International Collegiate Programming Contest at Amrita

Amrita University hosted the Asia Regional Finals of the prestigious ACM-ICPC (Inter Collegiate Programming Contest). This Olympics of programming contests attracts worldwide participation every year from undergraduate students of computer science and engineering.

In India, Amrita is one of two universities, together with IIT-Kanpur, designated to conduct the contest. Online rounds in the latter part of the year culminate in an onsite contest, wherein teams from all over Asia participate.

Winners from the onsite contest are invited to participate in the ACM-ICPC World Finals. As one of the centers conducting the Regional Contest, Amrita is represented at the World Finals every year by the Contest Director, Prof. Vallath Nandakumar.

Jointly organized, by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Baylor University, today the contest encompasses a truly global network of universities that host regional competitions, send competing teams and conduct coaching camps.






Amrita University hosted an Inter-Collegiate Programming Contest, the ACM-ICPC (Association of Computing Machinery – International Collegiate Programming Contest) during December 11-12, 2010. This is the sixth year in succession the School hosted the ICPC Contest successfully. The event was sponsored by IBM, Infosys and Directi. The competition saw a participation of around 150 teams from different parts of the world. Read More»


For the fifth year in succession, Amrita University hosted the ICPC Asia Regional Contest at its Amritapuri campus during November 30 - December 2, 2009.

Team Oasis from Sogang University, South Korea, secured the first place, by solving seven problems out of ten. Team CounterGambit from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India, placed second with six correct solutions.

2009-2010 has been designated as Green Year by Chancellor Amma. Accordingly, this year was the Green ICPC. There was a talk on global issues such as pollution and climatic change. Plastics were replaced by biodegradable materials such as cloth and palm leaves at the conference. Read More »