Smart India Hackathon 2023: SIH Registration, View Problem Statement

Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. Smart India Hackathon 2023 is launched by AICTE and MoE. The first four editions SIH2017, SIH2018, SIH2019, and SIH2020 prove to be extremely successful in promoting innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds especially engineering students from across India. Today in this article, we are going to discuss the SIH 2023 related details like eligibility, rewards, selection process, last date, application procedure, etc. So, applicants are requested to read the article and to know more details.

What Is Smart India Hackathon 2023?

The hackathons 2023 edition will have statements linked to a range of themes the themes including- Agriculture, Foodtech and rural development, Blockchain and cybersecurity, Clean and Green Technology, Fitness, and Sports, Heritage, and Culture, MedTech/ BioTech/ HealthTech, Miscellaneous, Renewable/ Sustainable Energy, Robotics and Drones, Smart Automation, Smart Vehicles, Travel and Tourism, Transportation and Logistics, Disaster Management, Smart Education. The process involves the submission of problem statements by central and state ministries, departments, PSUs, industries, and NGOs; the review of submitted problem statements and finalization by concerned committees and the publishing of finalized problem statements.

Smart India Hackathon
Smart India Hackathon

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Key Highlights of SIH 2023

Organized byAICTE or MoE
Name of scholarshipSmart India Hackathon 2023
PurposeTo provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives 
BeneficiariesStudents, Ministries & PSUs, Private Organizations, Institutes 
Who can participateStudents
Official websitehttps://www.sih.gov.in/

Important Date

  • SPOC registration, team nomination, and idea submission will be updated soon.

Objectives of SIH 2023

The main goal of a Smart India Hackathon is to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our day-to-day life. The first four editions of SIH have proven to be extremely successful in promoting innovative out-of-the-box thinking in young minds especially engineering students from across India.

SIH is organized once a year for students to come up with solutions to problems posed by ministries, public sector units, Nongovernmental organizations, and industries.

Benefits of Smart India Hackathon 2023

Smart India Hackathon is the world’s biggest software and hardware hackathon. SIH can help in the following things mentioned below:-

  • To harness the creativity and expertise of students.
  • Providing spark to institute-level hackathons.
  • To support the massive Startup India campaign.
  • Crowdsource solutions improve governance and raise the quality of life of the citizens.
  • To provide an opportunity to get innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

Salient Features of Smart India Hackathon

  • Ingenious – Harnessing creativity and expertise of students, academicians, and visionaries
  • Engaging – Sparking institute-level hackathons, fuelling the imagination
  • Futuristic – Building funnel for the “Start-up India” campaign
  • Collaborating – Crowdsourcing intelligence for improving governance and quality of life
  • Empowering – Enabling possibilities and enhancing opportunities for citizens to deliver innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

Smart India Hackathon Eligibility Criteria

The students who study in class 6th to 12th or college students who are pursuing graduation and Post-graduation can participate in Smart India Hackathon and showcase their talent and problem-solving skills.

Smart India Hackathon Selection Process 

The hackathon will have problem statements from many ministries, NGOs, PSUs, and other leaders from the industry. After the announcement of problem statements, SPOC registration colleges and Universities will conduct an internal hackathon and shortlist candidates based on their performance. A total of five teams in addition to two waitlisted teams from the internal hackathon will have been shortlisted for the next round.

Out of these five teams 4 can be chosen for blocked PSs and one for the students’ innovation category. Next team leaders for the selected team will submit ideas against PSs by college SPOC for the SIH 2023 final evaluation. The submitted solution will be evaluated for selecting the winners.

