Monday, 13 March 2017

FAQs for Smart India Hackathon


Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions


Very Important: Smart India Hackathon 2017 will be the biggest Hackathon in the world till date. On 1st and 2nd April approx. 10,000 participants will code non-stop for 36 hrs for building tools which our nation might be able to use. As the scale of this competition is unprecedented, our small budgets don’t allow us to be lavish and we will focus only on making absolutely necessary facilities. Participants are also expected to co-operate as together, we need to build our nation and make us all proud. We believe that if every Indian does his bit for nation then India soon will be knowledge superpower. We dream of digital India with best quality of life to all our fellow Indians.
The primary objective of this Smart India Hackathon-2017 initiative is to create a permanent platform to harvest the creativity and energy of our youngsters directly for nation building. We want to create world’s biggest open innovation model, which other countries should emulate.
We are hopeful that all the participating teams will support us in this mega-endeavour and together we will cherish great memories.
Duration of Hackathon
  1. Inauguration of the ‘Grand Finale’ of Smart India Hackathon will start at 7.30 am on 1st April 2017.
  2. Teams will start coding at 8.30 am on 1st April and will stop coding at 6.00 pm on 2nd April. Final Judging will start at 6.00 pm on 2nd April and results will be announced at 8.00 pm on 2nd April.
  3. Valedictory session will be from 8.00 pm to 8.30 pm followed by national anthem. Detailed minute-to-minute program will be available soon.
  4. Every participant will get certificate of participation after 6.00 pm on 2nd April.
  5. Students will leave premise at 8.45 pm on 2nd April 2017.
Travel
  1. Organizers will only reimburse tickets of ‘Sleeper Class’ Railway or Overnight Sleeper Buses or Normal buses (Non AC) at actuals immediately (at the venue). If team members have travelled by any other mode of transport, then organizers will only reimburse amount equivalent to ‘Sleeper Class’ of Railways but this may not happen immediately as the accounts department will need to find out the ticket prizes and then calculate accordingly (this will take some more time). No DA will be paid.
  2. Team leader has to prepare a consolidated TA form to cover ticket expenses of all their team members (including Mentors). Money will be transferred electronically to the Bank account of Team Leader only. It is responsibility of the Team Leader to reimburse other team members including Mentors. Hence details regarding name of account holder, bank name, account number, and IFSC code should be provided along with TA form to receive the amount later. TA form will be available here for download in the last week of March.
  3. All team Members (including Mentors) should reach the venue on 31st March and complete the registration process by 31st March evening. They should visit the venue and get familiarized with it on 31st March and get ready for the competition. We do not want teams coming on 1st April morning as they will be tired and not able to compete for 36 hrs.
  4. If teams are reaching on 30th March then organizers need to be informed in advance so that they can make appropriate arrangements. Plan return journey on 3rd April. No accommodation will be provided after 3rd April. If some teams have flight/train/bus scheduled on 4th April then they need to make request in advance and accommodation will be provided if available.
  5. We will announce detailed information about the Centers and Center coordinator around 20th March. Please be patient. 
Changing/Replacing Team Member and Mentors
  1. Each team will be allowed to replace/change maximum up to 3 team members (any team member except the Team Leader). Changing Team Leader will be allowed only under special circumstances and the request need to be made through college by Principal/ Dean/ Director. Teams are allowed to change Mentors till the last moment and organizers need not be informed about the same. If you have to replace more than three members then request should be mailed to the organizers through Principal/Dean/Director of institute.
  2. Each team needs to come to venue with Official letter from college giving details about Team members and Mentors. Only teams with official college letter and college ID will be allowed to compete during the Grand Finale.
  3. Team can select Mentors from industry/freelance/startups or academia (faculty, prof. etc). Mentors should be physically present during the hackathon and allowed to code during the competition as any other team member.
  4. We recommend that Mentors should be software Techies having good knowledge of latest technologies which will help team to build better product.
  5. Primary responsibility of getting two Mentors is with the teams. For teams with no mentors, organizers will TRY provide mentors but organizers do not guarantee of providing Mentors to all the teams.
  6. Teams can compete without Mentors during the Grand Finale but it is recommend that you have mentors to develop better product.
  7. You can Change Mentors/ Team Members till the last moment. You need NOT inform us. While coming for the Grand Finale you need to carry a letter from your institution with names of all your team members and Mentors. Students/Mentors stated in that letter will be only allowed to compete during the Grand Finale. 
  8. Each Mentor will be allowed to work for one team only. Sharing of Mentors among teams is NOT allowed.

