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Launch your Programming Prowess

The Department of CS & IT, Software Engineering and Applied Computing & Emerging Sciences are excited to announce plans to introduce the concept of competitive programming into computing courses. These courses include:


  1. Programming Fundamentals
  2. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  3. Data Structures and Algorithms
  4. Analysis of Algorithms

What is Competitive Programming?

Competitive programming is a mind sport where individuals compete to solve coding problems efficiently within a specific timeframe. It requires a strong foundation in computer science principles and utilizes concepts from various areas like:


  1. Mathematical and logical problem-solving
  2. Number theory
  3. Graph theory
  4. Permutations and combinations
  5. Game theory
  6. Geometry

Benefits for Students:

We believe incorporating competitive programming into these foundational courses will offer numerous benefits to our students, including:

  1. Increased Employability: Competitive programming skills are highly sought-after by major tech companies. Companies value the problem-solving approach and coding efficiency honed through competitive programming.
  2. Improved Efficiency: Regular practice in competitive programming environments enhances coding speed, focus, and overall problem-solving abilities.
  3. Complex Problem-Solving: Competitive programming challenges students to tackle intricate coding problems and develop effective solutions, fostering a deeper understanding of computer science concepts.
  4. Teamwork: Collaborative problem-solving skills are fostered through participation in team competitions, which can be a valuable asset in future careers.
  5. Career Preparation: Training and participation in competitive programming provide valuable preparation for a successful career in coding. Our students will be better equipped to excel in technical interviews and secure lucrative job opportunities.
  6. International Programming Competition: MOST importantly this will help in targeting the international programming competitions like ICPC, Codejam, …. (check posters for details).