Smart India Hackthon 2019

How is SIH 2019 different?

Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of 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 engineering colleges compete for the top prize at 35+ locations.

In SIH 2019, the students would also have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organisations and create world class solutions for some of the top companies in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.

What is SIH2019?

  • An initiative by Ministry of HRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4c and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
  • Involves 1 Lakh+ technical students, 3000+ technical institutions, 200+ organizations from across India
  • World's biggest Software and Hardware hackathon
  • 3rd edition of highly successful Smart India Hackathon initiative
  • Technology Students across India compete to creatively solve problems and offer technical solutions
  • Harness expertise of students from IISc, IITs, NITs and AICTE/UGC approved institutions

Why join SIH 2019?

  • Get innovative solutions to your problems in cost effective ways
  • Opportunity to brand your organization nationally
  • Recognition and visibility for your organization across all technical institutions in India
  • Young techies from all over the country offer out-of-the-box solutions to your problems
  • Be part of World's biggest Open Innovation Movement
  • Opportunity to work with some of the best talent in the country
Invitation to Private & Public Sector industries and NGOs to join Smart India Hackthon (SIH) 2019

Share your problems and get them solved by students across India

SIH 2019 - Themes

Smart Communication

Designing devices which would help in easing communication chennels between various communication devices and points.

Healthcare & Biomedical devices

Designing devices that would help in managing healthcare better.

Agriculture & Rural Development

Designing devices keeping in mind the need to enhance the primary sector of India - Agriculture and the lives of our Rural Population.

Smart Vehicles

Creating intelligent devices to improve commutation facilities, quality of travel experience and overall travel safety features hardware.

Food Technology

Creating state of art solutions to manage and process our agriculture produce.

Robotics and Drones

There is a need design drones and robots that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handling medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, etc.

Waste management

Solutions could be in the form of waste segregation, disposal, and improved transportation system.

Clean water

Creating state-of-the-art devices to improve distribution, management and purification of water.

Renewable Energy

Innovative ideas that help manage and generate renewable sources more efficiently.

Security & Surveillance

Creating state-of-the-art safety and security technologies for India.


Technology ideas in tertiary sectors like Hospitality, Financial Services, Entertainment, Tourism and Retail.

Organizing Committee

Mr. Prakash Javadekar,
Hon'ble Minister, Minstry of HRD
Government of India,
Chief Patron, Smart India Hackathon 2019

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe
Chairman, AICTE
Chairman, Smart India Hackathon 2019

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Chairman and MD, Persistent Systems
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee,
Smart India Hackathon 2019

Prof Partha Chakrabarty
Director, IIT Kharagpur
Smart India Hackathon 2019

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
Director General,
Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
Mentor, Smart India Hackathon 2019

Mr. S. S. Sandhu,
AS (TE), Ministry of HRD,
Member, Smart India Hackathon 2019

Mr. Hemant Joshi
Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Member, Smart India Hackathon 2019

Dr. Arun Jamkar
President, i4C,
Member, Smart India Hackathon 2019

Dr. Abhay Jere

Executive Committee of SIH 2019

Dr. Abhay Jere

Mr. Vivek Kulkarni
Member Secretary,
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
Persistent Systems

Dr. Mohit Gambhir

Mr. Abhijit Karmakar
Joint Member Secretary,
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
CEERI Pilani

Dr Pratap Sanap
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
Solutions Architect, Persistent Systems Ltd

Prof. Shailendra Varshney
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
IIT Kharagpur

Mr. Satish Gokhale
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
Founder - Design Directions

Mr. Purnendu Sinha
Smart India Hackathon 2019,

Mr. Rajendrra Lelle
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
Head - CS dept - TJ College

Mr. Hemendra Mathur
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
Venture Partner – Bharat Innovation Fund

Dr. Piyush Mishra
Smart India Hackathon 2019,

Dr. Hemangee K. Kapoor
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
IIT Guwahati

Ms. Disha Singh
Smart India Hackathon 2019,
Persistent Systems

The Supporters of SIH 2019

Communication Partner