Mumbai students win Microsoft Campus Challenge

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 20 February 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: The students of Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology, Mumbai - Tejas Shah, Abhijeet Akhawe, Yash Doshi (Electronics Engineering, Third Year) won the Microsoft Campus Challenge national finals held in Bangalore on February 18.

The students would now represent India at the Asia Pacific finals of the contest to be held in Beijing on February 28 and compete with 12 teams from across the region. 649 teams from 259 colleges across India took part in this 2nd annual software development contest held by Microsoft.

"The overall experience of developing the software solution for the healthcare industry and competing with the top technical colleges of India was truly unique as we got to test our capabilities against the best students and colleges across the country," said Doshi.

Microsoft Campus Challenge is an annual contest held by Microsoft to help Indian students showcase their software development skills before an international audience. The contest is aimed at the students of Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centers and engineering colleges across India. To participate in the contest the students were invited to build n-tier applications using Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework.

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