About FTMPC

Father Timm Memorial Programming Contest

The lockdown has been quite a big problem for the general public, but to the programming creed, not so much. But getting used to staying completely indoors sure does take some time getting used to - even if that is programming. Asides from code forces and other online platforms, you programmers must indeed have missed some of your home tourneys. But no worries - Father Timm Memorial Programming Contest - 2.0 is here. Brought to you by Notre Dame Information Technology Club and in memory of our revered late Father Richard William Timm, this contest is a follow up to the FTMPC - 1.0, one of the largest programming contests of the country.And this time, the suffix 2.0 will brew a whole new level of coding spice for you.

Father Richard William Timm

Father Richard William Timm (1923 – 2020) was one of the founding members of Notre Dame College, Dhaka, and our revered 6th principal. Father Timm is noteworthy for his writings and relief works supporting Bangladesh in the Liberation war. Besides his social work, he had an excellent scholarly mind. As a biologist, he had done extensive research works in taxonomy and discovered over 250 species. Father Timm is also the founder of the debate and science club of Notre Dame College, the firsts in the country. This competition, we will remember him every year for his immense contributions to Science, Notre Dame College and Bangladesh.

Father Richard William Timm

Rules and regulations

  • All students from schools and colleges(including HSC batch-2020) and corresponding institutions such as polytechnic institutes(4th year and below) are eligible to participate.
  • Participants have to participate individually.
  • The Contest will follow the IOI format.
  • Participants can use only C or C++ programming language.
  • The contest platform will be CMS.
  • Participants have to participate in the contest using the custom handle.
  • Custom handles will be given to participants via email.
  • The contest will last for 4 hours.

Plagiarism Issues

Since it will be an online contest, third-party codes that were written or available online before the start of the contest can be used, but it may lead to confusion if more than one participant uses the same template. In that case, the decision of the judges will be considered. Apart from that, if a person is caught cheating by providing/taking code from others, then they will be DISQUALIFIED from the contest.

FTMPC 1.0

Father Timm Memorial Programming Contest - 1.0, organized by Notre Dame Information Technology Club, was held in memory of Father Richard William Timm. The contest was one of the biggest and greatest programming contests of the country and is recognized as the club’s flagship programming contest.

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Our Club

Notre Dame Information Technology Club (NDITC), a co-curricular activities club of the prestigious Notre Dame College, has started its journey in 2018, to promote and support learning and interaction within areas related to information systems and technology, to share new ideas and to encourage recreational activities in these areas. The club has been founded bearing the motto - “Innovate and Encode Your Ideas”. Being the first club of Notre Dame College devoted to encouraging the students to take part and make a contribution to the ever-evolving IT sector, NDITC is dedicated to setting an example. The club aspires to encourage its members to discover their untapped zeal for information and technology. NDITC aims to give the necessary guidelines and opportunities and act as the leading light in spreading technological awareness among the pupils. Utilizing information technology, along with their own conundrum, students can stay up-to-date with the current world, being led and fueled by this sincere institution of knowledge. The club has taken the solemn oath to uphold the rich history of Notre Dame College through its activities and ignite the thirst for knowledge about the technology world within the students - which, we believe, will construct the pathway towards a technologically advanced nation.