Round 3 Jury Presentations

The Challenge Rounds (Round2) of both the tracks have been successfully completed. The Jury sessions will begin shortly. The teams shortlisted for Jury sessions are being individually informed on their registered emails.


  1. The Jury session will be on Zoom Meeting, the link will be shared with each team.
  2. Each team will be given a date and time window for their presentations.
  3. The Teams must arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled time and wait in the waiting room. The meeting manager will let you in as soon as the previous session is over.
  4. Please display your Registered name on the Zoom Window for ease of identification
  5. Only registered team members can participate in the Jury presentation


Startup Short List for Round 3

Team Name Team Members
awasthi7xenext_a58e Abhishek Awasthi
Himanshu Goyel
Devika Jay
Harsh Vaish
Nisha Singh
Harshini Karthikeyan Aiyyer
Aditi Manthripragada 20BME1010
Preeti Sai Thandavan
JAZZYT Sarvesh Dubey
Magendra Kamalnath S A
Nitesh M
Riccoshubham Shubham Singh
Runtime Terror
Runtime Terror
Runtime Terror
Atharva Khedkar
Om Jaiswal
Mansi Bende
Shubham Dubey
Rishal Dwivedi
Tanuj Sharma
Shivam Sharma
Parneet Kaur Khurana
hirumalaisrinivasan_f36c Thirumalai Srinivasan G
vishk_7f22 Vishal Kumar Chakradhary
Ashish Anand
Aniket Kumar
Utkarsh Dutta

Programming Teams Short List for Round 3

Team Name Team Members
Jothi Lingapandian M
M.Gowtham Karthikeyan
aastha_5f8e Aastha Rathore
Haran Ravindran
Akash gupta
Ashrith N Shetty
Apoorv Walia
Gurjot Singh
Ayush Dubey
Aviral Srivastava
Himanshu Sheoran
Chaithanya Naik
Yash Parmar

About | HCL HACK IITK 2021

Designed by
India's number 1 research lab in cybersecurity
Organized by

HCL HACK IITK 2021 has four broad objectives:

  • To make everyone in general aware about cybersecurity threats posed in today’s internet world and ways of dealing with it, hearing from the experts
  • To help beginners develop skills on basics of cybersecurity and get certified
  • To challenge experts to solve real life cyberattack situations
  • To help startups and aspiring startups to build on their ideas

The HCL HACK IITK 2020 attracted 12496 participants from 2100 colleges and 12 countries. Of the total prize of Rs 22 lakhs the first and third prizes went to students from IIT Delhi, the second prize was won by students of Dhaka University and the Best budding startup prize went to Manipal Institute of Technology Graduates.

HCL HACK IITK 2021 designed by the Professors at the IIT KANPUR C3i Hub has two independent tracks.

In the Programming Track, the participating teams will have the opportunity to identify, assess, build and test a robust cyber defense solutions to a given practical problem.

In the Startup Track the teams will submit their startup proposals in any domain of their choice, such as AgriTech, MedTech, IT, AI, Cybersecurity, eCommerce, FinTech etc. Startups should demonstrate how they implement cybersecurity solutions as integral part of their business activity.

The winning teams will get an opportunity to get mentored by eminent faculty of IIT KANPUR and opportunity of Incubating your winning Startup idea at SIIC IIT KANPUR.

All participants get to attend Webinars by Industry experts.

Who Should participate

Graduates or Employed
Startups and Aspiring Startups

Participate and win fabulous prizes worth Rs 30 Lakhs.

For those interested, IIT KANPUR offers advance courses and degrees in cybersecurity. The C3iHub also Incubates Inter-Disciplinary Innovations by providing opportunities to investigate, test and assess cyber threats in each of the 9 layers of a CPS and find robust solutions to make the system safe from Cyber threats. Those interested should write to


Solutions Track

5 Lakhs

First Prize

2.5 Lakhs

Second Prize

1.5 Lakhs

Third Prize

Startup Track

5 Lakhs + $5,000
cloud credit

First Prize

2.5 Lakhs + $5,000
Cloud credit

Second Prize

1.5 Lakhs + $ 5,000
Cloud credit

Third Prize

All Startup Winners

Incubation benefits worth
Rs 22 Lakh

Subject To Eligibility

  • Incubation opportunity will be subject to eligibility of SIIC IIT Kanpur
  • Azure cloud usage are governed by relevant Microsoft usage policy
  • Applicable taxes on Prize money will be borne by the Winners

There is No Registration Fee.

