Tier 2 and 3 city students make up more than 75 percent of the country’s finalists.
ICode, a coding competition and evaluation firm, launched the India leg of the ICode Global Hackathon in January 2021. Following the amazing response from parents and schools in 22 countries to the event and the global trend of participation in the last 3 years, ICode has received over 40,000 participants in the preliminary rounds on behalf of India. These students participated in a multi-level competition that began with the state-level primary elections in August 2021 and advanced to zonal, national and then South Asian events in November 2021. The number of participants worldwide for the hackathon brought in more than 2 million students.
During the competition, a total of 57 students from India made their way to the global finals of the iCode Global Hackathon. The 10 Indian students who made it to the top 50 positions in the Global Final are:
- Lehar Gorg, Siddhajit Singh Yadav, Ramit Gorg, Pratap Singh Rudra and Mishika Shah from Little Angels High School in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
- Yatharth Shah and Danish Reddy Mandlem from Bolton School, Secunderabad, Telangana
- Manya Agarwal from Krishna Public School, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
- SIPSritrun from BIPS Bagalkot, Bangalore, Karnataka
- Biraj Singh from Aryan International School, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Commenting on the results of the hackathon, Asaf Rothschild, Head of Global Partnership at the iCode Foundation, said: We would like to congratulate the leaders and policy makers in India for focusing on building the core competency of computational thinking in their education policy. “
Amit Yadav, Head of India Partnership at iCode Foundation, added, “Our vision through this Olympiad is to harness this talent and bring our students on par with their international counterparts.