Amrita Hosts Infosys Aspirations2020 with 28000 Contestants from 480 Colleges
For the second year in a row, Amrita University hosted the programming contest Aspirations 2020, promoted by India tech giant Infosys. Every year, Infosys conducts this contest for engineering students all over India. From last year onwards, Amrita University, Amritapuri campus took the responsibility of hosting the contest using the university infrastructure. This contest is run for budding programmers from 480 engineering colleges all over India. These colleges come under the CampusConnect initiative promoted by Infosys.
The contest was hosted in a high end server located at the Amritapuri Campus of Amrita University. DOMjudge, an open source contest management software, was used to run the entire contest. A total number of 28000 contestants participated in teams to solve one medium and one hard problem in three hours. The solutions were to be submitted in C / C++ / Java languages. One wrong submission got a penalty of 20 minutes. The number of problems solved in least minutes were the toppers in this programming game.