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Dispensing the finest opportunity to the inquisitive coders, IIT Kharagpur hosts this year's ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) regionals sponsored by the computing giant IBM. Conducted at a grand level, this contest aims at heightening the technical skills of the participants along with revamping their dexterity and teamwork. Enticing the proficient students of the computing disciplines from over 2000 institutions of 80 countries across 6 continents of the globe, reveals the grand stature of the contest. The execution of the strategies to perform under pressure evinces the expertise of the participants and makes them emerge as the winner of one of the most prestigious coding contest in the world.


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Kharagpur is known all over the world for two landmarks. First it's the longest railway platform and other is Indian Institute of Technology.
Situated about 120 km west of Kolkata, Kharagpur can be reached in about 2 hours by train from Howrah railway station of Kolkata or 3 hours by car from Kolkata Airport. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes' drive (5 km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, auto rickshaw or cycle-rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.
Taxi charge from Kharagpur Railway station to IIT campus: Approx. Rs.150
Cycle rickshaw from Kharagpur Railway station to IIT campus: Approx. Rs.70
Taxi charge from Kolkata airport to IIT campus: Approx. Rs.2600


Winter (October to February) is moderate and pleasant (10 to 25 C) in Kharagpur. Summer (March to June) is hot (25 to 40 C) and sometimes humid. Rains are normally confined to the months of June to September.


Guest houses have regular catering facilities. Other eating places are Cafe Coffee day, Baskin Robbins, Sahara, Dreamland, Vegies, Tikka, Billoo's Restaurant etc. Some eateries located within the Institute premises serve tea, coffee, soft drinks and light snacks.

For more information regarding IIT Kharagpur you can visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institute_of_Technology_Kharagpur