Does participating in Kaggle competitions helps in getting interviews for Data Science jobs
It definitely helps.
Also, do not forget about Github. Keep pushing the code and get to know the basics of Github.
It definitely helps. As mentioned by @Suneel_Mohan, make sure you GitHub profile is up to date as well.
You can check out our hackathon platform as well:
There are a lot of competitions and practice problems in the pipeline and the focus is on learning data science. They might give you more visibility with Indian companies.