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S No. PS ID Title of PS Domain Bucket Video URL Description Description
1 KVH-001 New age women safety app Mobile App/Women safety Design and develop a Women safety app that automatically senses the danger to a mobile user and triggers an SOS alert with location details based on multimodal data from a mobile device such as audio, video, image, motion detection etc., given a situation that the user is not able to operate the mobile.
2 KVH-002 Obscenity blocker solution Obscene Content Detection/ AI Design and develop a technological solution for identifying and blocking any obscene media (image/video/audio) at the user’s end. The solution should be able to send alerts to the concerned nodal agency in case of the spread of such content. The solution may be in the form of a desktop/mobile application or a web browser plugin.
3 KVH-003 Advanced fake news detection system Fake News/social media Design and develop a technological solution/software tool for Tracking & Tracing Fake News and its origin using official sources as the input filter. The solution should have a mechanism to mitigate the impact of the spread of Fake News by auto-populating the fake news spreaders’ inboxes with the official/authenticated news content.
4 KVH-004 Phishing Detection Solution Phishing Detection/AI Design and develop a technological solution for AI-enabled Phishing Links Detection and Alert System. The solution should be able to identify the source of phishing attacks in web pages, email apps, social media, instant messenger apps, text messages etc. The solution may be in the form of a desktop/mobile application or a web browser plugin.
5 KVH-005 Advanced ANPR & FRS solution Video analytics/CCTV Design and develop a technological solution that can accurately perform the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) along with Facial Recognition from the available CCTV feeds. The solution should be able to recognize number plates that are written in typical non-standard ways using varying font styles, sizes, designs, symbols, languages etc., i.e. difficult to recognize by existing ANPR Systems.
6 KVH-006 Dark web crawler Dark web Design and develop an AI-enabled technological solution for actionable Crime Intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web including but not limited to child pornography, weapons, drugs etc. The solution should have the capability to raise demands for additional information from clear-net and proprietary databases viz. TSPs/ISPs for attempting correlation and attribution.
7 KVH-007 Spam alert system Spam Alert/AI Design and develop a crowd-sourcing based solution that can analyse and verify the source of any incoming call, SMS and Email based on the inputs from the end-users. The solution should be able to classify, whether the source is genuine or spam. Also, the solution should be able to generate a risk score for incoming calls, SMS and Emails, based on the crowd-sourced input.
8 KVH-008 Malware analysis tool Malware Analysis/Digital Forensics Design and develop a technological solution for the detection and prevention of Fileless Malware (a type of malicious software that uses legitimate programs to infect a computer). The solution may be in the form of a desktop or mobile application.
9 KVH-009 Advanced CCTV analytics solution Video Analytics/CCTV Design and develop a technological solution based on live CCTV feeds, that can automatically detect incidents related to street crime, violence, burglary, theft, infiltration, unauthorized access etc. and generate alerts to the nearest Police Station. The solution should also be able to generate a report and maintain a database that includes the nature of incident/crime, location, time, level of alert (i.e., low, medium, high risk alert) etc.
10 KVH-010 RAM dump collection tool Digital Forensics Design and develop a technological solution that can collect RAM Dump from any Windows, Linux or Mac based operating system. The solution may be in the form of an Auto-Executable/Lite Version that can be run/executed from any USB storage device without installation at the target computer system.
11 KVH-011 Citizen safety app for protection against cyber crimes Citizen Safety Mobile App Developing an App to flag malicious/ fraud indicators in real-time.
a) Mobile Number
b) SMS Headers
c) URL Links.
d) UPI addresses
e) Bit coin Wallet Address etc.
f) SMS Templates
12 KVH-012 Fund trail analysis tool Financial Data Analysis Fund Trail Analysis Tool (Financial Statements in various Formats- pdf, csv etc).
13 KVH-013 Tool for monitoring ground personnel Asset Tracking Platform/tool to remotely track police officers deployed to bandobast duty using NFC(Near Field Communication)to ensure that they stay where they are posted.
14 KVH-014 Chat messenger decryption tool Cyber Crime Investigation & Forensics Utility to decrypt We Chat, and Ding Talk from cloud / local storage from evidence.
15 KVH-015 Mesh network app detection Cyber Intelligence Design and develop a technological solution for detecting apps like Fire chat that use Mesh Networking to connect users without cell service in a given area. The solution should be man-portable and should be able to scan an area corresponding to a relatable TSP-BTS
16 KVH-016 Detecting usage of LoRa Signal Intelligence Design and develop a technological solution for detecting usage of LoRa (low-power wide-area network modulation derived from chirp spread spectrum) in a given area.
17 KVH-017 Hardware forensic suite Digital Forensics Hardware Forensic Suite- Disk, memory, and Network Traffic (windows, Linux, Mac) with On-Prem and Cloud options.
18 KVH-018 Plug & play system security audit tool Cyber Security Audit Plug and Play System Security Audit Tool for Windows, and Linux. Agent-based with a centralized dashboard.
19 KVH-019 Solution for auditing propriety cellular/portable electronic device hardware Cyber Security Audit Design and develop a technological solution for auditing proprietary cellular/portable electronic device hardware for backdoors and vulnerabilities. The solution should have the capability to audit OEM embedded as well as third-party integrated hardware.
20 KVH-020 Indigenous Crypto Currency Investigation Tool Crypto Analysis Indigenous technological Crypto Currency Investigation Tools with multi-blockchain platform support.



