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ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is the largest computer programming contest in the world. The ACM ICPC is an activity of the ACM that provides college students with an opportunity to demonstrate and sharpen their problem-solving and computing skills. The contest is considered to be the “Olympics of Computer Programming”. The ACM ICPC Asia Regional Contests invite Asian students to meet, establish friendships and promote fair competition in programming. ICPC Foundation is the Global Sponsor of this event whereas JetBrains is the ICPC Global Programming Tools Sponsor.

A Little About Us

It is a two tier contest. The world is divided into six regions and Asia is a region. In Asia there are twenty five host sites and Kolkata-Kanpur is one of them. Each site selects one team as winner of the site and will be eligible to participate in the world finals which will be held in May, 2018 at Beijing, China. The winning team of each site is eligible to participate to the world finals. This event is sponsored by ICPC Foundation. The Kolkata-Kanpur Site contest-2017 is a multi-site contest and will be held at Kolkata (West Bengal) as well as Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).¬† Kolkata-Kanpur site contest is organized by National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research Kolkata. The onsite round in Kolkata will be hosted by JIS Group, Kolkata, whereas University¬† Institute of Engineering and Technology, CSJM University, Kanpur¬† will host onsite round in Kanpur.

Setting Up Teams

A team consists of at most 3 contestants and a coach from the same college/institution. Generally each team gets 6 to 8 problems to be solved within 5 hours. A team can submit the programs in C, C++, python or in JAVA.