KOLLAM: IIT Roorkee emerged as the winner of the semi-final round of the ACM International Programming Competition held on Amrita University’s engineering campuses in Amritapuri and Coimbatore on Tuesday.
‘Team 3 spades’ which represented IIT Roorkee topped the list of winners in the contest considered as the ‘Olympics of Programming.’
The second position was won by the ‘Team JU_ Assassins’ from Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh and the third position by ‘Team Believe’ from IIIT Hyderabad. Teams which cleared the semi-final round will participate in the international finals to be held in Morocco, Africa in May 2015.
In all, 750 students belonging to 255 teams from over 150 colleges in India and Bangladesh took part in the semifinals. Participants from India come mostly from national premier institutions like IIT, IIIT, NIT, Birla Institute of Technology and other leading institutions.
ICPC contest is being hosted by the Amrita University for the 10th consecutive time. The University will also host the first-ever ICPC World finals in 2015. The teams that took part in the semi-finals were selected after the preliminary contest held in October 2014.
Top teams qualifying in the semi-finals from all over the world will compete in the world finals. IBM is the worldwide ICPC sponsor and the Asia region event is sponsored by Infosys, Facebook, Directi.