Program

Hackwithinfy is a coding competition for engineering students graduating in the year 2022 across India. The program is specially designed to inculcate the culture of rapid problem-solving and innovative thinking early in academic life. HackWithInfy provides the perfect stepping-stone for students to explore their interest in programming and an opportunity to compete and win exciting prizes. The top performers will also earn a chance to work with Infosys.

If you have a passion for programming and you envision a future equipped with problem-solving skills and technology innovations, participate in HackWithInfy and build a future of your choice.

This year, HackWithInfy comprises only two rounds with Round 1 as an online test and a virtual Grand Finale. Registration to HackWithInfy is open through InfyTQ, the Infosys learning and engagement platform for engineering students in India. If you are an InfyTQ user, click on the HackWithInfy banner on the InfyTQ website homepage to register for the competition. If you are not an InfyTQ user, visit the InfyTQ website to create an account and register for HackWithInfy.

Come, compete with fellow programmers in India who share the same passion for programming, technology, and innovation.

Move forward. Take the world with you.

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Prizes

INR200,000

Winner

INR100,000

First Runner-up

INR50,000

Second Runner-up

The top 100 finalists from Round 1 will compete in the virtual Grand Finale and get a pre-placement interview opportunity (PPI) for the Power Programmer role at Infosys.

Terms and Conditions

An individual applicant or team participating in Infosys Limited’s (‘Company’) HackWithInfy (‘event’) shall be referred to as a ‘participant or participants’. By registering to participate in the event, the participants acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as ‘HackWithInfy’s terms and conditions’).

  1. Each participant shall participate through a single HackWithInfy account. Please note that the Company in its sole discretion may disqualify any participant who participates or attempts to participate in the event through multiple HackWithInfy accounts.
  2. Registration for HackWithInfy is open to B.E./B. Tech/M.E./M. Tech students graduating in 2022.
  3. Participation in the event is free and no registration fees will be charged before or after the event.
  4. Registration to HackWithInfy is open through InfyTQ, the Infosys learning and engagement platform for engineering students in India. Students who are already registered on InfyTQ can apply for HackWithInfy by clicking on the HackWithInfy program banner on the InfyTQ website homepage. Students who have not joined InfyTQ, can visit the InfyTQ website to create an account and register for HackWithInfy.
  5. By registering for HackWithInfy on InfyTQ, the participant agrees to allow Infosys to retrieve participant’s name, email address, institute, contact number, city, state, highest qualification, specialization, date of birth, passport size picture, and passing year from the platform and share it with the internal teams which will enable the platform for hosting HackWithInfy Round 1 and the Grand Finale.
  6. The assessment round for HackWithInfy will be hosted on Infosys Assessment Platform (IAP).
  7. Participants who provide incomplete, false, erroneous, fraudulent, forged, and tampered information will not be accepted and will be disqualified.
  8. HackWithInfy will be conducted in two rounds:
    • Round 1: May 5, 7, and 9, 2021
    • An online individual participation round on Infosys Assessment Platform.

    • Final round (virtual Grand Finale): July 2 – July 5, 2021
    • The 48-hour hackathon among teams and the Grand Finale hosted on Infosys Meridian.

  9. The top 100 participants from Round 1 will compete in the four-day virtual grand finale in July 2021. The finalists will also get an opportunity for a pre-placement interview for the Power Programmer role at Infosys.

