Developing IT Excellence

Jaskaran Singh, winner of the ‘IT genius of India’ award (student category), receiving cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh.
Jaskaran Singh, winner of the ‘IT genius of India’ award (student category), receiving cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh.

RC Pune Pride, D 3131, along with the Computer ­Society of India (Pune Chapter) organised a nation-wide IT Olympiad 2016 for students and professionals. The event was promoted by the All India Engineering Board, Computer Society of India network and Digital Social Media Marketing and the College of Engineering, Pune and ­NASSCOM were the knowledge partners.

It was conducted in five stages and the grand finale had ten contestants shortlisted from 12,000 participants. The winners were given the title ‘IT Genius of India,’ and cash prizes ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh were awarded for the achievers.

The Olympiad aimed to develop excellence in IT ­practices among youngsters and provide a common national platform for IT professionals and students. ­Eminent personalities from the corporate and Rotary world including Arun Nathani, CEO and MD of Cybage India, Dr Sachin Lodha, CTO from Tata Consultancy Services, Dr Ahuja, Director of COEP and PDG Madhav Borate, RI District 3131, chaired the grand finale.

(The author is Public Image Director and member of RC Pune Pride, D 3131.)

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