Planning Commission to hold first ‘Hackathon’ on 12th FYP

FYPPlanning Commission and National Innovation Council (NIC) have jointly decided to hold a two-day hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan on April 6-7.

As per the statement, the hackathon will last for 32 hours during which participants from all over the country will gather in teams to compete for interesting prizes, classified under three categories – mobile/web applications, infographics and short films.

Hackathon will be organised simultaneously in 11 locations across the country for computer programmers and others collaborate on software projects. Those interested in may join it virtually. Few hackathons will also be intended towards educational or social purposes.

The hackathon would allow young creative designers, coders, film-makers and policy and development enthusiasts to visualise and narrate the 12th Plan through the modes of infographics, short films, and support the initiatives proposed in the Plan.

The event is scheduled to take place at University of Jammu, IIT Delhi, Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, TISS Mumbai, IIIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras and IIM Shillong.

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