Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell

(A Govt. of Gujarat Initiative)
IITGn Research Park, IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj-382355, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Smart Gujarat for India Hackathon ’17

The Education Department, Gujarat along with All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) has held "Smart Gujarat for New India "Hackathon 2017" involving all Universities in Gujarat. A Hackathon was a 36-hrs nonstop digital programming competition during which student's team compete to offer innovative solutions for any given problem statement. MHRD along with 29 Union Ministries had jointly hosted National Level Hackathon last year in which teams from Gujarat had won eight Awards while solving digital challenges provided by five Union Ministries.

To take the spirit forward, the Education Department, Gujarat has organised the above event 1st time and it was State level event. Honourable Minister of HRD, Government of India has written to the State Government to participate in MHRD "Hackathon 2018". One of the key USP of that Program was that the problem statements will directly come from different Government Departments under GoG based on their requirements which will be used to challenge students for developing innovative digital solutions.


Total 32 challenges have been finalized by GPRD Cell, IITGn, Gandhinagar are as under:

Name of Challenges
1Communicate system between consumers and utility offices for power interruption
2GIS-GPS base New connection estimate generation by using their mobile-web base application
3House electrification and renewable power generation guide for public
4Tariff benefit to consumer at the time of excess power generation in system
5Consumer Friendly Mobile app for Energy Bill Calculator
6Public feedback information & Suggestion for Power Utility Services
7Stratification of energy usage and energy conservation.
8Developing a custom CMS for Website using AngularJS and MySQL or any other suitable DB
9Linux Based SMS sending system using USB dongle and sim card for GETCO
10Non Disturbing Hacking of GETCO website, showing security loopholes and roadmap for correction
11Employees efficiency improvement and 360 Degree Performance Evaluation
12Power Complaint Tracking, monitoring and Resolving system
13Tool for energy meter data analysis for improvement of power system
14Watchdog tool for monitoring and maintenance of Data Server room
15Developing inventory system work inside any intranet homepage
16Booking system for Guest house and Colony Quarter
17Staff vacancies and requirement monitoring system
18Accurate daily Load forecasting.
19Material testing and inspection app
20Ex-Employee portal
21Priority base problem resolve and maintenance requirement tool
22Designing a solution for making a hack-proof website.
23GPS based Mobile App for Meter reading Route trace of Meter Reader
24Work quality check
25Real time power status monitor from domestic equipment.
26Maintain Grid /system reliability and stability for RE integration with allowing flexibility of RE generation having large amount of dispersed Renewables
27Electricity Theft Information
28Various Battery Storage technology and its analysis
29Carbon Emission estimation
30Energy efficient building
31Energy generation using exercise equipment
32Renewable Energy (RE) Challenges like uncertainty in Generation