• Rajasekar Madhavan

Smart India Hackathon(SIH)-2020 Problem Statements

Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Reward: Cash Prize

Contest outline:

Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020 is a national initiative launched by AICTE and MHRD aimed at providing students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and to inculcate a culture of product innovation and problem-solving mentality.


During the last edition of the hackathon, 2 Lakh+ students with 55,000+ ideas from 2000+ institutions against 500+ problem statements provided by 120+ organizations from across India involved in it. In SIH 2020, students will also have the opportunity to work on the challenges facing private sector organizations and create world-class solutions for some of the world's largest companies, helping the private sector hire the best brains from the country.


Info Video on SIH software edition 2020:



Problem statement Organization type:

  • State Ministry

  • Central Ministry

  • Industry Personal


Problem Statement Themes:

  • Smart Communication

  • Healthcare & Biomedical devices

  • Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Smart Vehicles

  • Food Technology.

  • Robotics and Drones

  • Waste management

  • Clean water

  • Renewable Energy

  • Security & Surveillance

  • Miscellaneous

Info Video on SIH 2020:


What is SIH 2020?

  • World’s Biggest Hackathon and Open Innovation model, an initiative by Ministry of HRD of India

  • 4th edition of highly successful Smart India Hackathon initiative

  • Involves 2 Lakh+ students with 57,000+ ideas from 2200+ institutions against 530+ problem statements provided by 120+ organizations from across India

  • Students across India compete creatively to solve problems of Ministries, Departments and Industries to give solutions

  • Harness expertise of students from AICTE/UGC approved institutions, IITs, NITs and IISc.


Who can Participate:

  • All technology students from AICTE/UGC/IIT/NIT/IISER/IIIT/ Government approved educational institutions.

  • Team of 6 students is mandatory of which at least one should be a femalecandidate.

SIH 2020 Edition Rules:

  • The Single Point Of Contact (SPOC) from every institution should register on www.sih.gov.in starting from December 1, 2019

  • Maximum 7 teams (5 teams for Software edition + 2 teams for Hardware edition) per institution are allowed to participate in SIH2020

  • For shortlisting these top 7 teams, every institution is expected to organize internal hackathon before submission of the selected teams on SIH portal.

  • Details of internal hackathon (e.g. date, number of student participation, jury member, evaluation process etc.) need to be uploaded on the SIH portal along with few photographs of the internal hackathon.

  • All submission should come from the college SPOC only.

  • Submission of ideas directly from students will not be accepted.

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Category of contest: Hackathon-Hardware & Software


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