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Achievements & Accolades


2017 - 2018

The International Linguistics Olympiad 2017

The International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 was conducted from 31 July to 4 August at Dublin City University, Ireland. Chirag C D, of Class 12, National Public School, Indiranagar was among 8 students selected to represent India in 2 teams at this event, through the national round, Panini Linguistics Olympiad. The teams were fully sponsored by Microsoft Research India.

The participants were to solve 5 questions in 6 hours in the individual round, and 1 problem in 3 hours in the team event. Out of 176 participants from 28 countries, Chirag won a bronze medal in the individual round of the competition.

Aparna Gupte of Class 11 was also selected to represent India, but was unable to attend due to health reasons."

CSI (Computer Society of India) Young Talent Search in Computer Programming Contest (National Level)

The regional selection of the CSI Young Talent Search in Computer Programming Contest was held on 9 July 2017. The teams were required to solve 4 programming problems in two hours, with points being awarded for correct submissions and time taken to submit them respectively. From over 200 teams across the country, ten teams were selected for the national round. The national level of the competition was held in Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai on 6th August 2017. The team comprising of Muktaka Joshipura, Prajwal Prakash and Rishit Bansal from NPS Indiranagar was placed first in the national round. The team is fully sponsored by CSI to represent India in the SEARCC(South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation)International Schools’ Software Competition to be held at Colombo in Sri Lanka from the 10 - 13 September 2017.

TCS IT WIZ 2017

TCS IT Wiz, a ‘knowledge Initiative’ started in 1999, is the biggest inter-school IT Quiz in India for students of class 8-12. The quiz aims to build awareness and emphasize the importance of IT skills, and enable students look at technology through an innovative perspective. In today’s society and economy, IT plays an integral role and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields.

More than 700 students participated in the Bangalore regional finals of TCS IT Wiz 2017 on August 03, 2017. Muktaka Joshipura and Rohan Kapoor from NPS-Indiranagar were declared the Runners-up in this quiz. They were presented with gift vouchers worth Rs 40,000 along with a trophy and medals. The quiz focused on automation, contextual knowledge and machine learning, apart from an exclusive round on TCS.

Sampada represents India at the 4th Asia World Schools Debating Championship (AWSDC) 2017 at Bangkok

The 4th Asia World Schools Debating Championship (AWSDC) 2017, Bangkok, Thailand was conducted between 24 July 2017-28 July 2017. The competition saw participation of 52 teams from 17 countries, and followed the Asian Parliamentary Debate format: with each team having 3 speaking members and 2 non-speaking members. In every debate, one team represents the proposition and supports the motion, while the other team represents the opposition and negates the motion. Every debate has a motion given on the spot, with 1 hour of preparation time, after which each speaker makes an 8 minute speech.

Sampada Sudheesh Venkatesh, a Class 11 student of National Public School, Indiranagar, represented Team Debate India at the event, along with 2 students from Chennai, and 1 from Ghaziabad. The team emerged the Novice Champion of the tournament, beating South Africa in the final. The final round was on the motion “This House Believes That All Countries Should Have the Right to Nuclear Weapons”, and had a judge panel of 7 members. The panel unanimously decided to give victory to the opposition, Team Debate India.

Additionally, Sampada was also awarded the individual position of 9th Best Novice Speaker of the tournament, making her the highest ranked Indian on the list.


The Presidency Challenge

‘The Presidency Challenge’ conducted by Presidency group of institutions on 26 July 2017 witnessed enthralling moments.

The quiz competition conducted by the prestigious Grey Caps Organisation had successive levels of challenging questions that got the competitions grey cells working overtime. Remarkably, for the savvy NPS INR team, it was a cake walk.

Mr. Giri Balasubramanium, the quiz master had superlative words of appreciation for Vishnu Sampathkumar (8D) and Dhyan Vyas (8C).

They emerged victorious defending the Rolling Trophy which they won last year. They were also gifted a ‘tablet’ each as a part of their achievement.

In the Junior category, Tanmay was the finalist for Spell Bee.