Mangaluru, Aug 23: Sahyadri College of Engineering & Mangement, Mangaluru is selected as a nodal center among 75 colleges pan India by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India to host the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2022.
The fifth edition of the SIH has been organized as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations by the ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi. About 200 students from various colleges across India are participating in the grand finale at Sahyadri scheduled on August 25-26 to provide the solution to problem statements listed by the ministry of Rural Development, government of India in the area of Agriculture, Food Tech, and Rural Development.
The Prime Minister of India is expected to interact with the participants of Smart India Hackathon 2022 on August 25 evening.
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a nationwide initiative by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell to provide students a platform to solve the pressing problems of the government, ministries, departments, industries, and other organizations. SIH has been acclaimed as the world’s biggest open innovation model, and it inculcates the culture of product innovation and problem-solving among students. The first four editions, SIH2017, SIH2018, SIH2019, and SIH2020, proved highly successful in promoting innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India. More than 15 lac students from 8,127 institutions across India have participated in the event.
Sahyadri is proud to be part of the National flagship programme. Principal Dr Rajesha S thanks the AICTE for the opportunity to host the SIH 2022 and sponsors SKDRDP Dharmasthala, KUPECA Bangalore, Cannara Bank, Bank of Baroda, and other companies.