About Us

Started in 2016, Megathon is Hyderabad's largest student-run Hackathon. Organised by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad with the intention of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and development among the student community in and around the city, it has gotten bigger and more successful over the years; drawing 450 participants in its first year, and upwards of 600 in its second. It didn't stop there. In the 3rd edition we introduced an online event, taking the hackathon nationwide. The 2018 edition of Megathon had over 1000 participants from colleges all across the country.


Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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).

The price of tickets is Rs. 700 for general public. Special coupon codes are available for selected students and our Campus Ambassadors.

Yes. It is an onsite hackathon.

Yes, you must be a student from any University/College in India.

Both technology based as well as non-tech based solutions will be accepted.

Yes, make sure your presentation has a slide containing your name, registration number, etc.

Students can participate either way - individually or as a team. The maximum strength of a team can be 5 members. Every team member needs to fulfil the eligibility criteria. Teams must be formed before registration.

Participants are free to form their own teams. However, you must form your team before registration.

Yes. There is no restriction on the number of teams from a college.

Yes. There is no restriction here either.

As your solution will be evaluated in your absence, we request you to make your solution as informative as possible and if possible include a F.A.Qs section in your presentation.

It is basically a working code of the solution you are providing. It might not be fully prepared with all the functionalities, maybe just with the few main ones.

You have to develop the entire software application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

No, one does not need to be logged in on HackerEarth or be online for the entire duration. You can develop the application on your local system based on the given themes and then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.

There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create the web/mobile application.

The developer/developers of the web/mobile application will have all rights and own the IP of the product. However, all code needs to be in public domain (open source) so that it can be evaluated by the judges.

All details regarding the events will be present on this website. Follow the Facebook page of E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad for regular updates.

For any queries mail us at ecell.iiit.ac.in.

Contact Us


E-Cell Coordinator

Praneetha Gokul


(10:00 AM to 8:00 PM)


E-Cell Coordinator

Venika Sruthi


(10:00 AM to 8:00 PM)


Tech Head

Akshit Gureja


(10:00 AM to 8:00 PM)