent of residents and will be triggered by Aadhaar authentication.
Your task would be to design a framework complying with the following:-
Collect and store the preference of the Resident while sharing the eKYC with the consumer agency.
Create an interface to list to the Address Update request disposal status.
11.2.3 On successful address update, send a push notification to the consumer agencies to intimate the changed the address.
The solution must be fault tolerant to reliably update the address with the consumer agencies.
The solution must be scalable to meet the requirement of 130+ Cr aadhaar holders
Smart automation Software Engineering Software
141 MEITY Preparing AI ready datasets. Every Machine Learning task requires structured data. It is the basic need to proceed with training and testing. The importance of structured data can be seen from the fact that models cannot be trained on unstructured data. Hence, it is a vital task in any machine learning, deep learning/AI problem. Raw data can correspond to any thing – text, images…. Labelling the data/structuring it requires precision as failure in doing so will result in wrong labels thus wrong results. Labelling the data/structuring the data is the most painful aspect for any machine learning engineer, automating this will solve a huge problem.There is a requirement of a an automation tool(Web,App,Standalone tool) which takes as input the unstructured data and as output generates the structured data. The below questions are the direct requirements to be fulfilled as part of the solution.
1. How can we convert, say 95% of unstructured data without any standard to structured data with standard through automated tool?
2. How can we have low code / no code solution in open source to prepare AI ready data?
For example, there can be a python based tool which is a standalone tool, which takes as input the raw data and based upon users requirements, generates the structured data.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
142 MEITY Indian Plagiarism tool Plagiarism is a major factor for many teachers, evaluators, research article evaluators and teachers in general. Often teachers/professors have to rely on online plagiarism detecting tools which are not much effective. Ona scale of 100, their performance can be rated to 5. However there are few tools already existing which are based to solve domain specific issues. Ex-The plagiarism tool to check the content of our research articles in Springer, IEEE. However these are meant for specific purpose. There is no plagiarism tool for Indian teachers/professors to check the plagiarism of articles/papers/content within Indian articles and contents in the National Digital Library. Plagiarism is a major factor for many teachers, evaluators, research article evaluators and teachers in general. Often teachers/professors have to rely on online plagiarism detecting tools which are not much effective. Ona scale of 100, their performance can be rated to 5. However there are few tools already existing which are based to solve domain specific issues. Ex-The plagiarism tool to check the content of our research articles in Springer, IEEE. However these are meant for specific purpose. There is no plagiarism tool for Indian teachers/professors to check the plagiarism of articles/papers/content within Indian articles and contents in the National Digital Library.
Addressing this problem will help in having an Indian Plagiarism tool which checks the plagiarism of the articles by comparing with articles in the National Digital Library.There is a requirement of a plagiarism detection tool(Web,App,Standalone tool) which takes as input the content written by an individual and as output shows the plagiarism report by comparing with National Digital Library. The below questions are the direct requirements to be fulfilled as part of the solution.
1. How can digital means check plagiarism in Indian context?2. How can exclusion and inclusion of content and context be handled considering diversity of knowledge sources and limited internet content in Indian regional languages?
3. How can we use this tool to check content match against National Digital Library?

For example, there can be a python based tool which takes as input the content written by an individual and as output shows the plagiarism report/content by comparing with National Digital Library.
Miscellaneous Web/App development Software
143 MEITY Terms and Condition Checking Tool Any business with an online presence - even those which are not actually selling goods or services on their website - must include certain details in order to abide by the Electronic Commerce Regulations, such as full company details. Website terms and conditions are the best places to include such information. As stated earlier, ALL websites interact with user data in some way. This means that if you have a website and you intend to have people visit that website, then it's mandatory that you include a privacy policy. The law requires you to inform users about what data you collect, how it's used, stored and protected.Data breaches and attacks on personal information by sites is not a new thing. Often such sites do not have proper terms and condition and they take advantage of no tool to detect this and steal data and cause threat.
Addressing this problem will help in having a tool which checks the Terms and Condition and generates report of the issues found. There is a requirement of a tool(Web,App,Standalone tool) which checks the terms and conditions, privacy policies, cookies of any mobile application(Android/IOS/Web App/web pages) and shows the necessary details in the report for the required authorities to take action.1. How can digital means help checking of terms and conditions, privacy policies, cookies of apps that are detrimental to data security and cyber security?
For example, there can be a python based tool which checks the terms and conditions, privacy policies, cookies of any mobile application and generates a report of the same.
Miscellaneous Web/App development Software
144 MEITY Career guidance System India as we know is a densely populated country and Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. With the advent of time technology and the requirement of job sector has changed drastically as compared to 10 years back. Many sectors have experienced tremendous growth in employment and thus masses opt for those sectors whereas in many sectors there is huge unemployment either due to low jobs availability or demand of skilled workers is required. Thinking of the each and every branch and when comparing it with the current employment in India and abroad, we will definitely find some points that will help in predicting the admissions and jobs scenarios in the fields of engineering and technology, management and pharmacy.Due to the changing technology and its requirement for getting employed in India and abroad, there has to improvements suggested by experts for predicting the Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy with respect to his/her strength, age, location and similar important factors. This is not a one time process and needs to be done frequently as trends in the industry keep changing. There is a requirement of a tool(Web,App,Standalone tool which is AI based) which recommends an individual the career path to choose based upon the factors like their strengths, weakness, age, interest and similar important factors. The below questions are a direct requirement for development of such AI based tools and will help in solving this problem statement.
1. How can digital means help a person identify his / her strength and recommend flexible career path?
2. How can recommendation engine factor in progression with time and age and suggest affordable skill development courses?
Use of AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning is also suggested as it will help in solving the problem.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
145 MEITY Finding Impact of Online Games Online game is a fond kind of game that has becomes the most favorite of adults,
teenagers, and even children gamers who are still under mental the development.
Related to this issue, online games have a lot of either positive or negative impact
towards children. Some of the negative impacts are on social development such as
addiction, resentment, rudeness, anti-social, being isolated, and less of
socializations skill. College students spending too much time on online games every week tend to suffer from worsened learning ability, concentration problems, poor academic performance, and decreased interactions with other people. Addiction to video and online games is believed to have effects and contribute to the mental health and social anxiety that students and even small children face today. There seems to be a connection between depression, self-esteem, and the time a person spends playing video games. Playing online games for a long duration has sever impact on eyes and mental health as well.
Miscellaneous AI Software
146 MEITY Voice based delivery of academic records How can voice based delivery of academic certificates be enabled?
How can a person make use of feature phone to order delivery of certificate and make payment against charge? (Note: Neither physical visit nor use of smartphone is required)
Smart automation AI Software
147 MEITY Recommendation System for Future Skills Due to the changing technology and its requirement for getting employed in India and abroad, there has to improvements suggested by experts for predicting the Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy with respect to his/her strength, age, location and similar important factors. This is not a one time process and needs to be done frequently as trends in the industry keep changing.
Addressing this problem will introduce the required changes that would bring the current youth and upcoming generations in parallel with the students of other countries in terms of knowledge and skills in that domain.
Smart automation AI Software
148 MEITY Assessment of Tele-Education(Online Content which teaches an individual) Tele-Education is also known as e-learning which comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching systems. E-learning content are available everywhere on the internet but there is not assessment of the quality of the content provided. Addressing this problem will help in having a tool which checks the quality of content provided in the e-learning course/video which will help in removing the ones not upto the mark.There is a requirement of a tool(Web,App,Standalone tool) which assesses the e-learning contents automatically as manual effort would not be possible with e-learning contents spanning more than 1Billion videos on youtube itself.
1. How can we have a digital tool to assess the efficacy of tele-education happening through TV in terms of assessment of teaching and learning?
Miscellaneous AI Software
149 MEITY Unique Student Identity and student profile system Every year more than 6 crores of Indians graduates from diverse backgrounds and with diversity in education. Almost similar number of students enter into colleges for taking various education to help them in seeking jobs. The task to track students on a one on one basis is also hectic due to the huge number. AICTE and MHRD aims to track students and colleges to help them in various processes like ease of student identification, ease of AICTE approved college tracking, ease in distribution of fellowships, grants, training. Since there is no one unique identification of students the process itself takes time as it requires to have letters from college heads which is also time taking process. Hence to track the huge number manually is hectic and a time taking process. Miscellaneous Web/App development Software
150 MEITY Offline Portal For Direct Benefit Transfer of Scholarship Monetary consideration has been grounded as the pathway to ease poverty and advance the financial turn of events. Recognizing this reality, the Indian government has been taking a stab at the majority's monetary consideration while also attempting to reinforce the physical and computerized financial environment.
The Jan Dhan Yojana endeavors to guarantee each grown-up has a ledger. Direct Benefit Transfers (DBTs) have turned into the standard, with north of 400 government plans utilizing DBT to move money to needy recipients. DBT is being hailed as a vehicle for the monetary turn of events, and computerized monetary administrations are being pushed onto individuals as the means for getting social government assistance in India.
India might have among the biggest number of bank offices on the planet, yet the extent of rustic branches has been troubling when contrasted with metropolitan branches and this number has continually been diminishing in the post-1991 period. In a Mobile Vaani overview, 1 of every 5 respondents said they don't have banks in their area, and as the discoveries partook in this LibTech study, we frequently hear on Mobile Vaani that individuals venture out a few kilometers to get to their NREGA compensation and other government qualifications.The Department of Education conducts various scholarship programs and drives to felicitate learning through monetary incentives among rural areas. The money is sent physically via cheques and drafts, but the process is not reliable and time-consuming.This project aims to minimize/remove the hesitance and issues with DBTs. It tends to explore the flow and technologies needed to improve the processes of digital scholarship payment.
Miscellaneous Software Development Software
151 MEITY Online knowledge Assesment Understudies' input is normally accumulated in foundations of advanced education to assess the showing quality according to the understudies' viewpoint, utilizing surveys controlled toward the finish of the courses. These assessments are valuable to pinpoint the course qualities, distinguish areas of progress, and comprehend the elements that add agreeable to understudies. They are a significant component for working on the educating and learning processes. Be that as it may, there is little normalization in how this sort of criticism is gathered, examined, and utilized, and their dynamic use for working on the instructing and learning processes is low. Moreover, understudies are seldom inquired as to whether they consider that those viewpoints remembered for the surveys are truly significant; this data would permit relativizing understudies' assessments of educating. This examination proposes the utilization of significance execution investigation (IPA) along with an understudy's assessment of helping survey as an instrument for speakers to gather, break down, and decipher the information acquired from the understudy's input. This work shows how utilizing IPA speakers can acquire a visual portrayal of what showing credits are significant for their understudies, how significant each characteristic is, and the way that the teachers performed on each property according to their understudies' perspective.
Understudies might become familiar with certain abilities at various speeds. Yet, their learning plans actually keep them on target to fulfill the guidelines for a secondary school certificate.
That sort of homeroom isn't the truth for most understudies. Yet, it's the ultimate objective of customized realization, which is as of now being utilized effectively in certain schools and is extending in a few states. This is what you really want to know.There is a lack of personalized courses and learning experiences that can compensate for the issues in the present schooling system. Currently, there are no metrics to grade teachers and students through a standardized assessment (online).This project aims to examine a different approach as compared to the current standards in education. The students get a personalized learning experience well suited to their needs. It also proposes an online standardised test that tests the learning ability of students as well as rates the teacher’s knowledge
Miscellaneous Machine Learning Software
152 MEITY Handwriting Assessment In numerous ways, penmanship is still less prohibitive than its computerized partner and enjoys many benefits both practically and inventively. Furthermore, there is another significant point that penmanship actually frames a novel piece of our way of life and personality that we ought not forego with such ease. It is in light of this that we chose to check out the spot of penmanship in the advanced age, with the expectation of starting a conversation about its significance during this time

Penmanship actually shapes an indispensable piece of our schooling framework because of the way that most of our assessments are as yet manually written. Accordingly, it actually fills in as extremely utilitarian expertise, and understudies who can't compose neatly and articulately place themselves in a difficult situation to the people who can. This implies that in spite of the fuse of innovation, for example, iPads into the homeroom, the spotlight should in any case be put on understudies' capacity to compose without the assistance of innovation.

