International Schools Software Competition (ISSC)

ISSCThis competition commenced in 1989 in Singapore and continued every year. It has provided an immense service to the younger generation and motivated them to embrace the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The competition is hosted by the member countries in the region with the aim of bringing out problem solving and programming talents in school students in competitive environment, at the international level. The competition also provides an opportunity for students from the Asia Pacific Region to meet and exchange valuable experience in the field of ICT and to acquire better awareness of culture, life-style and aspirations of each other’s country, leading to social harmony in the region.

The International Schools Software Competition 2017 (ISSC 2017), of SEARCC will be held between 10th & 14th September 2017 at University of Colombo,Sri Lanka. The
In accordance with the normal practices, the activities of the event are spread over three days as indicated below.

Arrival of Participants at Colombo – 10th September 2017
Trial Competition – 11th September 2017
Main Competition – 12th September 2017
Awards Ceremony – 13th September 2017
Departure of Participants – 14th September 2017 OR – 16th September 2017
Participation of NITC/SEARCC Conference – 14th to 15th September 2017

DO NOT DELAY REGISTRATION and register immediately with available details, so that necessary visa application will be processed on time.
View the Rules and Regulations for the competition

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Last years International Schools Software Competition (ISSC 2016) was held between the 4th – 6th November at Dayanand Sagar University, Bangalore – 560 068, India by The Computer Society of India (CSI)


International Schools Software Competition 2015

ISSC held 22nd – 26th October 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
International Schools Software Competition 2014

9 – 13 October 2014  Chennai, India

ISSC 2014 Winning team – Republic of China (Taiwan).


International Schools Software Competition 2013

24 – 28 October 2013  Colombo, Sri Lanka

ISSC 2013 Winning team – Republic of China (Taiwan).


International Schools Software Competition 2012

Colombo, Sri Lanka


ISSC 2012 Winning team – India A: Diptanshu Ghosh, Nilanjana Lodh & Dhrubajyoti Biswas.


International Schools Software Competition 2011

Chennai, India


ISSC 2011 Winning team – Republic of China (Taiwan): Chiang Shen-Wen, Cho Ching-Pin & Chen Huang-Ting. Director Rajalakshmi Engineering College Duh Ling-Jiun (Chaperon) and Prof.Jim-Min Lin (Secretary-CSROC) after receiving the SEARCC trophy from Yasa Karunaratne (Secretary General – SEARCC).


SEARCC has conducted following Competitions in the past:

SEARCC International Micromouse Competition

The Micromouse Competition was started as a trial run in 1995 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This competition was conducted from 1996 to 2000.

International Internet Competition

The International Internet Competition was conducted only once in 1998 in Darwin hosted by The Australian Computer Society.

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