AICTE announces East Zone Finals of National Inter-college Crossword Expedition (NICE)BSI

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Patna, June 4, 2023 – The Chandragupta Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) is set to host the East Zone finals of the 2nd edition of the National Inter-college Crossword Expedition (NICE) on June 9.

This prestigious event marks the beginning of the zonal finals, as the annual national contest progresses into Stage II. Following the successful completion of Stage I, where individual students participated in four online rounds of puzzle-solving, Stage II will witness the formation of two-member teams consisting of the top-ranking students from each institution. These teams will represent their respective institutions in the offline zonal finals, engaging in a thrilling battle of wits and crossword-solving abilities.

The top 5 institutions in the East Zone, as determined by the Cumulative Leaderboard rankings, include:

1: Acharya Sudarshan B.Ed. College, Sitamarhi
2: Government Engineering College, Vaishali
3: Government Engineering College, Arwal
4: Government Engineering College, Banka
5: Government Engineering College, Bhojpur

Their outstanding performance has earned them a well-deserved spot in the upcoming East Zone finals.

The NICE contest showcases remarkable talent not only in the East Zone but also in the West, North, South, and Northeast zones. Zonal finals will be held in each of these regions, and the top three teams from each zonal final will converge in New Delhi for Stage III, where they will compete in the highly anticipated national grand finale.

Introduced last year as part of the initiatives to fulfill the objectives outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the NICE contest aims to create a dynamic campus environment and foster a comprehensive education ecosystem that nurtures students’ multi-disciplinary talents. By participating in the game, students can enjoy numerous advantages, including the enhancement of logical reasoning abilities, the cultivation of a problem-solving mindset, and the development of quick decision-making skills, among other cognitive abilities.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the apex body for technical education in India, organizes the NICE contest in collaboration with the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, and Extra-C, a civil society initiative dedicated to promoting a holistic educational environment.

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