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    “Innovative ideas for digital India” Competition on Digital India

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“Innovative ideas for digital India” Competition on Digital India
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Digital India’ with the launch of 'Digital India Week' campaign in the national capital, with a view to sensitize people of our country through the Digital India Programme. Digital India is an Umbrella Programme covering many departments. It weaves together a large number of ideas and thoughts into a single, comprehensive vision so that each of them is seen as part of a larger goal.

Being a proponent of technology and digitization, SNDT WU is diligent about the digital literacy and digital empowerment of present and future students. In pursuance of this, the University has created a road map for the digital empowerment of its stakeholders and has completed the following:

  1. Connecting its three campuses viz. Churchgate, Juhu and Pune through a virtual tunnel.
  2. Creating WiFi connectivity on its three campuses - in progress
  3. Intranet Portal using a platform - ‘Susmavad’ - for communication across all the three campuses.

Several student centric applications are being developed and deployed on all three campuses.

The Contest:

Digital India Initiative is a great enabler for empowerment, equity and efficiency. Through this initiative Government is focusing on connecting villages through broadband; participative governance; digital learning; tele-medicine and mobile healthcare etc. In support to this noble initiative, SNDTWU is also organizing a ‘Innovative ideas for Digital India’ contest to provide the young thinking minds of SNDT a prodigious opportunity to portray their ideas for benefit of rural India.

Students can communicate innovative ideas by writing a paper. In presenting your new ideas with a paper, aim should be to provide solutions to the problems faced by rural India.

The competitions intends to foster student’s savoir and ingenuity and reward young professionals whose contributions and technological ideas will definitely have a positive impact on society in the near future.

Rules and Guidelines of the “Innovative ideas for Digital India” Competition:

  1. Structure:
    • The Competition is divided into Senior and Junior divisions (under graduate, postgraduate).
      Senior division includes participants registered for Masters/Post Graduate programmes. and
      Junior Division includes participants registered for any kind of undergraduate programme.
    • Participants must submit a SELF ATTESTED copy of their student Identity-Card along-with the
    • The papers should be submitted or are to be delivered to University within the given timeline on
    • Participants are provided with the theme “Innovative ideas for Digital India”. With the theme,
      any innovative idea which can help rural India can be presented in form of paper.
  2. Topics:
    1. Theme: “Innovative ideas for Digital India
      Any new idea which can help the development of rural India is accepted.

  3. Procedures for the participation :
    • The contest will be announced at University department /institutes / affiliated colleges. Five
      best entries (from UG and PG categories separately) from Juhu, Churchgate and Pune Campus
      and five best entries from Affiliated Colleges will be selected for the final round to be conducted
      on 13th August 2015 at Juhu Campus
    • Interested participants shall register with the respective college/department authority.
    • Colleges and Departments will conduct elimination round and send two winning papers to the
      University for Intercollegiate Competition. Colleges shall register their participants online using
      following link. ( )
    • Only original ideas written in English (in prescribed format) will be considered for the
      competition. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the paper.
    • Certificate/undertaking: The students have to sign a undertaking, that the work is original and
      is the opinion/views of the author and is not copied from any source and is personally liable for
      any copyright/ IPR related issues. The undertaking duly signed shall be sent along with the
  4. Innovative idea Paper Competition Requirement:
    • Paper should be in standard IEEE Format (Template in doc and Latex format is attached herewith. These templates can also be downloaded from IEEE website.
    • To download the template following link can be used
    • Students may work individually or in a team.
    • The Paper should be not more than 6 pages. Participants can include images required for the
      explanation in the paper.
    • The theme "Digital India” and development of rural India should be the main focus of the paper.
  5. Criteria For Assessment for the Paper:
    • The approach and practicality of the idea: (40%)
    • Architecture required for the future implementation: (30 %)
    • How satisfactory is the idea for the problem: (30%)
  6. Contest Deadlines:
    • College/Department level contest Announcement: 24 July 2015
    • College/Department level paper Making Competition: 4th August 2015
    • Sending 2 winner papers by colleges and filling online registration Form: 6th August 2015.
    • First round of University Level Competition for selecting five best entries from each category:
      12th August 2015
    • Final Competition and Exhibition: 13th August 2015
    • Declaration of winners : 15th August 2015

The Final day: Saturday, August 15, 2015

The students winning the awards during the celebrations of Digital India Campaign will be felicitated on Independence Day at the hands of the Chief Guest.

Contact OR for any query regarding the contest.