Smart India Hackathon 2018 Edition

To reiterate the efforts towards our PM’s vision, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4c), and Persistent Systems is proud to propose the 2nd edition of this initiative - Smart India Hackathon 2018. Till date, 45+ union ministries and departments and 18 state governments have already joined this grand initiative, making it much bigger than the previous edition.

Smart India Hackathon 2018 is being organized and will have 2 sub-editions – Software as well as Hardware:

  • Software Edition will be 36 hour software product development competition, similar in concept to Smart India Hackathon 2017
  • The new Hardware Edition will be a hackathon where teams will be work for 5 straight days and build their hardware solutions. This competition would be organised across 10 nodal centers with 20-25 teams each

Hardware Edition-Themes

Smart Communication

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

Committee Member

Jagdish Mitra
Chief Strategy Officer at Tech Mahindra

Jatinder Pal Singh Sehdev
Director Sales Engineer at Ciena

Raja Roy
Head - Digital Transformation at Tech Mahindra

Medical Devices / Healthcare/ Bio Sensing Technologies

Designing devices that would help in managing healthcare better. Results  View Committee

Committee Member

Ajay Bhagwat
Founder at Renu Electronics

Dr. Shyam Vasudeorao
President & CTO at Forus Health Pvt Ltd

Sasidharan Chinnaraj
Head - Embedded Software and Clinical Integration at Hospira

Clean water

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

Committee Member

Dr. Raman Venkatesh
Senior Vice President at Eureka Forbes

Sudesh Menon
CEO & MD at Waterlife

Agriculture / Agro-Electronics

Devices that can bring about productive, qualitative and value enhancing changes to the primary sector of India - Agriculture. Results  View Committee

Committee Member

Hemendra Mathur
Venture Partner at Bharat Innovations Fund

Automobiles / Smart Vehicles

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

Committee Member

BVR Subbu
Director at Beyond Visual Range Strategy Consulting

Dr. Purnendu Sinha
Group Technology & Innovation Office at Tata Group

Sant Ranjan
Principal Solutions Architect at KPIT

Waste management

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

Committee Member

Ravi Arora

Dr. S Manigandan
Analyst at Tata Sons Ltd.

Technology for Rural development

Designing devices keeping in mind the need to improve the quality of life, employment opportunities, etc in Rural India. Results  View Committee

Committee Member

Antony Cherukara
VP Corporate Strategy at Kirloskar Oil Engines

Pramod Ekbote
Kirloskar Oil Engines

Drones and Robotics

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. Results  View Committee

Committee Member

Dr. Piyush Mishra
Technology Leader and Senior Manager at Tata GTIO

Aniket Kulkarni
Technology Specialist at ANSYS Software Pvt. Ltd.


Creating smart learning devices to improve education practices and increase reach of learning opportunities in India. Results  View Committee

Committee Member

RCM Reddy
MD & CEO at IL&FS Education & Technology Services

Manas Pattnaik
Manager at ILFS

Security & Surveillance / Defense and Security

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

Committee Member

Mritunjay Singh
CEO at Axiscades

Sanjay Katkar
Co-Founder & CTO at Quick Heal

Vinay Golla
Vice President, Medical Device Business Unit Head at Axiscades

Import Substitution
(reverse import)

Designing world class solutions for India that can help reduce imports of electronic devices from other nations. Results  View Committee

Committee Member

Anil Paranjape
Venture Partner at INFUSE ventures

Rajendrra Lelle
Head- Department of Computer Science at TJ College

Organizing Committee

Shri. Prakash Javadekar
Hon’ble Minister of HRD
Chief Patron,
Smart India Hackathon 2018

Shri K K Sharma
Hon’ble Secretary,
Ministry of HRD
Patron, Smart India Hackathon 2018

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe
Chairman, AICTE
Chairman, Organizing Committee,
Smart India Hackathon 2018

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Chairman and MD, Persistent Systems
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee,
Smart India Hackathon 2018

Shri. R Subrahmanyam
Additional Secretary MHRD,
Smart India Hackathon 2018

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
Director General,
Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
Mentor, Smart India Hackathon 2018

Dr. Arun Jamkar
President, i4C

Dr. Abhay Jere
Secretary, Organizing Committee,
Smart India Hackathon 2018

Executive Committee

Prof Partha Chakrabarty
Director, IIT Kharagpur
The Chairman,
SIH 2018 (Hardware Edition)

Dr. Abhay Jere
The Organizing Secretary and
Coordinator, SIH 2018
(Hardware Edition)

R. Subrahmanyam
Special Secretary, MHRD

Dr. S. Christopher
Chairman, DRDO

Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya
Former Chairman, SBI

Mr. Hemant Joshi
Technology Media Telecom Leader,
Deloitte India

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
Group Technology and Innovation
Officer, TATA Group

Mr. Satish Gokhale
Head of Product Design, Design

Terri Bresenham
President & CEO, Sustainable
Healthcare Solutions - GE Healthcare

Dr. Harkesh Kumar Mittal
Advisor, Member Secretary – NSTEDB

Maneesh Bhandari
CEO, Propeluss

The Supporters of SIH 2018

Social Media Partners
Media Partners
Communication Partners

Participating Central Ministries

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  • Ministry of Food Processing
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Deptt. of Space (ISRO)
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme
  • Implementation
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • DST, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
  • Ministry of Urban Development
  • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Department of Post
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Ministry of Power
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Ministry of Shipping
  • Ministry of Water Resources, River
  • Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Ministry of Micro. Small & Medium Enterprises DIPP
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • Dept of Commerce
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
  • Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Ministry of Law and Justice
  • Ministry of Tourism , Culture
  • Ministry of Niti Aayog
  • Dept. of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Ministry of HRD
  • Dept. of Administrative Reforms & Public
  • Grievances, MoS for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Participating State Ministries

  • Government of Assam
  • Government of Goa
  • Government of Kerala
  • Government of Rajasthan
  • Government of Telangana
  • Government of Delhi
  • Government of Gujarat
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Government of Jharkhand
  • Government of Haryana
  • Government of Meghalaya
  • Government of Chhattisgarh