6th Oct 2017, 9 a.m. IST - 7th Oct 2017, 9 p.m. IST, Location: SRM UNIVERSITY, Chennai, 603203, India.


  Cherishing Humanity

Tickling your neurons, we challenge you to put your coding and development skills to test. Where and how? Well, of course through the prestigious second edition of SRM Hackathon. Come face to face and solve real world issues ranging from rural development to judiciary to environment. There isn't a problem without a solution. Unleash your brain's creativity and potential, use your coding skills to bring out the developer in you and come up with a viable solution to find out if you've got what it takes to not just survive but thrive in the 21st century and in turn make it a better place to live in!

There are Hackathons popping up all around our locality and beyond our everyday borders trying to solve real world problems. But why us? 3 words - Hackathon Beast Edition. Don't believe us, then come and see for yourselves. We are back with different tracks, bigger cash prize and much higher standards and we vouch to push that bar even higher into the sky.

Immerse yourself into technology development for a continuous stretch of 36 hours on the 6th and 7th of October 2017. Bring a team of 2 to 5; the coder, the newbie, the guy you convinced with pizza bribes, the dreamer, and the nerd. Come and lose all those labels as you become creators. SRM Hackathon is about the persistence and determination to be anything but average, and we'll give you the playground to do it. Pitch your revolutionary solutions to our highly esteemed judges and we'll make sure that your playtime ends in rewards and glory worth 3 Lakhs!

Phases of SRM Hackathon

First phase: Submit your solution inline with one of the themes of the Hackathon before 30th September, 2017.

Second Phase: Teams will be shortlisted based on the idea submitted on a continuous basis and a confirmation of the same will be sent to the teams. Submit your ideas early and have higher chances of being shortlisted!

Third phase: Come be a part of the 36-hour National Level Hackathon on 6th and 7th of October, 2017 at SRM University , Kattankulathur Campus, Chennai.



1. Environment

"The earth does not belong to us , we belong to the Earth ". Sooner or later we will realise that the greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it .What mankind must know is that we cannot live without Mother Earth but the planet can live without humans . It gave us all that we needed and what did we do in return ? We exploited it to an extent that now our earth is coughing with global warming . It's not too late and all we need is willingness to change and use our tech brains to come up with something creative to benefit this amazing planet we live in !


2. Rural Development

The face and demographics of our motherland will change drastically, if the rural population in India gains access to the internet. The line that divides the rural and urban sector is slowly being eradicated. The root causes of this development are enhanced communication services and the accessibility of information through the internet. Use that cause and your tech savvy minds to develop products that give our villages the opportunity to urbanize themselves.


3. Judiciary

A strong judicial system is the backbone of a great nation. The judiciary not only protects the rights and freedom of the citizens but also reminds them of their duties. It is the judiciary that interprets the Constitution of a country and it's various clauses for the benefit of the people. Keeping all that in mind, put your technical skills to test and contribute to setting up an efficient judicial system. Remember, justice delayed is justice denied.


4. Food Processing and Manufacturing

Agriculture nowadays is a motorized industry. Farmers are slowly getting accustomed to the benefits of using machines and technology in their fields. Automation in the food processing and manufacturing industry is an important part of modernizing this industry which benefit both the consumer and the farmer. So dive right in, showcase your love for edibles and brew up products that would revolutionize this sector of our country!


5. Media and Entertainment

If the world's a stage, surely we've got some infinity mirror action going on. Stages within stages. Entertainment isn't just for fun. Humanity isn't satsified with just surviving. We want to live in a way that allows us to emit the fire within us. That's why we have the concept of dragons. Use your wizard like tech skills to bridge the gap between mundane routines and the most beautiful expression of all, art.


6. Transportation

From bullock carts to monorails and airplanes, the mode of transportation have seen a tremendous metamorphosis over the last couple of centuries. Now the world is looking forward to more advanced transportation means like the much hyped hyper-loops. Despite these commendable developments, our generation still suffers from transportation woes like heavy traffic, a lack of all weather transportation system, etc. Employ your technical skills and be the messiah that the world needs to come up with an efficient and futuristic transportation system.


Main Prizes


1st Prize

Prizes worth 1.5 Lakh !


2nd Prize

Prizes worth 1 Lakh !


3rd Prize

Prizes worth 50K !


Special Prizes

1. Eureka!

"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." We, at SRM Hackathon, value this absurdity. Submit your "Eureka!" idea in-line with one of the themes and win exciting hackathon goodies!


2. Lone Coder

Always criticized for being the "Insufferable know-it-all"? Never mind. Here at SRM Hackathon, this know-it-all developer can walk away with special goodies and prizes!


3. SheHack

There is nothing better than a woman who loves to code! Promoting women in tech, the best all women team, win exciting prizes!

4. Nocturnal Geeks

EAT. CODE. REPEAT - Special goodies to the team that thrives on caffeine during the wee hours of SRM Hackathon!

5. Fan Favourites

Special prizes for the team that's adjudged the best among whose teams have been voted as fan favourites!

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1st place - First Prize

Prizes worth 1.5 Lakhs!

2nd place - Second Prize

Prizes worth 1 Lakh!

3rd place - Third Prize

Prizes worth 50K !