IIT Madras to host Singapore India Hackathon in the presence of PM Modi
- 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 Modiwill award prizes to the winning teams.
- Six teams will receive the ‘Prize of Encouragement,’ along with prizes worth $2,000 (₹141,425).
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
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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