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All About TCS InfraMind – Season 4

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  • Last Updated : 08 Dec, 2020

It is an annual Hackathon conducted by TCS Cognitive Business Operations (CBO) who is a global leader in providing Datacenter, Cloud, and Digital Workplace Transformation Solutions. Through this contest, the participants will experience some of these cutting-edge technologies and will be mentored by the key SME Team who would be guiding the participants through each stage of the contest.


Now, before moving further, let’s first take a look at the required qualifications or academic background to participate in the contest: 

  1. B. Tech/BE/M. Tech/ME – all disciplines from batches of 2021, 2022, and 2023.
  2. Other Bachelor/Master degree courses (B.Sc. / M.Sc. / MCA / BCA) in CS & IT from batches of 2021 and 2022.

Apart from the above-mentioned academic criteria, there are few guidelines also that you need to follow:  

  • You must have to register on TCS Campus Commune for participation in this contest.
  • TCS will not reimburse any project cost you have to take care of it by yourself.
  • You need to participate individually in this competition.
  • You can present the virtual models of your hardware project.

Contest Rounds:

The contest will consist of 3 rounds mentioned below in detail:

1. Online Quiz

  • This will be an MCQ based test on Computer Science and Information Technology
  • No negative marking in this round
  • There will be a specified time for every question and the overall time taken to solve all the question will also be calculated for evaluation
  • This will consist of 3 levels:
FeatureLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Marks per Ques.2510

2. Prototype Submission & Video Presentation

  • Those who qualify in round 1 will be eligible to take part in this round.
  • You will have to submit a prototype for the solution to a problem. The problem needs to be chosen from the ones given by TCS.
  • A sample problem statement and sample solution will be provided for reference – closer to the start of the round.
  • It is mandatory to show a working model based on the problem you have chosen.
  • The prototype needs to be submitted in form of a  PDF or  Word Document of around 500 words statement
  • You also would have to upload a video on YouTube of around 15-30 min showing your Working Model Architecture/ Prototype of the same.
  • The submission needs to have the following mandatory details: Hardware-Software used, Technology used, High-level architecture, Approach to the solution, Flow chart of the solution, Code (Github), YouTube link of video as mentioned above.

Note: Your video should be “Unlisted” on YouTube. 

 3. Hackathon & Grand Finale  

  • The top 20 students will go for the final round (Hackathon). They will start their work from scratch here.  An interview round will also be conducted.
  • This round will be conducted either virtually or you may go to the nearest TCS office to compete.
  • You should have a good network connection and Webcam to compete virtually.
  • If you want to go to the TCS office and then compete you will be provided with all the infrastructure.


These are the topics for the 2020 TCS InfraMind – Season 4

  1. Sustainability & Wellness
  2. Enterprise AI
  3. Autonomous Infrastructure
  4. Hyper Connectivity

Benefits of Participation:

  • Experience in real-life problem solving and software development cycle
  • Direct exposure to industry experts working in TCS will surely boost your character as a whole
  • You will get a direct interview chance at TCS for a digital position if your prototype gets accepted even in the second round.

Registration Process:

The steps to register for the TCS InfraMind Season 4 2020 are mentioned below-

  1. Make an account on the TCS NextStep portal and
  2. Then on your dashboard, linked with your account on, you will find a link to register for TCS InfraMind if registrations are open.
  3. You can directly press the Register button.
  4. You will be prompted to verify your phone number, do verify it.
  5. After this, you will be directed again to your dashboard and Registered status will appear against TCS Inframind.

Schedule for the TCS InfraMind – Season 4:

The registration process has already been started from Oct 19, 2020, and the last date for the registration is Dec 15, 2020.

1. Online Quiz

  • Starts: 18th Dec 2020, 05:30 UTC
  • Ends: 18th Dec 2020, 12:30 UTC

2. Prototype Submission & Video Presentation

  • Starts: 24th Dec 2020, 18:30 UTC
  • Ends: 1st Feb 2021, 18:30 UTC

3. Hackathon & Grand Finale

  • Starts: 22nd Feb 2021, 06:30 UTC
  • Ends: 26th Feb 2021, 14:30 UTC

Now, what are you waiting for? Register yourself before the deadline and participate in this worthwhile contest to level up your skills and knowledge!

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