Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 – how to participate, prize money, rules and more

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Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 – how to participate, prize money, rules and more
Aadhaar Hackathon 2021UIDAI
  • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced the Aadhaar Hackathon 2021.
  • The hackathon will begin on October 28 and will end on October 31.
  • The winners stand to win up to ₹3 lakh.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced the Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 as part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations announced to celebrate the 75th year of India’s independence.

The hackathon is aimed at identifying young innovators who are currently part of engineering institutions. The UIDAI has come up with two themes for the event and is looking for technological solutions to these problems.

Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 schedule



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The Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 will begin on October 28 and end on October 31 at 11 pm. The registrations are live now and interested students can register till October 25.

Themes of Aadhaar Hackathon 2021



The Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 is based around two themes. First is based on enrollment and updating of information later on. The second theme is based on the identification and authentication of users without sharing an Aadhaar number.

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How to register for the Aadhaar Hackathon 2021



The hackathon is limited only to students of engineering colleges in India.

  • To register, go to UIDAI’s hackathon website.
  • Now, click on “Register Your Team”.
  • Enter your Aadhaar number, college or university name and your team name.
  • Enter the captcha and click on ‘Generate OTP’.
  • Enter the OTP and click on “Create Team”.
Once the registration is complete, you will receive a team reference number. You will be allowed to add team members once the team is created.

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Rules for Aadhaar Hackathon 2021



  • The hackathon is open only for students of engineering colleges in India.
  • A team can consist of a maximum of five members.
  • All the team members must be a part of the same institution.
  • Participants must have a valid Aadhaar number.
  • A student cannot be part of more than one team.
  • Teams must solve at least one problem to confirm their inclusion.

What are the prizes for the Aadhaar Hackathon 2021?



The winners of the Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 will receive a cash prize of ₹3,00,000 and the runner ups will receive a cash prize of ₹2,00,000. The next two teams will receive a cash prize of ₹1,00,000.

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In addition to this, all four teams also stand to work with the Aadhaar team to create a next-gen identity and authentication platform as part of the Aadhaar 2.0 initiative. The teams will also receive an invitation to participate in the global Aadhaar 2.0 conference.

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