Set forth plainly, penmanship decipherability is the way clear and simple to peruse an individual's penmanship is. At the point when somebody's penmanship is plainly clear, we can get what it says absent a lot of exertion by any means. On the off chance that it's messy, we'll strain to peruse the letters and presumably misread the greater part of the words.
Having decipherable penmanship is fundamental expertise for all youngsters. With clear penmanship, educators can without much of a stretch read what a youngster has composed. In addition to the fact that it makes an educator's work a lot simpler, yet it additionally implies that there are no errors and that the kid's work can be stamped precisely.Although considerable research has been done in the field of handwriting recognition, there is still almost no research into assessing the quality of written work. There do not exist any digital tools to motivate and push the kids towards beautiful and legible handwriting.The project aims to provide a platform that can enable teachers and parents to assess the quality and legibility of a kid’s handwriting digitally. It should also provide incentives and tools for the student to improve their penmanship
Miscellaneous AI Software
153 MEITY Identifying the Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Autism or ADHD in school going children. Specialists analyze ADHD in youngsters after a kid has shown at least six explicit indications of distractedness or hyperactivity consistently for over a half year in no less than two settings. The specialist will look at how a youngster's conduct contrasts and that of different kids a similar age.
There is no particular or conclusive test for ADHD. All things being equal, diagnosing is a cycle that makes a few strides and includes assembling a tonne of data from numerous sources. You, your youngster, your kid's school, and different parental figures ought to be associated with surveying your kid's conduct. A specialist will likewise ask what indications your youngster has, how quite a while in the past those manifestations began, and what the conduct means for your kid and the remainder of your family.
Each classroom has understudies who observe learning somewhat more testing than others. Yet, as far as some might be concerned, the battle reaches out past the essential understanding of what's being educated. Understudies adapting to dyslexia might track down basic retention or recite without holding back to be troublesome, or even unimaginable.
Single-step bearings that aren't excessively intricate are most straightforward for understudies with dyslexia to follow. Convoluted directions, with numerous memorable means and followings, are difficult for dyslexic understudies to recall and finish with. Be brief and consistently give composed guidelines that can be utilized as a kind of perspective.
A student having diseases like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Autism, or ADHD might show very mild symptoms early on and hence it makes it difficult for a proper diagnosis. Current physiological and psychiatric tests do not provide an accurate diagnosis at an early age. There are not many digital means to increase the learning quotient of such students.This project aims to propose a platform that can harness digital means to detect diseases like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Autism, or ADHD when the symptoms are mild and easier to manage. It also aims to provide a digital means to help the kids on the specially skilled spectrum to match with their counterparts.
MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech AI Software
154 MEITY Cyber Hygiene for Students As cyberattacks have increased around the world—interrupting businesses and government operations, and often leading to massive ransomware payouts and damaged corporate reputations—cyber hygiene has become a key method for creating operational resilience. Consider the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which created opportunities for criminal hackers through email phishing, supply chain attacks, and password and malware attacks that preyed on millions of remote workers’ devices. Already in the first half of 2021, the global ransomware attacks have hit 304.7 million, surpassing last year’s total of 304.6 million.Devise a way to impart knowledge in children about cyber hygiene by fabrication of a cyber network that can be sustained through crowdsourcing.This project aims to create awareness about cyber hygiene in children. It requires the creation of a cyber network for children that can be sustained through crowdsourcing. Miscellaneous AI Software
155 MEITY Controlling Screen time for Children Today, about 3 billion people are in lockdown around the world — and almost 90% of the student population is cut off from school. It’s no surprise that a lot of children and their parents are increasingly connecting to the outside world through screens they might have once regarded with restraint or even reproach. With more than 130 countries restricting movement to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time to recognize the internet as a critical tool for children’s access to learning, play, entertainment and social interaction. In short, they might have a lot to gain from spending time in the digital space. online games before the pandemic, the figurative ‘jump’ into screens can also cause more concern or even distress. The goal is to devise a solution to digitally limit the screentime of children in a friendlier manner. Workout Application to Person and Person to Application Messaging and workflow that can be implemented using a laptop or separate device without the need for additional software.This project aims to digitally limit screen time in a friendlier manner. Miscellaneous Machine Learning Software
156 MEITY Digital Grammer Teacher In our everyday lives, grammar is everywhere. We use it at home, in school, at work, and in the streets. It is the core of a language regardless of one’s culture, mastery, and understanding of it. Being able to use grammar also widens one’s vocabulary. It opens doors of opportunities for us to be able to communicate freely, with no barriers and hesitations. In teaching, grammar plays a vital role in how effectively a teacher conveys his lessons. Knowing the highs and lows of the language could make or break a lesson. In one instance, a teacher could adjust the level of difficulty of words to be used if he is familiar with grammar. This could lead to a more enjoyable experience for both teachers and students. One more thing, being able to express yourself confidently as a teacher with the right grammar commands respect and a positive outlook from your students. Mastering proper grammar could inspire your students to also strive harder in learning the language.How can Grammar be taught in English, Hindi, and Indian Regional Language with a relevant scheme to access and improve the grammar of students in a friendly manner?The project aims to devise a friendly solution for imparting knowledge related to proper usage of grammar in students. Whether Hindi or English or any other Indian regional language, the idea is to teach and test a student’s grammatical abilities. Miscellaneous AI Software
157 MEITY Automated Notes Maker from Audio Reccordings In the present industry, communication is the key element to progress. Passing on information, to the right person, and in the right manner is very important, not just on a corporate level, but also on a personal level. The world is moving towards digitization, so are the means of communication. Phone calls, emails, text messages etc. have become an integral part of message conveyance in this tech-savvy world. In order to serve the purpose of effective communication between two parties without hindrances, many applications have come to picture, which acts as a mediator and help in effectively carrying messages in form of text, or speech signals over miles of networks. Most of these applications find the use of conversion from speech signals to text. Devise a way for the conversion of voice-based recording of online lessons to PDF/Word Documents. Compare the accuracy of what is spoken in the voice-based recording to the text in converted PDF/Word Document. The project aims to provide students with text based PDF/Word Document of their online classes given they are voice based in nature. The accuracy must of the proposed solution must be taken into account. Smart Automation AI Software
158 MEITY Virtual Laboratory for Science subjects at school level As the adoption of online education has grown in India., reaching millions of high school and college students yearly, educators and textbook manufacturers have sought ways to move labs to the online environment. Digital labs and simulations have been developed in many scientific disciplines, from physics to biology, from chemistry to earth sciences, and are sometimes intended to replace labs and other times intended to supplement face-to-face instruction. Collections of these digital labs and simulations can be found at many sites.
Various groups have published evidence that virtual labs and simulations can be effective tools for promoting student learning (e.g., Millis et al., 2011; Baker and Verran, 2004; Sommers and Sommers, 2003; Martinez-Jimenez et al., 2003). As a group of experienced lab instructors with expertise in various disciplines (astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics), we sought to review digital labs and/or simulations to determine the best use of these tools in our teaching as well as to determine the characteristics that made a digital lab a useful teaching tool.Devise a way to impart knowledge in children about practical subjects like Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.This project aims to create a platform using various technologies like AR/VR, Deep learning in order to give cheap and efficient solutions to schools to teach practical subjects
Smart Automation AI Hardware
159 MEITY Sustainable and No Contact Attendance system “Switch off” Biometric Attendance on March 5th, 2020 Delhi government announced the suspension of biometric attendance in its offices via a letter written to principal secretaries, secretaries, autonomous bodies, and municipal corporations for the suspension of biometric attendance to contain the spread of coronavirus. However, it was on Feb 17th, 2020 when Maharishi Valmiki Hospital in the Capital City of India suspended biometric attendance announcing it as a “precautionary measure” after many of its employees complained to the authorities that touching the biometric system is “psychological unease” on account of coronavirus scare. The need for the system is an untouchable device. And also students can't cheat with the system. Devise a secure way to take attendance of students and teachers in a touchless and paperless manner in order to have a sustainable way. This project aims to provide a touchless and paperless attendance system Smart Automation IoT Hardware
160 Ministry of Mines Grade-wise iron-ore accounting from mines to end-points to prevent loss of revenue to the state Due to underestimation and misidentification of the various grades of minerals, the economic development becomes stuck.Varied grades of the same material have different prices, royalty rates, and customs taxes. Producers have been known to misclassify one grade for another to pay a reduced royalty fee for that grade. State governments lose revenue as a result of this. Exporters have also been known to misclassify a grade with a higher export duty as a grade with a lower export charge. To take advantage of export duty differentials, exporters frequently misclassify iron ore (export duty 30%) as iron ore pellet (export duty 5%). The state suffers a revenue loss as a result of this. The state suffers a revenue loss as a result of this. The employment of advanced technology to distinguish between different grades of the same materials (e.g., different grades of iron ore, pellets) will be extremely valuable in preventing system leakages. Furthermore, a smart system that monitors or accounts for the transport/ movement of various grades of minerals from mines to endpoints such as processing units/factories and/or ports will aid in the prevention of leakages. To develop innovative technology to analyze the various levels of mines while also ensuring the tracking of raw minerals from mines to endpoints. Miscellaneous WEB BEACONS Software
161 Ministry of Mines Interpretation of geological, geochemical, and
geophysical dataset using ML/AI to carve out new mineral
potential areas.
Mineral locations become more difficult to locate in geo-locations. Despite the existence of traditional means, the process of seeking is still not faster.Finding economically viable mineral reserves has become increasingly difficult. The iterative process of collecting various datasets, followed by geological interpretation, might take a long period during exploration. Massive volumes of data are gathered and analyzed, frequently with no notable mineral discoveries. As a result, explorers are looking for novel tactics and processes that will increase finding rates and shorten the exploration life cycle. Using traditional approaches, possible mineral resources are now identified by overlaying numerous layers of geoscientific data in GIS software. However, with AI and machine learning (ML) breakthroughs, complex data analysis with optimal resource use may be possible. The present statement's problems include leveraging the country's accessible geological datasets and delivering AI/ML solutions for mineral exploration through the construction of metallogenic models. For better mineral exploration, participants can create AI-based mining exploration models by combining geological, geographical, and geophysical data. The Geological Survey of India's BHUKOSH portal contains a variety of geological datasets. These metallogenic models will aid in the identification of probable exploration hotspots. To develop an AI-based solution based on machine learning and datasets for identifying new mineral prospective locations to speed up the process. Miscellaneous AI Software
162 Ministry of Mines Recycling App Mine resources should be improved through recycling. Even though we have the resources to make it happen, the chain is breaking owing to a lack of communication.The earth's ability to deliver raw materials in the long run or meet global demand in the short term is being strained by the ever-increasing demand for raw materials and energy. We must use our resources sparingly and in an environmentally sustainable manner so that natural resources are available for future generations. With Make in India, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, and other initiatives, manufacturing has emerged as one of India's fastest-growing sectors, with one crucial consequence being an increase in metal demand. As a result, decoupling economic growth from resource consumption has become a necessity for the environment. To fulfill the rising demand for metals, it is critical to identify new sources of raw materials, and one of the most important sources of raw materials is recycling. Recycling is now an important part of the supply chain for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
However, there are some obstacles in the recycling of metals in India, such as scrap supply, disposal and collection of end-of-life items, handling and disassembly of end-of-life products, and even the recycling business requires technical advancement. In addition, the informal recycling system, which includes ragpickers, kabadiwalas, and others, must be integrated into the formal recycling system. OEMs must also participate in the recycling ecosystem.
To develop a useful app for the user platform that brings together all of the required users for mineral recycling in one place, allowing for better communication and faster growth of the mining process.
Clean & Green Technology AI Software
163 MathWorks Traffic Light Negotiation and Perception-Based Detection Navigating an intersection with traffic lights is a challenging but safety critical task for a self-driving car. Using perception to identify traffic light positions and states despite lighting conditions and occlusions is an interesting problem that a 3D simulation environment can safely and effectively provide a solution for. Automated Driving Toolbox™ provides a 3D simulation environment powered by Unreal Engine® from Epic Games® that can be used to visualize traffic lights and the motion of a vehicle in a 3D scene. Description: Use MATLAB® and Simulink® to load a pre-built Unreal scene, detect and identify the state of the traffic light nearest to the ego-vehicle, design a Stateflow® model to control traffic lights in the scene, and control the reaction of the ego-vehicle in accordance with the traffic lights and surrounding vehicles. The position and color state of the traffic light at an intersection can be obtained by using a combination of sensors and perception algorithms. Perception can be used to identify surrounding vehicles which can also be used to inform decisions. Identify distance between the traffic light nearest to the ego-vehicle and the ego-vehicle in a pre-built Unreal scene intersection. Identify the color of the traffic light using camera output and perception. Control the change of state of the traffic light using Stateflow. The ego-vehicle should react to the traffic light information. Build your own scenes with the following suggested requirements and perform a quantitative analysis of your algorithm: a. Traffic lights obstructed by trees b. Various types of traffic lights like hanging on a pole, multiple traffic lights in different orientations at an intersection c. Scenes with different weather conditions Work with Automated Driving Toolbox™ , Computer Vision Toolbox™ , Lidar Toolbox™ and Sensor Fusion and Tracking Toolbox™ https://www.mathworks.com/products/sensor-fusion-and-tracking.html for this project. Students can also take the opportunity of submitting the solution to the MathWorks Excellence in Innovation Projects and get recognized for their work. Deliverables Software (Models, Code, Simulation Data, 3D files) License: For students whose institutions/university already have access to MATLAB, SIMULINK and its toolboxes, please use of these licenses. To check if your campus has a MATLAB campus license? Check the following link For those whose institutions/university, do not have access to MATLAB, SIMULINK and its toolboxes. Please send a mail to ageethag@mathworks.com and we will provide you with the required license. Smart vehicles AI Software
164 IKS- AICTE OCR of Temple inscriptions and translations in Devanagari Scripts. There are lakhs of inscriptions that are scattered throughout the length and breadth of our Great Nation. These inscriptions were usually found on the walls of the Heritage sites like Forts. Temples and other ancient structures, so that people in that era could access them. A common man is deprived of this great knowledge, which if deciphered into Devanagari script can shed light into lot of crucial aspects for the mankind.
Background- Inscriptions are a great source to look back to ancient history and learn from it, discover truths and may be secrets of life. Apart from the inscriptions in the country, there are inscriptions in Sri Lanka and South East Asia, where we can find abundant inscriptions in local languages, Sanskrit and Tamil. These inscriptions were mainly inscribed to propagate the orders of the rulers and to proclaim the grants and also other social activities. For example, through Uttaramerur Inscription in Tamil Nadu State, we can understand the excellent and perfect democratic set up that was present in our Nation that too 1000s of years before present.
In India, these inscriptions are almost in all the languages of the country. To show an example, the 436 Inscriptions that were dated before many years are in the languages viz.Sanskrit (verse), Sanskrit verse in Grantha, Sanskrit in Grantha, Sanskrit, Grantha & Sanskrit, Sanskrit verse in Nagari, Sanskrit in Grantha and Tamil, Sanskrit Nagari, Sanskrit Sarada, Sanskrit in Gaudiya, Sanskrit & Tamil, Sanskrit & Telugu, Sanskrit in Telugu & Telugu, Sanskrit in Kannada, Sanskrit verse in Malayalam, Oriya Sanskrit & Telugu, Tamil Vatteluthu Sanskrit, Tamil in Grantha, Tamil Verse, Tamil, Tamil Vatteluthu, Vatteluthu, Archiac Vatelluthu, Tamil & Telugu, Tamil & Kanarese, Tamil & English, Telugu, Kanarese, Kannada, Kannada in Nagari, Kannada in Grantha, Telugu & Kannada, Malayalam, Mahrathi, Mahrathi in Nagari, Uriya/ Oriya, Tamil Grantha & Mahrathi Nagari. Further, each language had many scripts in itself.
For example, Tamil language inscriptions had been inscribed in Tamil Vattelluthu, Archiac Vatteluthu, Tamil Pandya Grantha, Tamil Pallava Grantha, and later period Tamil letters which itself have a few varieties, at different period of time. In the same way, inscriptions in Sanskrit languages are inscribed not only in Nagari, Sarada, Mythili, Gaudiya and Deva Nagari scripts but also in local scripts. Brahmi and its local variants are important ancient scripts.
Walls, floors, plates, swords, stones, pillars in temples, coins and all remarkable monuments have inscriptions which are hidden treasure for lives to come. With the wisdom of our mighty kings, saints, philosophers, these inscriptions were carved. To gain insights in all areas such as politics, social values, economic and judicial records and approaches inscriptions are invaluable for an unbiased study of history and psychology. Many of the inscriptions are couched in extravagant language but when the information gained from inscriptions can be corroborated with information from other sources such as still existing monuments or ruins, inscriptions provide insight into India's dynastic history that otherwise lacks contemporary historical records.
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Of the 1,00,000 inscriptions found by the Archaeological Survey of India, about 85% were found in South India and attempts are made to preserve and read them. The fact that they are carved in old scripts such as Prakrit, Sanskrit, Brahmi makes it difficult to understand and reach to the new generations in India, hence, newer ways of understanding and converting them in easy interpretable formats such as Devanagari script is utmost important.
Objectives
Epigraphical studies about ancient Indian Inscriptions must be made much smoother, interesting and insightful. Most appealing form of capturing the hidden meaning in these inscriptions, is to recognize them optically and deduce the inscripted messages into most commonly understandable scripts such as Devanagari. Devanagari is the widely used lipi or script that can be used as a result of OCR done on the images captured of these monuments with inscriptions.
Further the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this information and generate knowledge, spread massive awareness, and support cultural and ancient wisdom upliftment and enrich understanding of Indian history and culture.
The objective of this problem statement solution is also to come up with innovative solution which can use OCR techniques to transform inscriptions into meanings using easy Devanagari script and scales to reach to the common man in the country.
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165 IKS- AICTE Real time translations for regional languages When a culturally diverse country like India is working on common goals yet preserving the local languages and cultures at regional level, sometimes communicating across, and communicating together in multiple languages over virtual medium becomes a hurdle while progressing, due to the very reason of not knowing other regional languages. This creates blocks and slows down the progress, apart from creating misunderstandings and inefficient use of time.
Background- The Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution lists 22 languages, which have been referred to as scheduled languages and given recognition, status and official encouragement. According to the Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. However, figures from other sources vary, primarily due to differences in definition of the terms "language" and "dialect". The 2001 Census recorded 30 languages which were spoken by more than a million native speakers and 122 which were spoken by more than 10,000 people
While newer challenges India is facing in the areas of agriculture, environmental imbalances, cultural brain drains, political instability and the most recent pandemic affects, it is most important to come together to brainstorm and work on solutions collaboratively, come up with PAN India communication solution irrespective of language and culture differences. Giant Indian industries having widespread operations across Indian geography attract local talent, however making them communicate and collaborate to resolve issues. With people working on better opportunities, but across their regional periphery, makes them uncomfortable and less productive sometimes.
Thus, communication now needs to be faster and seamless despite members lack cross language communication skills. Indian government is also working on a technology that can translate in real-time various vernacular Indian languages to enable the exchange of communications between two persons not speaking the same language.
This will bridge boundaries and make us progress.
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As we know, the recent pandemic has forced us adopt newer ways of working and world has come closer. As much as communicating in foreign language is difficult for an individual in India to work with a team member in China region (who mostly prefers to talk in Chinese) Or a German colleague (who use their native language to the fullest), it also becomes a barrier for an Indian person or citizen to interact with other people from different Indian States speaking different and unknown language.
In such a situation, for ex. when a Maharashtrian person needs to share the information from the ancient Indian literature in Maharashtrian texts in his/her respective regional language with the other person from Bengal or Andhra Pradesh, he or she may pose a hurdle in the work, if he/she lacks the language skills.
There arises a need to support agile communication in different languages seamlessly without having to bother about the language expertise. This necessitates need to develop a solution by means of which we can achieve real time translation of one language into another. The real time means, on the fly translation as one speaks.
Our prime minister Shri. Narendra Modi has chosen his speech language as “Hindi” no matter which country he speaks. This one example necessitates an efficient real time language translation system that makes the message reach the world in each of the member’s preferred language.
Language as a barrier is to be swept and communications need to be more inclusive and seamless with the use of digital technology – is what Government of India is striving to achieve in coming few years (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology declared recently).
Objectives
Develop a technology that enables Real-Time translations of regional languages and hence language doesn’t become barrier between interpersonal, social or corporate communication.
Further the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this technology and generate feature-rich application that applies at one or more scenarios and helps businesses.
The objective of this problem statement resolution is also to come up with innovative application, service and/or integration which can convert one language speech into another on the fly using comprehensive Artificial Intelligence algorithms and deliver end to end solution.
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166 IKS- AICTE Search Engine for Vedas ,related text words. Indian history dates to the life when Vedic and other ancient Indian literature guided mankind to live life in a way to achieve the ultimate. The knowledge in Vedas and related texts includes numerous principles which are useful and relevant even today. This documentation is vast and there is a need of a search engine that can be used to find the similar words, texts in this ocean of literature. Background- The word ‘Veda’ means ‘knowledge’ and is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘vid’, means ‘to know’. It does not refer to one single literary work, but indicates a huge corpus of literature, which arose in the course of many centuries and has been handed down from one generation to another generation by verbal transmission.
According to Indian traditional thoughts ‘Veda’ is regarded as revealed scripture, self-evident, and self-authoritative. It is not composed by any human authors. The Vedic hymns (Suktas) or verses (Mantras) are seen and only spoken by the seers (Rishis). These seers are neither author of the Mantras nor are they responsible for the contents of the Mantras. Yaska, the oldest expositor of Veda, has distinctly said that these seers received the sacred knowledge or knowledge was revealed to them. They then handed it down to descendants by oral instruction.
The significance of the Veda is manifold.
It has been universally acknowledged that the Veda is the earliest available literature of humanity.
The Veda in the form of prose and poetry in Sanskrit language, has been regarded as authoritative knowledge. Its authority seems to have remained unquestioned for several millennia, and it has been considered the last tribunal in matters of dispute whether in religion or philosophy or social customs.
There are four Vedas that govern a person’s life and values, so that she/he lives peacefully starting from the birth until the death. Guidance in vedas would lead the person to think holistically and tune lifeline according to tatvas (principles) given in all the vedas namely the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda.
Holy hymns and Sanskrit mantras described in Vedas are life’s ultimate meanings. The Rigveda Samhita is the oldest extant Indic text. It is a collection of 1,028 Vedic Sanskrit hymns and 10,600 verses in all, organized into ten books (Sanskrit: mandalas). The hymns are dedicated to Rigvedic deities. While India has history of establishment of Vedas, due to its rich philosophy, world acknowledged and started adopting Sanskrit studies and Vedabhyasa.
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There are similarities between the mythology, rituals, and linguistics in Rigveda and those found in ancient central Asia, Iranian and Hindukush (Afghanistan) region. The study of Sanskrit in the West began in the 17th century. In the early 19th century, Arthur Schopenhauer drew attention to Vedic texts, specifically the Upanishads. The importance of Vedic Sanskrit for Indo-European studies was also recognized in the early 19th century. English translations of the Samhitas were published in the later 19th century, in the Sacred Books of the East series edited by Müller between 1879 and 1910. Ralph T. H. Griffith also presented English translations of the four Samhitas, published 1889 to 1899.
Rigveda manuscripts were selected for inscription in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in 2007.
This increases the responsibility of India to preserve Vedic knowledge that’s laid down by the ancestors and transmit them to the next generations and to the outer world.
This means to search for Vedic hymns, chants, scripts from all avenues effectively, a well-designed system needs to be established.

