Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and MHRD 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.

The first three editions SIH 2017, SIH 2018 and SIH 2019 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India.

As part of this, the Internal Smart India Hackathon 2020 is held on 18th January, 2020 from 9 AM to 9 PM at IT Lab, College for Integrated Studies, University of Hyderabad (UoH).

60 students are participating in this event and more than 15 jury members from various organizations are invited to evaluate for Internal SIH 2020.

Results of the same will be notified on 20th January, 2020.

More information on SIH 2020 is available from

Dr. K. Swarupa Rani, Associate Professor, Single Point of Contact (SPOC), University of Hyderabad is coordinating this event at the University.