Accommodation and Food
  1. Teams will be provided with accommodation in college hostel with basic facilities. No separate accommodation will be provided to Mentors and they need to stay along with the team members.
  2. Separate accommodation will be provided for boys and girls.
  3. Accommodation will be provided only to the official 6 team members and 2 Mentors. If any other staff/parents is accompanying with the team then they need to find their own accommodation (Organizers will not able to help them).
  4. Accommodation will be available from 31st March to 3rd April. Teams coming on 30th March need to inform organizers in advance.
  1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by the organizers from 31st March to 3rd April. No accommodation will be provided after 3rd April. If some teams have flight/train/bus scheduled on 4th April then they need to make request in advance and accommodation will be provided if available.
Laptops and Hardware/ Software
  1. Team Members should bring their own Laptops with pre-installed all the required technology stack/tools. Only 6 laptops per team will be allowed during the competition.
  2. During the registration process all team members need to sign an undertaking stating that they will abide with licensing terms and conditions of the tools/software they use. Organizers will not be liable/responsible for any violation of any licensing terms of software/hardware by participating teams or team members.
  3. Wi-fi connection will be available through-out the competition but dependence on wi-fi should be minimal to avoid any unintentional last minute glitches. Too many PCs connecting simultaneously with wifi, substantially affect the download speed. Plan in such a way that team should be able to work with minimal wifi download requirements. Teams can also bring their own 3G or 4G dongles to avoid dependency on local network. No reimbursements will be made for these dongles.
  4. Team need to bring any additional hardware, if required for demonstrating the idea. Organizers will not bear the cost of any hardware.
  5. Any additional cables, switches to create team specific network need to be brought by the participants. Come as prepared as possible and avoid dependencies on host organization.
  6. All open source software used during development of your solution need to be acknowledged.
T-Shirt and Standees
  1. Mandatory: Each Team should get 1 banner/backdrop and 1 standee (6 feet X 2 feet which can stand) highlighting their team name, college name, team members and all the logos. We will provide the design soon. No reimbursement from organizers will be made for banners and standees.
  2. Recommended: Organizers recommend teams (including Mentors) to make/design ‘Team Specific T-shirt’. It should have Smart India Hackathon 2017 logo on its chest on the left side. Logo design file will be made available soon for download. No reimbursement will be made by organizers.
Getting Half baked Code/ raw code
  1. Teams are allowed to bring half-baked or raw code for the competition. Teams can also get wire-frame ready for UI that will help them build product easily during the hackathon. Based on the suggestions during the competition, teams need to further modify their code and make their solution robust.
  2. All team members are expected to code during Hackathon and teams/members found roaming or not working will be immediately disqualified. Decision of organizers in this regard will be final. No TA or certificate of participation will be given to the disqualified team and will be asked to vacate premise immediately.
  3. Results will be announced on 2nd April at 8.00 pm followed by valedictory function.


If you have any major questions then please write to idea@i4c.co.in. Please remember, we are getting large number of emails, hence there will be delay in our response. So only send email if you really have serious problems/ queries.
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Note: These are very basic guidelines. Detailed Do’s and Don’ts for team members will be circulated soon.

467 comments:

  1. Till what date the Team can replace their team members(Max of 3)

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    1. Where we can replace the team members?

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    2. You said we can change team​ members till the last date. Do you mean 31st March? Do we have to mail you about the new members.

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  2. It is clear that you will reimburse travel expense to reach the nodal center. Will the same apply for return ticket?

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  3. TA form should consist of?
    Any format?

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    2. Hey samit Same question for TA any if you got reply regarding this my id sharmasudhansh786@gmail.com

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    3. We will share with you the TA form

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    4. Sir Will it be shared publicly?

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  4. Is it fine,if we are reaching nodal center at 7 pm.?As our arrival time at cochin airpot at 4:40pm.

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    1. OK. It is fine...Ideally we would have liked it before but if you have booked tickets then it is fine

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    2. can you please tell me the exact location of my nodal center. my department is ministry of tourism and nodal center is mentioned in cochin , kerela
      can please be specific in cochin where ?

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  5. Respected sir,

    Our team has been shortlisted for the grand finale for the below mentioned idea,
    "Digital solutions to evaluate the pollution and pressure on wetlands and water bodies and its conservation. ",
    as we r doing a hardware implementation ,it is difficult to build the entire model in the given short span , so we are coming with the detailed presentation with all the data.

