JAMMU, July 21: Prince Sumberia, a second-year Computer Science Engineering student at MIET emerged as the winner of the first ICDL Asia Digital Challenge Competition, 2017 held at Singapore on July 20, 2017.
Prince was representing India after winning the National-level ICDL digital skills challenge earlier this month.
He overcame stiff competition from 13 other finalists from six Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bhutan, Philippines and Taiwan to win the competition.
Asia Digital Skills Challenge was organized by ICDL Foundation, an international non-profit that works on improving digital literacy around the world.
ICDL Asia Digital Challenge is the first ever digital skills competition across Asia, open to tertiary and university students between 18-25 years of age. The ICDL India challenge saw 3000 participants from 12 states and 26 cities vying for the top slot. Participants were required to appear in two online tests based on ICDL modules of spreadsheet, presentations, word processing and IT security.
In the finals at Singapore, Prince Sumberia representing India/MIET scored the highest in the finals followed by Ang Yee Chin (Singapore, National University of Singapore) in the second position and Tatsapun (Thaila-nd, Bankong Univ-ersity) in the third position.
Prince will get an opportunity to participate in a fully sponsored Student Exchange Program with ICDL at an international location of his choice. He also won a high-end laptop from ICDL as recognition for his outstanding performance.
Congratulations poured in for Prince at the national and international levels. Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary Ministry of Electronics and IT and Head of Digital India and Damien O’Sulliven, CEO of ICDL Foundation were prominent among those who extended congratulations.