Tuesday, November 10, 2009
TeckMonks In "Battle Of Brain"
Team "Oasis" from South Korea's Sogang University took first place at the Amritapuri regional contest, held Nov. 1 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University.
"Oasis" solved seven problems correctly, the only team to do so. "CounterGambit," from India's National Institute of Technology, Trichy, took second place, mirroring their finish in the Gwalior/Kanpur regional contest a month before; they solved six problems correctly. "Phoenix," from the DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering in Mumbai, came in third.
Four teams from the Indian Institute of Technology representing schools in Guwahati, Bombay, Roorkee and Chennai placed in the top 10. Fifty-six teams from five countries participated in the contest, which was directed by Professor Vallath Nandakumar.
Professor Nandakumar noted in his report that the organizers took contest participants on a sightseeing tour of the Kerala countryside, visiting the area beaches and the Palaruvi waterfalls and capping the trip off with a banquet dinner and an show of cultural dances.
Photos of the contest can be found here. The full director's report is here (pdf). The contest's blog is here. Follow them on Twitter @icpcamritapuri.