Virtusa announces second phase of talent hunt series

NeuralHack is part of the talent-acquisition strategy of the Company to attract the best tech talent from colleges


Virtusa Corporation, a global organisation which provides digital strategy and engineering solutions to its clients, has announced the second phase of its talent hunt competition for students, known as NeuralHack. This is the fifth edition of the talent hunt competition. Under this initiative, students from top engineering colleges will participate in the hackathon, and give the Company an opportunity to identify some of the best tech talent, and absorb them for various tech roles in the company.

NeuralHack has been designed to equip and skill college students in technologies such as data science, Cloud, CRM and artificial intelligence.

This time, Virtusa has seen a huge participation from the student community with almost 100,000 registrations from top engineering and business schools. In the second phase of the competition, almost 250 finalists are selected.

“Every year, Virtusa gathers the best minds from top schools and universities across India to build solutions that solve common user experience, data, and performance issues that the industry and our clients face,” says Sundar Narayanan, chief people officer, Virtusa.

NeuralHack is a 30-day long competition, where finalists collaborate on end-to-end solutions in a real-world enterprise environment, harnessing talents across high-demand and dynamic industry verticals. The hackathon challenge, which commenced on 20 September, will conclude at the end of October, 2021.

Virtusa’s panel of judges will evaluate the final prototypes based on technology, collaboration, creativity, and competition, followed by the winner’s announcement in the last week of October. Apart from the cash prizes, the winners will also receive an offer letter from Virtusa. This year, the company has also announced additional prizes at NeuralHack. “Witnessing the growing importance of NeuralHack among the student community and for wider participation, this year, we are instituting several more awards. In addition to the main prizes, we have added a category for four zonal winners and 28 state winners,” shares Narayanan.

The winning team takes home a cash prize of Rs 50,000, while the first and second runners-up get Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively.

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