Objectives
Develop a search engine which effectively searches words in Vedic literature. For ex: If we search a word ‘Indra’, it should search all the hyms and bring out all the suktas related with Indra or all the mantras that include the word Indra. Also, this engine is required to sort all the Suktas, Mantras, Mandalas, Kandas etc. in the Vedas or related texts as per the desired words entered into the engine.
Further the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this search engine and generate feature-rich application that applies at one or more scenarios and helps us build Vedic database subject wise.
The objective of this problem statement resolution is also to come up with an innovative application, service and/or integration which can help support spread of Vedic knowledge in new generations using comprehensive Artificial Intelligence algorithms and deliver end to end solution.
Heritage & Culture Machine Learning Software
167 IKS- AICTE Sanskrit voice to text and interface in Google Search Engine. Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the human civilisation, the language of ancient sciences and technologies, of classical Indian philosophies including Buddhism and Jainism. Presently the Google voice to text search doesn’t support this language. Background- Presently google supports 119 languages for Voice to Text conversion support but Sanskrit is not yet one of them.
The Indian culture also known as Sanskriti, finds myriads of exuberant expressions covering all aspects of life in millions of Sanskrit texts that have been deciphered and others that yet remain to be decoded. A bulk of the tangible and intangible treasures of our cultural heritage lie embedded in the annals of Sanskrit works. Moreover, as yoga spreads like wild-fire across the globe, there is section of the world’s population that is developing a keen interest in delving into and dealing with this ancient tongue.
However, the world’s most widely used search engine google does not have the feature to recognize Sanskrit speech yet. Having this feature, will give access to many across the world to all the knowledge, beauty and wisdom of Sanskrit language.
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Recently published book named “Sanskrit and Development of World Thought” by Professor V. Kutumba Sastry (1950) is currently Vice-Chancellor, Rashtriya Samskrit Samsthan, New Delhi and Mr. A. Raghuramaraju (Prof . University of Hydrabad and PhD. IIT Kanpur ), details lot of aspects and the contribution of Sanskrit to the development of world thought. Importance of Rigveda in the human life, and it is in Sanskrit. Contribution to philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, grammar, medicine, ecology, public administration, poetry and poetics, among many other branches, significance of Ramayana in world literature, Sanskrits influence on Western phonetics; elements of ecology in Ramayana; techniques of Theodor Stcherbatsky and his followers in translating Sanskrit philosophical texts; management wisdom by Chanakya which is described in Sanskrit texts, greater adoptions of Yoga in America, perspective of inspirational leadership from Gita and reception of Natya in Europe, specifically in Croatia [ Extract from Amazon Site ] are great and relevant examples one can observe.
Sanskrit is taught as a second language in many schools in India and assumed as the first language in Vedic schools. This deserves a way to get it translated to text and reach the world via Google’s all encompassing Voice to text service



