Will we be provided with a data set for the challenges?

You are meant to create your own data set. It is part of the prototype development process.

You should be creating the data sets from your experimental set-up. For example, for the straw counting, it is easy to set up the experiment and generate large sets of data.


Due to the limited time, I can only complete a part of the challenge. Can I compete with an incomplete solution/prototype?

We welcome all entries to the Tata Crucible Campus Hackathon, including a work-in-progress. However, please note that the solutions which fully satisfy the requirements will be given priority and will have an edge over other simplistic solutions.


I do not have enough knowledge or understanding about certain technologies like AI and Machine Learning. Can I still participate in the Tata Crucible Hackathon?

Tata Crucible Campus Hackathon 2018 includes a set of multi-disciplinary challenges. While students have the option to choose a challenge that fits their respective skill set and capabilities, we encourage them to go beyond their classroom learning and discover how the advent of these technologies is revolutionizing the industry.

Students can submit solutions without the AI or Machine Learning aspect, but must be aware that teams using such cutting edge technologies will have an advantage over the others.


Is it necessary to develop a prototype in the first round?

Students need to fill an online submission form in the first round to get a chance to qualify for the zonal finals. It is advised that they use the given time for prototype development as well, since the final zonal round involves the demonstration of a prototype, which is compulsory for participation.


Can my team members be from different institutes?

Any two to five bonafide campus students can form a team. Team members can be from different institutes for the Tata Crucible Hackathon ONLY. Please note that at least one team member must be studying in the same zone as the selected zonal city of participation.


What is the eligibility criteria for this Hackathon?

The Tata Crucible Hackathon is open to full time students of business schools, engineering and graduate colleges, including college students from all disciplines, across India. It is a team event and any two to five bonafide campus students can form a team.


I have not received any confirmation mail after registering for the event. I am unable to login because of this. What should be my next step?
We would advise you to check your junk and spam folders for the confirmation/activation mail. In case a team member has received the confirmation mail, and can log in to the account with the details, they can submit the solution on behalf of the whole team. If the problem persists, please register again with a personal email id.


Please refer to the following sections to know more - Rules and Eligibility

For more queries, please write to us at tccq2018@tata.com