Rules for Team formation

There is no limit of number of teams per college/ institute who can participate.

  • All team members should be from same college; no inter-college teams are allowed. However, members from different branches of the same college/ institute can form a team.
  • Each team would comprise of 6 members with at least 1 female member. An all-female team is perfect too!
  • Colleges must issue a letter on their letterhead stating the names of the team and team members.
  • The team leader's name should be clearly specified in the letter.
  • Clearly communicate the email-ids and mobile numbers of all team members as well.
  • The letter should bear the seal of the college/ institute along with signature of the principal.
  • A scanned copy of this letter in PDF form is to be mandatorily submitted during online application process.
  • After teams are short listed, each team will be assigned mentors from the industry to guide them during the hackathon; they will augment the team.
  • Submission is required to be done on the prescribed format. The format is available on
  • Entries to be sent only in the prescribed format; otherwise they are bound to get rejected.

Selection Criteria

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.

Important Notes

  • Keep a track of all announcements and updates on
  • Be available for meetings and training during the preparation phase; will be notified in advance General information regarding the Grand Finale
  • The teams will be Provided mentors.
  • Each college/institute will be responsible for the travel and accommodation of their teams for the Hackathon : AIC-HACK-2018.
  • Each college/institute will issue a stamped photo ID to each member of the teams selected
  • College photo ID is mandatory for participating in the Hackathon : ARYA- HACK 2018.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Intellectual property (IP) of the idea would belong to the college/institute and the team if they are not chosen by the investor / aryaincubate.
  • Selected ideas need to be further developed so that they can be productized before the Investor / Incubator which will be able to utilize it; more efforts beyond the finale are required from the selected teams there after.