IIT Delhi student wins worldwide coding contest! Read details:

New Delhi:

IIT Delhi student Kalash Gupta has won the world’s leading Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) competition CodeVita Season 10. 

More than 100,000 participants from 87 countries around the world. TCS CodeVita is a global coding competition that holds the title of Guinness World Records for the world’s largest computer programming competition. Kalash won the grand prize of $ 10,000 for taking first place while the first and second place runners-up were awarded $ 7,000 and $ 3,000 respectively. Second place winner, Michal Stanik from the Czech Republic, was also honored by TCS with a $ 1,000 prize.

In addition, all four winners had the opportunity to study with TCS ‘Research and Innovation. About 21 students from several Indian universities including IITs are listed in the top code in the world. All of these students received calls from TCS interviews and the four finalists solved all 10 challenging coding problems. K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS said, “Season 10 of CodeVita has been very good at exploiting the interest of coding young people. We are thrilled to see how the four winners have solved all 10 issues, which has never happened before.”

Kalash winner also received 3rd place in the 2018 Joint Entrance (JEE) exam for admission to IIT. He also became a Delhi zone topper in the same test. Commenting on his experience, he was quoted by the Times of India as saying, “When I started with the competition, I never thought I would get into the top 3 but this is a very humbling experience. I am very happy with the prize. Money.” He continued, “At first I was less confident, as I took longer than I expected to solve the first problem. But as I progressed, I solved some of the problems, I gained more confidence in my final position, and I was confident I would be in the top 3.”


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