First Time Indian Achievers| September Short Contests

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Pheww, September was loaded with back-to-back shot challenges! Now that the month is done, it’s time to look at the newbies who were in the spotlight for all the challenges. 


Division 1

  • This time majority of the newbies in Division 1 were from various IITs. Shashank Agrawal (IIT, Bombay), Yash Mittal (IIT, Ropar), Jeffin Biju (IIT, Madras), and Akshit Khare (IIT, BHU) are the coders who rose to the top for the first time.
  • Soham Mittal from VIT, Vellore, solved four questions and bagged his place in the top 100. 

Division 2

  • Kushagra Rathore (Medi-Caps University) improved his Cook-Off rank from 1477 to a global rank of 38 within a month. 
  • Anshul Tripathi from Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology participated in this rated contest for the first time and managed to grab 46th rank in the first attempt.
  • This time not only did we see students make their way up the table but also professionals. Priyansh Bhardwaj from Metacube Software Pvt. Ltd. took time out of his busy schedule to work on their skills, and now here he is!
  • A lot of IITians also topped the rank table for the first time. Biswadip Mandal (IIT, Madras), Soghosh (IIT, Shibpur), Aryan (IIT, Dhanbad), Aniket Shetty (IIT, Delhi), Grace Sharma (IIT, Kharagpur), and Nainesh Hulke (IIT, Dhanbad) are a few of them.

Division 3

  • Visit Jain from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, reached new heights and was in the 2nd rank in the first attempt.
  • aakashshri2010 from Delhi Public School, Dwarka, gave a tough competition to the other pros, and now is in the 4th rank. 
  • Prakash Bhardwaj from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, solved six questions, gained 225 points, and secured the 6th rank for the first time. 
  • A few of the other coders who are in the limelight this time are Mihir Patel (National Institute of Technology, Rourkela), Raghavendra Khare (JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida), Ishav Gupta (Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology), Shrey (Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur), and Abhishek (University of Calcutta).


Division 1

  • Satvik Bansal (IIT, Kharagpur) has participated in multiple challenges and now managed to climb up the table and be on the top. 
  •  Vasu Singhal from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, gained 135 points and managed to grab a position in the top 100 as well.
  • Chaithanya Shyam from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka increased his rank from 163 to 78 and was in the top 100 for the first time. 

Division 2

  • Both Hriday and Sai Panda from BITS, Hyderabad, came in the top 50 for the first time. Hriday achieved this feat by solving five questions and gaining 240 points. At the same time, Sai Panda gained 202 points and is now in the 6th rank.
  • Suryansh Jaiswal from IIT, Dhanbad, bagged the 9th rank in the challenge this time. 
  • Anmol Agrawal (Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology) scored 149 points and is now in the 19th rank for the first time. 
  • Saurabh Mahajan from Lovely Professional University improved his Lunchtime rank from 535 to 23 within a month! 

Division 3

  • Both Harshit and SM Kumar from Delhi Technological University procured a rank of 2 and 4 respectively for the first time. 
  • Vikram Singla from IIT, Guwahati, participated in his second-rated challenge and procured the 9th rank!
  • Jatin Chauhan from Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, last seen participating in the July Lunchtime, tried his hand in the challenge this time and improved his rank from 2509 to 19. 
  • Utkarsh Mittal from City Montessori School returned to Lunchtime after more than a year and bagged 23rd rank. 


Division 2

  • Aryan Raj from IIT, Roorkee broke into the top 50 list for the first time by solving seven questions and gaining 158 points. 
  • Sheer will, patience, and hard work will always help you move ahead. Akul Sareen (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) is an example of that. He has practiced and participated in countless challenges and finally grabbed his spot in the top 50. 
  • Ujjwal (IIT, Roorkee), Manthan Solanki (Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai), Ramit Gupta (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi), and Abhishek (Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College) are the other rising stars.
  • Four coders managed to rise to the top for the first time and be in the top 10. Harsh Vardhan Goenka (IIT, Kharagpur), Anubhab Das ( Jadavpur University), Tanay Chaturvedi (Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing, Jabalpur), and Ayush Jain (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) are the young coders who achieved this feat. 
  • Abhay Jindal, a professional from Jaguar Land Rover, also caught his place in the top 50 for the first time. 
  • Eleven of the newcomers were from various IITs across the country, and a few of them are Suryansh Jaiswal ( IIT, Dhanbad), Kushagra Goel (IIT, BHU), Shivam Sharma (IIT, Bhilai), and Abdullah Mohammed (IIT, Madras).

Division 3

  • For the first time in Starters, Rahul Aditya and Abhinav Bohra from IIT, Kharagpur, secured a global rank of 10 and 12.
  • Hiroj Choudhury from NIT, Silchar exemplifies how constant hard work will eventually reap excellent results. He has constantly participated in these contests, improved his skills and rank, and finally broke into the top 50! 
  • There were 30+ new coders in the top 50, and few others are Ayush Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur), Vinayak Sharda (Delhi Technological University), Ayush Srivastava (IIT, Allahabad), Rudra Prasad Das (IIT, Dhanbad), and Pratik Agarwal (MCKV Institute of Engineering, Liluah). 
  • Keshav Garg from The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, last seen in the May Cook-Off, is back with a bang and claimed 8th rank this time. 
  • Ayush Gangwani from IIT, BHU, had a steep ascend and procured a global rank of 13.
  • Samyak Jain (Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore) participated in the rated challenge for the first time and came to the top.
  • A few other coders who are in the limelight this time are Lavi Agrawal (IIT, Kharagpur), Lalit Vilas Shirsath (Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering), Abhinav Verma (Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology), and Kashish Singh (Birla Institute of Technology Mesra).
  • Himanshu Bhawnani from IIT, Allahabad, participated in the Starters for the first time and grabbed the sixth rank by six questions. 
  • Starters 12 was Anirudh Bajaj’s (Bhartiya Institute of Engineering and Technology) first-rated challenge, and he procured the 13th rank. 
  • There’s a general misconception that you need to be from IIT to be a top coder, but these coders have proven it wrong by being in the top 50 rank list for the first time. Manavkumar Patel (Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering), Vasu Aggarwal (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology), Amit Kumar (Academy of Technology), and Shreya Halder (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) are the young coders who achieved this feat.
  • We have a professional yet again, and this time the coder is from Google! Keyur Jain participated in the challenge to improve his skills.
  • Akshay Vijay Wairagade from IIT, Bombay, solved six questions, gained 212 points, and secured the 8th rank for the first time. 
  • Dibyanshoo Pandey from LPU procured 199 points and is now at 13th rank. 
  • Among all the professionals and college students, we saw a school coder, Utkarsh Mittal from City Montessori School, rise to the top. 

Now that’s all about September short challenges folks! In case if you missed this check out this blog for more details about the contest

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