Country’s Eminent Physicist, Educationalist of Bangladesh and Islamic Researcher and Former President of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Prof. Dr. M Shamsher Ali and  Professor Dr. M Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University along with other distinguished guests and participants at the  closing ceremony of Bangladesh Olympiad in Informatics (BdOI) National Round 2024

The Bangladesh Olympiad in Informatics (BdOI) National Round 2024 ended today on April 27, 2024 at Daffodil International University marking a significant event in the national academic calendar. This prestigious competition took place on the 26th and 27th of April, 2024 under the auspices of Bangladesh Informatics Olympiad Committee (BIOC) and hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Daffodil International University (DIU) and the DIU Computer and Programming Club (DIU CPC), with generous support from Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL). BIOC is led by eminent writer Prof. Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal (President, BIOC) and Prof. M. Kaykobad (Member, BIOC) along with other eminent scientists and educators as members.

 The BdOI serves as a national platform for pre-university students to engage in intense problem-solving and algorithmic challenges, mirroring the structure and rigor of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) – the premier global contest in high school informatics. Participants in the BdOI are tasked with developing innovative solutions to complex problems, showcasing their abilities in algorithm design, data structure implementation, and the meticulous process of programming and testing their solutions.

 This year's event is graced by the presence of numerous dignitaries and experts in the field of computer science. Country’s Eminent Physicist, Educationalist of Bangladesh and Islamic Researcher and Former President of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Prof. Dr. M Shamsher Ali was present as the chief guest at the closing and Award Giving Ceremony. The session is chaired by Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of Daffodil International University. Other notable guests include Prof. M. Kaykobad (Member, BIOC). Prof. Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology at DIU; and Mr. Shah Alam Patwary, Deputy Managing Director and CEO of DBBL, and Professor Dr. Sheikh Rashed Haider Noori, Head of the Department of CSE of Daffodil International University and Organizing Chair, Bangladesh Olympiad in Informatics 2024.

The highlight of the event was the participation of teams who have excelled at recent ICPC World Finals, including 'Buet Potatoes', 'Ruet Aftermath', 'DU NotSoStrong', and 'Bracu_Crows', adding a layer of inspiration for the participants.

The competition spans over two days, starting from 4 PM to 9 PM on the first day, and continuing from 9 AM to 2 PM on the second day. This event not only tests the computational mettle of young minds but also serves as a stepping stone for future innovations in the field of computer science.

As we continue to witness the unfolding of this intellectual battle, the anticipation and excitement among students, educators, and industry leaders signify the profound impact and importance of the BdOI National Round 2024 in nurturing the next generation of technologists and problem solvers in Bangladesh.

 A total of 47 competitors from all over thye country participated in this year’s final round competition. Among them Debojoti Das Soummya a Eleven Class Student of Jalalabad Contonment Public School and College won the Gold Medal while Desh Acharjee- a SSC Examinee 2024 of Scholar’s School and College  and Jarif Rahman, a HSC Examinee 2024 of Shah Makhdum College  won the Silver Medal in the Bangladesh Olympiad in Informatics (BdOI) National Round 2024.  Akib Ajmain Turjo- HSC Examinee 2024 of Government Yeasin College, SMA Nahian- HSC Examinee 2024 of Dhaka College, Navid Tawsif- a student of Eleven Class of Earth House Alternative School and Abrar Al Samit- HSC Examinee 2024 of Chittagong College  won Bronze Medal each.

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