Amrita University to host 1,600 engineering students from all over India for semi-finals of ACM

December 19th, 2016: Come December 22, 2016, and more than 1,600 students from premier engineering institutes across India would flock to four campuses of Amrita University at Bengaluru, Amritapuri, Coimbatore and Mysore to participate in semi-finals of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), considered the "Olympics of Programming Competitions” globally. It is the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest, with more than 2,700 universities participating from almost every country.

India’s top students in software programming from IITs, IISc, NITs and other engineering colleges will compete against each other at Amrita University campuses by solving complex, real-world problems with a gruelling deadline. Teams which ace the semi-finals would participate in the World Finals of ACM-ICPC in May 2017 in the US. In a significant development coinciding with the event, Amrita University has tied up with Unacademy, India’s largest free online learning platform, to promote competitive programming in the country. Said Anand Shenoi, Regional Contest Director, ACM ICPC, Amrita University: “Amrita University is the world’s largest site for semi-finals of ACM-ICPC. Its campus in Amritapuri (Kerala) is the main location for the contest, while Coimbatore, Bengaluru and Mysore campuses are satellite sites. This year, we are hosting over 1,600 participants from 250 colleges across India and Bangladesh. ACM ICPC Amritapuri has earned the reputation for being a platform for budding programmers to exhibit their talent on the global stage. Associating with a brand of Unacademy’s repute is in tune with our larger objective of promoting competitive programming in the country.”

RomanSaini, Co-Founder, Unacademy, said, “Our association with Amrita University falls in line withour objective of providing Indian students an opportunity to gain knowledge andexhibit their talent beyond the confines of their classrooms. Unacademy allowseducators to create courses using their app on various subjects, includingexclusive content for various competitive exams.”

CodeChef, anon-profit platform to learn competitive programming, is the Gold Sponsor ofACM-ICPC at Amrita University, while IBM is the World Sponsor of the contest. 

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