Prof. Prashant R. Nair, Vice Chairperson and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, was appointed as Treasurer for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Coimbatore Chapter, on July 31, 2018. The announcement was made by Mr. Shekhar Sahasrabudhe, COO, ACM India, during the launch of ACM Coimbatore Chapter at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, on the same day.

In conjunction with this Chapter launch, as part of the CS Pathshala initiative, ACM, along with the department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, organized an outreach workshop on ‘Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools’ at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. The workshop saw the participation of 75 school teachers from all over Tamil Nadu. As one of the early adopters of computational thinking in undergraduate curriculum, Amrita will lead in popularizing the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) and CS Pathshala initiative to bring modern computing curriculum to schools in the region.

Amrita has been organizing ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) since 2005.

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