    I request you to kindly permit us to compete in the event.

    We are eagerly waiting for the response ,and looking forward to attend the grand finale,

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    1. You can start working on your project even now...we are allowing raw code. We want people to code during the Hackathon and compete. So ppt now allowed. Otherwise please do not come.

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    2. as our team member's are eagerly waiting to participate in grand finale,and we are working hard to build the final prototype model within 31st March,if we came with the model will there be no issues?,
      if you permit us it will be a great pleasure and experience to the entire team members.
      thanking you

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    3. We will bring all the components required.we built the model there itself but we have little bit coding part in our prototype.Are we allowed to participate?

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  6. I am ANUPAM SHUKLA(selected in the category of Ministry of defence and production) .My question is regarding the number of team members accompanying the team leader.!

    Is it important that all 5 team members have to report at the venue with the team leader.
    Or can any 1 or 2 member with the team leader report at the venue with necessary documents.

    i will be waiting for your reply, please reply as soon as possible.

    thank you

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    1. hey Anupam i have the same query so if you got reply regarding this please inform me at mpuri108@gmail.com .pls tell me if you get the reply

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  7. I have filled the confirmation form of participation. But Two of my team members wont be able to come in grand Finale.
    Can I replace them with new team members and take nomination letter from the college.

    What is the last date to replace team members? Please reply as soon as possible

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    1. You can replace members till the last date.Please read Faqs carefully

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    1. Sir Aisa kyu karte ho sabke comments remove kyu karte ho ?? YE aapko Shobha deta hai ?? Junta aapse janna chahti hai?? kyo ?? Means why?? Why?

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  9. Where will we get the TA form?
    When we have to submit the TA form? Will it be before grand final?
    Where and to whom we have to submit this form?

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  10. Sir what if we travel with flight due to our exam a day after Hackathon ends would we get reimbursed ?

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  11. Sir what if we travel with flight due to our exam a day after Hackathon ends would we get reimbursed ?

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  12. Sir, when you will going to allocate mentors as we are not having any mentors and also tell us the further procedure to get mentors from your side.

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  13. Sir, according to the rules, we can have an extra team member for promoting us socially.
    So sir how we have to do that?
    Can that member accompany us or not.
    Also please mention guidelines for promoting socially.

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    1. Now we are not allowing the extra member. The coding team needs to do it.

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    2. Thank you sir for replying. I have another query.
      Do we have to follow any specific procedure or guidelines for this or we can do as we like?

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    3. We r working on detailed guidelines. Will inform you soon.

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    4. Why do you find yourself in need of promoting yourself socially?
      A genuine query it is, as I was thinking of my plans of doing so.

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  14. Respected Sir
    Still we not got our A View session of "ministry of HRD" date and time ??

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    1. We are trying. It will take some time.

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  16. Sir can we accompany with one mentor alone to the grand finale?

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  17. Hello Sir,
    I have confirmed my participation.I wish to change one of my team member due to some unavoidable reason.How should I do that?Do I need to submit the google form again filling the updated details?
    Awaiting your reply!

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    1. Do not worry. Come with new members directly to the venue

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  18. We want mentors from industry provided by u but in present days. How to get that???

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  19. Dear sir,
    I have confirmed my team registration before the time expire into the Google Form, but still I got the mail from your end that "Dear Team Leader, We are contacting you because you have not confirmed your team Registration Yet. Sir please guide me immediately.

    Details: Project Title: Secure Copier (using pendrive)
    Team Name: GPERI-CE-01
    Team Leader: Dakshesh Patel
    College: Gujarat Power Engineering And Research Institute, Mahesana

    Please Sir i need your help.

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    1. Same problem Dakshesh if you got any reply regarding this my mail id sharmasudhansh786@gmail.com

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    2. If you have registered then please ignore that email

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  20. Is 2nd class sleeper ticket in TATKAL QUOTA is eligible for reimbursement as We're unable to book confirmed tickets. We foumd only one direct train which is suiting time but it has waiting list.
    So we're requesting you to reimburse tickets of 2nd class sleeper(as you provided) in TATKAL QUOTA too.

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  21. Respected Sir,
    Is it necessary that we should stay an extra day (Apr 3rd)?

    Regards.

