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IIT-Delhi Student Becomes ‘World’s Top Coder’, Wins Biggest Coding Contest And $10,000

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JUNE 3, 2022

IIT-Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology) student Kalash Gupta has won Season 10 of TCS CodeVita, the global coding competition. Gupta, a third-year computer science and engineering student from IIT-D, was one of the participants among 100,000 contestants from 87 countries, said a press release issued by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Kalash Gupta had also secured the 3rd rank nationwide in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to the IITs in 2018. He topped the entire Delhi zone.

CodeVita, a coveted coding contest, also holds the Guinness World Records title as the world’s largest computer programming competition. 

All four winners of the CodeVita contest will get an internship opportunity with TCS’ Research and Innovation organization. The names of 21 Indian students from different universities are featured in the list of the world’s top coders.

Apart from Kalash, the contestants who secured the second and third positions were from Chile and Taiwan, respectively. After winning the contest, Gupta was felicitated by IIT Delhi director Rangan Banerjee.

After his glorious win, Gupta said,

“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 ($10,000). Initially, I was not confident, as it 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. “

What is CodeVita?

CodeVita has been designed to promote programming as a sport. It aims to encourage participants from all over the world to pit their skills against each other. They all face real-life challenges.


Courtesy/Source: India Times

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