Infosys Ingenious is an annual competition for select business schools in India, aimed at discovering the most innovative management students in the country. Conceptualized in 2008 as a case-study challenge, Ingenious has since evolved to include a variety of formats like quizzes, simulations, and business plans.

In its 12th edition this year, Ingenious will be an inter-college, team-based competition spread over four rounds with the Grand Finale to be held at Infosys headquarters in Bangalore. The competition will be open for both first and second year management students of all specializations from eligible business schools in India.

Click here to see the list of business schools eligible to participate in Ingenious 2019.

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An inter-college qualifying quiz round

Round 1 - Qualifying quiz

August 8 - 20, 2019

8 Multiple choice questions based quizzes over two weeks.

Top 250 teams will move to Round 2.

The duel

Round 2 - The duel

August 26 - 28, 2019

Each team will select an opponent from 30 teams for one-on-one online quiz.

9 Quizzes over three days.

Top 30 teams will move to Round 3.

Online case-study competition

Round 3 - Case study challenge

August 30 – September 5, 2019

Teams to submit case-study solution in presentation and video form.

Top 5 teams will move to the final round.

B-plan competition

Final Round - B-plan presentation

First week of October, 2019

Based on the assigned theme, teams to present a business plan to an esteemed jury.

Top 2 teams will emerge as the winner and runner-up of Ingenious 2019.

Grand Finale to be hosted at Infosys, Bangalore.



1,00,000 Winner
60,000 First Runner-up

Final year participants in the two winning teams will also win a pre-placement interview opportunity with Infosys Consulting.


Leaders’ Message

Varadharaj V. Vice President – Talent Acquisition, Infosys

Harish Srinivas Gudi Partner – Business Consulting, Infosys


Terms and Conditions

An individual applicant or team participating in Infosys Limited’s ("Company") Ingenious 2019 (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. Please note, 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.
  • Participant is a student of select colleges/universities to whom this challenge is open. The list of eligible colleges is available here. If the Participant is not from any of the select college/university then he/she shall be automatically disqualified from the Event.
  • Each participant must register for the Event, by filling the registration form on www.ingenious.infosys.com. Incomplete, false, erroneous, fraudulent, forged, and tampered information will not be accepted and will be disqualified.

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First and second year management students from select business schools in India can register for the competition. Click here to check if your college is eligible.

You can register in a team of three at www.ingenious.infosys.com

You can participate in Ingenious only in a team of three.

It is a part online and part offline competition. Round 1 and 2 are online quizzes, to be conducted on Ingenious quiz platform. Round 3 is a case study challenge. Students will have to submit case study presentation and video on the Ingenious quiz platform. Grand Finale for the final round will be held at Infosys, Bangalore.

Yes, a team can have a mix of both first and second year students.

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

Yes, you can access quizzes on a mobile phone, laptop or a tablet.

Please ensure that you take the online quizzes only on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Yes, you can choose a team from your own college as your opponent in Round 2. However, your challenge bonus in the round will be higher if you select a team from another college.

Evaluation criteria for each round has been outlined on the Ingenious quiz platform. Evaluation method will be completely at the Company’s discretion. Please read our terms and conditions for complete details.

Before you start, you need to ensure you have access to a fast, stable Internet connection. In case of loss of Internet connection, the system will automatically give you one reset attempt. The Company will not entertain requests/queries pertaining to incorrect scoring due to loss of Internet connection.

The Ingenious quiz platform leaderboard will feature results of each round. An e-mail communication will be sent from Infosys regarding the status or progress of the competition after each round.

If you get shortlisted for the final round, Infosys will arrange your travel, accommodation, and food to make it convenient for you to come to Infosys Bangalore campus and compete in the Grand Finale. We will not sponsor any additional expenses incurred by you during your stay at Infosys, Bangalore.