Hackathon Process


Launch of Toycathon 2021

Toycathon 2021 will be launched in a press conference at the hands of Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and WCD, Smt. Smriti Irani and Hon’ble Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 5th January, 2021 at 2 p.m. On 5th January, 2021 at 5 p.m. this portal will be up for idea submission. Participants can start registration process by 5th january

Registration and Idea Submission

Participants should take a look at the problem statements given under themes tab on the home page. If a problem statement seems suitable to you and you have an idea for a toy/game on it, you should prepare the remaining requirements in the form and submit the idea in the prescribed format.
The last date of submission of ideas is 20th January, 2021.

Phase 1 – Online Scrutiny

An online scrutiny by a team of expert evaluators will begin as soon as the ideas are submitted. The evaluators shall judge your idea based on predetermined criteria.
Based on the scrutiny, which will continue till 8th February, 2021 a list of shortlisted teams for Grand Finale will be declared on 12th February.

Phase 2 - Grand Finale - Physical Mode

Grand Finale will take place at a Nodal Center or an ATL near you. You along with your team and mentors will report there on 23rd February, 2021 as per the schedule given.
The manufacturing/prototyping activity will go on over 23rd-25th February, 2021 slot as per the schedule for different tracks. There will be numerous mentoring and evaluation sessions in this time period.

Declaration of Results

Based on the scrutiny in the Grand Finale, the best ideas selected to receive prizes and for online presentation in Toy Fair will be declared.

Imporant Announcements


  • Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani jointly launched the Toycathon -2021. Watch Video Here
    05/Jan/2021

  • Idea Submission against problem statements is started, participants are required to create idea format in ppt. For sample format Click Here
    05/Jan/2021

  • Schedule Related to Live Session by Toy Industry Experts and Professionals will be published here. Participants are requested to subscribe MIC Youtube Channel Subscribe Here
    06/Jan/2021

  • For Any support/Assitance please send us email on toycathon@aicte-india.org
    05/Jan/2021
Final Batches of Physical & Digital Category Announced , Please navigate to results tab to check status of your result
For Any assistance Mail us at toycathon@aicte-india.org