Reason to Join SIH

  • Innovative Solutions – Get innovative solutions to your problems in cost-effective ways. Opportunity to be a part of Nation Building Opportunity to brand your company.
  • Recognition And Visibility – Nationally Recognition and visibility for your company across all premier institutions in India.
  • Out-Of-The-Box Solutions – Talented youngsters from all over the country offer out-of-the-box solutions to your problems.
  • Innovation Movement Opportunity – Be part of the World’s biggest Open Innovation Movement Opportunity to work with some of the best talents in the country.
Smart India Hackathon Themes
  • Smart Automation – Ideas focused on the intelligent use of resources for transforming and advancements of technology with combining artificial intelligence to explore various sources and get valuable insights.
  • Fitness & Sports – Ideas that can boost fitness activities and assist in keeping fit.
  • Heritage & Culture – Ideas that showcase the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India.
  • MedTech/BioTech/ HealthTech – Cutting-edge technology in these sectors continues to be in demand. Recent shifts in healthcare trends and growing populations also present an array of opportunities for innovation.
  • Agriculture, FoodTech & Rural Development – Developing solutions, keeping in mind the need to enhance the primary sector of India – Agriculture and to manage and process our agricultural produce.
  • Smart Vehicles – Creating intelligent devices to improve the commutation sector.
  • Transportation & Logistics – Submit your ideas to address the growing pressures on the city’s resources, transport networks, and logistic infrastructure.
  • Robotics and Drones – 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.
  • Clean & Green Technology – Solutions could be in the form of waste segregation, disposal, and improved sanitation systems.
  • Tourism – A solution/idea that can boost the current situation of the tourism industries including hotels, travel, and others.
  • Renewable/ sustainable Energy – Innovative ideas that help manage and generate renewable /sustainable sources more efficiently.
  • Blockchain & Cybersecurity – 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.
  • Miscellaneous – Technology ideas in tertiary sectors like Hospitality, Financial Services, Entertainment, and Retail.
  • Smart Education – Smart education, a concept that describes learning in the digital age. It enables learners to learn more effectively, efficiently, flexibly, and comfortably.
  • Disaster Management – Disaster management includes ideas related to risk mitigation, Planning, and management before, after, or during a disaster.
Smart India Hackathon Beneficiaries

The Smart India Hackathon beneficiaries are those whose lives could be benefited from it. SIH would impact each one of the following:-

  • Students – Compete amongst one another as a team, offer technical solutions to real-world problems and get a chance to win prizes worth up to Rs. 1,00,000.
  • Ministries & PSUs – Provide problem statements to the participants from all over the country, get optimal solutions for them and also get the opportunity to hire potential future employees.
  • Private Organizations – Provide problem statements to the participants from all over the country, get optimal solutions for them and also get the opportunity to hire potential future employees.
  • Institutes – An additional branding value when students from the institute compete at a national-level hackathon with other competitors.

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Application Procedure Under Smart India Hackathon 2023

  • If you are a college-going student and pursuing graduation or post-graduation or want to register under SIH then first you have to visit its official website.
Application Procedure Under Smart India Hackathon 2022
Smart India Hackathon Official Website
Application Procedure Under Smart India Hackathon 2022
Registration For College
  • The registration page will appear on screen where you have to enter some details which are given below:
    • College code
    • State
    • District
    • City
    • Name
    • Mobile number
    • SPOC consent letter
    • Authority letter from the college
  • After filling in all the details correctly, click on the registration button for the final submission of the application form.

Note- The college and school SPOC should be responsible to check each and every piece of data before submitting it. Do check the mobile number and email ID as they will be used for all future communication and verification.

Procedure for SPOC Registration for Schools

procedure for SPOC Registration for Schools
Official Website
procedure for SPOC Registration for Schools
SPOC Registration
  • The registration page will appear on the screen where you have to enter the following details:
    • Select the school board
    • School name
    • School code
    • State 
    • District
    • City
    • Schools Faculty name
    • Mobile number
    • SPOC consent letter
    • Authority letter from the school
  • After filling all the details correctly click on the registration button for the final submission of application form.

Registration for Colleges

SPOC Registration for Colleges
SPOC Registration
  • Enter all the details to be filled in the application form.
  • Check the details carefully before final submission.
  • Now click on the register option and get yourself registered successfully
View SIH 2023 Problem Statement
Problem Statement
SIH Problem Statement
  • Now on this page, you will find all the total statements related to hardware and software.
  • You can also click on any option to select the theme, category, and Organisation
Contact Details
  • Telephone Number: +91 11 29581316
  • Email: sih@aicte-india.org

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