In the International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals 2020 kick-off event at Moscow, on 27 June 2020, AMRITA’s ICPC Asia-Amritapuri regional contest was showcased as the largest ICPC site world-wide in the Day Zero symposium presentation by Prof. Prashant R. Nair, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita University Coimbatore campus in South India.
Prashant serves as one of the site coordinators of ICPC @AMRITA. This ICPC World Finals Day Zero event was inaugurated by Mr. Alexey Volin, Deputy Minister for Digital Development, Communications & Mass Media of Russia.
ICPC is a premium competitive programming contest considered as the Olympics of Collegiate Programming with annual participation of 50,000+ students in 3000+ universities in 100+ countries spread across 6 continents.
ICPC happens every year in a multi-tiered format as a programming competition conducted by and for the world’s universities under the auspices of ICPC Foundation and coordinated by Baylor University, USA. 320,000+ ICPC alumni are top-notch and high tech software developers, data scientists, cyber specialists, start-up founders, tech leads, and project managers in leading companies.
Prominent ICPC alumni include Adam D’Angelo, former CTO of Facebook & Founder of Quora and Craig Silverstein, the first employee of Google.
AMRITA University, inspired by its Chancellor, world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has been organizing the ICPC regional contest for the Asia-Pacific region in India since 2005.
AMRITA has played an important role in popularizing ICPC in India & Asia-Pacific region with contest participation growing by leaps and bounds from 100+ participants in 2005 to 5000+ in 2019. Br. Maheshwara Chaitanya serves as the Regional Contest Director (RCD) of the ICPC Asia-Amritapuri regional contest.