“Drug Discovery Hackathon” has been launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The hackathon is a joint initiative of MHRD, AICTE and CSIR, and supported by partners such as CDAC, MyGov, Schrodinger and ChemAxon.
Drug Discovery Hackathon is a first of its kind national initiative which has been launched to support drug discovery process. Through this, government is also planning to attract international talent as the event is open to participation from across the globe from professionals, faculty, researchers and students from varied fields such as computer science, medical sciences, chemistry, Pharmacy, basic sciences and biotechnology. This Hackathon will support India in establishing the new model for expediting drug discovery process.