HACKATHON

PRAYAGRAJ MAHAKUMBH 2025

✨🎪 Join the Ultimate Kumbh Mela Hackathon! 🚀💡 Unleash your creativity and innovation in the world's largest gathering of faith and culture.

Total Prize 3 Lakh*
( *1 Lakh in Each Theme)

The Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred pitcher) is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world. The Mela draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 48 days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati. Primarily, this congregation includes Ascetics, Saints, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Kalpvasis, and Pilgrims from all walks of life.

This hackathon is organized by IIITA in collaboration with the Mela Pradhikaran Prayagraj, UP government. It is aimed to provide a platform for developing effective solutions of various issues associated with the Mahakumbh Mela 2025 at Prayagraj which can be adopted by the Mela administration.

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Idea Submission

5th February 2024
(At the time of REGISTRATION)

Round-1 Evaluation

1st to 5th March 2024
(Online/In-person Mode)

Round-2 Evaluation

16th to 20th March 2024
(Online/In Person Mode)

Result Declaration

21st March 2024

💻 Show your creativity in the world's largest gathering of faith and culture. 🌍🙏 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Hackathon Themes

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Theme-1

Security, Surviliance, mobility and crowd management using merging Tech Solution (Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Advance Analytics, Machine Learning, etc.)

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Theme-2

Extended reality Solution for enhancing pilgrim governance (augmented reality/Virtual Reality/ Metaverse, etc.)

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Theme-3

Service level benchmarking for assests, inventory, facilities and utilities monitoring and Management (application of drone, QR code and facial recognition etc.)

HACKATHON GUIDELINES

  • Team size must range between 4 to 6 members, including the team leader. The members of a team may belong to different institutes/colleges/countries.
  • Team members can visit for data collection or any other requirements after getting approval from the hackathon coordinator.
  • TA/DA and other expenses may be reimbursed whenever the selected candidate needs to travel to Pryagraj(for data collection presentation etc.).
  • Winners are required to sumbit their solutions to IIITA. The institute have the right to further upgrade these solutions at its own or involving other parties.
  • Additional support may be extended to the winners for the actual deployment of their solution as well as to further upgrade it.
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IIITA Support to Maha Kumbh 2025

  • Nodal Officer(Principal Coordinator): Prof. Neetesh Purohit
  • Hackathon: Dr. S Venkatesan (Coordinator), Dr. Muneendra Ojha (Coordinator), Dr. Manish Kumar, Dr. Sonali Agrawal, Dr Anshu Anand, Dr. Navjot Singh, Dr. Purnendu Mishra
  • Supervision for Website & Mobile App
    Dr. Manish Kumar (Coordinator), Prof. Pritish Varadwaj (Coordinator)
  • Supervision for Telecom Infra, relevance, and Scalability
    Dr. Suneel Yadav (Coordinator), Dr. Radhika Gour, Dr. Mahendra Kumar Shukla (IIITM Gwalior), Dr. Devendra Singh Gurjar (NIT Silchar), Dr. M D Bansal (IIITDM Jabalpur), Dr. Arun Prakash (MNNIT Prayagraj)
  • Supervision for Emergency Response System
    Dr. Vineet Tiwari (Coordinator), Dr Shanti Chandra, Dr. Ramesh Bhukya, Prof Ajay Prakash Khare, Dr Himani Chaurasiya
  • Satellite Image based Mela Planning: Dr. Himanshu Maurya (Coordinator), Dr. Pooja Mishra,
  • Student's Community Engagements
    Dr. Vijay Chaurasiya (Coordinator), Dr. Purnendu Mishra (Coordinator). Dr Archna Pandey

Organizing Committee

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Prof. Mukul Sharad Sutaone Director IIITA
PATRON

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Prof. Neetesh Purohit Professor IIITA
NODAL OFFICER

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Dr. Manish Kumar
Associate Professor IIITA
Coordinator

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  Prof. Pritish Varadwaj Professor IIITA
Coordinator

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Dr. Vijay Chaurasiya
Associate Professor
Coordinator

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Dr. Suneel Yadav
Assistant Professor
Coordinator

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Dr. Vineet Tiwari
Assistant Professor
Coordinator

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 Dr. S. Venkatesan
Associate Professor
Coordinator

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Dr. Muneendra Ojha
Assistant Professor
Coordinator

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 Dr. Sonali Agrawal
Associate Professor
IIITA

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 Dr. Navjot Singh
Assistant Professor
IIITA

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Dr. Anshu Anand
Assistant Professor
IIITA

Raadhika 1

Dr. Radhika Gaur
Assistant Professor
IIITA

mahendra

Dr. Mahendra Kumar Shukla
Assistant Professor
IIITM Gwalior

devendra

Dr. Devendra Singh Gurjar
Assistant Professor
NIT Silchar

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Dr. Matadeen Bansal
Assistant Professor
IIITDM Jabalpur

Dr.Himanshu_1

Dr. Himanshu Maurya
Assistant Professor
IIITA

Dr.Pooja_1

Dr. Pooja Mishra
Assistant Professor
IIITA

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Dr. Shanti Chandra
Assistant Professor
IIITA

RameshKBhukya

Dr. Ramesh Bhukya
Assistant Professor
IIITA

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Prof. Ajay Prakash Khare
Principal, CMP Degree College

 

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Dr. Purnendu Mishra
CMP Degree College
Coordinator

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Dr. Archana Pandey
CMP Degree College

 

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Dr. Himani Chaurasiya
CMP Degree College

 

"TEERTHRAJ" PRAYAGRAJ

Prayagraj is one of the oldest cities in India. It is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres of India. It is situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is very sacred to Hindus. The Kumbh held in every six years and Mahakumbh in every 12 years at Prayagraj (Sangam) are the largest gatherings of pilgrims on this earth.

Geographically, Prayagraj is located in the southern part of the Uttar Pradesh. To its south and southeast is the Bagelkhand region, to its east is middle Ganges valley of North India, or Purvanchal, to its southwest is the Bundelkhand region, to its north and northeast is the Awadh region and to its west along with Kaushambi it forms the part of Doab i.e the Lower Doab region. In the north Pratapgarh, in the south Rewa (M.P.), in the east Sant Ravi Das Nagar and in the west Kaushambhi districts are located.

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