Smart India Hackathon 2017 – MHRD Felicitates MIT on successfully hosting Pan-India Hackathon
Date: 1/4/17 and 2/4/17
Smart India Hackathon 2017 was a pan-India 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition. The participating teams simultaneously competed from across 26 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real-time challenges faced by the nation.
University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is a statutory body set up under Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) – and is charged with coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of higher education. It provides recognition to universities in India and disburses funds to such recognized universities and colleges. They organized the Smart India Hackathon 2017 seeking real-time digital solutions to 20 issues faced by them.
MIT had the privilege of hosting this event where 252 students and their mentors racked their brains to provide solutions to the problems posed by UGC. This event was a grand success and MIT was honored to host the said event as a part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
The participants were impressed with the facility, arrangements, and friendly nature of Volunteers at MIT and expressed their gratitude while leaving the campus. They gave excellent ratings to all the arrangements made and congratulated MIT’s volunteer team for the efforts put through.
Further, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar felicitated the Nodal Centres of the Hackathon on October 16th. Dr. Preetham Kumar (Single Point of Contact, MIT, Smart India Hackathon 2017) and Dr. BHV Pai (Joint Director MIT) received this felicitation. (Keep this para in bold because they wanted this felicitation to stand out. Delete highlighted text.)