New Delhi: The earlier the students start learning appropriate skills, the more effective they will become for their future expeditions, thus resulting in a potentially strong society as a whole. With a similar thought in mind, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) in association with CodeChef is organizing a Programming and Informatics Summer Camp for the school students of the Delhi-NCR region at its campus in Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase- III, New Delhi.
With camp schedules divided into two batches. First batch is scheduled from 14-26 May and the second batch will start from 21 May and it will get concluded on 2 June. The camp will hold in 6 hours a day classes with expert instructors and student-friendly concepts.
The main aim of this 12 days intensive camp is to develop and strengthen the fundamental programming concepts in students and prep them up for global programming competitions like International Olympiad in Informatics through some fun and engaging unplugged activities. With a very nominal enrollment fee, the summer camp focuses on making the school going children familiar with the usage of flowcharts and hands-on programming experience in the Python programming. Even in case of financial constraints, interested candidates can request for need-based waiver and apply for the same.
On this occasion, Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director at IIIT-Delhi said “India is being considered as the nation of hardworking and dedicated professionals all throughout the globe, but the inability to tap on the adequate programming and technological skills at the right time has restricted us to the backend only. Through such summer camps, students will get to learn and hone their computational thinking and problem-solving skills following next-gen technology and without disturbing their routine school activities.”
On this association, Anup Kalbalia, lead at CodeChef said, “Indians consider coding as a strenuous job and hard to achieve task thus, restricting many kids from exploring this flourishing forte. With this summer camp, we aim at bringing the kids up close with the coding world in a fun, engaging, and easy way. The 12 days camp will prep them up with the fundamentals of computational thinking and problem solving-skills to make them competent as per the global norms and standards.”