NDIM hosted the Grand Finale of the Smart India Hackathon (a dream project of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India) in Delhi from March 30-31, 2018. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for HRD, inaugurated the event at NDIM-New Delhi Institute of Management. The event was held at 28 nodal centers across the country.
Addressing the participants at the NDIM campus and simultaneously at all the other 27 centers across India through video conferencing, the minister informed that more than 1 lakh students from more than 1200 colleges participated in this 2nd edition of the Hackathon and 8000 finalists were working at finding digital solutions to problem statements of 27 Ministries and 17 State Governments. The minister informed that this was the biggest innovation revolution and will result in tremendous ease of business.
Smart India Hackathon has been a big hit among the corporate and industry professionals in Delhi and NCR region. The Hackathon saw a big turnout of 115 top CEOs & Digital Leaders at the NDIM Campus during the 36 hours of the event, showing their keen interest in learning from the young scholars gathered at the Campus from across the country.
Shri Javadekar informed that NDIM was the only B-School in this part of the country chosen to host the Hackathon 2018 and informed that 27 innovations made by students in the last year’s Hackathon are at the final stage and more than 100 innovations were expected to come this year. NDIM was also one of the only 2 PGDM (MBA) Institutes Across India chosen by the AICTE and Ministry of HRD for this event in 2017.