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RUET Team places 3rd in Huawei ICT competition APAC round

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Published: 20:35, 18 April 2024

RUET Team places 3rd in Huawei ICT competition APAC round

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A student team from the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) has clinched the third position in the Huawei ICT Competition 2023-2024 APAC Round, involving more than 6400 students from 14 countries.

The announcement came at the APAC Award ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.

More than a thousand undergraduate students from 25 universities in Bangladesh enrolled in this competition that was launched last year.

Afterword's two teams from RUET joined and took part in the network track and computing track, respectively. Besides, two CUET teams competed in the cloud track and computing track in the APAC round. And finally, the network track team from RUET has secured their position in the top three.

The winning team includes Shuvam Agarwala, Rakesh Kar, and Md Mazharul Islam from the RUET Computer Science and Engineering Department. The team has attended the APAC Award ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia. They will head to the global round in Shenzhen, China, next month.

Shuvam Agarwala, a member of the winning team from RUET said, "This competition has provided us many opportunities to learn new things about the ICT and network sectors. It has also brought us to this international platform. And standing with the Bangladeshi flag in front of all was a great experience. We are thankful to Huawei for creating such an amazing opportunity for us. We are looking forward to achieving more in the global round."

Li Zongsheng (Jason), Board Member, Huawei South Asia said, "Huawei believes youth is the main driver for the development of any country. Bangladeshi youth, who are large in number, have great potential. And with that belief, Huawei has been organising various initiatives to enhance the ICT knowledge of Bangladeshi students."

Md Azmain Yakin Srizon, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, RUET, who is accompanied by the students, said, "I am very proud to see my students representing our country in this global platform and winning the third position in this competition. I have observed that taking part in this competition has increased their knowledge and boosted their confidence."

More than 170 teams featuring more than 500 students from around 40 countries will participate in the global round, making this the largest offline global final since the first Huawei ICT Competition. This was the second time Bangladesh participated in the event, themed "Connection, Glory, and Future."