Objectives
Develop a Voice to search plugin or feature which effectively listens to Sanskrit words and converts to text.
Further, the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this plugin and generate feature-rich application that applies at one or more scenarios and helps us build use of Sanskrit language in day to day life.
The objective of this problem statement resolution is also to come up with innovative application, service and/or integration which can help support spread of Vedic knowledge, generate quicker transcripts in Sanskrit and help new generations. This can be well designed using comprehensive Artificial Intelligence algorithms and deliver end to end solution which fits into google ecosystem and thereby reaches the world.
Heritage & Culture AI Software
168 Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education Education ecosystem for specially abled students need provisions and/or improvements to take care of compliance, governance and conduct . Children with disabilities in minor or major form for any of the physical organs or mentally unstable children are considered to be specially abled ones and to help them absorb in the natural flow of life, we need to consider and provide them supportive and growing environment where they are able to live and grow. In the educational ecosystem, the needs of such an environment need to be catered according to the category of ailments that exist in the students and provisions need to be made in order to make them feel special, cared and set right mindset while they grow. There are very few educational institutes in India, who accept specially abled students in regular streams making them feel one among natural children. First and foremost need is to comply with the Disability Act provisions in Indian education ecosystem and have right provisions such as physical infrastructure, digital interaction pathways and right tooling to make this happen in much larger portion of Indian education industry. This problem statement hovers more around the lack of right system and governance in Indian Education industry and also has to deal with Disability students’ intake , progress and outgo after the education completion .The State Education Report for India 2019: Children with disabilities’ by UNESCO states that 27% of disabled children between the age of 5-19 years don’t have access to education. It also says that nearly 3/4th of 5-years old specially-abled are left out of the education system, further revealing that this ratio varies gender wise and girls tend to show in high numbers when it comes to depriving education
As WHO reports say, over 1 billion people in the world are specially abled contributing to 15% of the total population and WHODAS 2.0 accessibility standards define means of assessing the disability in an individual, which ponder on lot of aspects such as
It has been felt that differently-abled persons need special arrangements in the environment for their mobility and independent functioning. It is also a fact that many institutes have architectural barriers that disabled persons find difficult for their day-today functioning. The colleges are expected to address accessibility related issues as per the stipulations of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995, and ensure that all existing structures as well as future construction projects in their campuses are made disabled friendly. The institutes should create special facilities such as ramps, rails and special toilets, and make other necessary changes to suit the special needs of differently-abled persons. The construction plans should clearly address the accessibility issues pertaining to disability. Guidelines on accessibility laid out by the office of the Chief Commissioner of Disabilities.
Consciously improving Education for specially abled children will need planned efforts with the help of technology and human power. This makes the problem statement quite challenging and critical to be addressed for specially compliance and governance needs.This problem statement needs holistic solutions that may be hybrid in nature.
Objective of this problem statement in one way could be right implementation of the Disability act and provisioning digital infrastructure and applications to address the needs, feedback mechanisms. Facilitate admission of differently-abled persons in various courses, Provide guidance and counselling to differently abled individuals, Create awareness about the needs of differently abled persons, and other general issues concerning their learning ,Assist differently-abled graduates to gain successful employment in the public as well as private sectors, design special interaction gateways for such children and help them feel natural while growing is important.
Further the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this information and generate knowledge, spread massive awareness, and support intake and management of specially abled children into educational ecosystem.
The objective of this problem statement solution is also to come up with innovative solution which may use digital and physical medium together to make sure disabled persons are able to access and operate these applications. The solution may use technologies like Artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things and blockchain to ensure specially abled children are given right systems to get into the main stream of education , sustain with growth aspects and placed well after their education is completed. Its all about following laws and legal procedures to comply with Disability act and make sure the system is governed well for specially abled peoples’ needs in their complete education lifecycle.
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169 Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education Improving Education Delivery and learning outcome for specially abled children Children with disabilities in minor or major form for any of the physical organs or mentally unstable children are specially abled ones and to help them absorb in the natural flow of life, we need to consider and provide them supportive and growing environment where they are able to live and grow. In the educational ecosystem, the needs of such an environment need to be catered according to the category of ailments that exist in the students and provisions need to be made to make them feel special, cared and set right mindset while they grow. With the rise of virtual digital medium for learning, there could be various technological improvements that can help improve quality of education delivery for specially abled students. Innovative tools and techniques that can impact any of the following perceptions: Auditory (such as speech, music,
and sound that can be heard), Tactile (such as dots, bars, and vibration that can be felt) and Visual (such as images, text, and video that can be seen). Also, assistive technology can include mobility, cognitive or any other tools which aid the learning outcomes of students. This problem statement is all about making such powerful systems that improve learning outcome for specially abled students in different categories including mental and physical disability areas.The State Education Report for India 2019: Children with disabilities by UNESCO states that 27% of disabled children between the age of 5-19 years don’t have access to education. It also says that nearly 3/4th of 5-years old specially abled are left out of the education system, further revealing that this ratio varies gender wise and girls tend to show in high numbers when it comes to depriving education
As WHO reports say, over 1 billion people in the world are specially abled contributing to 15% of the total population and WHODAS 2.0 accessibility standards define means of assessing the disability in an individual, which ponder on lot of aspects such as
It is the need that differently abled persons need special arrangements in the environment for their mobility and independent functioning, at the same time, to absorb the knowledge fully and respond, they need the education delivery mechanism to be so engaging that despite the ailments, children are able to reflect learnings and grow. Consciously improving Education for especially abled children will need planned efforts with the help of technology and human power. This makes the problem statement quite challenging and critical to be addressed combining power of digital and physical medium, using artificial intelligence methods and leveraging existing data about disabled children education.This problem statement needs holistic solutions that may be hybrid in nature.
Objective of this problem statement is to develop innovative application which assist better education delivery for specially abled children, so that the learning becomes more effective, absorbed fully and enhanced quality of knowledge for the specially abled student. It could touch upon any aspects that enhance accessibility for the students in the areas like hearing, visualizing, interpreting, reproducing the knowledge they learn in schools/colleges.
Further the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this information and generate knowledge, spread massive awareness, and support education delivery effectiveness of specially abled children into educational ecosystem and generate insights based on data it collected
The objective of this problem statement solution is also to come up with innovative solution which may use digital and physical medium together to make sure disabled persons are able to access and operate these applications. The solution may use technologies like Artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things and blockchain to ensure specially abled children are given right systems and interfaces to learn and grow.
Smart Education IOT, Data Science and AI Hardware
170 Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education Identify slow learners for remedial teaching and capacity building for innovative methods Children with disabilities in minor or major form for any of the physical organs or mentally unstable children are specially abled ones and to help them absorb in the natural flow of life, we need to consider and provide them supportive and growing environment where they are able to live and grow. With specially abled children, the assessment of disability and learning absorption is important and especially children with deeper issues, slow learning is the most common behavior. There could be many issues that make learning slow. Some of them could be mental and brain disorders, social issues, auditory issues, visual-motor issues or language issues or sensory organ issues. The result of this is dis-harmony in the education, attention disorders and derailing of motivation.
Present education systems are unable to detect slow learning phenomenon and hence not able to supplement measures to overcome it . This affects children and morale of the parents and society. We need innovative identication mechanism which detect slow learning and be able to track, notify guardians, suggest measures and implement them to make education more effective and peaceful.The State Education Report for India 2019: Children with disabilities by UNESCO states that 27% of disabled children between the age of 5-19 years don’t have access to education. It also says that nearly 3/4th of 5-years old specially abled are left out of the education system, further revealing that this ratio varies gender wise and girls tend to show in high numbers when it comes to depriving education
As WHO reports say, over 1 billion people in the world are specially abled contributing to 15% of the total population and WHODAS 2.0 accessibility standards define means of assessing the disability in an individual, which ponder on lot of aspects such as
It is the need that differently abled persons need special arrangements in the environment for their mobility and independent functioning, at the same time, to absorb the knowledge fully and respond, they need the education delivery mechanism to be predictive of their reflexes and absorptions of the knowledge.
Effects of unidentified Slow learning in children has led to many behavioral complications, mental depression in children and social effects on the others around. It is of paramount importance to address this in the education delivery and devise ways to detect, correct and prevent. This problem statement needs holistic solutions that may be hybrid in nature.
Objective of this problem statement is to develop innovative application which helps identify slow learners, be able to support them via innovative means.
Further the objective is to come up with ways and means to make meaningful digital application/s that can use this information and generate knowledge, spread massive awareness, and support education delivery effectiveness of specially abled children into educational ecosystem and generate insights based on data it collected
The objective of this problem statement solution is also to come up with innovative solution which may use digital and physical medium together to make sure specially abled students who are slow learners are identified , their progress is monitored and right alarms and notifications are generated to assist keeping their education on track with elevated motivation. The solution may use technologies like Artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things and blockchain to ensure specially abled children are given right systems and interfaces to learn and grow. This solution’s objective is to make sure learning becomes seamless and peaceful with right insights and aids for the children.
Smart Education AI, ML, Data science etc Hardware
171 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Big Data Searching. A Unified from of database software that can search text (numeric, alphanumeric, alphabetic) or word within any from of data/file such as jpeg, png, pdf, word, excel, SQL and other formats/proforma which also includes interconnectivity with predefined key word within our database. Blockchain and Cyber Security Machine Learning Software
172 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Drone Neutralisation Technique in city/crowded areas to neutralise drones without hampering other radio signals or other equipment in a certain range. As drones have become more present worldwide, there has also been an increase in illegal and dangerous drone activity. This has resulted in the need for counter-drone solutions to keep them out of sensitive airspace, The solution should identify drone detection and drone Neutralization/ defeating in a certain range. Blockchain and Cyber Security Machine Learning Software
173 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Vehicle number recognition by using existing general surveillance cameras Design and develop a solution to utilize existing camera feed without jeopardizing the main objective of general surveillance and provide Vehicle licence plate number recognition functionality. The most critical requirement is to use all existing general surveillance cameras ( which are at approx. 3 to 4 meters of hight and with 2MP/4 MP resolution of camera). Blockchain and Cyber Security AI Software
174 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Predictive analytic solutions using AI To design and develop predictive analytics solutions using AI and deep learning on different structured and un structured data types. Blockchain and Cyber Security Machine Learning Software
175 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Creation of G.I.S. Layers through GPS Data of Dial 100 Vehicles. The Dial 100 System receives GPS data from 1,000 FRVs on 27 X 7 basis. These GPS data are points where the FRVs are moving/ travelling in the stare. Using the point data, the solution should intelligently create/update the road data layer available at Dial 100 Control Room. Blockchain and Cyber Security AI Software
176 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Transfer of Multimedia data through Police Radio Sets. The System would Transfer Multimedia Data through Police Radio Sets. 1.Images 2.Video 3. MP3/MP4 Blockchain and Cyber Security Machine Learning Software
177 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Detection of Criminal Activities/Criminal through CCTV by analysing live footage for melee, mob formation, body language of suspect etc The state CCTV Control Room receives feeds from number of CCTV Cameras across the state. It is not possible to monitor all the camera feeds in live scenario. The solution Should be capable of reading the feeds being received from the cameras and analyse the feeds for any criminal activity. Blockchain and Cyber Security AI Software
178 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Speech to text conversion for local ethnic languages of MP like Malavi, Bagheli etc. The Dial 100 system receives calls from remote areas of the state to Madhya Pradesh. These calls are from villagers who are not able to speak Hindi language. The solution should be able to recognise such ethnic languages and convert it into textual format from getting input from live calls. Blockchain and Cyber Security Data Science Software
179 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh System would Identification of System Generated, Spoof Calls landing at Dial 100 Control Room The solution should identify the system generated/spoofed calls which are non-productive to the system. The Dial 100 System is flooded with more than 10 Lakhs calls on a daily basis, more than 95% of calls are either blank, system-generated, Spoofing calls. After identification of these non-productive calls, solution should block these calls on IVRS Blockchain and Cyber Security Data Science Software
180 Police Department - Madhya Pradesh Speech Emotion Recognition (SER) on live calls while creating events. The solution should analyse the voice of the caller on live on-going calls being attended by the caller in emergency Response System. After Analysing the voice of the caller, the solution should predict about the emotional/ mental condition of the caller. The solution should predict/suggest following about the caller Stressful Voice Drunk Voice Prank Voice Abusive Voice Painful Voice Or any mental condition Blockchain and Cyber Security Machine Learning Software
181 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Ideas focused on the intelligent use of resources for transforming and advancements of technology with combining the artificial intelligence to explore more various sources and get valuable insights. Smart Automation IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
182 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Ideas that can boost fitness activities and assist in keeping fit. Fitness & Sport IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
183 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Ideas that showcase the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India Heritage & Culture IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
184 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Cutting-edge technology in these sectors continues to be in demand. Recent shifts in healthcare trends, growing populations also present an array of opportunities for innovation. MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
185 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Developing solutions, keeping in mind the need to enhance the primary sector of India - Agriculture and to manage and process our agriculture produce Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
186 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Creating intelligent devices to improve the commutation sector Smart vehicles IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
187 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Submit your ideas to address the growing pressures on the city’s resources, transport networks, and logistic infrastructure Transportation & Logistics IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
188 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation There is a need to design drones and robots that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handling medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, etc. Robotics and Drones IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
189 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Solutions could be in the form of waste segregation, disposal, and improve sanitization system. Clean & Green Technology IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
190 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation A solution/idea that can boost the current situation of the tourism industries including hotels, travel and others. Tourism IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
191 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Innovative ideas that help manage and generate renewable /sustainable sources more efficiently. Renewable and Sustainable Energy IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
192 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Provide ideas in a decentralized and distributed ledger technology used to store digital information that powers cryptocurrencies and NFTs and can radically change multiple sectors Blockchain and Cyber Security IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
193 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Technology ideas in tertiary sectors like Hospitality, Financial Services, Entertainment and Retail. Miscellaneous IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
194 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Ideas focused on the intelligent use of resources for transforming and advancements of technology with combining the artificial intelligence to explore more various sources and get valuable insights. Smart Automation IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
195 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Ideas that can boost fitness activities and assist in keeping fit. Fitness & Sport IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
196 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Ideas that showcase the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India Heritage & Culture IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
197 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Cutting-edge technology in these sectors continues to be in demand. Recent shifts in healthcare trends, growing populations also present an array of opportunities for innovation. MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
198 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Developing solutions, keeping in mind the need to enhance the primary sector of India - Agriculture and to manage and process our agriculture produce Agriculture/Foodtech & Rural Development IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
199 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Creating intelligent devices to improve the commutation sector Smart vehicles IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
200 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Submit your ideas to address the growing pressures on the city’s resources, transport networks, and logistic infrastructure Transportation & Logistics IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
201 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation There is a need to design drones and robots that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handling medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, etc. Robotics and Drones IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
202 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Solutions could be in the form of waste segregation, disposal, and improve sanitization system. Clean & Green Technology IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
203 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation A solution/idea that can boost the current situation of the tourism industries including hotels, travel and others. Tourism IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
204 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Innovative ideas that help manage and generate renewable /sustainable sources more efficiently. Renewable and Sustainable Energy IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
205 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Provide ideas in a decentralized and distributed ledger technology used to store digital information that powers cryptocurrencies and NFTs and can radically change multiple sectors Blockchain and Cyber Security IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
206 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Technology ideas in tertiary sectors like Hospitality, Financial Services, Entertainment and Retail. Miscellaneous IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
207 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Smart Education, a Concept that Describes learning in digital age.it enables learner to learn more effectively,efficently,flexibly and comfortably. Smart Education IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
208 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Disaster Management includes ideas related to risk mitigation and Planning before,after or Duration of Disaster. Disaster Management IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
209 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Disaster Management includes ideas related to risk mitigation and Planning before,after or Duration of Disaster. Smart Education IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Software
210 AICTE-MIC Student Innovation Smart Education, a Concept that Describes learning in digital age.it enables learner to learn more effectively,efficently,flexibly and comfortably. Disaster Management IOT, Data Science, AI, ML, Mechatronics etc Hardware
211 International Council for Circular Economy Tracking of supply chain and reverse logistics of products to reduce environmental impact Applying the circular economy principles properly can dramatically reshape the economics of plastics in the global economy while helping the environment. The inefficient cultivation of natural fibers, growing waste water pollution from wet processing, labour issues in manufacturing, and waste creation in the form of packaging, fabric, and microplastics are some of the major challenges of the textile industry. With raw materials, production centers and consumers spread across the world there is negative environmental and social impact increasing.Due to increasing manufacturing there is an increase in waste generation with labour issues. This increase in waste from manufacturing industries in creating a negative impact on the environment as well as social well being, thus creating an impact on global economy.We are looking for a solution that can help track the supply chain and reverse logistics of products and calculate its negative environmental and social impact across the value chain, would be handy to educate consumer on the environmental impact of the product they are buying. Clean & Green Technology Data Science Software
212 International Council for Circular Economy Solution to establish a zero waste society with proper waste disposal management Our mass production and mass disposal model is linear, meaning that waste is mainly lost and not reused. This is an environmental issue as it increases pollution but also an economic loss as waste materials is not reused. Waste which are not reused generally result in getting dumped and cause pollution in various different ways. These wastes can be picked us and reused to avoid the reduction of resources during mass production.There is a difference in understanding the mass production and mass disposal of materials where the mass produced materials have a track of how much they produce but when it comes to disposal then we lose track of the quantity we dispose. Hence instead of disposing it can be reused in various methods. We would like to develop the circular economy and find a solution to ensure our production models are in a closed loop based on Reuse, Upcycle, Recycle, Repair and the Reduction of Resources rather than their disposal. Please submit your idea, digital or technological solution to help in creating our vision of a zero waste society. Some issues which could be tackled under this category include, but are not restricted to, the following: Waste reduction, Conversion of waste materials into valuable resources (e.g. upcycling of Waste etc), use of industrial waste, ensuring the longevity of equipment (repair and reuse). Clean & Green Technology Data Science Software
213 International Council for Circular Economy Tracking, reducing and reusing of plastic waste Applying the circular economy principles properly can dramatically reshape the economics of plastics in the global economy while helping the environment. Recycling plastics has a great potential because here is a material that can be recycled many times while retaining its value and functional properties. It means that we need to increase the collection of plastic waste and India's recycling capacity. Innovation is the key and it needs to stimulate more methods of increasing recycling and the recyclability of plastic-containing products that further improve product design. There is great potential for economic gain but for this to happen we need multiple players across businesses and research communities to come together, to reconceive key material flows and manufacturing processes. All this needs to be supported by the proper policies and by sufficient investment.There is a requirement of reshaping the economics of plastic which could help the environment and also the global economy. Plastic is the only material which can be recycled multiple number of times and still hold an economic value in the market. Also recycling plastic can reduce environmental stress thus reducing pollution. This methodology show great potential in economic rise.We need a solution that highlights the bulk waste generators of the plastic waste and propose solutions and solution providers in the nearby areas. This would help to effectively and efficiently tackle the issue of plastic pollution on our land and sea and boost immediate action at national and local level in India and beyond. Clean & Green Technology Data Science Software
214 International Council for Circular Economy Industrial wastewater treatment Water pollution and the shortage in consumable water resources are big issues for our planet. As a result, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Many of the water systems that keep ecosystems thriving and feed a growing human population have become stressed. Rivers, lakes and aquifers are drying up or becoming too polluted to use. Also industries use water for production and discharge out the wastewater which becomes unusable for domestic use and cause pollution thus increasing the scarcity of water even more. There needs to be a way to treat this waste water making it useable again for the society. Industrial wastewater has become a major concern in this modern era where big industries use water and while discharges the polluted water back. Proper treatment of water is required in order to make the water reusable in the society. Treatment of water from such industries and industrial parks can effectively increase the reusability of water and cut off the shortage of fresh water supply. We are looking for ideas and solutions which would enable industrial wastewater to be properly treated, recycled and reused in a circular way to create and share domestic water efficiently. Please propose your idea, solution or technology which would contribute to efficiently using our valuable water resources. Some issues which could be tackled under this category include, but are not restricted to, the following: Effective Desalination of Seawater in islands, Predicting water supply and demand, recycling of industrial wastewater, regional accommodation, certification of proper treatment, Wastewater treatment in industrial parks and interchange between factories. Disaster Management Data Science Software
215 International Council for Circular Economy Using food waste as consumable organic resource In Southeast Asia, food waste is discharged daily from factories, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. This waste has potential to be reused as an organic resource providing it can be transformed with the correct technology. Collection of the food waste from such areas and categorizing them to what they can be used into is a major task for this problem statement.It is found that there is discharge of food waste daily from various types of places i.e. restaurants, factories, supermarkets etc. Most of this food waste are either dumped or destroyed by some means. We want this food waste to be reused in such a manner that it can be helpful for the society. Food waste reusability can highly boost the economical sector of the country.We are looking for ideas to reuse food waste as a consumable organic resource or ideas in Digital management or Effective Use of Waste Material for the Food and Beverage Industry(e.g. Factory, Restaurant, Supermarket, Warehouse, Building and so on) and its supply chain. Some issues which could be tackled under this category include, but are not restricted to, the following: Biogas power generation, Compost, Transforming food waste into animal feed. Clean & Green Technology Data Science Software
216 International Council for Circular Economy Tracking of food waste for productive usage The principles of the circular economy on the farming system ensure that important nutrients are returned to the soil through anaerobic processes or composting, which softens the exploitation of land and natural ecosystems. In this way, as “waste” is returned to the soil, besides having fewer residues to deal with, the soil gets healthier and more resilient, allowing a greater balance in the ecosystems that surround it. As well, since soil degradation costs an estimated US$40 billion annually worldwide, and has hidden costs such as the increase of fertilizer use, loss of biodiversity and loss of unique landscapes – a circular economy could prove to be really useful for both the soils and the economy. A circular economy model in food systems has the potential to decrease 80% of the use of artificial fertilizer and therefore contributing to the natural balance of soils, according to a study.Most of the waste food that is being generated is dumped in landfills. This was we are losing the opportunity to use the food waste in more better things such as creating organic fertilizers or biogas. Hence tracking this food waste can help in bringing out more productivity to the waste that is being generated.Tracking food waste can help divert it from entering the landfill towards more productive usage. We need you to use modern generation M.L based techniques to track out the amount of food waste and categories them on how and which sectors we can use that waste for more productive areas. Clean & Green Technology Data Science Software
217 Govt of Maharashtra How to use Aadhaar number of students to identify fake enrolment, duplication and authentication of students. Every year huge number of students take admissions into college. With the current covid crisis ongoing, almost all the process have become online. Even classes have become online. It was observed that there were students who did fake enrollments while filling forms of a college for exams, online classes or similar purposes. Also online mischief was done by many students thus disturbing the whole class. Same happens with online exams happening with google forms. Since making fake Gmail id is not a big deal for kids of today’s generation hence often fake entries were found which caused lots of issues to teachers evaluating the answers. Hence we need to keep a Aadhar based authentication for students for filling up forms, giving examination or attending online classes.
Addressing this problem will ensure only students authenticated with their Aadhar are only permitted to fill forms, attend online classes and give exams thus ensuring the tracking of students. Due to this only genuine entries will be there and any mischief done will be caught easily.
Smart Education AI ML Software
218 Govt of Maharashtra Attendance systems for students of government aided schools. Every year number of students take admissions into government aided schools. Currently the attendance system for the students is done manually. Hence requirement of a robust and low-cost system is needed.
Addressing this problem will ensure the proper attendance and will help teachers in taking attendance.
Smart Education AI ML Software
219 Govt of Maharashtra Real time tracking of students learning’s outcomes and their academic progress across schools. Currently in schools teachers perform manual work to prepare and track students learning’s outcome through report cards. This is the standard procedure done manually throughout the country. Often it is observed that students are also good in co-curricular activities and being good in academics is not the only way ahead. In current situation it is not possible for a teacher to pay attention to every student and find out the best in a child. Hence there is a need to develop solutions to track all activities of a student including the academic progress in real-time. Innovation in this domain will be appreciated to develop systems which automatically reads the students progress and generates feedback also is a good way to proceed. Smart Education AI ML Software
220 Govt of Maharashtra Teachers (From Recruitment, posting to entire duration of their service as teachers) Management System Every year through the government exams plenty of teachers are hired and posted in various government schools. The tracking of teachers from recruitment to their entire service duration is done manually which makes it difficult to manage and keep track. Addressing this problem will give government the ease of managing teachers through one single portal which will help in maintaining clear stats of the teachers currently posted. Smart Education AI ML Software
221 MSDE There is a need to create an engaging, supportive alumni network which is crucial to an institutions /organizations success.
Currently, there is no mechanism for the Directorate to keep a track of the trainees passing out year by year.
There is a need to create an engaging, supportive alumni network which is crucial to an institutions /organizations success. Currently, there is no mechanism for the Directorate to keep a track of the trainees passing out year by year. This online portal will provide a platform where all the students can interact and help each other by hand-holding in self-employment as well as other job opportunities in the industries The said application should have the following features:- (a) allow the Alumni members to register themselves (b) allow MSDE institutes to verify and authenticate their registered alumni (c) provision for alumni members to update their details (d) allow the NSTIs to search details based on criteria such as year, trade, etc. (e) allow the Directorate/Industries to search details based on criteria such as institute, year, trade etc. (f) send messages and emails to alumni members (g) group chats, create events, publish notices on the portal Such platform will benefit: (i). DGT : Tracer study of alumni whether they are employed in industries, engaged as instructors, self employed, entrepreneurship, any further trainings undergone etc. (ii). For Industries: They may find the best skilled personal relevant to their sector and needs (iii). For Alumni: better job opportunities, career building, workshops/programs post their training programs. There should be central dashboard to maintain all the activity with detail log report. Smart Education AI ML Software
222 MSDE Development of a One Stop Platform for budding entrepreneurs for Overall Support: Development of a One Stop Platform for budding entrepreneurs for Overall Support:
(a) For Counselling/ Guidance
(b) For Idea validation
(c) For Connect with Incubators/ Accelerators (d) For connect with industry mentors ideally who run businesses, for project or Start-up related discussions. Connect to interested private sector (individuals, organization) willing to provide funding support as well as invest in these enterprises. (e) For registration of the company
(f) For mentoring and handholding of new enterprises in Tier I & II as well as villages in India.
(g) Financial linkages with various Govt. Sponsored Schemes
(h) Linkage with Investor/ Funding Agencies /Banks
(i) Identify markets and provide market linkage for products and service, with provision for transaction between parties through the same platform. (j) For connect with Suppliers
(k) Linkage with Required Human Resources
(l) For Legal and Statutory Compliances for ease of starting business
(m) For escort services (n) Policy guidance (o) Making vocal the local products (advertisement guideline guidance) (p) Connect with pool of skilled labourers for the production/ service generation for the business. (q) Linkage with various Government sponsored schemes for finance, loans.

