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23rd - 24th September 2017 , IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli

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About Megathon

Started in 2016, Megathon is an ambitious hackathon organised jointly by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad and E-Cell IIT Hyderabad with the intention of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and development among the student community in and around Hyderabad. The first edition of Megathon turned out to be a huge success with participation from 80 teams having around 450 participants and over 1000 aspirants from 85+ colleges.

The second edition of Megathon comes with a different format where the participants shall be brainstorming on one of the 5 problem statements from the Corporate or Social category. Participants will work on their ideas based on these problem statements over a 24-hour long hackathon before the presentations begin.


Corporate Challenges  

Work on some of the most challenging and prevalent problems provided by Amazon, IBM and PwC.and grab the opportunity to get your solutions and products recognized and used by millions of customers and a chance to be offered an internship at one of these companies along with exciting prizes.

Social Challenges  

Help the She Team of Hyderabad Police to address the problem of women safety and be a part of the revolution of making India a safer place for women. Exciting prizes to be won too !

Problem Statements

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Smart Cities
Click to know more!
Making Selling Fun
on Amazon, click to know more!
Privacy and Security
Click to know more!
The She Team
Women Safety
Click to know more!

Quick Info


Click to read about the format, team structure and other specifications of Megathon'17.

How To Apply

Click to see a guide to the registration procedure, with clarified FAQs.

Eligibility and Teams

Click here to checkout eligibility criteria, and team formation process.


1st Prize

Rs.5,000 cash and Rs.15,000 worth of Amazon Gift Vouchers for the winning team.

2nd Prize

Rs.5,000 cash and Rs.5,000 worth of Amazon Gift Vouchers for the first runner up team.


A 6 month internship-interview opportunity at Amazon for the winning team.


Click to see what all goodies Participants will get!

Megathon'17 Online

Due to the overwhelming response, we received for Megathon'17 and many more requests daily to be able to participate in the event, we are glad to announce an Online Round for Megathon'17.

The rules for the Online Round are as follows:-

  • The problem statements for the Online Round will remain the same as that of the Onsite rounds, which are available here.
  • The online round is completely independent of the onsite round, i.e., the submissions for the online round will NOT be considered for evaluation and/or prizes we have mentioned for the onsite round ( i.e. the main event on the 23rd-24th September ).
  • The submission portal will open on the 27th September but you can register now. LIMITED SEATS.


Prizes for Megathon-17 Online Round

  • 50k worth of Amazon Gift Coupons.
  • Winning team in each category will receive Rs. 5k worth of Amazon Gift Coupons.
  • Two runner-ups in each category will receive Rs. 2.5k worth of Amazon Gift Coupons each.
  • Digital Certificates
  • A chance to get your solutions recognized by the companies and put to use and also a chance to land an internship at one of these companies.



  • The participants registered for the onsite round on the 23-24th of September are NOT eligible to participate in the online round.
  • Any college student in India.
  • Cross college teams are allowed.


Note for the Participants Registered for the onsite event

Megathon-17 Onsite event would proceed as scheduled and in the same format as was before. You are not eligible and also, it isn't necessary for you to upload your ideas on the portal for the online round.



Timing : 5:00 PM ( 23rd Sept. ) to 5:00 PM ( 24th Sept. )





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Challenge Sponsor

Knowledge Partner

Technology Partners

Outreach Partner


Outreach Partner
Ticketing Partner





17-18th September 2016

Nitin Padmawar

Co-Founder Director & CTO
at Reasoning (Martjack)

Suresh Challa

at TiE Hyderabad

Ramesh Loganathan

VP (Products) ∓ Center Head
Progress Software- Hyderabad Labs


Rama Iyer

Senior Vice President; Head -Strategic Alliances
& Innovation @ T-Hub

Prasad Vanga

Founder & CEO
at Anthill

Manjit Singh Sodhi

Senior IT Architect,
IBM Commerce - Rapid Solution Centers


Viiveck Verma

Member of the Board
of Hyderabad Angels

Adi Vemuru

Product Guy | Entrepreneur
Founding Team Member @ TheAugustFest

Pankaj Diwan

Managing Director at
UPTEC Idealabs Limited

Sanjay Enishetty

Managing Partner at
50k Ventures

Chaitanya C

Chief Innovation Officer
at Ozonetel Systems

Aditya Patro

Spand Initiatives

Nandita Kanwar

Founder & Director
at eConcero Consulting Private Limited

Prasanth Garapati

Co-founder & CEO
at Commut

Ravneet Singh

Co-founder & CEO
at Bucker

Tom Thomas

Chief Operating Officer
at IIIT-H Foundation

Manish Shrivastava

IIIT Hyderabad

Major Sunil Shetty

Founder & CEO

Ravi Korukunda


Thansen Paandi

L&D and Buisness development
Passion Connect


I've submitted wrong details in the registration form, how can I correct them?

All corrections can be handled at the time of physical registrations, nothing needs to be done as of now.

I cannot attend the event for some reason, can someone attend it in my place?

Yes, as long as the following conditions are met:
The replacement attendee meets the eligibility criteria.
A mail has been written to ecell@iiit.ac.in before the event, stating the change.
T-Shirt sizes cannot be changed.

Can I cancel my registration?

Cancellations will be handled on a case-to-case basis. Drop an email to ecell@iiit.ac.in stating your reason for cancellation. Please note, that NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE. (T-Shirts and other goodies have already been ordered, a refund is not possible).

Contact Us

Ticketing and Registration
Shivang Nagaria (E-Cell IIIT H) : +91-9703531305
Bhanu ( E-Cell IIT H ) : +91-7013027161
Support and Queries
Keshav ( E-Cell IIT H ) : +91-9424485766
General Information
Ayush Deva ( E-Cell IIIT H ) : +91-7081427171
General Information
Vivek Kaushal ( E-Cell IIIT H ) : +91-8757251547