NLSIU's National Law School Policy Hackathon (Register by Dec 31)

NLSIU's National Law School Policy Hackathon (Register by Dec 31)

The National Law School of India University, Bangalore is a premier law school, it has anchored the transformation of Indian legal system with research and policy interventions since 1986.


The year 2020 has been hard on many communities across the world, the student community is one amongst them. However, with substantial difficulties and limited access to on-campus educational resources, we as a community, have found ways to mitigate any loss of learning.

The E – Cell at the National Law School is proud to announce its flagship event The National Law School Policy Hackathon 2021 to be held in the month of January marking a new beginning.

The pandemic has exposed a lot of gaps in our policy and governance structures. These long-time unresolved issues and gaps have accentuated the impact of the pandemic on the nation’s daily life. Impeccable Public Policies will define the next decade.

The Policy Hackathon 2021 is a unique virtual platform which will engage students from renowned institutions across disciplines to deal with important policy issues India is set to face in the next decade.

The Hackathon will also feature panel discussion with eminent academicians, activists and practitioners on issues of public concern.

The participating teams will formulate a policy to address a problem of their choice from multiple streams, the policy solution will be judged and marked on written submission and a brief presentation by a Jury consisting of leading public policy professionals.

A team is open to choose more than one stream; individual members can be part of more than one team.


The competition is open to students from all disciplines provided their institute is recognized and registered with a relevant regulating body in the field. All team members must be from the same institution.


Each team shall consist of a minimum of two members and maximum of four members. The teams shall nominate one member for the final presentation.


All students must register by December 31st, 2020 through the given link. To Register, please use this link, fill out the registration form. Further procedure is provided therein.

The registration process will be charged with a nominal amount of Rs.150 + Rs (150 x number of streams).

Prizes worth ₹60,000 and other incentives

A Brief Timeline of the Events under the Hackathon:


All announcements will take place on For any queries, please write to us at

We invite you to participate in a noble cause of finding solutions to public problems in India. We would request you to consider this unique learning opportunity and spread the word.

We look forward to a great engagement and an amazing competition.

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