Need for Solution : An integrated platform for guiding aspiring entrepreneurs, idea nurturing, connecting with incubators, extending mentoring and handholding support, creating financial and marketing linkages and complying with legal and statutory compliances for starting business. This single window platform for entrepreneurs will bring all the stakeholders under one umbrella (a platform ) i.e. under the entrepreneurship division of MSDE.
Smart Education AI ML Software
223 MSDE AI Based Platform for Students Every aspiring entrepreneur’s often asked question, what business do I start?
Need for Solution: A lot of businesses fail because they are made without accurate market information and future potential. Sustainable enterprises can only flourish in a sector that potential for growth. An overwhelming number of aspiring entrepreneurs do not have this information or data about which industry to choose to start business in. There is a need for case analysis and data on sectors to start business that has potential, growth prospect and can be sustainable.
Smart Education AI ML Software
224 MSDE AI Based platform for start-up validation and support Nano and micro enterprises suffer from a number of fundamental challenges, including viable idea generation, lack of capital, few assets for collateral, poor credit history, lack of competences, and limited support networks. Engaging in sustainable entrepreneurial activities can help entrepreneurs in low-income settings develop more innovative products and services, targeting less price sensitive customer segments. How the technology intervention can help in building competency among such small-scale enterprises in ideation, validation and its execution.
Need: Technology driven tool for ideation, validation and execution.
Smart Education AI ML Software
225 MSDE AI BASED PLATFORM for entrepreneurs for decision making process Traditional artisans/ entrepreneurs do not get right price as customers are unable to make a distinction about the uniqueness of the product (for example hand-based product or loom product)
Need for Solution: There is a need for AI based tool that can differentiate between different products, such from hand-based product to machine/ loom product or speciality of a particular region. Such a tool can help aspiring entrepreneurs with market intelligence of suitable business ideas to choose from, existing potential as well as competition and also prediction of growth for any particular sector etc
Smart Automation AI ML Software
226 MSDE Artificial Intelligence Based mobile application for the workers and website based admin tool for management. Due to COVID it is tough for one to find a job in nearby area due to certain factors like migration, skill mismatch, lack of proper knowledge about the channels that matches employee and employer. In the age of Digital era you may still find that there are various labour chowks and people come here in the morning and get hired by various construction contractors on a daily basis for the construction activities. The problem is both way round, when asked to the employer, they told that there are limited platform to find a daily worker and that too are very costly, for the workers, solutions like Urban clap etc are still beyond their knowledge domain.
Example: - Ola / uber/ Swiggy etc are also quick match making solution. Impact: A cheaper and easy accessible platform for skill matching. Empowered worker, more employment opportunities.
Smart Automation AI ML Software
227 MSDE National Entrepreneurship Internship Exchange An Online National Internship Exchange platform that can be a win-win model, where in NIESBUD can get short term resources for various entrepreneurial services like Business Plan Preparation Assistants, Training Co-coordinator Assistant, Conduct Field – Online – Surveys, Data gathering both from primary and secondary resources, Research Assistants that can help NIESBUD develop effective and efficient programs and services.
Need: A bespoke Application development viz National Entrepreneurship Internship Exchange for Hiring, Deployment, Performance Tracking, Assignment Allocation to be developed.
Smart Automation AI ML Software
228 MSDE PWD (Divyang) user friendly Entrepreneurship Support & Facilitation Ecosystem Presently there is no Entrepreneurship Toolkit Application (viz Braille / Sign Language/ Speech Recognition software) that can be used by Divyang Entrepreneurs. There is need for a Divyang usable Application that is compatible – downloadable on Smart Phone or I pad or E-Book or Desktop – Laptop, based Entrepreneurship.
Need: An integrated Application development that can be accessed by Divyang Entrepreneurs
Smart Automation AI ML Software
229 MSDE Entrepreneurship Facilitation Services Processing Centre: There is no Cloud & Social fee based Online Application that can facilitate Entrepreneurs to do their:
(a) Day to day accounting – purchases, sales, returns
(b) Cash flow
(c) Stock taking
(d) Budgeting and Forecasting and Variance Analysis
(e) Third-party Vendor Management – Invoicing and Payment System leveraging smart payment solutions , receivables management viz AP , AR with OCR enable EIPPS ( Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System )
(f) Online Smart Banking – phasing out Manual Cheques, Doing Online Bank Reconciliation
(g) XBRL enabled Regulatory reporting
Need: A customized Application that can be accessed either as a Licensed version or outsourced to Govt. Owned and Managed Entrepreneurship Facilitation Services Processing Centre.
Smart Automation AI ML Software
230 MSDE Analysis of Business of MSME Sector How do we predict business outlook for MSME segment by analysing quarterly variations in asset profiles of listed banks/NBFCs? Listed banks report their quarterly business performances in terms of variations in loans disbursements, collections, and NPAs across retail, MSME, Corporate, and Priority Sectors. Can we build a mathematical model which predicts increase/decrease in business activities across these sectors? Smart Automation AI ML Software
231 MSDE To start Skill India Helpline (Toll-Free) number At present many students from the Skilling ecosystem (Long term, short term, and Apprentice) face regular problems related to the exam systems in long term training, career guidance after doing short term skilling courses or apprenticeship, entrepreneurship guidance, and other queries related to different verticals of Skill India. Most of the students often struggle to get the relevant information according to their needs due to the lack of technological/digital divide as many students come from weak financial backgrounds.

Solution: (Hardware/Software)
In view of the above, the Ministry of Skill development may start a common skill India tool-free helpline number to provide all kinds of support to students related to skilling, reskilling, upskilling, and any other grievances which students of the skilling ecosystem faces.
Smart Automation AI ML Software
232 MSDE Automatic sign and photo detection from the uplaoded documents by trainees during admissions using Artificial Intelligence and Optical Charater Recognition. Every year lacks of trainees take entrance and annual exams under various schemes under DGT like CTS, CITS etc.
These trainees are generally from poor background with below average skills to use computer system. It is found that in many admit cards generated , in place of photo , by mistake they upload their signature and thus they get a faulty admit card.
A system may be developed using automatic analysis of uploaded documents to upload and place after AI correct documents at right place in the portal so that this problem of faulty admit cards may be completely resolved.
Smart Automation AI ML Software
233 MSDE Farming equipment’s are expensive, leveraging unused equipment may add to additional income for the farmers. Need for Solution: At a given time farmer equipment’s are idle during non-seasons. A platform that allows farmers to rent farming equipment for less during off season. A simple aggregation platform with call centre support can function of booking equipment’s will help farmers make additional income. Smart Automation AI ML Software
234 National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh Automated feedback system to know the exact location of non-functional streetlights in the rural
areas of Central India
Good Street lighting systems in rural areas improve road safety, personal security and raise the
standard of living. Street lighting also improves safety for drivers, riders, and pedestrians on rural roads,
where the road conditions are sometimes not of the desired standards. Streetlights have been installed in

many villages and state highways in Central India. However, many times these lights remain non-
functional due to late information about the exact location and unavailability of sufficient service support.

Consequently, in the absence of proper lighting, some of these areas become unsafe for people at night
especially elders, women, and children.
An automated feedback system based on a software may allow the service engineers to know the exact
location of non-functional streetlights in their areas of responsibility. A solution may be sought from
students through this hackathon regarding an automated feedback system.
Miscellaneous IoT Software
235 National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh Scarcity of water in hilly areas during summer months. One of the major problems being faced in hill areas is severe scarcity of water during the
summer months. Places, which are located in higher reaches and have witnessed rapid increase in
population in the last few years often have to face severe shortage of water during summer months. At most
places, water supply is received from natural underground water systems. With rapid urbanisation resulting
in an increase in concrete surfaces, the water infiltration into ground during the rainy season has
considerably decreased over the years. Thus, the natural sources often become insufficient to support the
population, which is dependent on them. Large water tanks are often built in these places, where water is
pumped from lower areas which are close to a river, lake etc.
Water harvesting in these areas is a difficult task due to the rocky surface and restrictions related to blasting
etc. A solution may be sought from students through this hackathon to solve the water problem.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Mechatronics Hardware
236 National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh Insufficient medical support system and remote villages in hill areas In the last two decades, there has been rapid migration of the young population from the
remote villages in hilly areas to medium and large cities. Consequently, majority of the population in these
villages comprises women and old people. Some of these villages are yet to be connected by road and thus
do not have even basic health support system. A good health facility having presence of a doctor is
sometimes more than 25 km away, which is inconvenient considering that some of the old people are not
able to travel large distances. The problem is compounded by the fact that hill areas have severe shortage of
doctors. Visits to these villages by health workers remain largely on paper and little meaningful medical

support is currently being provided to these old people.
During the outbreak of the second wave of COVID 19, people living in some of these areas also contacted the
virus. However, there was hardly any medical aid available. A solution may be sought from students through
this hackathon to solve the problem of medical support in remote hill areas.
Robotics and Drones Combination of IoT, ML, AI Software
237 National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh App/portal for tracking/finding of missing persons/children by use of Aadhaar enabled Biometric details: Human trafficking has become a serious global issue of unforeseen proportions of the twenty-
first century. By its nature of exploitation, human trafficking has also been increasingly referred to as

“modern-day slavery”, and this has prompted rapid proliferation of international, regional, and national anti-
trafficking laws, and inspired states to devote enormous financial and bureaucratic resources to its

eradication.
The Constitution of India, general criminal laws and special laws prohibits and criminalises human trafficking.
Article 23 of the constitution of India prohibits trafficking in human being and other similar forms of force
labour and pronounce that such acts are offences punishable in accordance with law. Article 24 of the
constitution also provides that no child, below the age of 14 years, shall be employed to work in any factory
or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment. It is further provided by the article 37 of the
constitution that the state shall direct its policy towards securing that child are given adequate opportunities
and facilities to develop in a healthy manner, so that children and the youths are protected against such
exploitation. Besides IPC, the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956, Protection of Children from Sexual
Offences Act, 2012, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, the draft Trafficking of
Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Draft Bill, 2021 are some of the important mechanisms
for combating human trafficking.
To combat the human trafficking specially child trafficking, an app or government portal linked with Aadhaar
biometric information system may be conceptualized for integration of information. The Aadhar enabled
data of missing person like photo, age, figure prints may be circulated to all state and district level police
authorities through the dedicated portal with limited access to the authorized authorities only. This
information may be used by the designated authorities for the search of the missing persons in locality
under their jurisdiction. This would help the Police authorities to find the missing persons in their localities
with authenticated and integrated information system.
Similarly, the address and contact details of parents or relatives can be found by using the Aadhar enabled
integrated information system, so created, for the person found by the Police authorities or civil society
specially for the children who do not have proper/adequate information for their address/parents.

Participants may identify/analyse the problem in detail and propose the solution by developing AI/ML based
software/algorithm or conceptualization of idea for problem solution.
Miscellaneous Application Development. Software
238 National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh Application based solution for tracking and creating information system for Overloaded Commercial
vehicles.
Overloading on highways and roads is a serious issue in India, as well as in other developing countries of the
world. Although the phenomenon of overloading is not new, so far not much discussion has been done on
vehicle overloading in developing countries. It is estimated that about over 50% of commercial vehicles
plying on India's national highways and state highways are overloaded. This is particularly serious in the
vicinity of mining areas. The legal axle load limits and gross vehicle weight limits are overlooked and violated
by the transporters. The problems resulting from overloading are manifold. Newly constructed roads
experience accelerated loading conditions resulting in loading to exceed the limits much before their design
life is over. This results in premature failure of roads. The maintenance aspect also becomes tricky due to
this factor with the consequent fallout as poor condition of roads or heavy maintenance cost required to
keep them in shape. Other negative effects of overloading include increased incidences of road accidents,
damage to vehicles, lower speeds and inefficiency, delays to vehicular traffic and congestion. Overloading of
vehicles is not only detrimental to the economic life of the highways and the roads on which the mechanical
vehicles ply but more importantly also leads to larger safety related issues. Hence, there is an urgent need to
spread awareness and alarming message to curb this practice. Together with this, methods have to be put in
place to identify and catch overloaded vehicles and take strict actions, including heavy penalties and seizure
of vehicles.
Recently, the Government has mandated the use of Fastag for payment toll collection at all National
Highways. Similarly, A mechanism can be developed by installation of electronic weighing machines at all toll
plazas on National Highways to prevent and detect overloading of commercial goods transport vehicles.
These automated electronic weighing machines would weigh the load of the vehicles and send the recorded
reading/information to the toll booth along with fastag details of the vehicle so weighed. The information
may be shared with the next toll booth at the highways where the penalties, if any, would levied and
deducted from the Fastag balance of the Vehicle. The integrated data of the vehicles can also be collected
and maintained for getting the details of vehicle which are usually involve in overloading.
The toll plazas are connected with network and are able to exchange vital information about the overloaded
vehicles. Application of such methods poses challenges, but output of such methods will be worth the
efforts.