  10. All the finalists must have their own laptop with all the necessary software for the event. Read FAQs for more details.
  11. For Round 1, participants must register as individuals and complete the challenge in the stipulated time.
  12. HackWithInfy participants who have also opted for the Infosys Certification Advantage Round should only participate in the latter, not in HackWithInfy Round 1, as their Advantage Round performance will determine their selection for the Final Round of HackWithInfy.
  13. Participants must ensure stable Internet connection during the two rounds of HackWithInfy.
  14. The event entries will be judged by a judging panel who will select the winning entry/entries for the event within its sole and exclusive discretion. The decision will be communicated to the participants directly.
  15. All submissions for Round 1 shall be evaluated by the judging panel on the following parameters:
    • Number of test cases that the code passes and code efficiency
    • Marks are assigned to the questions based on the difficulty levels and the solutions will be evaluated accordingly
    • Plagiarism is not encouraged and there shall be negative marking for plagiarism.
  16. Participants represent and warrant that the assets used or developed during the event do not infringe on the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party, patents, copyrights, or trademarks.
  17. If and when a participant is declared a winner, the participant must acknowledge and agree, in consideration of entering this event, that (a) he or she will not develop or submit the same/similar entity in any other competition or similar event organized by any third party, and (b) all intellectual property rights in the entry submitted by the participant shall vest exclusively with the Company.
  18. All data sets or platforms made available by the Company to participants during or in connection with the event shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Company. The data sets and platforms should not be stored, reverse-engineered, copied, deduced, extracted, or replicated in any manner or medium whatsoever by the participants.
  19. A participant can be disqualified on grounds that include but are not limited to unlawful, obscene or inappropriate actions, fraud, dishonesty, misappropriation or infringement of the intellectual property of others and/or any failure to comply with the HackWithInfy terms and conditions.
  20. The Company shall not be liable for any damages or claims that might arise or occur during or in connection with the event.
  21. The participant agrees to immediately notify the Company if he/she becomes aware of any unauthorized use of any participant’s identity or any other breach of security related to the event.
  22. Participants acknowledge that data transmission over the Internet or any data storage system is not completely secure. The Company does not take any responsibility for the security of the content and subsequent use of the content submitted by the participants through the HackWithInfy account.
  23. Participants shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from and against any third-party claims arising from any act committed by any participant during the event.
  24. Participants shall not transfer their rights to access to another person unless they have obtained explicit consent from the Company in writing to do so.
  25. Participants agree that any pictures taken within the course of the event may be used by the Company for future promotions, marketing, publicity, and recruitment purposes. Participants waive any claim to remuneration for such use.
  26. Subject to the terms and conditions, the event grants participants a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access the event site and the content therein. Participants agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operations of the event website in any manner.
  27. Participants will not download, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, duplicate, or publish any information present on the event website. Any unauthorized use of the event website or its contents shall lead to termination of the access granted by the Company.
  28. The database of InfyTQ is hosted on AWS server located in Mumbai, India.
  29. All the registrations will be shared internally with HackWithInfy team and no data will be transferred across border.
  30. The data collected for the event will be retained till the business requirement exists and will be shared only with the authorized internal members and authorized cloud service providers of the Company.
  31. The Company reserves the right to change the terms and conditions at any point in time on its discretion. Your continued use of the event site after the posting of any amended terms and conditions shall constitute your agreement to be bound to any such changes.

Intellectual Property Declaration

By registering for HackWithInfy, I declare that

  • I am the original author of the submission and any associated form of Intellectual Property Rights therein. Submission would include any information or material created, developed, or submitted as a participant during the event.
  • I hereby unconditionally and without any restriction, agree to grant the Company, its affiliates, and its subsidiaries all rights, title, and interest in and to the submission including all Intellectual Property Rights and moral rights to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display the submission.
  • No confidential information or unauthorized usage of any source code, documentation, data points, or any other information relating to any third-party is used or included in my submission. If I use any third-party material or open source edition, I will comply with associate license and furnish related complete and accurate information & details to the event organizer.
  • I shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from and against any third-party claims arising from my act or submission committed during the event.
  • The data sets and platforms made available by the Company to the participant remain the sole and exclusive property of the organization and should not be stored, reverse-engineered, copied, deduced, extracted, shared or replicated in any manner or medium whatsoever by the participant.

By registering for HackWithInfy, I acknowledge and agree, in consideration of entering this event, that

  • I will not develop or submit the same or similar submission in any other competition, or similar event organized by any third-party.
  • All intellectual property rights in the entry submitted by me shall vest exclusively with the Company.
  • I have read and understood the terms, and I understand that any non- adherence to the above could lead to strict legal action including immediate disqualification from the event and backlisting from any future event/collaboration held by the Company.

Privacy and Data Protection

Infosys Limited having its registered office at Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560100, including its subsidiaries, associates and affiliated companies (collectively referred to as ‘Infosys’) has a requirement to collect and process Personal Information (‘PI’) or Sensitive Personal Data or Information (‘SPDI’), together ‘Personal Data’, from you (the ‘you/your’) in accordance with the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or Information) Rules, 2011 (‘Rules’). The term PI as used herein shall mean any information that relates to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available with a Body Corporate, is capable of identifying such person.

Personal data elements

For the HackWithInfy competition, Infosys will collect the following personal data:

  • Name, email address, phone number, college/institute/university name, city, state, highest qualification, specialization, and year of passing.
  • Scores and assessment reports of your performance in the event.
  • Personal data collected as part of online proctoring such as audio anomalies, video anomalies, browser anomalies, photographs, etc.
  • Photographs/snapshots during the event.
  • Date of birth and passport sized photograph.
  • Video testimony (optional).

