Indian Students Among The Top 10 In The Finals Of ICode Global Hackathon
Tier 2 & 3 town students make up for over 75 per cent of the finalists from the country.
ICode, a Coding Competition and assessment organisation launched its India leg of ICode Global Hackathon in January 2021. Following the global trends of amazing response and participation from parents and schools, across 22 countries in past 3 years of the event, ICode received more than 40,000 participants in its preliminary selection rounds for India. These students participated in a multi-level competition starting with State-level initial selection in August 2021 and progressing to Zonal, National, and then South Asia events in November 2021. Global participation number for the hackathon brings more than 2 million students.
In the course of the competition, a total of 57 students from India have excelled their way into the Global finals of the ICode Global Hackathon. The 10 Indian students who made it to top 50 positions in the Global Final are:
- Lehar Garg, Siddhjeet Singh Yadav, Ramit Garg, Pratap Singh Rudra and Mishika Shah from Little Angels High School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
- Yatharth Shah and Danish Reddy Mandlem from Bolton School, Secunderabad, Telangana
- Manya Agrawal from Krishna Public School, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
- S Saisritarun from BIPS Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Karnataka
- Viraj Singh from Aryan International School, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Speaking about the outcome of the hackathon, Asaf Rothchild, Head of Global Partnerships, ICode Foundation said, “The number of finalists from India stands to grow exponentially in the coming years as the country rolls out the New Education Policy. We would like to congratulate the leaders and policy makers in India for their focus on building foundation skills in Computational Thinking in their education policy. ”
Adding further Amit Yadav, Head of India Partnerships, ICode Foundation said, ‘’Through this Olympiad, our vision is to harness this talent and bring our students at par with their international counterparts.”
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