About ICTAK Techathlon

ICTAK Techathlon is a unique technical contest designed to test the Engineering, Professional and Employability skills of young undergraduate students of technology streams, anywhere in India. It offers a platform for the students to showcase their creativity, adaptability, collaboration, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

ICTAK Techathlon is a team event with a team of 5 members contesting on various events such as Engineering Modeling and Design, Coding/Debugging, Technical Quiz, Treasure Hunt, Presentation and responding to extempore questions.

The first edition of ICTAK Techathlon 2015-16 grand finale was held at Park Center, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram (January 28, 2016) and team from Jyothi Engineering College, Trissur won the 1st prize (Rs. 1 Lakh) and team from Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, Ernakulam bagged the runners-up (Rs. 50,000/-) prize.

ICTAK Techathlon 2016-17

We are happy to announce the second edition of Techathlon, ICTAK Techathlon 2016-17 with some differences!! The first level of ICTAK Techathlon 2016-17 will be an online contest. The top 15 teams from the online prelims will be competing in the grand finale. The winning team will get Rs. 1 Lakh & the runners-up will get Rs. 50,000/-

Event Flow


Team Formation – Guidelines

  • Only 2nd year and 3rd year students are permitted to participate.
  • A team should have 5 members (exact).
  • Each team should have at least one female participant.
  • Team members not necessarily from the same branch or batch.
  • No team should have more than 2 participants from the same branch.
  • Every team member should participate in at least ONE round of the contest.
  • No team member is permitted to participate in more than THREE rounds.

Team Registration

  • Register here for ICTAK Techathlon 2016-17
  • Register as a team of 5 members
  • Registration Fee: Rs.500 per team (non-refundable)
  • Any number of teams can register from an institution
  • Closing date of registration is October 7October 14, 2016
  • Registration link will be active from September 21, 2016 to October 7, 2016.
  • Teams NOT following the team formation guidelines will be rejected.

Online Prelims

All the registered teams will have to attend the online prelims on October 22, 2016. The online prelims will be based on the following rounds

    • Coding/debugging.
      • Problem set(s) will be given for coding or /and debugging during the Online Prelims .
      • Participants have to code/debug the problem(s) in the allotted time.
      • Participants can choose programming language of their interest (like C, C++, Java, C#, PHP or Python)
        to solve the problem(s).
    • Engineering Modeling and Design.
      • The participants have to submit a detailed design on a specific topic. (Sample topic: Frugal Engineering)
    • Technical Quiz :Technial quiz will be based on Engineering, Science and Technology.
    • Presentation and Q&A sessions.
      • In this round, the participants have to answer (through video/audio call) the queries raised
        by the panel of experts. Questions will be drawn from the Engineering Modeling and Design & Coding/debugging rounds.
  • Further details of the rounds will be announced later.

The top 15 teams will be qualified for the Grand Finale.  The names of the finalist’s will be announced on October 31, 2016.

  • ★ Number subjected to change

Grand Finale

On Day #01, of the Grand Finale, the finalists (15 teams) have to attend a grooming session followed by an elimination round. The top 6 teams will be contesting for the Mega Prize on Day #02. The tentative dates & Venue for Grand Finale is November 10 & 11 at Technopark Campus, Trivandrum.



    • First Prize               –        Rs.1 Lakh
    • Second Prize         –        Rs.50,000/-
    • Other exciting prizes await Winners and the finalists.


ICTAK Techathlon 2015-16 Gallery

For more information contact: 9544488300