Ministry of HRD

1. NCERT Provides advice and support for the improvement of school education. This department is under the Ministry of HRD and they have identified 6 problems from their department for the Smart India Hackathon 2017. 2. CBSE is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. It comes under the Ministry of HRD. 3. National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It also offers Elementary level Courses through its Open Basic Education Programs
21 Problem Statement
Total Submissions : 3

At present the examination centers are being allotted based on the city choice of the candidate. Some time this leads to an examination center falling very far off from the residence of the candidate.

There is need of a software which can identify proposed centers within the 5 km radius from the candidates location. The center master data will be provided along with the capacity of the center. The software should do the center allocation based on the capacity and location of the candidate. The center should be in the same city of the candidate.
Also there should be an app through which candidate can locate the center using his/her roll no. The app will show it on the map along with the possible modes available and estimated time taken in reaching the examination center.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 2

The software should be platform independent and should assess the student’s achievement as per different learning out comes.  The purpose of these assessments would be to obtain an overall picture of what students in specific classes and subjects know and can do. These findings will be used to identify gaps between the student know and what he/she should know and diagnose areas that need improvement. This information can then be used to modify intervention strategies and frame policies, guidelines etc for improving students learning abilities.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 0
  • Learners enroll themselves from the Different study Centres and all the support in terms of Academic and Administrative is provided through these study centers. Study Centres also conduct the PCP Classes. To monitor the activities of the conduct of the Classes a i.e through Geo-tagging and Biometric Authentication a mobile app is required to day to monitoring activities and SMS alerts may be send to Learners and the coordinator for the conduct of the classes as well with the facility of payment tracking system
  • Data – Data about the study centre and the Learners associated with the Study Centres can be provided

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 2

Competitive exams are conducted all across the country and abroad. The OMR answer sheets duly sealed are brought to Delhi for further processing through OMR scanner. This takes time and vulnerability exists.

There should be some mechanism through which the OMR answer sheet are scanned through normal document scanner and uploaded from the examination center itself on a central server. The software will generate the acknowledgement having information about total OMR answer sheet uploaded against the strength of that center. It will also show the candidates allotted to that center, OMRs images received and candidates absent. This will also keep an audit trail report like time of initiating upload, total time taken in uploading, order of uploading, date and time stamp, IP address, location of uploading.
Now after uploading, we need to evaluate the OMR sheet through image processing i.e. the system should read the image uploaded, process the data and prepare the result. This way we will be able to do the evaluation timely and without any chance of any wrong doing.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 3

The software should be able to counsel based on the academic track records, Interests, hobbies and other achievements in extra curricular activities. After consolidating all the relevant inputs the software should be able to identify the hidden potential of the candidate and advise accordingly.

Sample data required: No.

Total Submissions : 2
  • NIOS Grants Accreditation to the Schools based on the Application form and after following the various Stages of scrutiny. The process of Accreditation
  1. Submission of the Application form .
  2. Digitization of the Process of Scrutiny of the forms
  3. After Accreditation SMS alerts and mail to be send to the Accreditated Schools.

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Total Submissions : 0

At present evaluator goes through each page of answer book physically and assigns marks on it. There are chances of overseeing an answer or skipping a page during evaluation, apart from totaling mistake.

To eliminate these errors, the OSM was introduced. However problem is being faced when a student answers question in a non serial manner.

There is need of a software which can identify question attempted by the candidate, and show the corresponding marking scheme to the evaluator. This will save the time in locating the marking scheme. A step further, if possible, system can read the answer written by the candidate and evaluate the same against the given marking scheme using some AI techniques.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 1

Software should be able to evaluate the performance of teacher based on the inputs provided by the students. The input parameters should be based on Teacher’s teaching-learning ability, attitude towards teaching, classroom management, leadership quality, inter-personal behavior etc. Based on these inputs received from the students, software should be able to give grade to the respective teacher.

Sample data required: No.

Total Submissions : 0

To arrive at standardization formula we normally do offline processing to generate statistics to get the pass percentage and impact of standardize/grace marks.

An online system is required which can give the impact on the result based on the selected standardization and grace values. The system will get the input like set no. of question paper, subject, standardize marks, grace marks. Based on these inputs the system should generate the statistics related to no. of candidates passing after awarding the proposed standardization and grace marks.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 0

Any examination body standardizes the marks across the sets of subjects based on difficulty level. At present the standardization is leading to:

  1. Bunching of marks at certain level
  2. The high scorers are at disadvantageous position

There should be some other method of standardization so that bunching can be avoided and equal benefit can be given to all students.

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Total Submissions : 0

The tool should be able to identify that the publication is the original or the pirated one based on the paper characteristics e.g. water mark, paper quality etc., text formatting, dimensions of book e.g. length, width and number of pages etc.

The tool should scan the text published in the text books of different publishers using mobile phone, or any other devices or from inputting file and find-out whether the contents are plagiarized.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 1

In order to prevent any impersonation the invigilators checks candidates admit card and attendance sheet against the appearance of the candidate. However this is not a full proof system of checking impersonation.

The photograph of candidates are already available with us. There can be some online software which can match the candidate’s photograph against the candidate appearing for the examination.

A web camera may be paced at the entrance of the examination center which will first read the barcoded roll no. from admit card and than read the physical face of the candidate and match it  against that centers registered candidates. The software will give match or mismatch or percentage result of matching.

Sample data required: No

Total Submissions : 0
  • Based on the Geo tagging and Biometric Authentication an app is required for the following
  1. Fixation of Examination Centre
  2. Allocation of Invigilators, Evaluators, OSDS, External Examiners
  3. Checking the Impersonation case with biometric authentication or by any relevant technology
  4. Monitoring of Payment status of all the stakeholders of Examination.

Sample data required: No