  • Individuals and Teams up to three members can participate
  • Students, Graduates and Professionals from all disciplines
  • Startups or Aspiring Startups in any domain



Open from 17th September 2021

Round 1 Qualifier

Qualifying Round

28th Nov 2021 – 9th Jan 2022
MCQ & Programming

For qualifying, best of three
will be considered

1st Test 28th Nov 2021

2nd Test 19th Dec 2021

3rd Test 9th Jan 2022

Round 2A Submit

Problem Solving

16th Jan 2022 - 23rd Jan 2022
Solve Cybersecurity Real Problems

Round 2B Submit

Proposals Submissions

16th Jan 2022 - 23rd Jan 2022
Submit Your Startup Idea in any Technology

Round 3 Presentation


2nd Feb 2022 - 5th feb 2022
Short listed teams present to the Jury panel


Award Function
25th Feb 2022


The hackathon will be preceded by a series of webinars on cybersecurity related topics. The speakers will be cybersecurity experts from IIT Kanpur, HCL, Microsoft, Colortokens, Siemens, DSCI, Cyseck, L&T, Talent Sprint and others. These webinars are exclusively for the participants of the hackathon.

Day Date Topic Moderator Other Panelists Status
Tuesday 5th October 2021 Zero Trust Security Model Raja Ukil HCL (Sreekumar S.), L&T(Khaleel Ahmed), Siemens (Joshua Rebelo), Microsoft (Abhisek Kumar) Concluded
Monday 18th October 2021
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cybersecurity Challenges in IOT - OT Luisa SIEMENS (Luisa Montealegra) C3iHub (Sandeep Shukla), Tenable (Michael Roothschild), HCL (Neelakarun Asari) Concluded
Saturday 23rd October 2021
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Startup Opportunities in Cybersecurity Nikhil Colortokens (Ravi Purohit), CysecK (Karthik Rao) , DSCI (Vinayak Godse), Microsoft (Sri Hari Nagaralu) Concluded
Saturday 30th October 2021
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Careers in Cybersecurity Rajiv HCL (Maninder Singh), C3iHub IIT Kanpur (Sandeep Shukla), Talent Sprint (Santanu Paul) Concluded


Round 1: Qualifying Round

Every team must clear the qualifying test to proceed to the next round. The test must be taken by at least one member of the team for the entire team to qualify. Depending on date of registration a team can make up to 3 attempts, the best score of all the attempts is considered for qualification. The dates for the Qualifying tests are as given in the time lines.

Qualifying Round is an Online test of approximately 3 hours in duration. The test has two sections -

  • Multiple Choice Questions on cybersecurity
  • Python Programming Problems in - Basic Programming and Basic Machine Learning Programming

Round 2: Submission

The Round 2 has two mutually exclusive tracks. These are called the Programming Track and the Startup Track.


The teams will solve two practical cybersecurity problems. The challenge round problems will require you to build tools to detect cyber-attack patterns from large amount of data on systems that have been compromised or that have been subject to cyber-attacks. The nature of the past data will vary from problem to problem. The team will download the data from designated location and will work offline for finding the solutions.


Teams registered for Startup Track should follow this path. Every team will be required to submit the proposal for their startup in designated format. The pre-jury will evaluate your proposals and short list for further processing.

Round 3: Presentations

Short listed teams of both the tracks will make a presentation to the Jury of respective tracks. The jury assessment will decide the awards.


  • The Hackathon is open to -
    • all college students and graduates
    • employed professional
    • Startups and would be Startups in Cyber Security domain.
  • The Hackathon will have common track till Qualifying round.
  • After passing Qualifying round, Hackathon will split to Solutions and Startup tracks.
  • Participants must apply singly or as a team of 2 or 3. The first to register will become the Team Leader.
  • The Team Leader is responsible to register other team members if any. The Team leader will also choose a unique Name for the Team.
  • The Team leader represents the team and is fully responsible for their own and their team’s conduct in the hackathon and will ensure compliance of hackathon rules.
  • Any act of Cheating or plagiarism would lead to summary exit of the team from the hackathon.
  • Teams cannot be made or changed during the competition.
  • This is an online event consisting of a Qualification Round and Submission Rounds.
  • All winning startups will get an opportunity to incubate at SIIC IIT Kanpur subject to them meeting eligibility criteria of SIIC IIT Kanpur.
  • All dates and time are Indian Standard time (IST) which is GMT + 5½ hours.
  • The teams will be asked to upload additional documents (a) Government issued Photo id (passport, aadhar card etc.) ( b ) College id for students. ( c ) Bank details where the money is to be transferred. The bank account should be in the name of the participant.
  • For international participants equivalent amount in USD will be transferred to team leader after deduction of applicable taxes.
  • The tax burden on the prize money will be on account of the winner. Currently all cash prizes are subject to 30% Tax Deduction at Source.
  • The organizing committee may award equivalent online coupons, however this would be done as a last recourse.
  • Hackathon organizing committee reserve the rights to amend the rules at any time.
  • For further queries, please contact