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    1. Absolutely no. You can leave on 2nd night anytime after 10.00 pm. We will finish before 9.00 pm on 2nd April. But we think that as you would have worked continuously for 36 hrs you will be exhausted to travel back immediately.

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  22. Can we get the amount of T-shirt as your prefer cost sir.....

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    1. We will not reimburse cost of tshirt. You can decide it based on your budget. We have no suggestions in that regard. You just need to ensure that Smart India Hackathon 2017 logo is on the left side of the chest

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  23. Respected Sir/Madam,

    Our project is mostly based on embedded system. So we have hardware implementation plus software coding, but our coding part is very few as well as hardware implementation also don't take much time. So 36 hours are too much for our project if all 6 members will work in parallel. So will it create any problem during competition if our project will completed before time?

    And also we have another query, is there any project presentation session?
    If yes then we have to make presentation on the spot or we have to come with pre-ready presentation?

    Awaiting for your response!

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    1. Same query i want, sir please response

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    2. I don't agree... You can always build great UI for your application. Put more controls in the hand of the user.

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    3. I don't agree... You can always build great UI for your application. Put more controls in the hand of the user.

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    4. Sir what about the presentation of the ppt there!there will be any session there!
      @katesaikishore

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  24. Sir, can we submit our mentor details now, as we earlier we mentioned we dont have any mentors. But now we got mentors, kindly reply to this thanks in advance

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    1. No problem.. Come to the venue directly

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  25. We are developing an app. So do we have to make a prototype or a full-fledged app at the hackathon?

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    1. Make your app as better as possible during the hackathon

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  26. Sir, by when will we get to know our assigned college?

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  27. sir
    our team has been shortlisted gor grand finale in ministry of electronics and information communication (meity) but our team is a faculty team can replace it as student team and sent to final with the consent from college kindly guide me

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    1. No faculty members are allowed apart from being mentors.. Primarily Smart India Hackathon 2017 is students competing

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    2. So ideally you should not come to participate in the Hackathon. We are going to check students'id card before we allow them to compete. Allowing team of faculty members is injustice to other student teams

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  28. The girl in our team has backed out.So,Sir,can the remaining 5 team members participate in the Hackathon without the girl?

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    1. Replace her with some other member. We want 6 members team

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    2. Sir,
      We have already submitted the final confirmation in the google sheet including that girl, So can we now replace her with other boy and want us to submit the google sheet with the new boy?

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      Dr. Abhay Jere13 March 2017 at 23:19
      Do not worry. Come with new members directly to the venue

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  29. Can we use visual scripting as we are designing a game or is it a necessity to code. If it is, we can.

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    1. Yes... But eventually you need to code to build the gaming application

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  30. Will parents be accomodated

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    1. No my dear. We will only provide accommodation for official members and Mentors only. No support for people accompanying the members. We consider you adult and believe that you can take care of yourself.
      Plz understands that we will have approximately 250-400 participants coming to venue. How can we provide accommodation to all the accompanying people. Simply not possible.

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  31. Sir

    Please do let us know the Venue where The Hackathon is being held in Kolkata.

    Thanks & Regards
    Sree Kumar Menon.

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    1. We will announce the actual venues next week as still be are doing due diligence of the colleges proposing to host the hackathon. Please be patient.

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  32. Sir,

    If my senior graduate is a highly experienced techie but has no industry experience can I bring him as mentor. We think that he mentoring us with high developing skill and technical knowledge will be meaningful and useful for us. It this possible?

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    1. Yes.. Certainly.. If you trust him... We have no problem

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  33. Sir. Please share the guidelines for promoting our team socially.
    Also can we take short breaks during 36 hours of competition as continuous coding will be not possible.
    Also while printing hackathon logo on t-shirt, is it necessary that the font should be in black color?.Our t-shirt is dark blue colored so we changed the font to white color. Please guide us
    Thank you sir

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    1. 1)we r working on social media guidelines and will share with you all soon
      2) You will have lot of opportunity to take breaks. Do not worry.
      3) we have no restriction on color or background of tshirt. Completely ur choice

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    2. But Sir will the hackathon logo in white color be accepted?

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  34. will there be any templates for creating the id card from the college

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    1. We will share the template in last week of March

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  36. Sir we are shortlisted for the GRAND FINALE Our team name is "WHITE HATTERS" and we are working on problem number #DDP23 we have an issue in the college name. It is mentioned in the shortlist that we are maharastra Nagpur but we are actually from puducherry. Can you please tell us a way to correct that issue. It would be very kind of if you guide us in clearing this issue

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    1. Please send us the email so that we can make appropriate changes.