Participants may identify/analyse the problem in detail and propose the solution by developing AI/ML based
software/algorithm or conceptualization of idea for problem solution.
Smart Automation Machine Learning Software
239 NAAC Assessment of Higher Educational Institutes by NAAC The NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NAAC) conducts assessment and accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) such as colleges, universities or other recognised institutions to derive an understanding of the 'Quality Status' of the institution.
NAAC accreditation identifies the quality of the institute in terms of its education, research, faculty, infrastructure, etc., as well as giving students confidence that they are selecting a quality institution. It gives an institute instant credibility and increases its admissions.The quantitative metrics are sample units of measurements which are done in the evaluation of universities in the Assessment and Accreditation process.
The present validation mainly is meant for Quantitative 70% data. The data submitted by institutions is backed up by detailed information in the form of data templates. The validation set of rules and suggestive list of documents are developed in the form of SOP’s on the basis of which third party agency verifies and validate the claims on the data submitted for assessment and accreditation.
Process involves multiple levels of verification the time duration involved to complete the DVV process is considerably more.
Agencies presently also validate data from other sources such as AISHE, UGC, Funding agencies as well as institutional website.
The present process of assessment and Accreditation is a benchmark driven ICT enabled process which involves the following steps
1. Registration: Higher Education Institution (HEI) applying for NAAC Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) process need to register themselves first. Those HEI who have not register on or after July 5th 2017 have to register themselves first through Apply Online Tab available on NAAC portal.
2. IIQA: Eligible HEIs seeking A&A are required to submit Institutional Information for Quality Assessment (IIQA) Online. Duly filled in IIQAs of eligible HEIs will be accepted by NAAC for further processing and others will be rejected.
3. SSR: After the acceptance of IIQA, the institution will be asked to fill the SSR with the required document to be uploaded in the portal of NAAC website within 45 days. The SSR of the HEI will then be subjected to further process. The SSR comprises both Qualitative and Quantitative metrics. The Quantitative Metrics (QnM) add up to about 70% and the remaining about 30% are Qualitative Metrics
4. DVV: The data submitted on Quantitative Metrics (QnM) will be subjected to validation exercise with the help of independent Data Validation and Verification (DVV) process as per the guidelines of NAAC Pre-qualifier: The Quantitative Metrics (QnM) which is constitutes about 70% of SSR will be sent for Data Validation and Verification (DVV) Process. HEI that clears the DVV process will proceed for Peer Team Visit with a condition of a Pre-qualifier, that the HEI should score at least 25% in Quantitative Metrics (QnM) as per the final score after the DVV Process. If the HEI does not clear the Pre-qualifier stage then they will have to apply afresh by submitting the IIQA and its fees. Such HEIs are eligible to apply again only after six months from the day of declaration of Pre-qualification status.
5. Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS): SSS will be conducted simultaneously with DVV process.
Peer Team visit: After the DVV process, NAAC will intimate the HEI, within 10 days stating that they have successfully cleared the Pre-qualifier. This indicates that the institution has entered the next round of assessment to be done by the Peer Team during their on-site visit. The focus of Peer Team visit will be on the 30% Qualitative Metrics (QlM. Peer Team visit of the institution should not exceed three months after clearance of Pre-qualifier stage.The suggestions are invited for improving this present process, for which possible solutions may be based on:
1. How to strengthen the Data Verification and Validation Process with IT driven approach and with least manual verification.
2. IT Models or tools to be used to obtain optimum results in the DVV process.
Miscellaneous Laravel Framework (MVC Framework) o PHP o Apache (Application Server) o PostgreSQL (Database Server) Software
240 Narcotics Control Bureau Development of an app/software for tracking dual use chemicals (chemicals that have legit uses and when diverted become precursors to major drugs)from their manufacture to end use. Need to have proper app and software to collate and maintain this data with proper data mining facilities. We should also have utilities in generating crucial report. Imports or use of Drugs having Dual use and drugs, which are used as Raw Material for the manufacturing of other drugs requires permission from Zonal Offices of CDSCO. Dual use means drugs which can be used in both pharmaceutical as well as other industries. These are substances which are covered under the definition of the drugs but are not used for medicinal purposes and are used in other industries like textile industries, chemical industries, and food industries etc. or are used as a starting material/intermediate material for synthesis of other drugs. In cases of imports or use of such drugs, an application of NOC needs to be procured from the zonal office of CDSCO. The intended solution should enable tracking the supply chain of these dual use drugs from the manufacturer to the end user. The solution can be in the form of a cross platform software application. It should be feasible to integrate with the existing flow with minimum changes. The solution should enable the authorities to monitor the data in real time and can generate the observations as a report. Miscellaneous Data Science Software
241 Narcotics Control Bureau Development of an app/software for tracking prescription drugs (medicines having narcotic & psychotropic properties that are also covered under NDPS Act) to prevent its misuse. Such an app should track a prescription drug right from the manufacture at a factory until it is disbursed/sold to a legit patient by an authorized pharmacy/chemist/hospital. According to Indian laws, a chemist can dispense prescription drugs only on the prescription of doctor. A prescription requires the name of the doctor, his /her address, and registration number besides the name/s of the drug/s, their potency, dosage, and duration for which the drugs are to be supplied. The chemist cannot dispense quantity more than what has been prescribed by the doctor. Before dispensing the drugs, the pharmacist is expected to verify the completeness, authenticity, and legality of the prescription. Prescription drugs and their ingredients, or “precursors”, are being increasingly diverted for recreational use of illegal drugs. Therefore, these drugs are covered under the NDPS act. However, we don’t have any system in hand to track the flow of these drugs and to track the authenticity of the delivery to the end user. The intended solution should enable tracking the supply chain of these prescription drugs from the manufacturer to the end user. The solution can be in the form of a cross platform software application. It should be feasible to integrate with the existing flow with minimal changes. The solution should ensure that the drugs are delivered only to the person with the doctor’s prescription. Miscellaneous AI ML Software
242 Narcotics Control Bureau Development of an app where general public can report information on drug trafficking anonymously. India lies sandwiched between two of the world’s “three key production areas” for opium, leading to an illicit drugs crisis. But cross-border trafficking holds only part of the explanation for the illicit drugs trade that runs through India. India’s pharmaceutical industry is “the largest provider of generic drugs globally”, as per the department of pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. But there have been reports of clandestine manufacturing and siphoning of synthetic drugs, as well as illicit trade in chemical precursors. Currently there is no digital way of reporting drug trafficking. The only way is to reach out Narcotics squad or nearby police station. However, this is not feasible since majority of public will not be ready to disclose their profile or will not be ready to spend their time physically. The intended solution should enable public to report the findings of drug trafficking in their locality anonymously. If the system is anonymous there could be possibility of large number of false alarms, and some can be intentional too. Hence the solution should enable filtering out the false alarms by employing any kind of machine learning models. The solution should enable the public to upload any relevant information about the finding and it should be easy for the user to use with different language. supports. Miscellaneous AI ML Software
243 Narcotics Control Bureau Crawling of the Darknet markets to identify drug traffickers on dark net based in India and the drugs they offer for sale. India lies sandwiched between two of the world’s “three key production areas” for opium, leading to an illicit drugs crisis. But cross-border trafficking holds only part of the explanation for the illicit drugs trade that runs through India. India’s pharmaceutical industry is “the largest provider of generic drugs globally”, as per the department of pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. But there have been reports of clandestine manufacturing and siphoning of synthetic drugs, as well as illicit trade in chemical precursors. Currently there is no digital way of reporting drug trafficking. The only way is to reach out Narcotics squad or nearby police station. However, this is not feasible since majority of public will not be ready to disclose their profile or will not be ready to spend their time physically. The intended solution should enable public to identify drug traffickers on dark net based in India and the drugs they offer for sale. The solution should enable the public to upload any relevant information about the finding and it should be easy for the user to use with different language supports. Miscellaneous AI ML Software
244 Narcotics Control Bureau Digital foot printing of crypto currency transactions for drug trafficking over Darknetdone by persons based in India The Darknet – the vast portion of the Internet which can only be accessed using specialized software – and virtual cryptocurrencies have many positive benefits, but the focus on anonymity leaves them open to misuse by criminals. The illicit sale of drugs, firearms and explosives; people smuggling; money laundering; terrorist activities; and cybercrime can all be facilitated by these technologies. Currently there is no digital way of reporting drug trafficking. The only way is to reach out Narcotics squad or nearby police station. However, this is not feasible since majority of public will not be ready to disclose their profile or will not be ready to spend their time physically.Currently there is no digital way of reporting drug trafficking. The only way is to reach out Narcotics squad or nearby police station. However, this is not feasible since majority of public will not be ready to disclose their profile or will not be ready to spend their time physically. Miscellaneous AI ML Software
245 National Disaster Response Force Administrative Difficulties faced by NDRF in Rescue missions in floods/GLOF(Glacial Lake Outburst Flood) situations In the far-flung disaster struck areas, the movement of rescuers is restrictive due to the landslides, washed away roads etc. due to which search, and rescue missions are disrupted. This delays / makes it challenging for the NDRF in rescue missions in floods/GLOF(Glacial Lake Outburst Flood). The NDRF always wanted to make their rescue missions undisrupted and as quick as possible. In the areas where landslides occurred or roads being washed away, the search operations become tedious and disrupts the rescue mission. So, it is very vital that we have technological solutions which can help. a) Provide cheap, fast access to aerial data of a large area.
b) Employment of sensors which can be used for identifying ground objects
c) Drones, which can carry different types and greater payloads that can be used in different situations like 4K wide-angle camera, thermal camera, night vision device, communication device, drops foods and medicines as these are of extensive use during search and rescue missions.
d) Drones which can fly for a considerable amount of time and beyond line of sight.
Disaster Management Mechatronics Hardware
246 National Disaster Response Force Extraction of Data including voice and images from various social Media platforms from Disaster struck areas It is vital to evaluate the disaster struck areas, understand the requirements at the ground level (social media accounts being extra active posting pictures or voice notes during the disaster time) to channelize and optimize the resources. During critical times of disaster, The NDRF wanted to quickly identify the areas of high impact, number of affected people and what help they need? With this data it will be helpful for the NDRF to optimize, channelize more resources to the high impact/more people affected areas. One way to evaluate is by identifying all social media accounts across various platforms which have some extra activity in case of any unusual incident/ in case of Disaster. Assuming that the local affected people start sharing the images, voice messages as soon as they find themselves that they are struck by any of the disasters.The data collection from social media platforms will enable the federal agencies to optimize and channelize the resources as per the requirement and will get the clear picture of the situation which will help in handling such situations in an effective manner. Disaster Management AI Software
247 National Disaster Response Force Identification and location of voids in earthquake scenario After natural and man-made disasters victims may survive in voids that are formed naturally in collapsed structures. In a pancake collapse scenario of a multi storied building, especially in a mega earthquake scenario in a metropolitan city, these voids may have survivors. Due to the complex and unstructured occlusions in disaster areas, visual and manual search is time consuming and error prone. There is a requirement to evolve a system which can automatically detect, locate, and characterize voids buried in disaster rubble using ground penetrating radar (GPR).Presently NDRF holds Life Detector type I and II, which work on seismic sensors, which can detect the smallest vibration to locate live victims. Due to concentration of huge crowds in nearby areas of the disaster site, these instruments give false alarms. In a complex and unstructured occlusions usage of Ground Penetrating radar (GPR) can give more accurate data and would be able to detect, locate and help voids. a) The First responders will be able to identify and locate the critical voids for rapid search and rescue operations with the help of Ground Penetrating Radar.
b) Due to the complex and unstructured occlusions in disaster areas, visual and manual search is time consuming and error-prone, the radar system will automatically detect, locate, and characterize voids buried in disaster rubble.
Disaster Management Mechatronics Hardware
248 National Disaster Response Force Effective Under water search/ROV NDRF carries out many underwater search operations which includes surface water rescue or deep-water rescue. NDRF is also engaged in search of fatal victims. Because of murky water and limitations with current SONAR system is less accurate. It becomes difficult for NDRF to carry out search operations in a timely manner and safe manner. Challenges include less precision and maneuverability, less visibility in murky waters. High-quality sensors and intelligent software can help bring high accurate results. Also, with the support of Data analytics intelligent navigation is possible. Presently the underwater equipment held with NDRF is based on SONAR system, which has some disadvantages. The system generates lot of noise which depends on sound levels generated by SONAR.
The acoustic waves used in SONAR are affected by sound velocity variations over depth. This causes refraction of acoustic energy.
a) Able to carry out underwater inspections in an effective, safe, and timely manner with high precision and maneuverability
b) Capable of visibility in murky waters
c) Equipped with Intelligent software and high-quality sensors that do underwater inspections
d) Provide value addition through data analytics and intelligent navigation
e) Provide set of images out of Sonar for Data analytics
Disaster Management Mechatronics Hardware
249 National Disaster Response Force Predictive warning for release of water from reservoirs causing flood situation IMD (Indian Meteorology department) is responsible to issue warnings for the rainfall and CWC (Central Water Commission) keeps a record of water reservoirs, however there is a lack of collation of data issued from both these departments. This prevents us from determining the impact/seriousness and due to which there are times where adequate forewarnings are not provided. There are several High rainfall areas, low lying areas or flood prone areas. Currently there are limitations that these areas cannot be alerted before the critical situation because of the data unavailability or unavailability of simulation models which can calculate and predict the data. There is a requirement of data on the area likely to be inundated(depth) by release of water from reservoirs. 3D models may help in calculation of such data.a) Adequate forewarning for the area where floods are likely to occur.
b) Low lying areas may be alerted about the release of accurate quantity of water from the reservoirs and thus evacuation/shifting of the people can be planned.
c) It will help the Response forces to deploy their resources accordingly
d) Prediction of release of water based on rainfall in catchment area and dissemination of an information to the affected public through mobile and other mediums.
Disaster Management Data Science Software
250 National Disaster Response Force Smart wearables for rescuers/victims For different disasters like high altitude mountain rescue, flood water rescues, the rescuers need to work in isolated places. Rescuers/victims has current challenges that they cannot raise the alarm about potential or current danger. Also, the current location of them is not accurate to track back if in case of emergency. With the challenges that rescuers/victims cannot raise an alarm about potential or current danger, use of IoT enabled devices can be helpful to mitigate the risks to the rescuers. These wearables need to be in different categories

i) Communication System which can create a wireless cloud of connectivity that can serve a large area seamlessly. It should be such that it works in the worst situations, without power and integrated antennas
ii) Personal Gears- Sensor based wristband
iii) Hi-tech Fabric consisting of sensors which can be helpful in handling the disasters especially in fire and flood.
iv) Breathable PPE with protection from head to toe during Flood Water Rescue and Covid related ops
v) Rescue Blanket- Requirement of a multipurpose comfort blanket for relief camps or disaster relief that consists of a waterproof, flexible, robust material on the outside, and the inside is lined with antimicrobial, soft, and quick-drying microfibers. The blankets can be rolled out into a sleeping bag or fold into a backpack
vi) Triage - Triage is a process that assists medical officer to categorize condition of patient and arrange appropriate treatment for them. Designing an automated triage system for field medics, consisting of sensor-laden clothing that detects potential injury and a web platform that prioritizes care. Automated Triage System may be developed to perform triage within time limitation for each patient and consistent triage decision.a) Sufficient communication tools will help in raising the alarm about potential or current danger, they will also aid in recovery by showing the location of individuals and equipment to rescuers
b) It can be used as a tracking device for thermal detection which can detect ambient air as well as body temperatures and SPO2 levels which can be relayed back to the control room using a hub with a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.
c) The detectors can be integrated, and the system can be designed to alert the other responders if any rescuer falls unconscious in a confined area inside the rubble (Distress signal).
d) NDRF is already holding the “Distress signal alarm unit” which is being used at present and it gives out alarm after 25 Sec of inactivity in the rescuer’s body.
e) The rescuers will be able to identify the best possible routes in smoky environment
f) Fabric will help in remaining afloat and surviving during emergencies in rough waters. It will be completely waterproof and will have an ability to withstand extreme temperatures of water and fire.
g) The rescuers will be able to work tirelessly for longer duration
h) It will help in preventing the infections while in rescue operations.
i) This blanket will assist in body heat retention in emergency situations.
j) It can be folded to a compact size for easy storage,
k) It will help in hypothermia prevention.
l) Automated triage system could improve quality of service and reduce costs due to misappropriate of resources.
m) The developed system may consist biomedical modules, graphical user interface (GUI) using Microsoft Visual Studio and triage decision making algorithm. This system may acquire vital signs, syndrome, and chief complaint from patient. The acquired data will be analyzed using triage decision making algorithm and triage level of a patient reported instantly. All information and patient records will be stored in database for future reference.
Disaster Management IoT Hardware
251 National Disaster Response Force Programming Simulations on various Disaster situations Disaster situations are threatening, highly dynamic and with uncertain developments. It is difficult to predict the human behavior when hit by Disaster as this depends on unknown and irrational factors. NDRF has been experiencing such situations especially while evacuating the areas predicted to be under influence of floods or cyclones. People do not want to leave anything behind like livestock.

During the time of disaster people do not want to leave anything behind like livestock. This is one such example of unpredictable behavior that is far from what science calls ‘rational choice’. To create awareness without stepping in disaster situations doesn’t give much of a feel of realistic disaster situations. It is suggested to have Immersive simulations, which will help to step into simulated yet realistic worlds. Simulations can represent threatening and new or unusual situations without any of the serious consequences of an emergency or real disaster. Immersive experiences such as medical simulations are very efficient educational tools. Simulations can help us prepare for emergencies and manage crises as they enable players to experience emergency situations in a safe and interactive way.a) Immersive simulations/Gamification will go beyond preparation and training.
b) The simulations would help the responders to take on the situation in a realistic manner and would come out with better actions or decisions and help save lives in times of crises.
c) These simulations will have the Testing capacity of the NDRF personnel which will be useful in refreshing the trained personnel.
Disaster Management Immersive simulations / VR Software
252 National Disaster Response Force Community connect with trained NCC/NSS volunteers for remote locations during disasters During the time of disaster, it becomes very difficult for the NDRF to connect with trained NCC/NSS volunteers because of various reasons that they are not involved with community or change of contact numbers etc. There is a requirement to create a system/software where these all volunteers can be enrolledNDRF is carrying out various awareness programs since its inception which involves the NCC/NSS volunteers. After a certain period, the contact with these volunteers is lost thus making the efforts futile.a) On a click of a Button, all connects can be activated.
b) They can also be informed about various programs and periodical material can also be shared with all of them.
c) These activities will keep them connected, interested, and involved.
d) These resources can be used in any eventuality. These will be registered District wise, thus making them available in every district.
Disaster Management Data Science Software
253 National Disaster Response Force Alerts/early warnings regarding the Heat Wave/Lightening strike to citizens/ Early Warning System for Lightening and Heat Wave In the past, precious lives have been lost due to lightening and heat wave. Some states have collaborated with some international agencies for the EWS (Early Warning System). Its ability to monitor in-cloud lightning, in addition to cloud-to-ground lightning enables faster localized storm alerts so forecasters can warn and thus help in saving precious lives. IMD is also issuing the Early Warnings/Alerts for the lightening and heat wave before 4hrs and 30 mins, however there is no system for dissemination to the affected areas with fastest means.

a) This life-saving early warning system will be able to disseminate information about lightning and other dangerous conditions directly to every village through bulk messaging free mobile application.
b) The evolution of an effective EWS (Early Warning system) will not only help in saving lives and reducing property damage but will also help in gaining new weather data sets to optimize operations, analyze trends and protect critical infrastructure.
c) What modes of communication will be more efficient?
d) How to ensure that warning/alerts sent to the mobile devices are seen by the effected people
Disaster Management Data Science Software
254 National Disaster Response Force Borewell Rescue Operations A borewell is a deep, narrow hole drilled into the ground from which water is drawn through a pipe and pump. Borewells are typically small in diameter — ranging from 4.5 inches (low-capacity borewell) to 12 inches (high-capacity borewell). Borewells tap into water-bearing soil or rock layers called aquifers and can go as deep as 1,500 feet into the ground. There is a tendency in the rural areas, where these Borewells are left unattended and uncovered, due to which mostly little children fall into these and thus NDRF is requisitioned for the rescue. It is of utmost importance to design an indigenous compact system which may include all the hardware and software and thus help in saving the lives. NDRF doesn’t have any specialized equipment for the rescue operations and the methodology adopted is as per the situation. NDRF is presently a combination of tools/equipment for Borewell rescue, which involves J-Hook, Cloth Bucket, Magic Ball, Pendant Jhula and Umbrella Tool. All these tools are improvised in nature and have been tested in different scenariosa). It will help in effectively handling the Borewell Rescue operations
b) It will minimize the time spent in planning and executing the plan.
c) Lesser time will increase the success percentage.
Disaster Management Mechatronics Hardware
255 National Disaster Response Force High resolution 3D of terrain and infrastructure, Road travel conditions in Disaster struck areas Currently during a disaster, the rescue effectiveness is based on understanding of terrain, road travel conditions. The decision making in the disaster struck areas is delayed. For an effective disaster response, platform may be developed which can provide high resolution 3D of terrain and infrastructure (approachable areas and the depth of the areas) of the disaster struck areas, which will help in prioritizing the response depending on the gravity of the situation. This will provide real time information to the response agencies and also help in taking the decisions for taking up the task of response and optimum utilization of the resources. Disaster Management Simulation and data science Software
256 National Disaster Response Force Using Innovative Blockchain Technologies in Emergency Management and Disaster Response The NDRF relays on a lot of data to quickly action during the time of disaster. Current limitations are that there is no one common platform / integrated or adaptable for futuristic needs. Blockchain is one suitable technology which is secure, distributed, and immutable digital ledger that records transactions. Using blockchain in emergency management can provide interoperability between many parties involved in response and provide transparency. Some requirements are A common platform, Immutable data, Secure sharing & management, Demand reporting, improve trust with 3rd party verification, Tracking and visibility, Honoring volunteer effort, Future Tokenization.A blockchain solution seems to be of much use to address the challenges in disaster response mechanism. Examples include the following:

• A common platform: Blockchain brings collaboration and coordination among all stakeholders involved in relief effort by having a single, trusted ledger.

