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Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the annual international corporate convergence, will have dedicated session on entrepreneurship in technology-enabled education domain, called edu-Preneurship to facilitate entrepreneurial initiatives in this area. The edu-Preneurship session will host a competition of Apps (Proof-of-Concept), based on API of National Digital Library of India (NDLI) portal, to be developed by teams of the participating students of GES 2018.

About National Digital Library of India

National Digital Library of India (NDLI), sponsored by MHRD, through its NMEICT mission, is being developed at IIT Kharagpur to build a national assetto bridge the gaps that exist in knowledge discovery and development. The objective of the project is to integrate all digitized and digital contents that have learning value covering primary level to higher education level to life-long learners to provide a single-window access with e-learning facility to different groups of user.Please visit https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in to get a view of the Beta version of NDLI. It is also available as a Mobile App which can be downloaded free of cost from Google Play Store (Android Version) and Apple App Store (iOS Version). NDLI harvests metadata of e-contents from various sources and index these in NDLI server to make these e-contents searchable and accessible by the users through a single window. Regular update on NDLI is available at https://web.facebook.com/NDLIndia/.

Participating students are invited to participate in this App Competition, a Guideline of which is given below.

App Themes

  1. 1. Voice-activated App for Visually-impaired users (App Id: GESApp01):
    Visually-impaired users should be able to search/browse NDLI through this App.
  2. 2. App for School students or Competitive Examinations aspirants (App Id: GESApp02):
    School students or Competitive Examinations (like JEE, UPSC examinations) aspirants will be able to conveniently (through minimum clicks) access NDLI resources required by them through this App.
  3. 3. App for to create Resource Shelf by user groups (App Id: GESApp03):
    For example a teacher may create Class-specific Resource Shelf of NDLI resources required by students of a specific class, using this App.

App Types & NDLI API

The Apps may be Mobile App, Web App or Desktop App. The interface language shall be English. The Apps are intended to use only NDLI data (metadata of resources) and hence must be based on NDLI Data API. A sample volume of NDLI data can be accessed from https://ndl-test.iitkgp.ac.in/. For more details, please Click Here!.

Competiting Team

A competing team may have a maximum of 3 members. A single member team is not encouraged. The team must have a leader who should be the single point contact with NDLI.

Participating in the Competition

  • 1. Intention Proposal Submission:
    Any competing team intending to participate in the competition needs to submit a proposal for the App by filling up and submitting this form. On submission of the proposal, an API key (unique for each competing team) for a larger set of data to develop the App will be sent to respective competing team by NDLI team. The last date for submission of the proposal is 25th January 2018. In case any team has any difficulty in accessing the links mentioned above they may get in touch with anindya.ndl@gmail.com.
  • 2. Proposal Screening and Shortlisting:
    The Evaluation Committee will review the proposals submitted and shortlist a few proposals for Demo of a Proof of Concept prototype in edu-Preneurship session of GES-2018. Shortlisted teams will be intimated by 31stJan’18.
  • 3. Demo of Proof of Concept prototype:
    Each shortlisted team will need to present a demo of the Proof of Concept prototype and a short presentation of the App proposed in the Proposal to the Evaluation Committee, in the edu-Preneurshipsession of GES-2018.

Competition Norm

  1. 1. There may be a maximum of 3 winning teams, all WINNER (no grading among the winners), for each App Theme/App Id. The Evaluation Committee may decide to select less than 3 winners or NO winner for any App Theme/App Id.
  2. 2. The decision of the Evaluation Committee both with respect to screening and winner selection is binding and cannot be contested.
  3. 3. Awards
    • a. Each team, who have submitted a Proposal, will receive a Participation Certificate (each member of the team individually)inedu-Preneureship session of GES-2018.
    • b. Each shortlisted team who presentDemo of the Proof of Concept prototype in the edu-Preneurship session of GES-2018 will receive:
      i. Plaque(each member of the team individually)
      ii. Appreciation Certificate(each member of the team individually)
    • c. Each Winning Team will receive:
      i. Winner Certificate (each member of the team individually)
      ii. Cash Award of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) (theWinning Team together)

Development of the functional App after GES-2018 & Next round of Award

Each Winning team shall do the followings and may receive support from NDLI after the Competition as detailed below:

  • 1. Shall submit, by 19th February 2018, a detailed Development Proposal to NDLI to develop the Proof of Concept prototype to a Functional prototype by 30th June 2018.
  • 2. The development proposal shall contain a requirement specification, functional specification, design specification, list of hardware/software resources required to complete the development, with budgeted cost, timeline and effort estimate.
  • 3. The Evaluation Committee will review the development proposal submitted and take decision whether NDLI would like support the development or not. The decision will be communicated to the teams by 28th February 2018.
  • 4. The teams selected for development shall sign an Agreement with NDLI to hand-over the design, source code and all necessary documentation of the functional prototype App to NDLI.
  • 5. The teams whose Development Proposals are selected will receive the following supports from NDLI:
    • 5.1 Mentoring from NDLI members
    • 5.2 Procurement of hardware/software (within a budget of Rs. 50,000/-)
    • 5.3 Internship in NDLI (each member of the team) for 2 months (during May to mid-July 2018), if opted, to complete development of the App to a functional prototype. Each member shall receive a stipend of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand) per month during the internship period.
  • 6 The teams shall hand-over the design, source code and all necessary documentation of the functional prototype App to NDLI by 16th July 2018.
  • 7 The Evaluation Committee will review the developed functional prototype Apps and may decide to adopt some Apps in NDLI. It may also decide not to adopt any of the developed Apps.
  • 8. Next round of Award
    In case an App is adopted in NDLI, the concerned Team will receive a Cash Award of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only) (the Team together).