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    2. Sir,we have already sent an e-mail to idea@i4c.co.in but we got an automated reply only.Do we have to resend the mail or will you check the old mail and reply?My mail id is: bsreenija1@gmail.com.Please do the needful at the earliest.

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  37. Sir, can we bring someone as our mentor u is having an experience of 2-3 years in IT industry???
    We r not able to find anyone as a mentor with 6 years experience.
    Kindly reply

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  38. Could we leave the venue on 2nd april on 11.00pm after completing competion

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    1. yes. Anytime after 10.00 pm on 2nd

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  39. Sir will there be any second list of teams ? My team was not selected in the first round

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    1. Yes... We are going to announce 2nd (and final) list today

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  40. How do we contact the organizers to tell them that we will be arriving on 30th?

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    1. I too have the same doubt...please respond asap.

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    2. We will share with you contact details around 20th March as we are in the process of finalization

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  41. Dear SIr,
    We are having some issue as the only female member of team is finding it difficult to make it to the venue. Is it necessary to have 1 female member..??

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    1. No it has been withdrawn.You can replace her with some other member,either male/female and no formalities.Just bring them directly.

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    2. You are right.. Thanks for answering.

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  42. sir is it compulsory to have a girl member in our team..?

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    1. No it has been withdrawn.You can replace her with some other member,either male/female and no formalities.Just bring them directly.

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  43. Sir, we have the problem statement "StartUp India App version 2". It is a vast application and we have got no idea about the sample data, if ministry would give us that or not ?
    Waiting for the Aview session also. We have got no way to start the raw coding unless we know about the data.

    Please help out.
    Regards

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    1. Can you create some dummy data? Please think about it. Getting data from ministry is sometimes very difficult as it is big process to but data in public domain

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  44. I did not get any form regarding this in my mail or message.

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  45. Respected sir,
    Our team WINNOVATIONS have been selected for the GRAND FINALE but is there any form that has to be filled after that? If so being a team leader i did not receive any mail or message regarding that. Kindly please help ASAP.
    Thankyou....

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    1. You had to fill participation conformation form to confirm your participation. Deadline for filling that form is over. You lost your chance.

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    2. Sir kindly help us out. Bcoz this is a great chance for us and it was not our mistake. No one in our team received either a mail or a message containing the link for the form to fill. So please kindly do the needful.

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  46. Sir,If there are any difficulties for the female student in a team what is the solution for that sir.? Kindly help us out with this doubt and the above one.

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    1. No it has been withdrawn.You can replace her with some other member,either male/female and no formalities.Just bring them directly.

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    2. Sir kindly help us out with an issue. In our team no one including myself the team leader hasnt received any mail regarding the confirmation form as Dr.Abhay Jere sir mentioned above for participation. We need a chance to participate. Kindly help us out any one.

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  47. Sir I have some questions please help me out
    1. Sir when will mentors will be provided to us.
    2. Sir does we have to compete on the same problem in finales

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    1. 1) Please read the faqs carefully. We r not providing mentors for all.
      2) Yes. You have work on same problem.

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    2. Sir
      The form provided to us for confirmation we had inform that we don't have mentors so is there any chance that if we bring one with us if we don't get it from there. Is there any way to confirm..

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  48. Can we use visual scripting as we are designing a game or is it a necessity to code.
    And Can we only code using visual scripting for our game application

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  49. I have already filled the google form and submited our team details but now ,I want to change/replace some members how can I do that

    hoping for quick reply from your side

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    1. Please read the FAQ again. You will find the info

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  50. will you reimburse the return ticket money of sleeper class non A/C if we are returning by flight

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    1. Please read the FAQ again. You will find the info

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    2. Same issue here...
      We have already booked flight tickets as there is no seats available in sleeper class [because we have to maintain girl team members security],

      Plz provide us reimburse return ticket money valuation EQUAL TO TATKAL tickets.

      We have some team members from drought area so it will be great relief.

      We are travelling to kolkata from Satara dist maharashtra for ministry of ICMR

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  51. can we bring our college faculty as our mentor ,is that ok?

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    1. Please read the FAQ again. You will find the info

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  53. Sir,
    My nodal city is Pune.When will you publish the venue details.