• Immutable data: Once data is recorded, it cannot be easily changed, creating an audit trail and trusted system for collection and distribution of goods and services.

• Secure sharing & management: Documents and personally identifiable information (PII) can be securely managed and shared with need-to-know parties. This enables compliance with privacy regulations across different geographic regions.

• Demand reporting: Demand (needs) from different areas can be recorded on a single network by trusted participants and met by different agencies. This can avoid duplication and wastage.


• Improve trust with 3rd party verification: Needs can be verified by 3rd parties to increase the trust.


• Tracking and visibility: Inventory of supplies can be tracked from receipt into the warehouses until delivery to the end receiver. This improves transparency and facilitates logistics, leading to faster responses and avoidance of duplication of efforts across relief organizations.

• Honoring volunteer effort: Volunteers hours can be captured, tracked, rewarded, and audited. Incentives, even if just recognition, can lead to more community engagement.

• Future Tokenization: Potential future tokenization and linkage to stable coin can be used to incentivize volunteers to help.
Disaster Management Block chain specific Software
257 National Institute of Ocean Technology Measurement of Coastal topography and marking the high and low tide lines using drones. In Environment assessment Surveys manually topography and low tide marks are mapped. Low altitude drone based system using the laser altimeter and image processing can do replace this manual mapping.

Challenge:

Drone are equipped with laser altimeter and GPS system for their position control, these inputs with RTK GPS can be used for mapping the topography of the beach. Also image processing of the water line on spring tide can be used for marking the low tide line and the high tide can be derived and with tide table data for that location and a map can be prepared with topography and high and low tide lines.
Robotics and Drones IoT Hardware
258 National Institute of Ocean Technology Software solution for E-Mail Load Balancing "An organisation would use multiple leased lines (Internet Service Providers (ISP’s)) for redundancy. The primary leased line will be always active and the secondary will take over when the primary fails. When secondary leased line is active, and if a load balancer (Hardware) does not exist, then the outbound mails through the secondary ISP will be blocked by DNS-based Block lists (DNSBLs) mechanism, considering it as a spam, though they are genuine. The software should also be able to identify spam emails coming from primary or secondary leased lines. " "Build a solution to mitigate, devise a virtualized (software based) load balancer as an alternative to the hardware load balancers that are available in the market. " To develop Software solution for E-Mail Load Balancing Smart Automation IoT Software
259 National Institute of Ocean Technology Video Compression algorithm for GSM & Satellite telemetry Devise an algorithm to transmit the data packets in an efficient manner to finally display the video / image.Devices exist to transmit real time video and images through GSM network. However, they use high bandwidth while transmitting the video and images. Transmission through satellite telemetry (INMARSAT, INSAT) has constraints and limited to small packets of data (bytes) that can be transmitted at a given time.

A compression, splitting and stitching algorithm for video and images can be developed to split the videos and images into small data packets (less than 110 / 55 bytes), compress AND transmit them using satellite telemetry, un-compress, composite the data packets at the reception end and present the video and images fully. The software may able to change the video format so that the small size video file can be selected and transmitted.
To develop Video Compression algorithm for GSM & Satellite telemetry
Miscellaneous IoT Software
260 National Institute of Ocean Technology Pattern recognition algorithm to identify marine animals. Thermal cameras exist to track warm blooded species. However, in ocean most of the species are cold blooded. There exist a threat to the people who swim in sea, near the coast, getting attacked by sharks and salt water crocodiles.

