Root to ideas

18th - 19th Feb 2023

About   Dotslash

DotSlash 6.0 is a 30 HOURS long OFFLINE hackathon, hosted in the lush green campus of SVNIT and completely managed by SVNIT students. It is a platform for developers around the world to use their innovative skills to produce something new and useful for the society.

Explore the realms of Web and Mobile based applications while developing your ideas. You are free to use any framework and any code fragment, until and unless it is open sourced. The limits are endless and the possiblities are infinite.

Supported   by


Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat is a leading technical Institute not only at national level but also at International level for imparting training to students as per the needs of technology. It is also envisaged to provide the necessary infrastructure to take up research work and to provide the mechanism to interact with industries effectively.


ASHINE is a Technology Business Incubator located at the centre of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat spread across 250 acres of lush-green campus having all the modern educational and recreational facilities for students. With an infrastructure that can support 30+ tech and non-tech startups and 200 startup enthusiasts from across the nation.


ACM NIT Surat is a student chapter highly focused on planning and organizing events for coding, development, design etc. Founded in 2005, the chapter has been a centre for various learning, fun, and productive activities. Be it coding challenges, hackathons, quizzes, or application development, the activities of the chapter are widely acknowledged in the institute and keenly looked for.


Dotslash 5.0   at a glance

With an excess of a thousand registrations and over a hundred project submissions from across the country, DOTSLASH 5.0 was arguably one of India's top 5 university-organized hackathons of 2022. Continuing on the history of surpassing expectations, DOTSLASH 6.0 will provide an immersive OFFLINE hackathon experience in the lush green campus of SVNIT to all participant hackers.

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Our  Judges and Speakers


Jay Patel

MLH top 50

Prasan Singh

Founder, CyberJunk

Shlok Patel

Backend engineer, Fampay

Keshav Gautam

Former ACM-SVNIT Chairperson

Gaurav Kumar

SDE intern, Chargebee

Astel Thottankara

Former ACM core member

Esha Srivastav

Riya Sharma

Sponsors /  Partners






1st Prize


2nd Prize


3rd Prize

Frequently Asked  Questions


play_arrowWho can participate?

All university students irrespective of any course are eligible to apply.

play_arrowWhat is the registration procedure?

Simply click on "Apply with Devfolio" button on our website and fill out the form. RSVP and other details will be shared closer to the hackathon.

play_arrowCan we apply as a team?

Yes! You can have a maximum of 3 members per team. If you don't have a team, you can participate individually. We'll have team formation at the time of hackathon.

play_arrowWhat does “Application Under Review” mean on Devfolio dashboard?

It means we have successfully received your application. Once you submit your idea after the problem statements are released, we will accept you for our hackathon. Please note that at this stage the submitted ideas will not be evaluated.

play_arrowWhat is the registration fee for hackathon?

Glad you asked. Its completely Free!!!

play_arrowCan a team consist of students from different colleges ?

Yes, definitely !

play_arrowWhen is the deadline to register to DotSlash?

The deadline is 9th February 2023. But we recommend you to submit your application for review as soon as it's ready.

play_arrowWhat will be the mode of conduct of hackathon?

We are very glad to announce that this one will be OFFLINE mode at our campus itself.

play_arrowWhat do I get by attending DotSlash?

Pretty much everything from socializing with fellow hacker communities. And yeah we'll have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Most of all, you will gain an unparalleled learning experience and memories for a lifetime! You will also get a cool geeky T-Shirt, Certificate of Participation and a bag full of swags.

play_arrowWhat will be the theme for DotSlash?

Not to worry, the problem statements will be based on a variety of theme options.

play_arrowWhat if I've never been to a hackathon before?

Then we're so glad DotSlash will be your first ever! It's helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it's not a requirement. We'll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project.

play_arrowWhere can I find updates?

Join us on Discord and follow us on Instagram for all the updates. Also we will be reaching out to you via mail. To receive the updates through mail, kindly register for the hackathon.