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  54. Hello Sir,

    Our shortlisted team have their problem statement from Rural Department; and allotted nodal center is Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. We are from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra which is almost 1500km away. Is there any chance that we can participate from nearest nodal center. i.e., from Mumbai, Maharashtra

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  55. If we travel via AC Sleeper bus,would you reimburse the Non AC Sleeper bus tickets or Sleeper train tickets?Both Non AC and AC Sleeper bus tickets cost almost the same!

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  56. Hello Sir, How Can we inform organizers that we will reach on venue at 30th march.

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    1. We will share with you the center details on 20th March

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  57. SIR,

    we have some doubts to be clarified.

    1.) we have got the information about the nodal centers but not the exact venue.
    2.) can we get accommodation for a parent since we have girl team member.
    3.) since we will be arriving on 30th march evening 8.00pm , do the organizers will be available.

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  58. Hello sir,
    our team has been shortlisted for grand finale under DoNer ministry and we have made our final confirmation on 10th march, and got message on screen " confirmation for team participation ". Is it successfully confirmed? because no further mail of confirmation we have received yet.

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  59. Sir
    The form provided to us for confirmation we had inform that we don't have mentors so is there any chance that if we bring our own with us now, and if yes what is the procedure.
    Thank you sir

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  60. Sir, Please let us know the venue at Coimbatore for Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

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  61. Sir Our Project Is To Make A Game & We Are Using A Gaming Engine To Build The Game , The Engine Uses HTML As The Source Code , & We Don't Require Any Coding In The Initial Phases Of The Game , As The Source Code Is Generated By The Engine Itself , But We Need To Code At The Last Phases Of The Game , When We Will Implement A Bit Of Machine Learning In Our Game , Is That OK ???

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    1. You need to code during the competition. what you do is your problem. If you don't code we will disqualify you.

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  62. Sir, Please let us know the venue at Mumbai for Department of atomic energy

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  63. Sir, what are the roles and responsibilities of the mentors? They will code along with the Team or they will guide us?

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    1. Please read the FAQs before asking the question

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  64. Respected Sir
    we did not get our A View session of "ministry of post" date and time ??

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  65. Do results section in this webpage shows only the shortlisted teams or selected teams for grand finale(i.e)finalized teams... please help...

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  66. Hello, our project is related to street light control.. we need some clarifications...whether the project presentation on the spot or should we bring our project model??..should coding important for that project??

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    1. yes.You need to code for 36 hrs during the competition. That is mandatory. Otherwise we will disqualify you.

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  67. HELLO..we are the participants of hackathon project and our title is "automatic street light control " under ministry of steel, let us know the place " what is the nodal centre for us??"

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  68. We are using visual scripting for our project(2D game).Visual scripting will help us to design a far better game than core coding.This will help us to make our project best.Are we allowed to use visual scripting or coding is mandatory?

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  69. Hello sir I don't know my nodel center at pune? please provide address..

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  70. Is there any possibilites to see their team members activity apart from the team members friends/relatives? like an audience...

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  71. we will reach our destination on 30th march means whether i have to report our institution?. They will provide accomodation to us?

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  72. Sir can we bring anyone as a team member who is from our college but he is college pass out???

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    1. You can but they can serve only as mentor.Go through the FAQs once again!

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  73. Respected Sir, Team leader of Team UKF is Mr. Manoj M.He is the System Manager in UKFCET. Is there any problem for making a faculty member as team leader. Since He has been the SPOC.We registered our team through Him.

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    1. No faculty members are allowed apart from being mentors.. Primarily Smart India Hackathon 2017 is students competing.
      Read previous ans and FAQs carefully.

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  74. Sir, Are you going to announce 2nd set of team list today?..

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  75. Sir,Can we use other hardware components that we had submitted with idea submission.

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  76. Sir, we actually queried regarding an issue in the college name. It is mentioned in the shortlist that we are maharastra Nagpur but we are actually from puducherry. Can you please tell us a way to correct that issue. It would be very kind of if you guide us in clearing this issue
    IT IS VERY KIND OF YOU THAT U REPLIED TO OUR QUERY AS "Please send us the email so that we can make appropriate changes" BUT WE STILL HAVE MINUTE DOUBTS REGARDING THE SAME ISSUE AND EVEN TRAVEL:
    1) we have already sent an e-mail to idea@i4c.co.in but we got an automated reply only.Do we have to resend the mail or will you check the old mail and reply?My mail id is: bsreenija1@gmail.com.Please do the needful at the earliest.

