About the Hackathon:

The Make in Odisha Conclave-2018 is the flagship biennial business event of the Government of Odisha. The conclave focuses on identifying growing practices which can contribute towards the development of the state. It opens, invites and nurtures purpose-driven entrepreneurs harnessing the power of technology to solve some of Odisha’s toughest problems using business models that are specific to the state or can be replicated in similar scenarios, anywhere in the country. Being a global platform, it provides a runway to innovative ideas from where they can take off and soar high.

The student community is an integral part in venturing development projects owing to their innovative and enthusiastic approach towards a problem. To harness their talents, “Smart Odisha Hackathon” involving students across India is being organised on 13th -14th November 2018 at College of Engineering and Technology(CET), Techno Campus, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia,Bhubaneswar by Skill Development and Technical Education Department, Government of Odisha in association with the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha. The idea behind the 36 hours Hackathon is to attract talented brains to identify innovative IT solutions for public service delivery and good effective governance.

Eligibility and Participation:

  • Any student is eligible to take part in this hackathon irrespective of Stream, Graduation year and College.

  • Each team will have 4 members and 1 Mentor (optional). Mentor may be Teacher, Senior Alumni or person from industry also.

  • The students will have freedom to choose their team and Mentor irrespective of colleges. The hackathon time will be of 36 hours of duration (continuous).



Problem: Delay in settlement of crop insurance claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and their rejection by insurance companies.

Statement: The Government of Odisha has enrolled over 20 lakh farmers across the state under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) this year. The number has been increasing every year, and it is hoped to cover 40 lakhs farmers annually soon. Even though the sc...

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Ecology, Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management

Problem: Every year the plantation is being done in many parts of Odisha. Many saplings planted with so much enthusiasm and fanfare on different events die an untimely death due to lack of care and maintenance.

Statement: Citizens are showing more significant interest in the planting of trees due to the increase in awareness on environment among the people. Further, more and more individuals and i...

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Problem: Lack of poor alumni tracking and alumni interaction among students graduated and passed out from Odisha educational institutions.

Statement: Odisha Universities, schools, and other institutions are poor in alumni tracking and alumni interaction. Every year students are graduating from different Universities of Odisha, schools and other institutions. However, there is no one-stop platform ...

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Problem: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) are estimated to cause more than 60 % of all deaths.

Statement: Non-Communicable Diseases(NCD)are estimated to cause more than 60 % of all deaths and considerable loss in potentially productive years of life as they are chronic in nature.

The Government of Odisha is committed to addressing this problem by ensuring free supply of drugs and free testing for ...

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Skill and Entrepreneurship

Problem: The government faces challenges in the mobilisation of youth from all parts of Odisha for skilled training, handholding them during training and online tracking of Alumni who are skilled and placed.

Statement: India has one of the largest technical workforces in the world, and Odisha plays a very significant role in that. However, there is still tremendous scope for improvement in this a...

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Housing and Urban

Problem: Lack of efficient Land Management, Encroachment Control and enforcement of town planning regulations in urban areas.

Statement: The land is the critical natural resource which is prone to encroachment for various purposes. This encroachment leads to multiple problems such as unplanned Growth, Blockage of Natural Drain. Building Plans approval is done as per the Building Bye-laws and Maste...

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Other Innovation Sector

Odisha is facing some unique problems which may have not been recognized by the government departments. We are inviting the students to come up with ideas which are path breaking and provide apt solutions.

This is open to all for new innovation which can be utilized in Public Utility Service or Government platform problems. This is only restricted to problems of Odisha.


Detail list of prizes to be awarded:

a. More than twenty PRIZES to be won amounting to more than INR 21,00,000.

b. The best three teams from amongst seven sectors will qualify for 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/- , Rs. 75,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- respectively.

c. The best three teams of Odisha amongst seven sectors will qualify for 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/-, Rs. 75,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- respectively.

d. More over from each of the seven sectors, the best group from Odisha and Outside Odisha would receive a Special Prize amounting to Rs. 75,000/- separately.

e. A Special Prize under Open Innovation Sector is open to all students which carries 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/-, Rs. 75,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- respectively for giving innovative ideas and solutions related to specific problems of Odisha.

f. To encourage the Girls’ participation, the prize money will be enhanced by 25%, if there is one or more girls is/are in a team.

All the participants will get a Participation Certificate.

Main Prizes
Total Prize
INR 2100000
opens at:
Sep 12, 2018 10:30 PM CDT
closes on:
Sep 30, 2018 10:30 AM CDT

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