Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), the most renowned engineering public university in Bangladesh organised the National Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC) under the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) as a part of its annual CSE Festival 2008 on October 24. The Festival has always worked as a way of building good relationship among BUET CSE Department, other universities, and the Information Technology (IT) industry.
Organising the festival every year, BUET tries to focus the excellence of the students to the industries, a much needed step to flourish the IT industry in Bangladesh. The aim of the NCPC is to create the opportunity for our young talented programmers in the country to show their programming talents and to create a national awareness for the development of programming skills. A total of 47 teams from different private and public universities participated in the contest. Like most other times, the winner of the five-hour long contest was BUET. While Dhaka University (DU) secured the second position, North South University (NSU) grabbed the third. BUET Falcon solved six problems out of eight whereas DU Knights solved four and NSU Arcturus solved three in the shortest time among five other teams who also solved three problems.