Guidelines to Participants

  1. Problem statements for each hackathon will be announced 15 days in prior. The team members will receive mail/SMS communication regarding the publishing time of problem statements.
  2. 6 problem statements will be published for every hackathon and one statement can be selected by a maximum of five teams on a first come first serve basis.
  3. For hackathon events in which more than one departments are merged (for example, Water & Environment), teams will be allowed to choose only the statements listed under the theme/department for which they have been shortlisted.
  4. The problem selection window will be active for 24 hours and if a shortlisted team fails to choose a problem within this stipulated time, their candidature will be revoked and teams from the waiting list will be considered.
  5. Teams should report at the respective venues one day prior to the hackathon date, at 5 PM for registration. One mentor will be allowed to accompany a team.
  6. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Participants are suggested to carry bed sheets/pillows for comfort. Participants are also directed to carry required toiletries. Those who are undergoing regular medication, it is highly recommended to carry medicines sufficient for 3-4 days.
  7. Basic accommodation, similar to the accommodation of the participants, will be available at the venue for the mentors. The mentors may make alternate stay arrangements at their own expense.
  8. Participants will not be allowed to leave the hackathon venue until the event completion on Sunday.
  9. Participants should bring their own laptops and other required devices & components. Only power supply and internet connection will be provided at the venue.
  10. 15 teams will be shortlisted for the power judgement and each team will be allotted with 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q & A. 
  11. All participants should compulsorily bring all the following documents when reporting at the venue,
    • Any Government-approved ID (Aadhaar, Driving License, Passport, Voters ID etc.), and
    • College ID, and
    • Original copy of the approval letter from the institution
  12. Food and refreshments will be provided for participants and mentors.
  13. No Travel allowance will be provided to the participants and mentors.
  14. Participation certificates will be provided.
  15. All participants are advised to maintain utmost decorum for the entire duration of the event and stay.
  16. Decisions of the Organizing Committee and Jury will be final.
  17. Schedule of the event is all follows,

Day 1 (Thursday)

5.00 PM – Registration

6.30 PM – Event Briefing

— Overnight stay at venue —

Day 2 (Friday)

6.30 AM – Breakfast

7.00 AM – Reporting at Main Venue

7.30 AM – Inauguration

8.30 AM – Hackathon Commencement

— Continues for 36 hours —

Day 3 (Saturday)

8.30 PM – Hackathon Conclusion

9.00 PM – Announcement of shortlisted teams for power judgement

— Overnight stay at venue –

Day 4 (Sunday)

8.00 AM – Presentations by short listed teams

12.30 PM – Result Announcement & Prize Distribution