    2)If we travel via AC Sleeper bus,would you reimburse the Non AC Sleeper bus tickets or Sleeper train tickets?Both Non AC and AC Sleeper bus tickets cost almost the same!
    PLEASE DO REPLY AT THE EARLIEST.

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  77. Dear Sir,

    We are from ISIM, Jaipur. The girl in our team has backed out. Can we replace her with other boy? Is it necessary to have one female member in our team?

    Thanks

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    1. Not necessary to have a girl member.Without any procedures you can straight away change the member and bring them down to the venue.

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  78. sir a girl in our team not able to come .so can we replace with boy or a girl .

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  79. Respected Sir
    Still we not got our A View session of "Ministry of AYUSH" date and time ??

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  80. Respected Sir,
    It is clear that you will reimburse travel expense to reach the nodal center. Will the same apply for return ticket?

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    1. Yes..Read the previous ans and FAQs again

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  81. ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "Sonal Bordia" <sonalbordiajain@gmail

    Sir,
    We have a team named "The Brogrammer" from S.S. Jain Subodh P.G. College, jaipur and we have submitted our confirmation on Friday 10th March, 2017 by 12 noon in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. But, neither we, nor the mentors of our team have got any kind of confirmation till this time from yours side. So pls confirm us, so that the tickets can be booked soon. Our another team and their mentors has got the confirmation.

    Hence, you are kindly requested to look into the matter and do the needful at the earliest.

    Regards...
    Sonal Bordia Jain

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  83. we have already participated in many hackathons...t-shirt,standies and all those required stuff are totally provided by organisation...my question is why this is students part...why participants bear this...is that not sufficient we are doing our full efforts with making day night one for hackathon with only aim to develop best product and contribute India`s digital movement.

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  84. @IndiaKaIdea @abhayjere How can we confirm whether our team is eligible for participating in Smart India Hackathon 2017. Our name was listed in List 1 of shortlisted team selected for AICTE Ministry and we filled the confirmation form too.

    Ministry: AICTE
    Team: Zen Coders
    Problem Statement: #AIC45

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  85. Sir, our team Smart brain tweezer had been shortlisted in MEITY in first list. But our team leader's critical health condition made us incapable to respond for confirmation.
    Please sir, do suggest us some remedy for this. We are very eager to participate and dont want to have an easy exit from such an exuberant opportunity.

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    1. Write us an email request through your college signed by Principal/Dean/Director

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    2. Sir,we have sent an requested e-mail with attachment signed letter by dean to idea@i4c.co.in but we got an automated reply only.please only one time resend confirmation form.

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  86. Sir, do we have to send an attachment on college letterhead signed by our principal. And on which email id, do we have to request?

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  87. Dear Sir,

    I have confirmed my team registration before the time expire into the Google Form, but still I got the mail from your end:

    "Dear Team Leader, We are contacting you because you have not confirmed your team Registration Yet."

    Sir please guide me immediately.

    Team name:
    Matrix.

    Team Leader's name:
    Abhijit Matak

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  88. Sir,we hv not received any mail from you about team and mentor confirmation,one of my friends team received mail that their mentor is selected

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    1. Abhay Sir, pls reply to our query. Team Name : The Brogrammer
      Code. : #RH19
      Ministry of Roaf Trandport and Highways
      Sir the mentors of the above mentioned team have not received any confirmation from yours side. Pls confirm us Abhay Sir.

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  89. Respected Sir
    Our team got selected in AICTE but our team leader backed off and has not filled the second confirmation mail and we also have not got any confirmation from your side,also our college is providing letter head for another team leader and we are really eager to take part in this competition,so please suggest a way to resolve our problem?Also how can we get updates from your side to new team leader mail id

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  90. Respected Sir, Greetings of the day!
    Our team has been shortlisted under the ministry of DIPP for the problem statement "How to raise awareness of StartUp India in Tier-3 cities".
    We have managed to fill the confirmation form before the deadline. But haven't received any confirmation mail from your side.
    Please guide us on this issue.

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  91. will you allow us to go out on 31st march after all formalities are completed

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  92. is there reimburse for non a/c bus ticket?

