Bureau of Police Research and Development to launch an online hackathon

Bureau of Police Research and Development works under the guidance of the Ministry of Home Affairs for improvement of delivery of police services.

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), along with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), to launch an online hackathon.

The hackathon, “Manthan 2021” will focus on identification of innovative concepts and technology solutions to address the challenges faced by intelligence agencies.

Manthan 2021, will be held in two phases:

  1. The participants are to submit their concepts against the problem statements. The ideas will be evaluated by a group of experts and only the innovative ideas will be selected for the second round scheduled from November 28th.
  2. The selected youth from education institutions across the country and registered start-ups will participate to offer strong, safe and effective technology solutions using their technical expertise and innovative skills.

The online hackathon, is a 36 hour hackathon scheduled from November 28 to December 1, 2021.

The participants will have to develop digital solutions under six themes for 20 different challenge statements mentioned in the website, using new technologies like artificial intelligence, deep learning, augmented reality and machine learning.

Total prize money worth ₹40 lakh will be given to the winning teams.

BPR&D Director-General V.S.K. Kaumudi and AICTE Chairman Anil D. Sahasrabudhe will launch the programme today.

Once it is launched the applicants can register themselves for the event through its official website manthan.mic.gov.in.

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