Coding Contest for Girls
NEW DELHI / March 5, 2021: On occasion of International Women’s Day, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’sSchool of Engineering is launching a unique, one-of-its kind competitive programming contest for girls called AlgoQueen. The aim is to promote a culture of competitive programming among girl students in the country.
Under the AlgoQueenprogram, Amrita School of Engineering will host a series of contests till July 2021. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham students and alumni will deliver training sessions for those interested in participating in the contest to instill confidence among them about coding.
SaidMaheshwara Chaitanya, Dy. Controller of Exams & Associate Director, ICPC Amritapuri Asia Site, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “Competitive programming is trending in the technology sector and enabling industries to identify and recruit students with appreciable coding skills. By organizing the AlgoQueencontest for girls, we want to help reduce the gender gap in the domain. Competitive programming builds a strong foundation to develop problem-solving techniques and critical thinking. It also enhances basic mathematical and algorithmic skills and one’s knowledge about data structures. This, in turn, helps students build logical and analytical skills.”
The contest comprises of four online rounds of questions based on C, C++, Java and Python that will be followed by an onsite round (if pandemic conditions permit). It is open to all girl students from schools across India in teams of two or three. The questionnaires will be prepared entirely by students of Amrita School of Engineering.
To guide participants and boost their confidence, online training sessions will be held prior to the contestthat will be hosted on an external platform known as Competitive Drills Contests.
Students can start practicing for the contest right away by clicking on the link: https://codedrills.io/
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF), has a legacy of hosting world’s largest competitive programming contest, ICPC. It has also organized various programs like coding camps, competitions, programming championships for both school and college students.
About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary Institution of Eminence accredited by NAAC and ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF). Amrita continues to be the No. 1 Private University in India as per THE 2020 world rankings as well.The university is spread across six campuses in three states—Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka—with headquarters at Coimbatore. Amrita partners with academic, industry, and governmental institutions across the world to accomplish human-centered, translational, and groundbreaking research. To date, Amrita has more than 500 collaborations from more than 200 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). Some of Amrita’s partners include Harvard University, Columbia University, King’s College London, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, VU Amsterdam, the British Geological Society, University of Oxford, Italian National Research Council, Deakin University and the University of Tokyo.Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. A world-renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of Amrita. Amma’s words, thoughts, and vision for education and research have shaped the university’s mission and vision.