Amrita Center For Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, is launching the third edition of InCTFj - a national level cybersecurity contest for school students in India. No prior knowledge is required for taking part and the registration is free. 

Realizing the important role cybersecurity is going to play now and in the future for a safer world, many countries are now introducing cybersecurity education at a school level to develop interest and nurture talent in the area. There are many other countries that train students at the school level in various ways. A recent NASSCOM report states that there will be a huge shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals as much as 1.5 million jobs will be vacant in India alone by 2019. School students are exposed to subjects like maths, arts, programming, sciences etc but not in the area of cybersecurity. In order to develop interest in cybersecurity amongst school students researchers have developed many game based learning approaches and a popular one is called as as capture the flag contest (CTF). Please help us spread the word an get more school students to participate. The event is free. There are exciting prizes to be won too.

Students from 8th to 12th standard can participate. Registration is via InCTFj

InCTFj has three rounds

  1. Learning Round (July to September 2018)
  2. Online Round (October for 4 days)
  3. Onsite training and final round (December )

In the learning round students are provided with custom designed materials that include video tutorials. During this period we also conduct mock contests to help students to get an idea about the contest.

The online round lasts for 4 days.

The top 50 students are invited onsite (free of cost) for more advanced training and a final round contest followed by prize distribution.

Amrita InCTF Junior, India’s only cybersecurity talent hunt contest for school students, is back. Get ready for a unique cybersecurity talent hunt unlike any other contest in India that gamifies learning! Top performers stand a chance attractive prizes up to 60k! Are you ready for race to the top against time and other participants to become India’s best school cyber security warrior? Register now at

What is Amrita InCTF Junior?

A recent report has revealed that a miniscule 0.6% of graduate students are currently working in cyber security while cyber attacks and breaches are manifesting in the country. In order to encourage the youth to participate, they need to be taught at a young age about the importance of computer security. A lot of research have been proven to be the best way to approach this is Capture the Flag style contests. These contests typically simulate real life scenarios that enable participants to develop real world security skills. Many of the countries like USA and China have realized the need for cyber security education and are conducting CTF contests for school students. Having realized the dire need for such a training culture in India, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing Amrita InCTF Junior, an online Capture the Flag style contest specifically designed to introduce cyber security awareness and training in high school students.

Amrita Center for Cyber Security Systems

Amrita Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks promote partnership between industry, academia and the government to foster innovative research and education in Cyber Security, thus enhancing knowledge, deriving solutions, benefiting society and mitigating risks. The Center is supported by the Government of India throught many of its Departments and Mission REACH programs. The Center has been designated as a Center of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) for Cyber security in India. As a CORE, the Center aims to foster a core group of experts who can help disseminate knowledge about the ever-expanding frontiers of Cyber Security.

Event Details
2018-08-10 09:00 to 2018-12-01 17:00
Cyber Security