2022, Contests

2022 VPT Contest:

Credits: Shanmugavel V




The total duration of the qualifier contest will be 12 hrs. (8:00am – 8:00pm) on 31/12/2022.


  • The objective of this contest is to qualify the teams to do a 3 months project (Jan 2023- Mar 2023)
  • The details of the list of projects to select from will be shared after this qualifier contest.


  • Basic knowledge on how to use Git.
  • A public GitHub repository to upload code and data.
  • Team of 3 students (maximum of 5)


  • Task focuses on building a simple web application using external API using a programming language(s) of your choice. (Note: Web application details will be shared to the teams only on 31/12/2022 at 8.00am through the registered email)


  • Complete the task by the deadline and submit the code through a publicly accessible github repository.
  •  For any doubts/clarifications regarding the contest, please go to the Issues and raise your question (without posting your code or implementation details)
  • Please document your strategy of implementation in detail in the repo’s README
  • Results would be announced within a week after the deadline.


Teams will be qualified based on the following criteria:

  • Could successfully build/compile the application based on instructions (weightage – 10%)
  • Search functionality implemented and working (weightage – 30% )
  • Usability and User Interface (weightage – 20% )
  • Display the details when selected (weightage – 10% )
  • Code quality and documentation (weightage – 20% )
  • Web Application is hosted in a public accessible site (weightage – 10%)

Prize Money:

Cash award: 25,000 and certificates will be given to the teams based on the performance of the 3 months project.

Registration Link:

Contest is open to students of PSG Tech, Coimbatore, India. Registration link will be sent through your registered email id.

2020, Contests

2020 VPT Contest:

You can find more details on the background here.
The contest was conducted on July-August 2020.

Image credit: Shanmugavel V


The contest was announced as part of a webinar. 75 students attended the talk. 6 teams signed up for the contest.


Arun Bharath Gomathinayagam – Engineering Manager, The NewYork Times, New York
Rajendran Thirupugalsamy – Senior Software Engineer, Google, Seattle
Sridharan Venkataramanan – Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft, Seattle

Judges are very impressed with the submissions and we decided to increase the total prize money from 10K to 21K.

Thank you Sridharan Venkataramanan for sponsoring the contest.

Judging Criteria:

Solving the original challenge (finding 10 longest words) → 25%  
Design, Coding style → 35%  
Going above and beyond (additional features, hosting in heroku, etc) → 30%  
Documentation, Demos → 10%  


First Prize: Two Teams – 7000 each

Naveenraj @naveeen684
Github link for modularised python code: https://github.com/naveeen684/Venmurasu-Final
Github link for Django app: https://github.com/naveeen684/Venmurasu_django
Deployed app: https://venmurasu.herokuapp.com/

Aishwarya B @Aishwaryabalasundaram
Code: https://github.com/Aishwaryabalasundaram/venmurasu_contest
Demo Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BPVbWUeDfv3HXA01LBf3-VNx6g3MBD5l/view?usp=sharing

Second Prize: 4000

Gokul Kumar B @gokul-bhoomi
Keerthana S
Kevin Paul @kevinpaul00

Code: https://github.com/kevinpaul00/venmurasu-webscrape
Hosted app: https://venmurasu-webscrape.herokuapp.com/
Webapp code: https://github.com/gokul-bhoomi/venmurasu-webapp

Third Prize: Three teams – 1000 each

Aaron Joshua @arhonJoshuaa
code: https://github.com/AarhonJoshuaa/Challenge.git

Harish KS @harish-k-s
code: https://github.com/harish-k-s/Venmurasu-Solved-HARISH-KS-IT-Dept-19I316-PSG-Tech

Nithin C
Mohamed Murshith
Hariharan K @HariharanK16
code: https://github.com/HariharanK16/Venmurasu

Congratulations to all the winners!!

2021, Contests

2021 VPT Contest:

2021 Venmurasu Programming Contest was the first contest conducted at PSG Tech, after we formally created the endowment fund. This year the contest was open to all circuit branch students (CSE, ECE, EEE, IT) and we hope that in upcoming years the contest will be open to all students of PSG Tech.

You can find the details about the contest here

Goal of the contest is to help the students understand NLP lifecycle. We provided the English and Tamil versions of ten chapters from Indian Epic Mahabharatham. The English version is from Kisari Mohan Ganguly’s Mahabharatham (1883-1896). The Tamil version is from S.Arutselva Perarasan‘s Mahabharatham (2013-2020), whose translation is actually based on Ganguly’s work.

The contest is to cleanup the content, align them sentence-by-sentence, then using AI4Bharat’s IndicNLP models attempt to translate the Tamil version into English, then compare the original English version with the machine-translated version.


Thanks to PSG Tech faculty Dr.S.Sarathambekai and Dr.T.Vairam for creating the poster.

The contest was announced as part of a webinar – Introduction to Natural Language Processing delivered by Mahendrarajan Chandrasekaran. You can find the slides here

200+ students registered for the tech talk, 175+ turned up for the talk. 9 teams signed up to participate and 6 teams submitted their code.

Judges for the contest 2021:

Mahendrarajan Chandrasekaran, VP Engineering, Data Cloud, Canada
Gokul NC, Machine Learning Engineer, One Fourth Labs, India
Prem Selvaraj, Machine Learning Engineer, One Fourth Labs, India

Thank you Arun Ranganathan, Engineering Manager, Paypal, San Jose for sponsoring the contest.

Evaluation Criteria:

Task Completion – Code runs without errors – 10%
Quality – Sentences aligned correctly(If 1-n sentences are not mapped it’s fine) – 20%
Machine translation – 30%
BLEU Score – 20%
Code Quality – Code with comments and readme – 20%
Bonus sections


Based on the evaluation criteria the results are below:

First prize: 6000

TG Ashwin Kumar @tgashwinkumar
Jeyam Palaniappan D @jeyam03
Samyuktha M S @samyuktha-12
Sashti Amar R A @John-Tenning
Suvan Sathyendira B @suvanbalu
code: https://github.com/John-Tenning/VPC-Contest

Second prize: 3 teams – 4000 each

Tharunkumar Dhanasekaran @TharunPSG
Kavin Aravindhan R
Manuvikash S @IcyEnigma
Sharan S S @Sharan-121
code: https://github.com/IcyEnigma/VenmurasuKMST
Web Application: https://streamlitvpfinal.herokuapp.com/

Ashwin R @ashwin-rema
Bala Bharat Raaj G S
Sairam Vaidya M @sairam2661
Gokula Krishnan S @GokulaKrishnanS2002
Siva Bharathwaaj S S
code: https://github.com/sairam2661/Venmurasu-Project-1

Akil R M @Akil-Rajendran
Gokulnath P K
Prithik Kumar R
Sanjay Krishnan R
Shevannth R
code: https://github.com/Akil-Rajendran/VPT-Contest

Third prize: 2 teams – 1000 each

Aathithya S
Ajay P
Deepak Pandian A
John Alphonse Raja V @johncoder-30
code: https://github.com/johncoder-30/vpc-nlp-translation

Dinesh C
Harishankar S
Srinivasan K
code: https://github.com/AkashSCIENTIST/venmurasu-competition-solution

Congratulations to all the winners!!!