CSTEP partnered with Public Policy and Opinion Cell, IIT Kanpur, for Lok Niti, a public policy hackathon. The event was held from 9 April to 11 April 2021 as part of the third edition of IIT Kanpur's annual flagship event Policy Conclave.
Lok Niti aims to encourage young minds to come up with innovative policy solutions and contribute to the development of frameworks to overcome challenges. The participants had to develop pragmatic solutions to a case study or problem.
Four hundred and fourty-seven registrations were received under four themes: Foreign Policy, Education, Science & Technology, and Environment. Dr Pratima Singh and Dr Sreekanth Vakacherla from CSTEP provided problem statements and evaluated the top six teams for the Environment theme. The winning team would be offered an opportunity for internship at CSTEP.