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About The Ultimate Student Hunt

To reserve your spot for AMA with Rohan Rao, first register for the contest and then join the slack channel #student-hunt.

If you are a student and have ever wondered why do you need to compete against working professionals to make your mark - worry no more! Analytics Vidhya is launching “The Ultimate Student Hunt”, our first ever Student only hackathon. The idea behind these hackathon is simple - we want the students to shine and stand out. These hackathons are aimed to not only prepare you for a promising future, but also to provide you the recognition for your skill sets!

So, if you dream to be a data scientist (or are one already) and are a student, here is your chance to stand out from the rest of the Crowd! Come, join the hack.

Participate in this competition and takeaway large number of incentives.
1. Get recognized as the machine learning champ in your college.
2. Get featured on student leaderboard.
3. Get noticed by leading recruiters on Analytics Vidhya
4. Enough resources for you to prep yourself for the data science challenges.
5. Interact with leading data scientists on Analytics Vidhya and a chance to be part of the community.




  1. Who is a student?
    Any one undergoing a course from a recognised university or college will be considered as a student.

  2. I am undergoing a part time course, will I be considered as student?

  3. I am a student, but I am unable to register for this hackathon?
    First, create a profile on Analytics Vidhya (SignUp) and then register yourself as a Student here.

  4. What do you need in a Photo id?
    A photo id is an identification issued by your college / university acknowledging that you are a student. The id would typically have your roll number, start date and end date

  5. How long will it take to be verified as a student?
    We will do it with in a couple of days. Normally, it is faster than that.

Contest Guidelines

  • The hackathon starts at 00:00 (UTC + 5:30 ) on 24th Sep, 2016 and closes at 23:59 on 02nd Oct, 2016 (UTC + 5:30)
  • One person cannot participate with more than one user accounts.
  • Appropriate taxes will be applicable on the prize money.
  • Only Students are eligible to participate in this contest.
  • You can't use outside data and ID variable in your modeling exercise.


  • You are free to use any tool and machine you have rightful access to.
  • You can use any programming language or statistical software.


Solution Checker

  • You are free to use solution checker as many times as you want.
  • Adding comment is mandatory for use of solution checker
  • Comments will help you to refer to a particular solution at a later point in time.


Final Submissions

  • Setting final submission is mandatory. If you don't make final submission, your entry would be dis-qualified.
  • No submissions would be entertained after the hackathon ends.
  • Code file is mandatory while setting final submission. For GUI based tools, upload zip file of snapshots of steps taken by you, else upload code file.
  • The code file uploaded should be pertaining to your final submission. If we find any discrepancy between the two, your entry would be dis-qualified.

Team formation

  • Maximum of 2 people can form a team.
  • In case a team wins, prize would be distributed equally among team members
  • Team once created can't be dissolved.
  • Teams can't be merged.


Expected conduct

  • At any point in the hackathon, you are expected to respect fellow hackers and act with high integrity.
  • Slack Live Chat admins hold the right to blacklist / block any participant found to use foul / disrespectful language. Chat forum will be closely monitored.
  • Analytics Vidhya holds the right to disqualify any participant at any stage of competition if found indulged in fraudulent practices.

Registration Fee