AICTE announces online hackathon on COVID-19


By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

Published: April 24, 2020 12:41:17 pm

Interested candidates can register themselves until April 26, 2020. Image supply: Representational picture/

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has introduced an online hackathon — ‘COVID-19 national Bio-informatics Online Hackathon’. Interested candidates can register themselves until April 26 by means of the web site

The Hackathon will probably be performed from April 27 to May 6. “The aim is to start the process to build a comprehensive pandemic response app or web tools with various essential modules to support coordination. The only restriction is that the direct outputs or slightly modified versions shall not be used only for pure commercial purpose or profiteering of individuals or entities. This can be used for making it into an open source or partly paid through government projects or funds for social causes similar to apps developed using open source software,” learn the AICTE launch.

The full stack builders for the hackathon should submit their installable packages solely. “As the hackathon outputs are being done on social cause basis not on pure commercial benefit of any one or any one entity, the full stack developers will only submit their installable programs and not their source code, and they will be duly acknowledged for their contribution,” learn the discharge.

The college students and schools of Computer Science, Polytechnics, ICT, Engineering institutes, Arts & Science Colleges, startups, and all IT full stackers sturdy in app and cell responsive internet improvement can apply.

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