Rising Stars | October Short Challenges

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October has passed, and the winter is almost here. The Chef personally kept a close eye on all the October challenges, and he found a handful of newbies who did very well and were in the limelight. So now, let’s find out who they are!


Division 1

  • json7531 and Rishvic Pushpakaran, both from IIT, BHU, made their way into the top 100 globally in the September Cook-Off challenge. 
  • Mridul Bhatt (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad) gained almost 160 points and earned his place.
  • Another pair of IITians, Shashank Agrawal and Shivang Tiwari from IIT, Bombay, managed to the top for the first time.

Division 2

  • This time in Division 2, young thriving school coders gave a tough competition to the pro coders! Abhay Shivhare (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Morena), Kunal Verma (Christ Church Boys Senior Secondary School), Abhishek (Kendriya Vidyalaya, Paluwas), and the anonymous n (Shiv Jyoti Convent Senior Secondary School) are the budding coders who earned this place in the top 50. 
  • Aman Singh (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad) solved seven questions and grabbed the 10th rank in the contest.
  • A few of the other coders in the top 50 are Abhishek Singh (IIT, Kharagpur), Abhilash Chaudhary (Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh), Shreyansh Mehra (IIT, Bombay), and Mrinmoy Banik (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata). 

Division 3

  • This Cook-Off was Christina Sunil‘s and Elliot’s, both from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, first attempt rated challenge, and they managed to make their place in the top 50. 
  • The climb has been steady for noob_coder_001, from Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, and is finally in the top 50 for Division 3. 
  • Apart from these school and college coders, Bhupathi Tharun, a Samsung R&D Institute India Bangalore professional, also participated in the Cook-Off and came in the top 50. 


Division 1

  • Both Sayan Medya (Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani) and Sid (DIT University) solved three problems, secured 142 and 189 points, respectively, making their way up the table. 
  • Ankit Kumar, and Jay Sharma from IIT, Dhanbad, are also the newbies on the list.

Divison 2

  • Jeevan Jyot Singh (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus) has participated in several challenges and now climb up the table and be on the top. 
  • Karthik Balaji B from Velammal Engineering College solved four questions, gained 194 points, and secured the 21st rank for the first time. 
  • Young school students are a tough competition to these coders. Rupesh (Navy Children School, New Delhi) and Sumit Kumar (Army Public School Ahmednagar) are the two coders who grabbed their place in the rank list. 

Division 3

  • This Lunchtime was Ritik Singh’s (BML Munjal University, Gurgaon) first attempt in the rated challenge, and he secured the second rank itself!
  • We saw more than 40 new coders in the top 50 in Divison 3 for the first time!
  • A few of the newbies are Rakesh Kumar (PES Modern College of Engineering, Pune), Raju (Chennai Mathematical Institute), Ritik Tanwar (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad), Sanjay Verma (Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Sciences), and Abhigyan (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology).


Division 2

Division 3

  • Shorya Saini (Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology) increased his Starters rank from 3718 to 10 by gaining 212 points.
  • Whereas Anurodh Chadha from Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Hyderabad, participated in the rated challenge after almost eight months and now made his way up the table.
  • The young coders from school shone brightly here too, and they are Abhi Raj (Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram), Harshit Gupta (The Mother’s International School), and Pratyanch Jain (Rockwoods High School, Chitrakoot Nagar). 
  • A few of the other programmers in the limelight this time were Sushant (NIT, Sikkim), Ayan Mishra (Indira Gandhi National Open University), Abhishek Tripathi (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad), Pranav Dev (Indian Institute of Technology BHU), and Karthik Raja Anandan (Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai). 

Now that all about the previous month’s challenges, and newbies who stole the limelight last time. Competitive Programming is a skill and a skill that is developed through practice. These short challenges are the best place for you to test out your skills, and learn new ones as well. Here are the video editorials of the last month’s Starters to get you started, and maybe you will find your name here this month!


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