Aspirations2020 Receives over One Lakh Registrations from Engineering Students across India
Hyderabad, India - March 19, 2010
Infosys Technologies today announced the national winners of Aspirations2020, an online programming contest organized by the Infosys Campus Connect Program. The winning team from Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai received a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 1.5 Lakh, and the runners up team from Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, Noida received a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 1.2 Lakh.
Aspirations2020 is a programming contest series organized by the Infosys Campus Connect Program, to enhance the problem solving skills of pre-final and final year engineering and MCA students. The objective of the contest is to encourage participants to develop their problem solving abilities through algorithmic thinking and logical reasoning, demonstrating the solution through programming and team work.
Aspirations2020 received online registrations from over 104,000 students, in 474 engineering colleges across 20 Indian states. The National Finals held in Hyderabad on March 19, saw participation from 14 teams comprising of 3 members each. The teams reached the finals after four rounds namely - Teaser Round, College Round, Inter College Round and State Level Finals.
Providing the perspective for the initiative, Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai, Member of the Board, Infosys Technologies, said, "We need the students of India to develop problem solving skills. Open competitions such as Aspirations2020, help students develop analytical and problem solving skills, making them competitive for the future."
Presenting the awards, Srikantan Moorthy, Head - Education and Research, Infosys Technologies, said, "The Campus Connect Program has been created to bridge the gap between the academia and industry, aligning college curriculum to the industry's requirements to prepare students for a career in the IT industry. The Aspirations2020 programming contest is an initiative that is aimed at bringing the best engineering talent in India together to interact and learn from each other. The participants of Aspirations2020 have demonstrated that they are willing to take initiatives, raise their own confidence levels, and willing to expose themselves and be compared with peers. I congratulate the winners of this contest on their determination and achievements."
For more details about Aspirations2020, please refer - http://campusconnect.infosys.com/Aspirations/Home.aspx
The Infosys' Campus Connect program is an industry academia collaboration program to align engineering student competencies with industry needs. This program was launched by Infosys in May 2004 with 60 colleges and has since grown global and is currently working with 397 engineering colleges in the country. As part of Campus Connect, Infosys conducts seminars and workshops in colleges to provide industry perspective, share courseware case studies, and information on industry projects and invite college faculty to pursue research in mutual areas of interest, among other activities.
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