Student Activities



Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a worldwide movement under which students are made privy to the wonders of Computer Science, in the hope that they may choose to pursue a career in it in the future. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad ACM Student Chapter joined the movement and conducted the event on 8th December, 2017. The session covered various topics like data science, web development, mobile application development, Google Summer of Code, and open source development. Being a vast field, Computer Science provides several choices for one to explore and build a career in. The event aimed at developing interest in the various fields of Computer Science among the participants, and helping them choose their fields of interest. Over four hundred students took part in the event, and all of them were awarded with certificates.

Parliamentary Debate Competition

Ideas and innovation are difficult to shape into reality in the absence of the ability to communicate them to others. Realising this, the ACM Student Chapter IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, in association with LITC, the literary club of the institute, conducted a Parliamentary Debate Competition on the 5th and 6th of December, 2017 as a part of the Computer Science Education week. The competition followed the Asian Parliamentary debate format, with the participants entering in teams of four.

Introduction to Competitive Programming

The ACM Student Chapter of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad conducted their first major event of the academic year on 9th and 10th September, 2017, with the aim of enforcing its motto, ‘Anyone can code’. Competitive programming forms an essential part of Computer Science, and the event aimed at imparting valuable information regarding the subject to the participants. It witnessed an unprecedentedly large participation of over six hundred coding enthusiasts, who experienced the joy of learning.


Code Rush 4.0

The Computer Science and Engineering Society (CSES) of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad conducted the fourth iteration of its annual coding competition, Code Rush on 31st October 2017. The contest commenced at 9 pm and lasted for two hours during which coders from all the years as well as alumni showed overwhelming participation. The problem setters for the competition were Anupam Wadhwa, Ayush Kumar and Harmandeep Singh Kahlon. First year students competed in Div 3, second year students in Div 2, and Div 1 was the battleground for third and final year UG, PG students, research scholars and alumni. The winners of the event for each division were:


Div 1.0

1. Ashish Kumar*
1. Jayant Sharma
2. Shivam Jindal
3. Rajat Chourasia

Div 2.0

1. Ankur Dua
2. Mehul Mistry
3. Yash Choudhary

Div 3.0

1. Rachit Mishra
2. Pawan Dogra
3. Deepanshu Pandey
3. Abhinav Kumar

* Alumnus


Competitive coding plays a vital role nowadays when applying for an internship or a full-time job. It forms an essential part of Computer Science, requiring one to come up with efficient solutions to computational problems. Whether directly included in the curriculum or not, it is something that each Computer Science student must know and learn. Realising this, the Computer Science and Engineering Society (CSES) conducts coding classes every weekend wherein the students are exposed to several concepts and methods of solving various problems. These classes usually have a duration of about two hours and are conducted by senior students from the Computer Science branch.
The students who tutor these classes are as follows:

1. Aarush Juneja
2. Anupam Wadhwa (Co-ordinator)
3. Ayush Kumar
4. Harmandeep Singh Kahlon
5. Harsh Goyal
6. Rahul Hooda
7. Shivam Jindal

CSE Sports Day

Members of our department, along with immense distinction in academics, also compete ardently on the field. The annual sports day of the department had both students and staff participating on the same platform, bringing a welcome change from the lectures for a healthy on-field competition.

The fixtures held included Cricket, Football and a few other entertaining games. Cricket matches were held between three teams: The first team comprising of the Faculty members and the JRFs; while the other the two consisted of B.Tech. and M.Tech. students respectively. The B.Tech. team collected the most notches, defeating the other two in separate matches. The soccer match was a different story, in which the M.Tech. team beat the B. Tech. team in penalty shootouts.

Apart from these, few other games were also held for the merriment of the family members of our faculty. Everyone enjoys a good tug of war, which made it an apt conclusion for the sporting activities of the day.

A prize distribution ceremony took place in the end for the winning teams, bringing the day to a satisfactory close.

Jakshat Desai | B.Tech. 2020
Harman Kahlon | Dual Degree 2020