FAQs for Smart India Hackathon 2018 participants

Please note: Registration of teams must be made by the designated team leader only.
The registration process is pretty simple. All you need to do is…
  • Visit Mygov website
  • Create a login id for your team
  • Fill all the required fields
  • Don't forget to click 'Submit'
  • Bingo! You are now ready to submit your application.
  • All team members should be from same college; no inter-college teams are allowed. However, members from different branches of the same college/ institute can form a team.
  • Each team would comprise 6 members.
  • All members MUST have coding and programming skills.
  • Colleges must issue a letter on their letterhead stating the names of the team and team members.
  • The letter should bear the seal of the college/ institute along with signature of the principal.
  • A scanned copy of this letter in PDF form is to be mandatorily submitted during online application process.
  • The team leader's name should be clearly specified in the letter.
  • Clearly communicate the email ids and mobile numbers of all team members as well. Be very careful when you fill them as they are the only means of communicating with you. Requests for corrections in email id/ mobile number at later stages will not be entertained.
  • After teams are shortlisted, each team will be assigned 2 mentors from the industry to guide them during the hackathon; they will help augment the team.
  • Submission dates should be strictly followed. No exceptions will be made.
  • Submission is required to be done on Mygov website in the prescribed PPT format. The format is available online.
  • After login, fill in all the required details for submission of the idea.
  • Entries to be sent only in the prescribed format; otherwise they are bound to get rejected.
  • Please specify the technology stack for your solution as per the format.
  • Upload the PPT stating the idea and letter from the college (as stated above) to complete the application process.
  • Team may upload a revised PPT for their ideas a day prior to the last day of idea submission. Requests for changes in the Ideas post the cutoff date shall not be entertained.
Evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression.
  • Notification about selected teams will be sent to their respective nodal center.
  • Keep a track of all announcements and updates on SIH app and social media postings.
  • Be available for meetings and training during the preparation phase; you will be notified for the same in advance.
  • If a team is selected for the final Hackathon, members will need to travel to the assigned center which can be anywhere in India.
  • Selected teams will be allowed to have 2 seniors as mentors. Mentors can be experienced professionals from industry. On selection, total team size will be (6+2).
  • College photo ID is mandatory for participating in the finale.
Prizes for the top winners under different categories are
  • 1st prize - Rs.1,00,000/-
  • 1st runner up - Rs.75,000/-
  • 2nd runner up - Rs.50,000/-
  • Intellectual property (IP) of the idea would belong to the college/institute and the team members jointly. However, team members will make their product available for free to the government institution for which they are working.
  • Selected ideas need to be further developed to be productized before the government institution(s) will be able to utilize it; more efforts beyond the finale are required from the selected team members thereafter.

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