The "Innovate India Coding Championship" 2022, which was run by Coding Ninjas, India's largest online upskilling platform for aspiring and professional coders, concluded with an event in Chandigarh, creating yet another level of success. Tanveer Singh from BITS Pilani and Ruturaj Godse from BITS Pilani Goa campus respectively secured second and third place. The competition was won by Shlok Goyal from IIT Roorkee. The coding competition was started in collaboration with AICTE and Chandigarh University in order to support the government's National Education Policy 2020 and promote the culture of skill-based programming by providing a national stage for students looking to share their talents.
Over 100,000 students from 4,500 colleges and institutions participated in the three-staged online competition as a part of the 76th Independence Day celebration's "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav." Out of all participants, 25000 students advanced to the next round, and the top 1000 from 650 universities participated in the six-hour final. Elated on winning IICC 2022, Shlok Goyal said, “I am very happy to win the competition as it was an amazing event where we bore high levels of pressure while showcasing our skill set. I would say it allowed me to showcase the best of my abilities.”
A closing ceremony and the IICC-2022 grand finale were held on-site, with 400 students from 175 colleges in attendance. These events took place on the 11th and 12th of August at Chandigarh University. The event was attended by Tanvi Somani, Programme Manager, Google Developer Group, India, Abhishek Gupta, Head of Business, Coding Ninjas and Professor Anand Agarwal, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University.
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Coding Ninjas co-founder Ankush Singla expressed his joy at the event's success by saying, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the successful completion of IICC 2022 which witnessed a number of enthusiastic participants, healthy levels of brainstorming and talented winners. We strongly believe that constant skilling, upskilling and reskilling is the way to create an efficient workforce in the country and combat serious employment issues. The success of the event has further motivated us to continue encouraging and hosting such competitions that would encourage the youth to showcase and evaluate their skills.”
Talking about the IICC 2022, Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said, “IICC 2022 was one of the best coding competitions we ever organised. I congratulate the winners for performing in an extraordinary manner. It was truly a unique experience of having these talented students on board and seeing them competing, interacting and cooperating with each other and showcasing their brilliant ideas, creativity and analytical ability.”
Coding Ninjas also planned a series of mentorship and skill-up workshops prior to the tournament, where business leaders spoke to the students and shared their coding expertise. As a reward for their accomplishments and the work they put forth while competing against one another, the winners and competitors of IICC 2022 received rewards totalling Rs 11 lakhs. Along with Coding Ninjas upskilling scholarships, top achievers of the IICC 2022 were also offered the chance to get internship or placement opportunities with top tech businesses.