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  93. Sir, we actually queried regarding an issue in the college name. It is mentioned in the shortlist that we are maharastra Nagpur but we are actually from puducherry. Can you please tell us a way to correct that issue. It would be very kind of if you guide us in clearing this issue
    IT IS VERY KIND OF YOU THAT U REPLIED TO OUR QUERY AS "Please send us the email so that we can make appropriate changes" BUT WE STILL HAVE MINUTE DOUBTS REGARDING THE SAME ISSUE AND EVEN TRAVEL:
    1) we have already sent an e-mail to idea@i4c.co.in but we got an automated reply only.Do we have to resend the mail or will you check the old mail and reply?My mail id is: bsreenija1@gmail.com.Please do the needful at the earliest.

    2)If we travel via AC Sleeper bus,would you reimburse the Non AC Sleeper bus tickets or Sleeper train tickets?Both Non AC and AC Sleeper bus tickets cost almost the same!
    PLEASE DO REPLY AT THE EARLIEST.

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  94. we have no mentor.Is there any problem?

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  95. Respected sir ,
    I am group leader of team named Anna-Ratnam . I wanted to ask that what if our practical exams date are on the same schedule as that of Smart India Hackathon.How will we be able to appear for that competition then? I am a polytechnic student and I think that external practical sessions will be on the same schedule.Will the AICTE or MSBTE give us exemption or will they reschedule the dates !

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  96. Sir, kindly reply the following:
    1.we don't have any mentor till now. Please provide us two mentors having expertise in android development and machine learning framework.
    2. our nodal center is Bhubneswar(odisha). please mention the exact location

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  97. Sir, My problem statement comes under Ministry of HRD.
    There is a confusion related to nodal city allotted to us.
    When the result was announced it was Gurgaon, but later on changed to Ghaziabad.
    Now the list of confirmed teams from list 1 has been uploaded and in that list the nodal city is mentioned as Gurgaon.
    Kindly resolve this issue
    Thank you

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  98. Sir,we hv not received any mail from you about team and mentor confirmation,one of my friends team received mail that their mentor is selected

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  99. Sir,we hv not received any mail from you about team and mentor confirmation,one of my friends team received mail that their mentor is selected

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  100. Dear Sir, team name "init_6" is shortlisted in the Department of AYUSH for the problem statement "Geographical Location and identification of Medicinal Plants" and the same has been confirmed the participation within stipulated time. The teams displayed today (14/3/17) on your website but our team is not there in the list. Please guide us to whom we should contact.

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  101. Sir, will the mentors also get certificate of participation? Thanks in advance for your kind reply.

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  102. Sir we are from diploma polytechnic and we have our board extrenal practicals in the dates of hackthon. so I request you that if u can reschedule the dates of our praticals contavting MSBTE or AICTE and if done please inform us for the concern.

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  103. Shortlisted team "HAWK INSIGHTS"
    Sir we are not able to arrange mentors and we have also submitted the form for the mentors.So will you provide us mentors plz let us know as soon as possible then we'll arrange accordingly.
    2.Can we book the tickets before getting the venue details.

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  104. Sir we will be reaching Coimbatore by 9:30pm on 31st March. Its fine I hope.

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  105. We are Bangalore students,selected for the Hackathon under Dept of Empowerment of Disability. Our nodal centre is at Hyderabad. Because of exams we have already booked train tickets such that we will arrive at Hyderabad on April 1st 5 A.M. Kindly consider the request and allow our team registration at the venue.

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  106. Sir,
    The nodal center announced for the Science and Technology was Bhubaneshwar, Odisa. We have booked the tickets for the same and now the centers are been changed to Dehradhun. What should we do now?

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  107. Please need the help because we already have booked the nodal center Bhubaneshwar as it was mentioned for ministry of science and technology. But Now it is showing Dehradun.
    We already booked tickets of bhubaneshwar

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  108. Dear sir,
    Team name : Heal.io
    Problem statement : #MTY4
    We had confirmed our participation on the 8th of March itself but we are not in the confirmed teams list. Request you to check the responses for the google form as we are 100% positive of having submitted the Google form and our tickets to the nodal city are already booked,and we are getting worried.
    Thanks.

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  109. Sir our mentor has an experience in the IT field for 5.5 years is it ok if we get him as our mentor?

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  110. Dear Sir,

    I am a student of Bharati Vidyapeeth's college of Engineering, New Delhi. We have qualified for the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon and our team is really excited to participate in the hackathon and contribute to our country's development. However there is one problem, our one of the team members will not be able to join us at the centre Thiruvananthapuram for Ministry of Rural Development. So, my query is, can five members of our team participate in the Hackathon?

    Sir, we have also tried for the replacement of member but we are unable to find any other programmer in such a small span of time.

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