NEC Hackathon: Digitalizing Rural Education

2549 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
idea phase
Online
starts on:
Nov 20, 2019, 12:30 AM
ends on:
Dec 15, 2019, 12:29 PM
hackathon
starts on:
Jan 10, 2020, 08:30 PM
ends on:
Jan 12, 2020, 06:30 AM

Overview

At NEC, we believe and practice embracing open innovation by integrating technology and expertise to create the ICT enabled society of tomorrow. NEC has conducted various hackathons aiming at resolving social challenges in India through technology and in continuation to that we are going to hold another hackathon focussing on Digitalizing Rural Education.

Through the hackathon, NEC would like the participants to identify the challenges, analyse them and develop a solution approach using technology for the challenges analysed.

Background: About NEC & CSC

Common Service Centres (CSC) scheme is one of the mission mode projects under the Digital India Programme. CSCs are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.

NEC Technologies India (NECTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC SPV) tie up for development and delivery new digital services to approximately 900 million citizens living in rural areas of India.

CSC has been very instrumental in providing digital education services to the Semi-urban & Rural population of India (all age groups). CSC believes in harnessing the power of ICT to support Digital literacy/ learning management systems at low cost with effective teaching methods.

Please refer to the submission guidelines here.

Themes

Digitalizing Rural Education

Challenges in education rural areas:



  • 90% of the schools are located in rural area. Statistical records from extensive surveys have shown that rural education in India has developed to some extent, however there are still many issues/challenges that we need to tackle to enable the growth of education in the countryside.

  • Lack of proper transportation to school, basic infrastructure, qualified teachers, quality of education, low awareness of importance of education, etc are just small portion of challenges which holds back the development.

  • Examination monitoring & proctoring.

  • Lack of localisation of content due to which students are unable to understand.

  • Lack of standardised Assessment Methods.

NEC is looking for innovative solutions to tackle these challenges and improve education in rural areas.

Prizes INR 5,00,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
First Prize
INR 2,50,000
Second Prize
INR 1,50,000
Third Prize
INR 1,00,000
starts on:
20 Nov 2019, 12:00 PM IST
closes on:
15 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM IST

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