The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is inviting applications for “Ideate for India – Creative Solutions Using Technology” competition from class 6 to class 12 students.
Students are required to send their ideas on 11 core themes including environment, women safety, education, health, traffic, infrastructure, agriculture, social welfare, disability, travel and digital literacy.
In an official notification regarding the above initiative, the MHRD stated, “The aim of this challenge is to give young students of our country a platform and opportunity to become solution creators for the problems they see around them and their communities”.
The ministry will conduct the competition in three phases. In the first phase, students will be required to submit their ideas through a 90-second video-based proposal. Last date for video submission is 31 January 2019. On the basis of the proposals, a total of 360 students, 10 out of each State/UT will be selected for the second phase. Students will also get online learning content to help them ideate.
In the second phase, five residential four-day boot camps will be organised across the country where students will be given mentoring to convert their idea into a prototype.
In the third phase, interview rounds will be conducted out of which the top 50 students will be selected.