Ms. Anju Sharma, IAS
Higher & Technical Education
Shri K. K. Nirala, IAS
Director, Technical Education
Shri K. B. Upadhyay, IAS
Director, Higher Education
"Education Department of the Gujarat has taken series of initiatives to design and develop innovation
processes and ecosystem across its affiliated colleges and universities. To structure and
institutionalise various initiatives and support systems towards it, student
start up and innovation policy (SSIP) is designed and is being implemented. Under its mandate,
various innovative interventions have been suggested to all universities. New efforts at various levels
like institutional, pedagogical, process and community level have been suggested to engage and leverage
students across the innovation value chain."
To create and promote the Innovation culture and develop the Innovation ecosystem, state Education Department has taken various initiatives "Smart Gujarat for New India Hackathon" is one of many such initiatives. It will engage young students across Universities, Institutes of the state to harness their creative potential. Under "Smart Gujarat Hackathon for New India" 16 GoG departments have submitted the Problem Statements related to their areas. The student teams from various Universities and Institutes can register online to be the part of Hackathon and work towards finding Digital Solution of the selected Problem Statement.