Purpose of processing

Your personal data will be processed for the mentioned purposes:

  • For registration to participate in HackWithInfy
  • For online proctoring
  • Bank details only for the winners to transfer the award money into their bank accounts
  • To display your details (such as name and college/university name) on the platform if you win
  • For participant engagement and competition branding on social media (For example, video testimony shared voluntarily by participants about HackWithInfy will be shared on social media)
  • To participate in the Infosys interview process for hiring purpose, if shortlisted.

Data recipients

Your personal data will be accessible to authorized internal Infosys teams such as Talent Acquisition, Human Resource, Finance, Purchase, etc. and the authorized vendors of Infosys including cloud service providers.

Data transfer and storage

Your personal data will reside on Infosys servers in India, authorized cloud service providers’ servers in India.

Winners’ bank details will be stored on authorized vendors’ cloud server in the US. We shall take the necessary steps to ensure confidentiality and security of the transferred data.

Security measures

Infosys adopts reasonable security practices and procedures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, unlawful processing, unauthorized or accidental loss or destruction.

Retention period

Personal data that is no longer required to be retained as per legal and business requirements will be deleted in a secure manner.

Your rights

You are entitled to access and rectify your personal data at any time. These rights may be exercised by sending us a message at hackwithinfy@infosys.com or privacy@infosys.com.

By participating in this event, you are confirming that you have read this Privacy Notice and consent to the above data collection and processing of your personal data by Infosys.

FAQs

HackWithInfy is a programming competition open for all engineering students across India who are graduating in 2022. B.E./B. Tech/M.E./M. Tech students are eligible to apply.

The first round will be conducted online on the Infosys Assessment Platform (IAP) and the Grand Finale will be hosted virtually on Infosys Meridian.

The competition is open for all colleges/universities/institutes in India. Registration to HackWithInfy is open through InfyTQ, the Infosys learning and engagement platform for engineering students in India. Students who are already registered on InfyTQ can apply for HackWithInfy by clicking on the HackWithInfy program banner on the InfyTQ website homepage. Students who have not joined InfyTQ, can visit the InfyTQ website to create an account and register for HackWithInfy.

Yes, you may register for both, if you are eligible. Please read the terms and conditions carefully for more details.

Participation in HackWithInfy is free. Infosys does not charge any fee at any stage of the competition. Your college/university/institute also cannot charge any fee to register students for HackWithInfy as per our strict guidelines.

HackWithInfy is a single-participant event in Round 1, which is an online test. In the Grand Finale, you would be required to be a part of a team. The details about forming a team would be communicated to the finalists a few days prior to the Grand Finale.

Evaluation method will be completely at the company’s discretion. Please read our terms and conditions for complete details.

HackWithInfy 2021 will be conducted on the Infosys Assessment Platform. There would be options to choose from the list of common programming languages and submit your solution.

Before you start, you need to ensure you have access to a fast and stable Internet connection. Kindly ensure to have a back-up option ready. Infosys will not allow an additional attempt.

Yes. You need to be active during the process. Please note that the detailed process guidelines would be shared with you before you start writing the code. Once you agree to the guidelines, you can start the process.

All participants will receive an email communication from Infosys regarding their status or their progress in the competition.

After Round 1, participants who have successfully cleared the round would be informed of the results through email. They will also receive guidelines for the next round.

Shortlisted participants for the pre-placement interviews would receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details.

The problems and solutions will not be shared in public. Take up the sample test to understand the test pattern and the environment.

The Grand Finale is spread across four days, including a 48-hours hackathon.

Infosys will conduct a pre-event ceremony prior to the Grand Finale to brief the finalists about the Infosys Meridian platform and how they can connect virtually with their team members on the platform.

Please ensure that the desktop/laptop computer you plan to use for taking the online test fulfills the following system requirements. Taking the test on a mobile or a tablet is not recommended.

  • i3 Core processor or higher
  • Minimum 4GB RAM
  • Functional webcam.
  • Google Chrome browser version 70 or above with disabled pop-up blocker. Taking the test on any other Web browser is not recommended.
  • A stable Internet connection with minimum 2 Mbps download speed and 1 Mbps upload speed.
  • Uninterrupted power supply for the duration of the test.

No. The system requirements stated above are sufficient for your participation in HackWithInfy.