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200+ Indian Colleges Showcase their Automation Skills by Building 8000+ Bots in the 3rd Edition of UiPath ICT Academy Skill-A-Thon

UiPath (NYSE: PATH), a leading enterprise automation software company, and ICT Academy, an initiative of the Information Technology and Digital Services Department, today announced the winners of its 3rd edition of Skill-A-Thon. This year’s Skill-A-Thon aims to help educators and students become citizen developers and harness the power of digital assistants by deploying software robots.

The initiative saw participation from 201 ICT Academy Member institutions across India, including more than 29,000 college students from different faculties, such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Engineering, and Technology. This year’s Skill-A-Thon was divided into two phases and lasted for 30 days. Phase 1 consisted of self-learning courses on UiPath Academy, where students attended three live masterclasses organized by UiPath. In Phase 2, students applied what they learned from UiPath Academy to build bots that can automate everyday work. A total of 8330 bots were built by more than 200 colleges using UiPath StudioX, a no-code drag & drop automation platform.

Top Student Projects

Rank Student College Project
1 Dhilip S KGISL Institute of Technology, Coimbatore Integration of ChatGPT with RPA
2 Aarthi Mupparthy ACE Engineering College Hyderabad Contract of Sales of Goods Automation
3 Praneetha Potharaju ACE Engineering College Hyderabad Portfolio Building Using RPA

Skillathon 2023 – National Level Top 3 Winners (Toppers from Phase 1 & Phase 2):

Rank Institute
1 Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore
2 Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry
3 PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore

Arun Balasubramanian, Vice President & Managing Director of India, and South Asia, UiPath said, “We are humbled to partner with ICT Academy to shape the future of work in India through the Skill-A-Thon 2022. We are also heartened to see significant interest from more than 29,000 students who have enrolled in the contest, which reinforces the importance of automation as a critical skill set in India. To this end, UiPath is committed to supporting students in India by providing more role-based education to help them in their career journey, given that a large majority of organizations in India expect automation to become a critical requirement for business excellence, customer experience, and competitive success within the next 3 years.”

Hari Balachandran, Chief Executive Officer, ICT Academy said, “The technology industry is going through rapid advancements with emerging technologies like AI/ML, Automation, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing. With this in mind, ICT Academy has always strived to provide our students with the tools needed to be prepared for the future. With automation becoming an important technology that is adopted across industries and verticals in India, our partnership with an industry leader like UiPath will allow students to reap tremendous benefits by learning skills that reflect the future of the Indian business ecosystem.”

About UiPath

UiPath (NYSE: PATH) is on a mission to uplevel knowledge work so more people can work more creatively, collaboratively, and strategically. The AI-powered UiPath Business Automation Platform combines the leading robotic process automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities to understand, automate, and operate end-to-end processes, offering unprecedented time-to-value. For organizations that need to evolve to survive and thrive through increasingly changing times, UiPath is The Foundation of Innovation™. For more information, visit

About ICT Academy

ICT Academy is an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries. ICT Academy is a not-for-profit society, the first of its kind pioneer venture under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model that endeavors to train higher education teachers and students thereby exercising on developing the next-generation teachers and industry-ready students.

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