Toycathon 2021

Toycathon 2021 Registration

Greetings from the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and AICTE. It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that the “Skyline Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida , Uttar Pradesh” has been selected as one the Nodal Centre to organize the Toycathon-2021 through Physical and/or Digital Mode.

Proposed date of Toycathon 2021 :22- 24,June-2021

ABOUT TOYCATHON-2021

Introduction India, despite being a home of many globally popular games like Chess, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, is not among leading developers and manufacturers of toys. Under the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ initiated by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi, Toycathon-2021 is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize novel Toy and Games based on Bharatiya civilization, history, culture, mythology and ethos.

Toycathon 2021 is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently, India’s toy market stands at around 1.5 Billion USD, which primarily is dominated by imported toys. Moreover, majority of these toys do not represent Indian heritage, civilization and value systems.

Toycathon 2021 is a unique opportunity for Students, Teachers, Start-ups and Toy experts/professionals in India to submit their innovative toys/games concepts and win large number of prizes worth Rs. 50 lakhs.

Winning Teams efforts will be made to commercialize the exceptional toy concepts will support from Industry and investors.

FOCUS OF TOYCATHON 2021

Toy/Games concepts based on Indian civilization, heritage, culture, mythology,history, ethos, technology, ethnicity, national heroes and important events . Inculcate positive behaviour and good values(‘Sanskaar’)

Toys for specially-abled/ Divyanga children. Boosting physical and mental fitness. Using eco-friendly, indigenous, non-hazardous or recycled material. Focus on promoting Vedic Mathematics.

Encouraging national unity and respecting the cultural diversity. Supporting missions like Swatch Bharat, BetiBachaoBetiPadhao, Environment Conservation, Climate Change, Digital India, Skill India, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Rediscovering/redesigning traditional Indian toys. Toys for pedagogy (for teaching students’ difficult concepts in Math, Science, Languages, Social Sciences, etc.)