Imarticus Learning, India’s front-running professional education firm, is organizing a two-day-long hackathon for the candidates enrolled in PGA courses in partnership with KPMG. The first leg of the event is slated to be held on the 15th and 16th of October 2022. The top scorers from this stage will move to the next phase, which will be held from the 29th to the 30th of October, 2022.
The hackathon aims to foster the development of a problem-solving approach and innovative thinking, enabling participants to be equipped for the challenges in their field. The hackathon will consist of three rounds, out of which two will focus on problem-solving, and one will be on presentation. The first two rounds will present candidates with problems that they might face in the real world and encourage them to solve these using inventive thinking. From this, the best candidates will be shortlisted to proceed in the contest.
Mr. Nikhil Barshikar, Founder of Imarticus Learning, said, “Hackathons provide an excellent platform for students to sharpen and showcase their skills and expand their existing knowledge base. Moreover, they present an opportunity to blend learning with fun and reformulate existing pedagogical systems. This hackathon will allow students to advance in their careers and engage in out-of-the-box thinking to solve contemporary challenges. We look forward to hosting this event in partnership with KPMG. Hopefully, this will be the first among many events organized as a part of the collaboration.”
The spokesperson for KPMG said, “Hackathons are perhaps one of the best ways to identify top talent and encourage students to step forward and showcase their skills. We reflect Imarticus Learning’s ideologies when it comes to hackathons and firmly believe in shaping students into career-ready professionals by enhancing their skill sets. This hackathon endeavors to achieve exactly that. We are confident that it will add to the ambition of building a workforce that is ready to meet contemporary challenges presented in the field across the globe.”
The much-awaited hackathon has created a stir amongst those in analytics courses and has so far received 111 registrations. After clearing the first stage, the top 50 candidates from round 1 will qualify for the next level, focusing on a classification-related challenge. Finally, the 3rd round will involve the top 10 contestants presenting their solutions to KPMG stakeholders, where the winner will be decided.
About Imarticus Learning
Founded in 2012, Imarticus Learning is famed for its industry-first approach to bridging the gap between employment and academia. Working in alliance with world-renowned organizations and industry experts, the institute offers its learners professional certifications and job placement opportunities that sculpt the future. Its mission is to upgrade the quality of human skill capital to meet current and emerging employment demands.
With its vast course catalog that encompasses thorough training in cutting-edge subjects such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Web Development, and many others, Imarticus Learning aims to mold highly skilled employees for various industries, functions and job roles.