The team also ranked 28th globally in this prestigious competition
A team from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), named “BUET HellBent”, has been crowned “The Asia West Champion” in the ACM ICPC Moscow World Final 2021.
Buet Vice-Chancellor Prof Satya Prasad Majumder confirmed the achievement to Dhaka Tribune on Monday.
The team, consisting of Arghya Pratim Pal (CSE-15), H M Ashiqul Islam (EEE-15) and Pritom Kundu (CSE-16), also ranked 28th globally in the prestigious programming competition.
The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) broke this news on their official Facebook page on October 5. According to their website, team HellBent won by beating several esteemed academic institutions, including the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) of India.
Before the final round of ICPC, the Buet team participated in the preliminary competition organized by Southeast University in 2019.
They secured the “apex position” competing against nearly 1,800 teams. The same year, they came out first in the ICPC Dhaka Regional -- beating 190 teams -- which propelled them into the final stage.
HellBent was coached by Prof Dr Md Sohel Rahman, who has also accompanied the youths throughout the long journey, according to a media statement.
DU SwampFire, a team from Dhaka University, also ranked 33rd in the event.
On the other hand, Nizhny Novgorod State University of Russia became the champion in ICPC World Finals in Moscow.
The ICPC is one of the most prestigious programming competitions in the world, where the finest programmers and coders from around the world compete to be crowned as the champions.
Over 60,000 student programmers from more than 3,000 universities across 115 countries participate in qualifying rounds of this event each year.
Earlier, it was announced that ICPC World Finals 2022 will be held in Dhaka and the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) will be the host.