Students Competition 


Tech-Powered Solutions for Work Integrated Learning 

The landscape of education is rapidly evolving, and technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, stands as a cornerstone in this transformation. The EduForge competition aims to harness the creativity and ingenuity of students to revolutionize online education using cutting-edge technology and AI-driven solutions. We seek to bridge the gap between academia and industry by revolutionizing work-integrated learning through technology and AI-driven innovative solutions.

Objective of Students Competition - EduForge

EduForge challenges students to conceptualize, design, develop and present innovative technological solutions that enhance the work-integrated learning experience. The competition seeks to foster groundbreaking ideas that leverage AI, machine learning, augmented reality, gamification, or any emerging technology to address the current challenges and improve the effectiveness of work-integrated learning in digital mode.


In this competition, we challenge participants to think creatively and develop groundbreaking solutions covering one or more of the following application areas, but not limited to them.

Application Area 1: AI-enabled Work Integrated Learning

Revolutionize digital education by innovating AI and ML solutions that seamlessly bridge academia and industry. Utilize AI in adaptive learning, feedback analysis, content generation, and more to redefine the learning landscape and enhance the integration between educational realms and real-world applications.

Application Area 2: Innovative Solutions for Experiential Learning

Pioneer inventive approaches utilizing technologies Augmented reality AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Gamification, Generative AI, ML etc. to create immersive and practical learning environments, empowering students through hands-on experiences and real-world simulations.

Application Area 3: Tech-enabled Student Engagement and Peer Learning

Develop tech-infused platforms that foster collaborative learning environments, encouraging active participation, knowledge sharing, and meaningful peer-to-peer interactions.

Application Area 4: Tech-enabled Assessment

Reimagine assessment methodologies leveraging technology, creating efficient, fair, and comprehensive evaluation systems. 

Application Area 5: Tech-enabled Student Support System

Craft tech-driven support systems fostering student success, offering personalized guidance, resources, and interventions to enhance academic and personal growth.

Stages, Deliverables and Timelines

Teams comprising passionate students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines will compete in a three-stage process in this competition.

Last date for Proposal Submission 31st January 2024

Last date for Design and Solution / Working Prototype Submission 21st March 2024

Demonstration of Solution / Working Prototype at ICONWIL-2024 Conference 15th and 16th April 2024

Proposal Submission

Teams shall submit proposals outlining their innovative tech-driven solutions. Emphasis is placed on creativity, feasibility, and potential impact. The proposal must be presented in the format at this page's end. Proposals are to be submitted through Microsoft CMT by 31st January 2024. Proposals will be scrutinized, and the shortlisted proposals will be announced between the last week of January 2024 and the first week of February 2024.

Submission Link

Design and Solution / Working Prototype Submission

Teams, whose proposal has been shortlisted, are expected to design and develop the solution or at least a working prototype. They need to submit a report with technical and usage details and a video demonstration of the solution, or at least a working prototype, by 21st March 2024. Link to submit the design and solution/working prototype will be shared with the shortlisted teams in due course of time. Submissions will be reviewed, and selected teams will be notified by 31st March 2024.

Demonstration of Solution / Working Prototype at ICONWIL-2024 conference

Selected teams are required to present their solution/working prototype to the panel of judges consisting of experts from academia and industry at the ICONWIL-2024 conference on 15th and 16th April 2024 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus. Teams are expected to showcase the functionality, scalability, and practical application of their solution/working prototype for work-integrated learning.


1st prize : 25,000

2nd prize : 15,000

3rd prize : 10,000

In addition to the above prizes, best projects from each application area will also be suitably recognized.

Selection Criteria

The decision of the panel of judges will be final and binding on the selection.



In case of any query, students can contact the competition organizing team at:

Template for Proposal for EduForge-Students Competition

Title of the Project:

[Mention title for the project]

Application Area(s):

[Please mention one or more of the following application areas for which solution is planned]

Application Area 1: AI-enabled Work Integrated Learning

Application Area 2: Innovative Solutions for Experiential Learning

Application Area 3: Tech-enabled Student Engagement and Peer Learning

Application Area 4: Tech-enabled Assessment 

Application Area 5: Tech-enabled Student Support System]

Problem Statement:

[Identify a challenge in work-integrated learning environment and articulate the problem clearly.]

 [Provide an introductory overview emphasizing the significance of the problem defined.]


[Clearly define the main objective of the proposed tech-based solution, outlining how it would solve the identified problem.]

Proposed Solution:

[Present the innovative tech-driven solution, highlighting its unique features, functionalities, and how it aims to solve the stated problem]

Technological Approach:

[Detail the specific technology or technologies to be used in the proposed solution, explaining how they will be leveraged to create an impactful digital solution.]

 [Outline the step-by-step plan for developing and implementing the proposed solution.]

Expected Impact:

[Discuss the anticipated outcomes and benefits of the proposed solution, emphasizing its potential to enhance learning experiences in work integrated learning environment.]

Team Composition:

[List the team members participating in the project, specifying their roles, skills, and contributions. Include the details of any faculty mentor supporting the team.]


[Provide a proposed timeline or milestones for different phases of the project, from design and development to testing and demonstration.]


[Conclude the proposal by emphasizing the significance of the problem and suitability of your technology enabled solution.]

Contact Information:

[Include contact details of all the team members including phone number and email ids. Mention the team leader or point of contact for further communication.]