Virtusa Engineering Equity Hackathon , Register now

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Virtusa Engineering Equity Hackathon is open for students studying in BTech / MTech Graduating in 2022-2025. Read details and register now

The Engineering Equity hackathon aims to address and solve the following societal problems:

  • Girls are less likely to study STEM subjects at school; a gap that continues through to university
  • Women are less likely to consider a career in technology than men
  • Major barriers include a shortage of women role models and a lack of understanding of how technology can enable women to change the world

Virtusa Engineering Equity Hackathon Eligibility Criteria

If Virtusa operates in your respective country, you are eligible to apply – given that you are studying the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology pursuing 2nd to 4th Year
  • Master of Engineering / Master of Technology / Master of Science pursuing 1st or 2nd Year
  • Bachelor of Science – Sophomore / Junior / Senior or Master of Science pursuing 1st or 2nd Year
  • Graduating in 2022-2025
  • 60% (6 CGPA on a 10-point scale)
  • Applicable to all specializations (majors)

*All applicants are required to complete a coding exercise to be considered

What to expect

  • Over a week of hands-on learning: From coding basics to understanding the challenges with gender equity in tech
  • A dedicated woman mentor from the tech space
  • Stage 1: 4 hours of continuous individual coding (February 17th)
  • Stage 2 (Grand finale): Individuals will then be grouped into teams to collaborate for 4 consecutive days (March 8th-11th)


  • The opportunity to participate in a live project/internship
  • Mentorship from industry experts and exposure to powerhouse female talent
  • Access to hands-on training and learning platforms
  • A chance to compete with women students across the globe
  • Help build solutions to bridge the equity gap
  • Kickstart your career with full-time employment opportunities
  • Significant cash prizes, multiple awards, and more

Exclusive Learning Partner

Hackathon finalists will be eligible to win free coding training through Revature. Refine your foundational programming skills at your own pace. Learn fundamentals to advance your Java, HTML, and CSS skills, developed by world-class instructors who will provide you with hands-on experience to help you strengthen your portfolio and launch your tech career.

Important Timelines

  • Registrations Open – January 27th, 2023
  • Registrations Close – February 17th, 2023
  • First Level Coding Assessment – February 17th, 2023
Grand Prize

$5000 (USD) for the winning team

$2000 (USD) for each of the regional runner up teams. (Conditions apply)

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