Quiz 1 Winners

Closed 31st October 2021

451 participants

Akshat Narayan Gupta

Asansol Engineering College, Asansol

Balijapelly Pranav

Indian Institute of Technology Goa

Gerson Dias

Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Goa

Guruprasad G

Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Prithvish N A

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Quiz 2 Winners

Closed 7th November 2021

486 participants

Aaron John Thomas

NIT Puducherry, Karaikal

Arif Hassan

Assam Engineering College, Guwahati

Ashok Arora

IIIT, Gwalior

Divya Porwal

Kamala Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur

Mudit Nag

Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur

Quiz 3 Winners

Closed 14th November 2021

714 participants

Advaith Krishna A

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Gagan Raj

DY Patil International University, Pune

Harshini Karthikeyan Aiyyer

Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai

Shubhankar Mishra

JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

Vishal Prajapati


Quiz 4 Winners

Closed 21st November 2021

431 participants

Aishwarya Patil

PDA College Of Engineering, Gulbarga, Karnataka

Akhil Singh Rajput

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Ank Soni

IIIT Jabalpur, M.P.

Mukul Singh

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi

Priyanshu Upadhyay

NIT Uttarakhand, Srinagar Garhwal

Quiz 5 Winners

Closed 27th November 2021

575 participants

Amritpal Singh

Thapar Institute of Engr. and Tech, Patiala

Anup Singh

IIT Kanpur, Kanpur

Chandan Kumar Das

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar

Nivedita S

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Vishakha Arun Maske

M.B.E.Society's College of Engg., Ambajogai

Quiz 6 Winners

Closed 6th December 2021

439 participants

Ashutosh Tiwari

Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi

Ayushi Chaudhuri

Vellore Institute of Technology, Bhopal

Badri MSV

SSN College of Engineering, Chennai


IIIT Allahabad

Parmanand Patidar

IIIT Vadodara

Promit Basak

University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Quiz 7 Winners

Closed 12th December 2021

462 participants

Aravind Subramanian

Rajalakshmi Engineering College Chennai

Batukeshwar Vats

Indian Institute of Technology Jammu

Nikunj Pansari

Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad

Pritish Kumar Pradhan

NIT Rourkela

Sachin Kumar Sahu

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

Sarvesh Dubey

IIEST Shibpur

Udayakumar M Hiremath

Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot

Quiz 8 Winners

Closed 20th December 2021

681 participants

Adish Shah

IIT Bombay


IIT Madras

Harsh Goyal


Medha Sharma

BML Munjal University, Gurugram

Pooja Somani

National Institute of Technology, Trichy

Riya Elizabeth John

IIT Roorkee

Swarna Sai Nikil Teja

VIT, Vellore

Quiz 9 Winners

Closed 26th December 2021

492 participants

Anirudha Kulkarni

IIT Delhi

Ashish Gulab

Rajkiya Engineering College, Bijnor

Jemil Almeida

St. Francis Institute of Technology, Mumbai

K.Thapaswin Reddy

Lovely professional university, Phagwara

Nikita Sharma

Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Pranati Sharma

Pranati Sharma

Rahul Maurya

A.K. Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad

Chairman of the Jury

Dr. Saurabh Srivastava

Padma Shri
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, VC
Co-founder & Former Chairman, NASSCOM
Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus,
Co-founder, Indian Angel Network

Chief Mentor and Advisor

Prof. Manindra Agarwal

Padma Shri
Director C3iHub
Cybersecurity Center IIT Kanpur
Professor Computer Sciences & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Chief Architect

Prof. Sandeep K. Shukla

Professor Computer Science & Engineering
Director C3i Hub
Cybersecurity Center IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Co Chairman Startup Track

Srikant Sastri

Mentor on a Mission
President TiE Delhi NCR

Chairman i3g Advisory Network

Chairman of the Board IIM Calcutta

Innovation Park


Prof. Sandeep K. Shukla

Professor Computer Science & Engineering
Director C3i Hub

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Vinayak Godse

Vice President

Data Security Council of India

Srikant Sastri

Mentor on a Mission
President TiE Delhi NCR

Chairman i3g Advisory Network

Renju Varghese

Fellow and Chief Architect Cyber Security

HCL Technologies Ltd

Ravi Purohit

Vice President & India Head

(Managing Partner)

Subodh Kumar

Partner Director

M365 Security, Compliance &
Management Engineering
Microsoft India

Karthik Rao Bappanad

Centre Head

Govt. of Karnataka

V. Ramakrishnan

Head Cybersecurity Practice

L&T Smart World

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