New Delhi, 21st June 2022: Aligning with the Government’s National Education Policy 2020, Coding Ninjas, India’s largest online upskilling platform for aspiring and professional coders, in association with AICTE and Chandigarh University launched first-ever ‘Innovate India Coding Championship (IICC) 2022.’ With its motto ‘Code the Future,’ the competitive event aims to encourage skill-based programming as a culture by creating a national-level platform for students who seek a chance to showcase their talent.
As a part of AICTE’s (All India Council of Technical Education) celebration of the 75th Independence Day of India, the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ the competition invites the students of engineering colleges from across the country to participate, experience, and innovate. The three-staged competition will be held online at Coding Ninjas Online Coding Portal and registered participants can join from anywhere in the country. The registration for IICC 2022 opened on 20th June 2022.
Elaborating on the first-of-its-kind event, Ankush Singla, co-founder, of Coding Ninjas, said, “With coding as a central theme of our philosophy we believe skilling, upskilling, and reskilling is the way to create an efficient workforce in the country. We, in association with AICTE and Chandigarh University, conceptualized the ‘Innovate India Coding Championship’ with the sole purpose to recognize the real talent and encourage them to further enhance their programming skills. With this event, we provide them with a platform to showcase, experience, enjoy and improve their coding skills.”
Along with recognizing top participating institutions and their talented students, the winners and participants of IICC 2022 will be rewarded with prizes worth Rs 11 lakhs in order to motivate the students to put in the best of their efforts while competing with each other. Coding Ninjas are also organizing mentorship and up-skilling sessions with Industry Experts for the competition aspirants. With this top performers will be provided with internship or placement opportunities in leading tech companies and up to 100% Coding Ninjas upskilling scholarships.
Talking about the IICC 2022, Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said, “The Idea of IICC 2022 presented by Coding Ninjas is very interesting that’s why we decided to collaborate with them. This year, we are celebrating the 75th Independence Day, so there cannot be a better time to organize such a competition which aims at solving the large problems of society and nation. Today, coding is becoming a complex and challenging field with the advent of advanced technologies like metaverse, AI, AR, VR, IOT, and many more. So it would be exciting to see these talented students competing, interacting, and cooperating with each other and showcasing their brilliant ideas, creativity, and analytical ability to become winners.”
“I take this opportunity to convey my message to the young generation that they should not wait for getting jobs but try and become innovative entrepreneurs like coding Ninjas and therefore, start honing their skills from school and college-level”, he added.
A grand online ceremony to launch IICC 2022 took place on the 19th of June where an insightful discussion was held on programming and coding skills. Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE was the chief guest of the event along with Mr. Anil Shrivastava, Principal Consultant, and Mission Director, NITI Ayog as a guest of honor. Mr. Ankush Singhla, Co-Founder, Coding Ninjas, and Professor B Priestley Shan, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chandigarh University were also present at the online event.