Tadepalli: APSSDC announces Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition 2021

Dr Arja Srikanth, MD and CEO of APSSDC addressing the virtual camp
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Dr Arja Srikanth, MD and CEO of APSSDC addressing the virtual camp

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Imagine Cup is a global competition designed to empower students to apply artificial intelligence and other technologies to solve some of the world's most critical social and sustainability issues

Tadepalli: Imagine Cup is a global competition designed to empower students to apply artificial intelligence and other technologies to solve some of the world's most critical social and sustainability issues.

In a statement here on Monday, said Dr Arja Srikanth, Special Chief Secretary, MD and CEO of APSSDC said that Imagine Cup Challenge is an innovative initiative by Microsoft, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), which is helpful for gauging the capabilities of youth of the State and their zeal for innovation.

He said that the project categories include lifestyle, health, education and earth. As part of the partnership, a virtual imagine camp was conducted on Monday in order to drive awareness about the Imagine Cup India and empower students to be innovative and utilise their skills to prepare and present the ground-breaking solutions using Microsoft tools and technologies.

Dr Arja Srikanth, Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, senior head of Digital Skills and Innovation of the NSDC, Indrani Chaudhury, chief learning officer- Microsoft, Abhimanyu Saxena, co-founder of the Scaler Academy participated in the virtual imagine camp.

Dr Arja Srikanth launching the Image Cup Camp along with team of Microsoft and NSDC, said that this is an initiative taken from APSSDC in order to mobilise the students to get registered and participate in the Imagine Cup Competition 2021.

He said that the national-level championship winners would get a chance to participate in the world championship and also get many prizes. The world championship winner will get $75,000 prize money and mentorship with Satya Nadella, CEO of the Microsoft.

The participants must be above 16 years, and apply on or before December 31, 2020 for registration.

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