Shiv Nadar University Hosts the 6th Indian National Speed-Cubing Championship
Greater Noida, 16 April 2019: Shiv Nadar University(a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-focused and student-centric university) concluded the sixth edition of the Indian National Speed-cubing Championship, country’s biggest Rubik’s Cube competition. The event held from 12th to 14th April 2019 was organised in association with the World Cube Association (WCA), the International governing body for speed-cubing. The championship which was open to individuals from across age groups was attended by 291 people from over 200 institutes and universities across the country.
The winner details are as follows:
- Ujjawal Pabreja of Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology was the overall winner of the championship who solved a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube in 7.76 seconds. This was the best score of the championship.
- Arnav Arora of Amity International School, Noida, set a new national record by solving a 5x5x5 Cube in 49.27 seconds, beating the previous record of 49.81 seconds
- Kunal Oak of St. Stephan’s College, set a new national record by solving a 7x7x7 Cube in 2 minutes 34.89 seconds, beating the previous record of 2 minutes 36.77 seconds
There are a total of 18 different cubing events recognised by the WCA. These include the regular 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube, Rubik’s cube blindfolded and Rubik’s cube with feet, to name a few. All 18 events were included as part of the Indian Nationals 2019.
Rubik’s cube is a mathematical puzzle which can be solved by deploying a mathematical group theory. To solve the cube, participants were required to arrange each of its squares in a single colour on each of its sides. Speed-cubing is the process of solving a Rubik’s Cube in as fast a time as possible. The winners in each category were rewarded with cash prizes along with medals and trophies.
Shiv Nadar University has organized two cubing competitions in the past, i.e. SNU Open 2017 and SNU Open 2018, which were recognized by WCA and received huge participation.
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About Shiv Nadar University
Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), a Shiv Nadar Foundation initiative, is a multidisciplinary, student-centric, research-focused university offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Shiv Nadar University’s multidisciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, technology and engineering studies, communications and management, while enabling them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate education at the University is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Located on a 286-acre campus in India’s National Capital Region, Shiv Nadar University is a private philanthropic institution established in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The university has been recognized as ‘University of the Year’, under the category – ‘in existence for less than 10 years’ at the 3rd FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8.3 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.
The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.
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