Publish Date: June 3, 2022

IIT Delhi Student Wins Coveted TCS CodeVita Season 10

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Photo: IIT Delhi Director, Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Felicitating TCS CodeVita Winner Mr Kalash Gupta (Centre) in the Presence of TCS Officials

IIT Delhi’s Computer Science and Engineering student, Kalash Gupta, has been declared the winner of the Tata Consultancy Services’ flagship global coding contest, TCS CodeVita Season 10. TCS, an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the Season 10 at a virtual grand finale.

CodeVita, holder of the Guinness World Records™ title as the world’s largest computer programming competition, has been inspiring students across the world to build and test their coding expertise for the past 10 years. The contest promotes programming as a sport and encourages participants to pit their skills against each other and solve intriguing real-life challenges. 

Season 10 saw participation by over 100,000 students from 87 countries and one of the most competitive finales in the contest’s history. The top 3 coders of TCS CodeVita Season 10 are:

The winner claimed the grand prize of $10,000, while the first and the second runners-up were awarded $7,000 and $3,000 respectively. In a first, the third runner up, Michal Stanik from Czech Republic, was also recognized by TCS with a prize of $2,500. Moreover, all four winners earned an internship opportunity with TCS’ Research & Innovation organization. Registration for Season 11 of TCS CodeVita will commence soon.

“Season 10 of CodeVita has been remarkable in harnessing the passion for coding among the youth. We were thrilled to see how the four finalists solved all the 10 problems, which has never happened before. I am happy to see CodeVita is encouraging youngsters to write good code and apply it to solve challenging problems," said K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS.

Winner Kalash Gupta, a Computer Science and Engineering student at IIT Delhi, said, “Thank you so much. it’s unbelievable! When I started with the contest, I never thought I would even be in the top 3 but this is a very humbling experience. I’m very excited about the prize money. Initially I was not confident, as I took longer than I expected to solve the first problem. But as I progressed, solving some of the other problems, I gained more confidence over my final standing, and I was confident that I would be in the top 3.”