Develop pattern recognition technique to identify the marine species using high resolution camera’s and alert the swimmers when such sea animals approach the coast.
Develop pattern recognition technique to identify the marine species using high resolution camera’s and alert the swimmers when such sea animals approach the coast.
To identify Pattern recognition algorithm to identify marine animals.
Robotics and Drones IoT Software
261 National Institute of Ocean Technology Software to track any new IP assigned and joins the network other than the approved list of IP’s. Any organization will have authorized list of IP’s assigned to official PC’s, Workstations & Servers. However, at times, users attempt assigning an IP on devices (eg. BYOD) and will try to connect to the network.
Develop a real time tracking software to compare and track IP’s other than the approved list which are getting connected to the network along with their username/hostname & MAC ID’s and send a mail notification to sysadmin along with the port and switch details.
Software to track any new IP assigned and joins the network other than the approved list of IP’s.
Miscellaneous Computer Networks Software
262 National Institute of Ocean Technology To track list of software installed in the PC’s / Workstation’s attached to the network. Any organization will have authorized software preinstalled on their PC’s/Workstations during system build. Later, by mistake, staff may tend to install software that are freely available over the internet, which in turn may pave the way to virus/spyware/spamware which potentially paralyze the network.
Develop a software (scheduler based) to track the list of all software installed on the PC’s & Workstations attached on the network and generate a report based on IP’s. The report may be sent to the admin and admin should be able to delete or uninstall the software of a particular user’s system.
To track list of software installed in the PC’s / Workstation’s attached to the network.
Miscellaneous Computer Networks Software
263 National Institute of Ocean Technology Software for system hardware inventory. An organisation may have procured PC’s/Workstations/Laptops time to time. They may differ in configurations like RAM memory, hard disk storage, computing capability etc. Spares like keyboard, monitor memory, hard disk, graphics cards would have been changed / upgraded in due course but the changes doesn’t get tracked / reflect in the asset inventory.
Develop a software to map the inventory of each system connected to the network, build an inventory of the hardware and track when changes occur. The details of the technician may also be recorded.
To develop Software for system hardware inventory.
Miscellaneous Computer Networks Software
264 National Institute of Ocean Technology Print Management Software. An organisation may have network of printers. Users, based on printing needs, time to time, would have given multiple copies of print. However, no mechanism exist locally to track the pages printed per printer unless Managed Print Services is incorporated. If the pages print per printer is tracked based on the IP’s from which the print is given, accountability can be implemented and that leads to a step towards “go green” initiative. Develop a Print Management Software which routes through all the prints to the designated printers, but by capturing the information like hostname, IP from which the print is given, MAC address, number of pages, single sided or double sided, colour or mono (black), and the file name with its type (eg. .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpg, .gif, etc). To develop Print Management Software. Miscellaneous Computer Networks Software
265 National Institute of Ocean Technology Management Software on software utilisation An organisation may have several licensed application software. Calculating the usage license wise do not exist. If usage can be ascertained, then accountability can be determined and if the solution is implemented it will lead to huge cost reduction.
Develop a Software to monitor the utilisation of any software installed in the system by capturing the information like hostname, IP from which the software is accessed, MAC address, number of hours used in a day / week / month etc.
Management Software on software utilisation
Miscellaneous Computer Networks Software
266 National Institute of Ocean Technology Programming a microcontroller wirelessly. We seek a solution where using minimum and very low power electronic component the controller can be programmed wirelessly as many times the user wants.NIOT is developing Autonomous Underwater Observatory systems, for which we use microcontrollers to execute the tasks which are preprogrammed in it. As our systems are underwater systems, the electronics of the system is in-housed in a water tight shell. Normal procedure is to program the controller and then integrate in the water tight shell. Sometimes, during the testing of the system it is found that the program needs to be modified slightly for fine tuning of the system. In this scenario it is very difficult to connect the wires of the programmer to the controller as the controller is already in-housed in the water tight shell. Programming a microcontroller wirelessly. Miscellaneous IoT Software
267 National Institute of Ocean Technology Uploading and updating the database of pothole on road on Maps to help people driving their vehicle when the roads are flooded. It is easy to see and avoid a pothole while driving when the roads are dry. Imagine a scenario, its pouring and you have to go home by driving your car. The roads are flooded and you don’t know where and how big the pothole is on the road.
If there is an updated (updated on daily basis or in rain time twice a day) road map which shows you the potholes, there will be two advantages: first you may avoid your car getting stuck into it and second the corporation or the responsible authority can refer it for further action like maintaining the road etc.
Uploading and updating the database of pothole on road on Maps to help people driving their vehicle when the roads are flooded.
Disaster Management IoT Software
268 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Simplifying the verification process of granting scholarship Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (DoSJE) gives every year scholarships to more than 2.5 crore students. Although the process is totally digitized, the process of application by the students, verification by the institution, verification by the State Governments is a cumbersome process involving manual verification of the Caste certificate, Domicile certificate, Income certificate and also academic credentials. This process takes a longtime between (3) to (6) months, thereby depriving the student of timely availability of financial aid.
Addressing this problem will help in timely availability of financial aids to students by digitizing the system.
Need to develop an innovative process for simplifying the verification process so that when a student applies for the scholarship, the verification should take place on a real time basis.
Heritage & Culture web/app development Software
269 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Simplifying the selection process of financially weak students for granting aid for coaching for competitive exams. The Government runs Free Coaching Scheme for training the poorest youth for various competitive examinations. The institutions which show interest in the Scheme are empanelled and they are allowed to select the students for various training programmes. Thereafter, payments are released to the institutions by the Department. In this process, there are delays in selections and also in payments.
Addressing this problem will help in timely availability of funds leading to timely coaching of students for various competitive exams.Need to develop an innovative process so that the eligible students are identified easily and their cost of coaching is taken care through least complicated process.
Smart Education Web/app development Software
270 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Tracking the attendance of students for timely granting of aids from government. The Government has decided that the regular attendance of the students who are provided scholarships is required in order to ensure that the funding given by the Government is going to the right person. Currently, it is observed that many students who are getting scholarships are not coming for renewals, because they are either irregular or have dropped out. Taking manual attendance and uploading on the Portal is a cumbersome manual exercise which the institutions are not willing to undertake.
Addressing this problem will help the government to easily track the attendance of students getting financial aids.Need to develop an innovative process by which the attendance of students can be recorded in the Central server on a real time basis and the scholarship amount is released only to the students who are regular.
Smart Education Web/app development Software
271 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Simplifying the process of identifying bright students for Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission (ASIIM). The Government has started “Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission(ASIIM)” under the Venture Capital fund for SCs under which innovative ideas of SC students are identified mentored and provided assistance upto Rs. 10 lakh so that the ideas will become Start ups.
Addressing this problem will help in finding bright students for the above scheme.There is a need for an innovative solution for identifying such bright ideas among the youth using an easy and inexpensive process is required.
Smart Education Web/App development Software
272 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Simplifying the process of reaching youth for spreading awareness regarding Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan (NMBA). Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan (NMBA) is a major initiative of the Department to reach the youth in the length and breadth of the country and to popularize the messaging against taking narcotic substances. Currently, social media platforms run by more than [8000] volunteers are being used to reach to the youth.
Addressing this problem will help in better organization of the volunteers and bring more involvement of youth.There is a need of an innovative measure which can bring better involvement of the young persons in this campaign, and prepare a mobile Application that can help in this.
Smart Education Web/app developemnt Software
273 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Simplifying the process of financing por SCs and OBCs through banks without transferring additional burden to government. National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) and National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) are Corporations set up for financing livelihood projects and skill development projects for the poor SCs and OBCs. The Government wants them to bring a quantum jump in financing these households through Banks so that 1 crore households are covered in the next (5) years.
Addressing this problem will help the government in setting up for financial livelihood projects and skill development projects for poor SCs and OBCs.Need to develop an innovative process to reach the goal of financing poor SCs and OBCs through banks without transferring the additional burden on to the Government.
Smart Education Web/App development Software
274 UGC Development of fully automatic system to enable Online Expert Committee Visits for statutory bodies In India, various central and state regulatory authorities like AICTE, UGC, NMC, etc. conduct expert committee visits to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for verification of facilities / compliance to prescribed standards. The onsite visits bring its own complexities. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, either these visits are getting cancelled or being not scheduled at all.The major focus of this problem statement is to
1. Create a bucket of experts in different domains
2. Develop an automated system to enable Online Expert Committee VisitsIn order to enhance transparency, to make effective use of technology and to ensure timely completion of activities, there is requirement of fully automatic system to enable Online Expert Committee Visits for regulatory authorities. The system will also help in verification of data.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
275 UGC Development of Online projects progress monitoring system for funded Higher Educational Institutions under various schemes and the funding agencies To enhance the quality of education being delivered by the Higher education eco-system in India, the financial assistance being provided by several funding agencies under respective notified schemes/projects. The agencies can be categorized into government, Government- aided or private, as applicable.The major focus of this problem statement is to
1. Create a gateway for the funding agencies (Govt. / Pvt.) to contribute their funds
2. Develop an automated system to enable Online monitoring of the amount disbursement among the deserving HEI
3. Develop an automated system to monitor the use of amount by the HEI as an outcome
The granted HEIs are required to submit various progress reports, outcomes, bills, and other documents at various stages of project implementation. The developed system will enable the submission of such documents, suggest further requirements, approval of documents, progress assessment and establish communication channel for the HEIs and authority for the purpose. Such portal shall also be instrumental to rank to HEIs based on their implementation.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
276 UGC Development of ‘Complaint/Grievance handling mechanism’ for connecting stakeholders and the Higher Educational Institutions so as to ensure single point window across all the relevant regulators Considering the fact that there are large number of HEIs in the Country and to enable all relevant regulators to take informed decisions, there is requirement of development of portal where authenticated complaint/ Grievance with documentary evidence can be filed. This will lead towards transparency in the system and also reduce the mal-practice cases.The major focus of this problem statement is to
1. Create a gateway for submitting Complaint / grievances by the registered HEIs.
2. Develop a time bound automated system to address the Complaint / grievances raised by the HEIs by the respective department / section
3. There must be some appreciation mechanism to the respective departments / persons based on their grievances shot out.
To develop 2 way mechanism of Complaint / grievances raising by the HEIs and Complaint / grievances addressing by the regulatory bodies.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
277 UGC Development of One Nation – One funding information portal which disseminates various funding schemes with relevant details and interactive user interface across all funding agencies in higher education To upgrade the Higher education system in India, there are several agencies giving funding under various projects/schemes. Many HEIs are applying for multiple funding schemes under various categories. Hence, there is need for integrated portal where all agencies will upload the details of scheme and eligibility for applying. Also the portal shall help for distribution of scheme to HEIs. This system shall provide all funding specific data to the stakeholders with proper authentication about the funding schemes.The major focus of this problem statement is to
1. Create a gateway for various funding agencies to submit their problem statements and funding limit
2. Every HEIs or individuals will register into the portal and upload their proposal
3. Online expert evaluation panel will be there for interviewing the applicants, project presentation, finalization of results, sanctioning letter
To promote One Nation – One funding platform for the funding agencies and applicants.
Miscellaneous Machine Learning Software
278 UGC Development of Integrated dashboard for sharing of innovation and startups with success stories across Higher Educational Institutions and relevant stakeholders Innovation and entrepreneurship is a part of Make in India campaign of Govt of India. There are several innovations happening across HEIs in India, which can be referred and could be taken further for implementation with appropriate permissions. Accordingly, a portal shall give facility to all HEIs and their students to share details on innovation and start-ups with copy right issues addressed as appropriate.The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. To develop a single platform for the students / startup fellows / entrepreneurs to register and submit their their ideas / prototypes / business idea
2. To facilitate various agencies (Govt. / Pvt.) to register and submit their problem statements
3. To provide a platform for Venture capitalist / Angel investors for analyzing ideas / prototypes / solutions of their interest to invest fund
4. To create a bucket of mentor in different disciplines It aims to create a common platform for the aspirant students / start up fellows / entrepreneurs for pitching their ideas / prototype / solutions against their own innovation / raised by various agencies.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
279 UGC Development of Integrated dashboard for placement (students and companies) There are requirement of good and qualified persons for jobs in industry and they are always in the search for such Manpower. Whereas HEIs always looking for good industries for their students.The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. To create a platform for the students to register and submit their updated profiles
2. Industries will submit their vacant positions as an employee or an intern
3. Based on the recommendation system the aspirant students to get their desired job notification announcements and also internship announcementsTo create a recommendation system for the aspirant students and industries in terms of jobs and internship.
Miscellaneous Machine Learning Software
280 UGC Development of portal for sharing of resources amongst Higher Educational Institutions on mutual agreement basis In order to optimize the resource amongst the HEIs, to enhance utilization and to share the advanced resources, the portal need to be developed. On this, all HEIs will put their resources and applicable conditions for its use. Any HEIs can contact these HEIs for getting / using resources. This will reduce the undue financial burden on HEIs who want to use it for short duration and give financial benefit to HEIs those are having such resources. The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. To create a platform for the HEIs to update their shareable resources details
2. Aspirant HEIs can submit their requisition for desired resourcesA Recommendation system must be designed for the aspirant HEIs for easy search and use the resource effectively for their growth in lab session, research and product development, etc.
Miscellaneous IoT Software
281 UGC Development of portal which integrates in run time the information such as recognition(AICTE/UGC/NMC/Other regulators), accreditation (NAAC/NBA) and NIRF so as to ensure availability of authentic information anytime-anywhere for anyone Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) in India are submitting huge data and documentary proofs to the regulatory authority like AICTE/ UGC etc. These records are in the form of softcopy or hardcopy. Looking toward the material content from each HEIs and number of HEIs in India, it is very difficult to cross check amongst different HEIs. As well as the record shall be available with appropriate permission to various Stakeholders for use. This will help in bringing transparency and reduce false data (If any). Also, the HEI will be required to enter common data once.The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. An automated system for 3rd party agencies to validate the submitted documents by the HEI A gateway for the authorized 3rd party agencies to access and validate the data submitted by HEIs
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
282 UGC Development of system which integrates all types of notified Universities (Central/State/Private/Deemed to be University/Open) and identifies query based fake universities offering conventional /distance/Online Education Looking towards the large count of Govt Universities, State universities, Private universities and Deemed to be universities, there should be a system / portal that would clearly show affiliation of universities, authentic recognition status and programmes being offered. This should also clearly highlight fake universities from time to time and on query based. This will make system more effective and help stakeholders in making right choice. The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. An automated system for the HEIs / Universities to submit their updated Gazette notification / EoA / approval letter along with current intake capacity of the approved courses / programmes
2. Stakeholder can browse the University / HEIs approval status including offering courses / intake capacity and admission procedures
A gateway for stakeholders to choose a correct institute for taking admission or other purposes. A parallel platform just like Association of Indian Universities.
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
283 UGC Development of centralized student feed-back system, accessible to the HEI, concerned university and the regulatory body for effective monitoring of teaching-learning in the HEI and to have enhanced learning experience for the learners The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. develop a single platform for the regulator, HEI authorities, students and parents to submit their feedback on Teaching learning process.
2. State wise / region wise faculty / institute will be awarded based on their outstanding performance
The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. develop a single platform for the regulator, HEI authorities, students and parents to submit their feedback on Teaching learning process.
2. State wise / region wise faculty / institute will be awarded based on their outstanding performanceCentralized feedback mechanism system for the regulator, HEI authorities, stakeholders to submit / analysis the feedback on teaching learning process
Miscellaneous Data Science Software
284 UGC Development of text based chatBot capable of handling queries related to UGC/HEI Regulatory authorities like AICTE and UGC are serving large number of students/stakeholders through HEIs. There can be chatRobot (chatBot) which may be developed to answer some common queries/FAQs.The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. Develop an AI based chatbot for answering the queries with a prompt response and accurate answer
2. Chatbot must be given provision for regional language understanding also
To develop a chatbot , which can answer promptly with 99% accuracy atleast.
Miscellaneous AI Software
285 UGC Design of translation software with multi inputs to translate English to Hindi OR vice-versa to promote extensive use of Hindi language in official matters In order to exponentially enhance the use of Hindi Language in official matters, there is need to develop effective and real time translator for English to Hindi language translation and vice-versa.The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. Develop one robust translator using NLP
To develop a translator for translating Hindi to English and vice versa
Miscellaneous AI Software
286 UGC Development of run time UGC Legal Court Cases tracking system duly integrated with various Courts of India for real time monitoring UGC as a regulatory body of Higher education in India regulating thousands of institutions and dealing with large number of students. While operating such a huge higher education eco-system, there are many legal court cases, which requires time bound desired actions.The main focus of this problem statement is to
1. Develop an automated system for alarming the dates to attend, file the petition, prepare The system should be able to track, handle, summarized and notify each case status, dates, hearing, modality associated, intimation to persons involved and track record of each case. Such system will help to manage the legal matters related work of UGC effectively, timely and efficiently.
Miscellaneous AI Software
287 UGC Development of system to avoid duplicity of Research Projects submitted to various funding agencies Call for Research projects is being invited by various funding agencies from HEIs to promote research / enhance the resource of HEIs. Hence a system need to be developed that can see the duplicity of material, plagiarism or matter of already submitted proposal, and inform at the entry level regarding the same.It can be merged with other PS.It can be merged with other PS. Miscellaneous Data Science Software
288 ISRO Real-Time Adaptive Speech Mixing and Audio-video synchronization Content adaptive speech mixing and audio-video synchronization is a challenge task in building audio-video conference system for Gaganyaan Project. To achieve clear and distinguishable audio, the audio mixing should be done based on adaptive acoustic modeling. Characteristics of speech such as pitch, formant frequencies, and segmental durations related to specific age group or gender should be adapted. The sampled speech signal at 8 KHz (16 bit linear PCM) from multiple sources should be mixed with appropriate adaptive acoustic modeling to achieve the desired outcome sound quality. The mixing algorithm should address the problem of scaling, delay, echo, cabin noise etc. Another task includes that any individual speech ( from a selected input source) should be multiplexed along with H.264 compressed video (Max. bit rate 1Mbps) for generating a synchronized and fixed data rate output data stream. Miscellaneous others Software
289 ISRO Symbol Rate/Bandwidth Estimation To design and develop signal processing algorithm (Matlab/C based Code) for spectrum monitoring and Estimation of Symbol Rate / Bandwidth together with centre frequency of the modulated signal. The estimation is expected to achieve accuracy of order of Hz. The input may have multiple communication channels and bandwidth/symbol rate of each channel has to be estimated within specified bandwidth. A typical 10 MHz bandwidth may be considered for simulation. Miscellaneous others Software
290 ISRO High accuracy positioning on mobile or automotive NavIC/GNSS receivers for road lane navigation Realization of high accuracy navigation system using NavIC/GNSS and other augmentation systems (i.e. integrating optical cameras, INS, odometer, radars); which can provide decimeter level positioning and manage lane-level navigation. Miscellaneous others Software
291 ISRO Prediction of TEC variations with Artificial Intelligence using Space Weather Data as input The ionospheric electron density is sensitive to the space weather parameters like Sunspot numbers, F10.7, Interplanetary magnetic field etc. and shows variation with respect to them. These parameters are detected and measured at L1 point (currently by ESA / NASA satellites) and are transmitted to earth. So, the information about these parameters are available before they actually influence the terrestrial ionosphere. Importantly, all these data are freely available over internet. The abovementioned parameters affect the ionospheric TEC, which in turn shows abrupt variations and deviations from the nominal characteristics. Therefore, these unconventionalities, which are typically observed during solar and geomagnetic storms, are necessary to be identified. This is also important, because the performance of the GNSS system, which is currently driving millions of applications, are also affected by the ionospheric variabilities. So, prediction of the TEC provides a handle to take necessary actions to avoid or mitigate the resultant impairments arising out of the above facts. For the purpose, the time sequence of space-weather parameters, along with the local time, location, season, date etc. can be related to the same for the vertical TEC and a definitive relationship can be established using Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, like neural networks or other deep learning algorithms. Once trained with known dataset, the AI based algorithm may be able to predict the expected TEC variations which can be used by the concerned users. The schematic for the approach may be as the following. The problem requires the development of the proper AI algorithm to use the available space weather and other data to predict the TEC variations at one particular location on the earth, preferably over the geomagnetic equator. disaster Management others Software
292 ISRO Visual Question and Answering with Satellite Images Develop an artificial Intelligence (AI) based system for Human Interaction with satellite images. -Knowing the presence of required content in a region through remote sensing images helps in resources monitoring, urban planning, and decision making. -Currently crowd sourcing platforms provide the thematic information, such as Open Street Map (OSM) which involves many volunteers in populating the maps. Also, the information acquired from crowd sourcing platforms is not up-to-date and not available across the globe. -This approach aims to extract the information present in an image using deep learning approaches. This system does not require the volunteers in collecting the thematic information. Miscellaneous AI Software
293 ISRO Fully automated seamless on-the-fly mosaicking of satellite images Background: High resolution imaging satellites have limited swath and images from adjacent passes are stitched together, However, theme images may have different illumination and atmospheric conditions leading to a visible differences at the border of images. The goal of this problem statement is to develop a fully automated algorithm to automatically stitch adjacent ( multiple ) satellite images without human intervention to create a seamless mosaic. The algorithm needs to be fast enough for on-the-fly stitching for web based visualization. Miscellaneous AI Software
294 ISRO Software toolset for storage browsing and permission based access to geospatial data using blockchain Ever-growing geospatial data requires secure and scalable storage for archiving data. Block chain-based technologies can offer strong byzantine fault tolerance and distributed data storage and access. However currently there are no mature options for storing and organizing large geospatial datasets on a distributed blockchain. Blockchain and Cyber Security others Software
295 ISRO Producing Super Resolution Digital Elevation Models from low resolution DEMs DEMs could be produced from different sources. Satellite stereoscopy has its own advantages over other techniques. However, there are certain theoretical limitations in producing DEMs from a certain resolution stereo data. Here the idea is to train a machine with some super resolution DEM samples and use the model for generating super resolution elsewhere. Miscellaneous AI Software
296 ISRO Natural Language search tool for Web GIS To design and develop a Natural language-based search system for searching about attribute/information about datasets/features in a web GIS using open source tools and libraries. Miscellaneous AI Software
297 ISRO Flood inundation probability mapping Development of image processing-based approach to estimate flood inundation probability by utilizing multiple satellite images form microwave and optical sensors. Disaster Management others Software
298 ISRO Water Quality from Mobile captured and Google earth images Color of the water is result of solar radiation interaction with water constituents and its concentration. The changing watercolor is direct indicator of changing water parameters and its suitability of usage. Measurement of water leaving radiance in visible region and its transformation to hue angle do provide necessary water parameters. Development of App for measurement of Water Quality using smartphone. Disaster Management AI Software
299 ISRO Android application for the imaging possibilities by an Earth observing satellite To find the possibility of imaging a particular object/place (lat-long) on Earth by an Earth observing satellite with given sensor specifications, orbit, attitude definitions. Miscellaneous others Software
300 ISRO Multispectral satellite image dehazing Given a multispectral image, dehazing tries to improve interpret-ability in the image regions affected by the presence of haze during acquisition. Miscellaneous AI Software
301 ISRO Processing, visualization and application development of raw GNSS data on Android Smartphones These days almost every android smartphone includes a GNSS sensor. Increasingly this GNSS sensor supports hosts of GNSS constellation like GPS, Galileo, Beidou, Glonass, QZSS and NavIC. Until now, the smartphone GNSS chipsets were operating on single frequency at L1 only. However, some of the advanced smartphone chipsets now supports L5 band also. Along with this a major development has happened wherein the android has enabled access to raw GNSS data also. This opens up enormous opportunity to develop newer smartphone based GNSS applications enabling accuracy and integrity, which was not possible earlier. This problem statement deals with the processing and visualization of such raw GNSS observable from the android devices. Miscellaneous others Software
302 ISRO Seamless indoor-outdoor navigation One of the major uses of Navigation based application is Location-Based Services (LBS) which constitutes a significant portion of the navigation application usage. The availability of location-sensitive smartphones, with wireless broadband high-speed connections, has made low-cost applications available to a huge audience and there exists a lot of innovation in designing new type of technology and applications using these devices. Typically, it is seen that outdoor positioning is generally GPS/GNSS based. However, indoor positioning is generally based on WLAN technology. The primary reason is that GPS generally does not work for indoor applications. Uninterrupted good accuracy positioning needs thinking in the fusion of multiple technologies (Smart Phone Sensors, Wi-Fi, BLE beacons, GNSS, Dead Reckoning etc.) to deliver seamless out-door and indoor positioning experience. To design/develop new ideas and mobile app which makes use of these technologies (and even other signals of opportunity) to provide seamless indoor-outdoor positioning and provide innovative location-based services. Miscellaneous others Software
303 ISRO Deep Learning based Cyclone Intensity estimation using INSAT-3D IR imagery Development of a deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) for Tropical Cyclone intensity estimation using half-hourly INSAT-3D IR Images and development of a web application for visualization of the imagery. INSAT3D/3DR observations are available at every 15-minute interval and these observations are very useful in understanding the instantaneous structural changes during evolution, intensification, and landfall of Tropical Cyclones. Datasets of Cyclones captured by INSAT-3D over the Indian Oceans are available since 2014. These datasets can be used for training and testing of the Model. Traditional methods for Intensity estimation require accurate center determination for intensity estimation. Development of CNN based model for intensity estimation will be very useful during the initial stage of cyclone formation when determination of accurate center becomes difficult. Disaster Management AI Software
304 ISRO Pseudo height assignment to INSAT 3D/3DR Cloud data and its 3D visualization on Web Background: The INSAT-3D/3DR spacecraft (parked at 82° East and 74° East respectively) carries two meteorological payloads: (i) IMAGER working from the visible to the infrared spectral bands (0.55 to 12.5 µm) and (ii) SOUNDER working in 18 IR (7 in LWIR,5 in MWIR,6 in SWIR) channels and one in Visible spectral range. Miscellaneous others Software
305 ISRO Weather Forecast and its Visualization using Augmented Reality (AR): Mobile App Utilization of AR technologies for effective distribution of weather forecast. AR to enhance information dissemination with better interactivity and user engagement. Disaster Management others Software
306 ISRO HERITAGE Identification of monuments using Deep Learning Techniques To identify the monuments from Satellite Images using Deep Learning and Integration of Interpretability for the predicted outcomes (Explainable AI). Miscellaneous AI Software
307 ISRO DISCOVER Discover the objects and features in the image using Explainable AI Techniques. Field Data is an incredible source of information to validate earth observation studies. Recently with the success of Convolution Neural Networks in Feature Extraction from Satellite Images, there is a need to standardize and generate training datasets. This Field Datasets will be of high value in terms of the research and development in Space Applications. It is felt that catalogue of field data and AI based solution to discover the objects or features will be a milestone during India’s Self Reliance Journey in Geospatial Sector. Miscellaneous AI Software
308 ISRO Video metadata generation & classification Video documentaries of various ISRO missions and programs are available. To categorize the all-video programs, generation & verification of huge amount of metadata generation need to be done. With current Deep learning methods-based development in field of Computer vision and Natural Language Processing this task of video metadata generation is now days automated. Given Video programs, process for objects, text, speech recognition, Named Entity recognition etc. to classify the videos in different genres like launch programs, interviews, educational programs, outdoor shots, public shots, traffic etc. Miscellaneous AI Software
309 ISRO Runtime remote video quality assessment Interactive video communication over limited bandwidth channel and variable user end configuration has concern of video quality. Different VSAT terminals may have different computing resources i.e. RAM, graphics card, local network issues, not properly optimized VSAT setup affecting BER, Receive power etc. In situation like distributed video content delivery, video quality checks during runtime becomes problematic for having lack of reference video at remote or remote video as central transmitting end. The assessment of video quality across remote nodes distributed geographically this becomes challenging. Solution needs to be developed to assess the quality of captured videos at different remote VSAT terminals. Video for transmitting end and few remote receiving ends will be provided. The solution must not directly use both side videos to access quality. Miscellaneous others Software