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Ingenious is the annual b-school competition conducted by Infosys in India. Conceptualized in 2008, the competition is aimed at discovering the most innovative management students in the country who are bound to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Ingenious 2020 will mark the 13th edition of this competition. This year, Ingenious is a team-based case study competition spread over three rounds. Management students in the final year can register for the competition based on the business school category they belong to: Partner business schools and Wild Card entry.

Click here to see the list of business schools eligible to participate in Ingenious 2020 under each category.

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Competition

Ingenious 2020 will consist of three rounds to be conducted from July to October 2020. Each participating team will have to select a case study from the list of options available that will remain unchanged for the entire duration of the competition.

One page case study solution

Round 1 – One-page case study solution

Each team will have to submit a one page case study solution in the format shared.

Top 220 teams (200 from partner business schools and 20 from wild card entry) will move to the next round.

Video Solution and virtual face-off with the jury

Round 2 – Video presentation and virtual face-off with the jury

This round is divided into two parts. For part one, the selected 220 teams will submit a five-minutes video to present their solution. Top 50 teams from partner business schools and top six teams from wild card entry category will move to the next part of the round.

In the second part, selected 56 teams will have a Q&A session with a jury of Infosys leaders role-playing as clients.

Top six teams (5 from partner business schools and 1 from wild card entry) will move to the final round.

Mentorship and business plan presentation

Final round – Mentorship and business plan presentation

Top six teams will be mentored by an assigned mentor to prepare a detailed solution for their case study.

In the grand finale, each team will present a business plan to a new jury.

Top two teams with the highest score will be declared winners of the competition.

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Prizes

5,00,000 Winner
2,00,000 Runner-up

Participants from top teams of the competition will also win pre-placement interview opportunity with Infosys.

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Video Blogs

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Terms and Conditions

An individual applicant or team participating in Infosys Limited’s ("Company") Ingenious 2020 (the "Event") shall be referred to as a "Participant or Participants". By registering to participate in the Event, the Participant/s acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as "Ingenious Terms and Conditions").

  • Each Participant shall participate through a single team account for the Event. Company in its sole discretion may disqualify any Participant who participates/attempts to participate in the Event through multiple accounts.
  • Participation in the Event is free and no registration fees will be charged before or after the Event.
  • The Participant is a final year student from a business school/university that is eligible to participate in the competition either under partner business schools category or under wild card entry category. The list of eligible colleges is available here.
  • Students from business schools/universities in India other than the partner business schools can participate in the Event through wild card entry category. Only first 200 registrations overall, with a cap of maximum five teams from a single business school, will be considered for wild card entry category.

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FAQs

The submissions for each round of Ingenious 2020 will be made on the competition platform. You will be able to navigate through the platform when the registrations close and Round 1 begins

Management students in the final year can register under the business school category they belong to. Click here to see the list of business schools eligible to participate in Ingenious 2020 under each category.

No. Participation in Ingenious is absolutely free. Infosys does not charge any fee at any stage of the competition. No college/university/institution can charge any fee for Ingenious as per our strict guidelines.

You can register in a team of three here.

You need a team of three members to participate in Ingenious.

No, team composition or participant’s details cannot be modified after the registration is submitted.

Evaluation criteria for each round has been outlined on the Ingenious competition platform. The evaluation method will be solely at the Company’s discretion. Please read our Terms and Conditions for complete details.

Leaderboard on Ingenious competition platform will show results of each round. At the end of each round an e-mail communication will also be sent from Infosys regarding the status or progress of each team in the competition.