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Currently the registrations for College Chapters are closed. We will be opening again for the next batch in May 2021. Kindly express your interest here to stay updated.

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Before You Apply

Ready to make a name for your college on CodeChef? Before jumping onto registration, below are some simple instructions and tips for starting your college Chapter:

1. Build a team

To start a CodeChef Chapter at your college you will need to gather a team of passionate leaders like you. Having more members always provides greater opportunities for discussion, feedback, and fun!

All the team members holding below positions will be called as Chapter Leader.

  • President
  • Competitive Programming Lead
  • Outreach and Media Lead
  • Events Lead

Know more about the detailed roles and responsibilities of the above positions check below:

Roles and responsibilities

2. Nominate A Faculty Advisor

At every point in life, we all require guidance and support from our teachers. The Faculty Advisor of the chapter will be responsible for:

  • Guiding and supporting the students with planning and facilitating events and workshops
  • Supporting the students with budget management, fundraising, getting permissions of venue for events, and any other administrative challenges
  • Being the advocate for competitive programming on campus

Here's an email you can send to invite a faculty member to become your Faculty Advisor:

Subject: Would you like to be CodeChef Campus Chapter Faculty Advisor?

Dear Professor <Name>,

We're starting a CodeChef College Chapter at our college and we'd like to invite you to become our Faculty Advisor. CodeChef ( is a global programming community that hosts contests, training, and events for programmers around the world.

We're starting a Chapter at our college to create a better programming community here. We hope that it will become a way for programming students to meet, share ideas, and improve our skills. As our Faculty Advisor, you would serve as a mentor to the chapter and provide guidance on programming problems. We think you would be great for this role.

Kindly consider this request. Looking forward to your response.

<Your Name>

3. Name Your Chapter

Your chapter name will be something by which you will be recognized across your college and in the community. Decide the short name of your institution that you will be using the as per the following convention in the name of your Chapter:

  • For independent institutions format will be CodeChef <institution short name> Chapter
    Example: CodeChef KEC Chapter
  • For institutions with branches format will beĀ CodeChef <institution short name> <branch> Chapter
    Example: CodeChef BITS Pilani Goa Chapter
4. Apply to start a Chapter

To get started with your Chapter journey,

  • Step 1: Fill the form to apply

    Once you form a team and have a faculty advisor onboard, apply below.

    Registrations Closed

    Once you apply in step 1, below will be the further steps. More details on Step 2 and 3 will be shared on email after you apply.

  • Step 2: Conduct a Team Activity

    As a team, you will be required to conduct an awareness session on CodeChef for the students of your college. You will be assessed on your planning and execution skills as a team.

  • Step 3: Team Interview

    Shortlisted applications from Step 2 will be invited to have a conversation with Team CodeChef.

Application dates
Activity Dates
Registrations open 4th September 2020 - 30th September 2020 (extended till 5th October 2020)
Interviews and selection 15th September 2020 - 15th October 2020
Induction and onboarding 25th October 2020 - 1st November 2020 (tentative)
Need Help? Reach out to us

Are you passionate enough to start a Chapter in your college but not sure how to go about it? Get in touch with us and we will try to help you out.

Before you write to us, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.