Working toward empowering these imperative notions of our society, MoE's Innovation Cell,AICTE along with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D)(MHA) and Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C)(MHA) have launched ‘KAVACH-2023’ a unique national Hackathon to identify innovative concepts and technology solutions for addressing the security challenges of the 21st century faced by our intelligence agencies.KAVACH-2023 is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize ideas and framework in the domain of cyber security using artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, automation, big data and cloud computing.

KAVACH-2023 is a unique opportunity for higher institutional Students and Startups in India to submit their innovative ideas/concepts under the different problem statements. This event is going to be conducted in physical mode in two phase’s viz. Initial Phase/Idea screening round and Grand Finale round. In the Initial round the initially submitted ideas will be thoroughly screened and scrutinized and the selected ones will be moved for the Grand Finale that will be held in the month of July-2023. KAVACH 2023 will have two phases. The submitted ideas will be evaluated by a group of experts in the field and only the innovative ideas will be selected for the Grand Finale or 2nd round. During the Grand Finale, selected participants are expected to build the solution to demonstrate their concepts and prove to the juries that their ideas are technically feasible and more importantly implementable. Best ideas will be declared winners. During this 36 hours hackathon, scheduled in the month of July-23, selected youths from education institutions across the country will participate to offer strong, safe and effective technology solutions using their technical expertise and innovative skills. Total Prize money worth Rs. 20,00,000 is announced for the winning teams.

This hackathon has 20 Problem statements related to the cyber security domain against which the innovative minds will be able to submit their ideas and compete against each other


Who Can Participate

Track 1: Students from HEIs

Regular Students of HEI's pursuing "Graduate/Post-Graduate/Ph.D" will be able to showcase their talent and generate out-of-the-box innovation ideas

Track 2: Registered Startups

Any Indian registered startup


Scheduled (Timeline for the KAVACH-2023)

S No. Task and Activities Tentative Timeline
1 Launch of Kavach Hackathon 16th Feb 2023
2 Registration & Idea Submission 1st March 2023 – 30th April 2023 (Revised)
3 Idea Evaluation 16th April 2023 – 15th May 2023
4 Announcement of Finalist (in Batches) 15th June 2023 – 30th June 2023
5 Training of Finalist 1st July 2023 – 15th July 2023
6 Grand Finale of the Hackathon July 2023 (Tentative)


Process Flow

KAVACH-2023 : Problem statements submission by I4C and BPR&D (MHA)

Step 1

Publishing of the problem statements on KAVACH-2023 website.

