Smart India Hackathon 2020

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

o    Harness creativity & expertise of students
o    Spark institute-level hackathon
o    Build funnel for ‘Startup India’ campaign
o    Crowd source solutions for improving governance and quality of life
o    Provide opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.


      The first three editions SIH2017, SIH2018 and SIH2019 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India. SIH 2020 has two editions Software and Hardware. Software Edition is a 32 Hour Nonstop coding competition where as Hardware Edition is a 5 days Product Building Competition. SIH 2020 is a 4th Season of Smart India Hackathon. This year Every college will conduct Internal Hackathon and will select 7 Teams (5 Software & 2 Hardware) for Grand Finale of SIH 2020. Tentative dates for Grand Finale of Software Edition are 14th & 15th March 2020 and for Hardware Edition 6th to 10th July 2020.


Details of Smart India Hackathon

21st Jan 2020 from 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. at GEC Premises.
Date Activities
10/01/2019 Submission of Team Details
10/01/2019 Submission of Mentor Details
10/01/2019 Submission of Solution for Selected Problem Statement

Steps need to be followed to participate in Smart India Hackathon 2020 

1. Form team of 6 members. At least one girl member is compulsory. 

2. Go through the problem statements available on Select some problem statements for which team can provide solution. 

3. Find 2 Mentors form Academic or Industry those can review your all solutions and can help you to select one problem statement which you can finalize to participate in Internal Hackathon. 

4. Understand selected problem statement properly with the help of Mentors. 

5. Draft the solution for finalized problem statement as per format (soon it will be available on GEC website) with the help of your mentors. 

6. Start Implementation of your solution for selected statement. 

7. Complete implementation of solution (Prototype for Hardware) till 17th Jan 2020. 

8. Participate in Internal Hackathon for SIH 2020. This will be conducted at GEC premises. 

9. Clear all rounds of Judging and get place in top 5 teams of Software or Top 2 teams of Hardware. 

10. If got selected then Participate in Grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020. As per schedule and venue which will be published on website

Time Activity
7.30A.M.-8:00A.M. Registration
8:00A.M.-8:30A.M. Inauguration of ‘Internal Hackathon for SIH 2020’
8:30A.M. Coding/Product Building Begins
10:00A.M. Experts Mentoring Session-I (5-7 minutes per team)
12:30P.M. First Round of Evaluation (2 judges per panel, 7 minutes per team., 4 minutes presenting, 3 mins Q and A)
2:00P.M. Experts Mentoring Session-II (5 to 7 minutes per teams)
3:30P.M. Second Round of Evaluation (2 Judges Per Panel, evaluating implementation of ideas)
6:30P.M. Hackathon Stops
6:30P.M.-7:00P.M. Third Round of Evaluation
7:15P.M. Declaration of Top 11 teams (7 software teams & 4 Hardware teams) for Power Point Presentation.
7:20P.M.-8:20P.M. Power Judging (The final Pitch, 5 minutes per team, 3 minutes explanation, 2 minutes Q and A)
8.20P.M.-8:30P.M. Valedictory 


1) At least four members from the team should be available at the desk all the time.

2) Lunch and Tea breaks can be taken by participants as per their convenience fulfilling above requirement but not during mentoring and judging rounds.

3) Organizing team reserved full rights to change the schedule if required.

Problem Statements for Smart India Hackathon 2020 Click Here

Learning Resources for Smart India Hackathon 2020 Click Here.

Format for submission of Idea (Upload in PDF Format only) Click Here.

Department Representatives Designation Contact Number
CIVIL Mr. G.T.N. Veerendra Assistant professor  +91 8185872787
EEE Mr. G. Balaji Assistant professor +91 9494243436
ME Dr. G. Prabhakara Rao Assistant professor +91 8332877053
ECE Mr. P. Rama Krishna Assistant professor +91 8501991914
CSE Mr. M.N.Satish Kumar Assistant professor +91 9030904398
IT Mr. B. Anand Kumar Assistant professor +91 7386019269

Team Registration Link Click Here

For more details contact:  Mr. J.N.V.R. Swarup Kumar, Assistant Professor - CSE.