IIT Madras to host Singapore India Hackathon in the presence of PM Modi

Singapore India Hackathon 2018

  • India’s prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras will host the Singapore India Hackathon 2019.
  • It is a 36-hour long hackathon, focussed on three themes — good health and well-being, quality education, and affordable and clean energy.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will award prizes to the winning teams.
  • Six teams will receive the ‘Prize of Encouragement,’ along with prizes worth $2,000 (₹141,425).
India’s prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will host the second joint competition — Singapore India Hackathon 2019.

The three-day long event will commence on September 28 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the awards ceremony on September 30. Ong Ye Kung, Minister of Education, Singapore will also be present at the function.

This will be a 36-hour long hackathon, focussed on three themes — good health and well-being, quality education, and affordable and clean energy.

Each of the 20 participating teams will have three students, each from both countries for exchange of culture and ideas.

The winning team will be awarded a prize money of $10,000 (₹707,125), while the three runner ups will get $8,000 (₹565,700), $6,000 (₹424,275) and $4,000 (₹282,850) respectively.

The Human Resource and Development Ministry (MHRD) of India will also award the ‘Prize of Encouragement of,’ $2,000 each to six teams for ideas with potential.

“The Singapore India Hackathon, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the first of its kind joint international hackathon between India and any other country. It aims to promote engagement and collaboration of student community in India with the rest of the world and to develop innovative and out-of-the-box solutions for the daunting problems faced by our societies,” said R Subrahmanyam, Secretary of the Department of Higher Education.

Last year, the Singapore India Hackathon was held at NTU, Singapore in November.

The event is organised by MHRD, and its innovation cell (MIC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) jointly with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and NTUitive.

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