Meet The NSUPS Community
Learn about who we are and what we do.
Hello! We're Problem Solvers
A community of students enthusiastic about problem-solving-oriented programming from North South University (NSU) in Bangladesh. We participate in Competitive Programming (also known as Sports Programming), a mind sport wherein people solve well-defined programming problems encompassing various math and computer science topics. For us, Competitive Programming is more than just an extra-curricular activity; it’s a passion.
Work and Mission
We train for programming contests under a very competent coach, and form and prepare teams to participate in national and international programming competitions representing NSU. Most notably, our work is geared towards making our mark in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).
Get to Know Us
Here at NSUPS, the members share not only their interest in problem solving and drive to push individual boundaries further, but also their values and ideals for creating an environment where everyone is motivated and inspired by one another. This community thrives on the love for problem solving and flourishes on the bond amongst its members.
If you’re interested, or curious even, to learn more about the members of this community and of their experiences, keep reading to find out what some of our members have to say about their journey so far.
As partakers of a competitive activity, competition regarding contest performance is ingrained and encouraged in our culture. A healthy competitive mindset helps motivate us to get better at problem-solving and achieve better ranks. That said, we consciously try to avoid a mode of competition that can become toxic or harmful; we promote the notion that the best competition is that which is done against oneself.
One of the defining traits of NSUPS is the friendliness and helpfulness of its members, especially when it comes to sharing knowledge. When contesting among ourselves, we become foes trying to be one up on each other; but outside those contests, we are friends and saviors trying to help one another to the best of our abilities. It is worth adding that all of our activities happen due to our people’s voluntary and collaborative work.
Any unethical practices are strongly deplored within our culture. We strive to uphold ethical standards firmly, and to that effect, we follow a zero-tolerance policy for cases of plagiarism or other unfair means in contests. If found guilty of any such action, one must face grim consequences, the extent of which can be a permanent ban from the community depending on the severity of the case.
Discipline in terms of problem-solving practice has been a key to our success in contests throughout the years. Culturally, we make it a point to reinforce a steady and regular solving habit over having short, irregular phases of solving. We try our best to meet every short-term or long-term goal set for us, which takes much self-discipline and dedication amid all the responsibilities in our individual lives.
As a university, we have had the distinct privilege of qualifying for the ICPC World Finals, a stage that can be called the “world cup for programmers.” This feat has earned NSU a prestige not shared by many other universities in Bangladesh. NSU is one of the only few universities in the country to have ever qualified for the ICPC World Finals. Here are some of the commendable positions we have earned in various contests throughout the years.
International Collegiate Programming Contests (ICPC) World Finals
- 2016 ICPC World Finals: Honourable Mention
- 2009 ICPC World Finals: Honourable Mention
- 1999 ICPC World Finals: Honourable Mention
International Collegiate Programming Contests (ICPC) Continental Finals
- 2019 ICPC Asia West Continental Final: 21st
International Collegiate Programming Contests (ICPC) Regionals
- 2015 ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest: 2nd Runner-up
- 2015 ICPC Asia Amritapuri Regional Contest: 4th
- 2017 ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest: 8th
- 2016 ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest: 9th
- 2014 ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest: 10th
- 2020 ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest: 12th
National Collegiate Programming Contests (NCPC)
- NCPC 2016: 1st Runner-up
- NCPC 2018: 15th
- NCPC 2018: 18th
- NCPC 2017: 14th
National Girls’ Programming Contests (NGPC)
- NGPC 2017: 1st Runner-up
- NGPC 2015: 6th
Inter-University Programming Contests (IUPC)
- SUB IUPC 2015: Champion 🏆
- SUB IUPC 2016: 2nd Runner-up
- MBSTU CSE Carnival 2017 IUPC: 2nd Runner-up
- BUET IUPC 2015: 4th
- SUST IUPC 2015: 4th
- SUB IUPC 2018: 5th
- GUB IUPC 2018: 5th
- UITS NCPC 2018: 5th
- KUET IUPC 2019: 5th
- NSU Cybernauts NPC 2016: 5th
- RUET Technocracy 2019 IUPC: 6th
- NSU Cybernauts NPC 2019: 7th
- SUB IUPC 2019: 7th
- MIST IUPC 2019: 8th
- SUB IUPC 2016: 9th
- NSU Cybernauts NPC 2018: 9th
- UITS NCPC 2018: 9th
- MBSTU CSE Carnival 2017 IUPC: 10th