Step 2

Registration of College SPOCs/Star-ups on KAVACH-2023 portal

Step 3

Step 4

College SPOC to be responsible to finalise total best 10 teams from the internal hackathon/or similar activity. SPOC will recommend maximum 10 selected teams for KAVACH-2023 at KAVACH-2023 portal.
For Start-ups, after registration the team leader can upload the necessary details on the portal

Step 5

The selected teams/start-ups registered at the KAVACH-2023 portal, submit ideas against PSs.

Step 6

The submitted ideas will be evaluated and for the grand finale teams/start-ups will be shortlisted.


Frequently Asked Questions for KAVACH-2023 participants

College/University students (Bachelors or Master or PhD) enrolled in any regular course/program.

Start-ups having valid registration details in:

  • GST
  • MSME or incorporated under the Indian Companies Act

Registration of teams must be done by College SPOC (single point of contact). The registration process is simple. All you need to do is,

  • Visit kavach.mic.gov.in
  • Create a login id
  • Fill all the required fields
  • Fill the team details
  • Don’t forget to click 'Submit'

For College/University students,

  • All team members should be from same college; no inter-college teams are allowed. However, members from different branches of the same college/ institute are encouraged to form a team.
  • Each team would comprise of 6 members including the team leader.
  • Each team must have at least one female team member.
  • For problem statement that is focussing on digital solution, then majority of the team members MUST be well versed with programming skills. For any problem statement with inclusion of any hardware components, we encourage multi-disciplinary teams – which means your team should have a good mix of Mechanical Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Product Designers and Programmers.
  • Colleges MUST issue a letter on their letterhead stating the names of the team and team members.
  • The team leader’s name with proper designation of members should be clearly specified in the letter.
  • Clearly communicate the email-ids and mobile numbers of all team members as well.
  • The Team Name should be unique and not contain the name of your institute in any form.
  • The letter should bear the seal of the college/ institute along with signature of the principal/dean/ institute director.
  • A scanned copy of this letter in PDF form is to be mandatorily uploaded during online application process.
  • The team leader can nominate up to 2 mentors preferably having relevant expertise in academia or industry experience.

For start-ups,

  • All team members should be from the same start-up; no different start up teams are allowed.
  • Each team would comprise of 6 members including the team leader.
  • The start-up should furnish proper documentation of their registered start-up. Anyone not submitting details of their registered start-up will lead to rejection of their team. The team needs to upload on start-up/company letter head along with proper stamp their details of team and members along with contact details.
  • The team leader’s name with proper designation of members should be clearly specified in the letter.
  • Clearly communicate the email-ids and mobile numbers of all team members as well.
  • The Team Name should be unique and include your start-up name.
  • The letter should bear the seal of the start-up/company along with signature of the director or owner of the start-up/company.
  • A scanned copy of this letter in PDF form is to be mandatorily uploaded during online application process.
  • It is optional to add the team mentors only for the start-ups/company.

Please note: Idea submission must be made by the Team Leader only.

  • Submission dates should be strictly followed. No exceptions will be made.
  • Submission is required to be done on kavach.mic.gov.in in the prescribed format. The format is available on the website.
  • After login, fill in all the required details for submission of the idea.
  • Entries to be sent only in the prescribed format; otherwise they are bound to get rejected.
  • Upload the PPT in the prescribed format, stating the idea and letter from the college/university/start-up (as stated above) to complete the application process.
  • A team can submit idea in only one problem statement only. Multiple idea submission in this hackathon is not allowed.

Evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression.

Notification about selected teams will be announced on the portal. You may keep a track of all the latest notifications and updates about the event through our official pages including YouTube and Twitter.

Be available for meetings and training during the preparation phase; will be notified in advance

  • The hackathon is proposed to be organized physically across various nodal centres in the country, and participants need to travel to the centres allocated to them. No request for Nodal center change will be entertained
  • College/University photo ID is mandatory for participating in the finale.
  • Start-up Document and registered members needs to be provided during grand finale.

Prizes worth 20 lakhs to be won.

  • Intellectual property (IP) of the idea would belong to the competent authorities only.
  • Selected ideas need to be further developed so that they can be productized before the government institution(s) will be able to utilize it; more efforts beyond the finale are required from the selected teams thereafter.