Online Contest Receives Over 44 thousand Registrations by Engineering Students
Bangalore, India - October 11, 2011:
Infosys Ltd, a world leader in consulting and technology services, today announced the National winners of Aspirations2020, an online programming contest, organized by the company. The winning team (Nitish Chhangani, Mahak Rajvanshi, Nandkishore Agrawal) from Jodhpur Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan received a certificate and a 64GB iPad for each team member, while the runners up (Timothy Tarun Andrew, Saurabh Meshram, Gajendra Singh KBN) from CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka received a certificate and a 32GB iPad for each team member.
Aspirations2020 is a programming contest series organized by the Infosys Campus Connect Program, to enhance the problem solving skills for pre-final and final year engineering and MCA students. The objective of the contest is to encourage participants in the development of problem solving abilities through algorithmic thinking and logical reasoning, and then demonstrating the solution through programming and team work.
Aspirations2020 received over 45611 student registrations online from 437 engineering colleges across 20 Indian states. The National Finals held in Bangalore on October 11, saw participation from 14 teams with each team comprising of a maximum of 3 members.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys Limited said, "It is crucial for Indian students to develop their analytical thinking and reasoning skills. Online contests such as Aspirations2020, give students a platform to develop and showcase their problem solving skills, thereby enhancing their competitiveness and employability. This initiative underlines Infosys' ongoing commitment to the training and development of the talent pool available to the industry."
Presenting the awards, Srikantan Moorthy, Senior Vice President and Group Head, Education & Research, Infosys Limited said, "The Infosys Campus Connect Program has been created to deepen the link between academia and industry and increase employability of engineering students. The Aspirations2020 programming contest is aimed at developing the engineering talent in India through teamwork and shared learning. The participants of this years' contest have demonstrated their willingness to learn, be evaluated, and build their own competencies. I would like to congratulate the winners of this contest on their enthusiasm and success."
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