Global Datathon with a Local Host in Bangalore


GLOBAL DATATHON 28 – 29 – 30 September 2018

Local Host | Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Manipal ProLearn – Data Science


Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), formerly branded as Manipal University, is a private research institute deemed to be university located in the university town of ManipalUdupiKarnatakaIndia. Manipal Academy of Higher Education has branch campuses in Dubai and Mangalore. It also has sister campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur. MAHE is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play here.

Manipal Global Education Services is a part of Manipal Education and Medical Group. It is India’s largest education services group, running physical and online universities in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Dubai, and Antigua. It currently offers services and support to over 400,000 students, across its campuses, corporate and online platforms.

Manipal ProLearn, a part of Manipal Global Education Services, offers a variety of professional certification courses across Technology, Digital Marketing, Data Sciences, Project Management, and Finance domains – through online, F2F and blended modes.

The Benefits of participating in the Datathon

  • Get exposed to real-life business problems
  • Play with data to build the optimum analytics solution
  • Learn advanced analytics methods for solving complex problems
  • Work with your co-Data Scientists to achieve a single goal, i.e., providing the optimum solution in real-life business case

Joining the Datathon in Bangalore, India

Everyone with the desire to learn in the field of Data Science can participate– be it math geeks, data gurus and enthusiasts, students and beginners or anyone interested in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics or an area of the Data Science domain.

*Keep in mind that if you are a participant, who wants to join the Datathon physically in Bangalore, you should choose In Bangalore, India from the drop-down options of the question – How you are going to participate at the registration page!

Online Communication:

The participants may get in touch with the DSS team via the Data.Chat.

If the participants have questions regarding the activities they are advised to use the Data.Chat channels accordingly:

  • Announcements: #announcements channel
  • General collaborative channel: #general channel
  • Technical questions: #issues channel
  • Local organization channel: #general 
  • Groups where the cases are going to be discussed with industry experts: #cases_company_sept_2018….
  • #nlp_text_mining, #ml, #sna, #cv, #ai, #bio_inf – Areas where the top mentors are going to be and the most important, you are free to set up your team group and start working in private group

These channels are going to be the main place of where you will ask questions to the mentors during the Datathon.


Manipal ProLearn (

3rd Floor, Salarpuria Symphony,

7, Service Road, Pragathi Nagar ,

Near Hosa Road Junction, Electronic City Phase 1,

Bangalore, India – 560100. (Map)

Logistics and onsite management:

Divya Haria, DataChat username: @divyamanipalprolearn 


It starts @18:00 HRS with some networking with mentors and companies.

Cases and Mentors presentations:

Cases, Experts, and Industry mentors will be presented briefly by the DSS team following the schedule below and QA from the participants about the case.

There will be time for an explanation of the Datathon rules and what is expected as a result of successful completion of the Datathon. Every participant without a team will have the chance to participate in a matchmaking process and form his/her team.

Local Schedule:

Ready, Set, Go on 28th Sept!

18:30 – 19:15

Official Opening


Team article Deadline

22:45 – 24:00

It’s Quest time! – participants

The Coding continues on 29th Sept!

* Expect local fun sessions during the day!

00:00 – 24:00

Deep Data Learning and Hard Working on the Cases

17:30 – 22:30

*Each team to upload their video on Twitter and Facebook with #Datathon and #GlobalDatathon2018


Deadline to upload a working version of your article [to qualify for the competition]


Semi-Finals Groups Announcement

It’s Show Time on 30th September

00:00 – 16:30

The Work continues!


Deadline to upload a final version of your article

16:30 – 17:45

Presentations preparation & Semi-Finals Groups Review

17:45 – 18:00

Finalists Announcements

18:00 – 19:00

Online Presentations by the Finalists via Hangout

19:00 – 20:00

Networking & Finalists Jury

20:00 – 20:30

Winners announcement


Team presentations are on Sunday, @18:00 HRS and everyone is welcome to watch (for people not participating in the Datathon, please register for free Datathon Fan: Online Stream to notify you when we begin).

Transport and parking:

On Hosur Rd, while coming from Silk Board, take a U-turn at Konappanna Agrahara Junction. Continue for about 1 km, and you will spot Salarpuria Symphony complex on your left.


On Friday (28-Sep), the event will start at 6.30 PM IST and the Venue will be open till 7.30 PM IST.

On Saturday (29-Sep), the venue will be open from 9.00 AM IST to 5.00 PM IST.

On Sunday (30-Sep), the venue will be closed unless notified otherwise.


Please note that this is a 48 hours event and teams will be working throughout Friday and Saturday night. Access will be controlled and limited in the hours between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. We provide coffee, tea and snacks.

* If you have any questions, please refer to the General rules for participation and ask in the respective channel in the Data.Chat.


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