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IIT ropar bags top stop in Infosys Hashers contest

Posted on Nov 14, 10:02PM | UNI

Infosys has announced the winners of the first edition of its Hashers Challenge, a programming contest to foster innovation and create a platform for collaboration with the future talent pool of the IT industry.

The inaugural edition of 'Infosys Hashers' drew participation from 540 students from the IITs, IIITs and BITS Pilani.

The teams were put through two rigorous rounds to judge their programming skills and were judged on various parameters including accuracy, performance and flexibility of the solution, a company release said.

The finale held recently at the Infosys campus here witnessed 13 two-member teams competing for the top spot. They they built a website to find the best mobile service plan using the algorithm they created in Round One.

Abhishek Kumar Arora and Abhisaar Sharma, from the IIT Ropar, were declared the winners with a cash prize of Rs one lakh.

A Guru Prakash and Devesh Yamparala from IIT-Chennai were the runners up and Venkata Sai Sriram Mahavadi and Bisen Vikrantsingh Mohansingh from the IIIT Bangalore took the the third spot.

S Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman of the company felicitated the winners.