Indian Student Becomes ‘World’s Best Coder’, Wins World’s Biggest Coding Contest


Kalash Gupta, a computer science and engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, has been named the winner of the TCS CodeVita season 10 global coding competition, which attracted over 100,000 participants from 87 countries (TCS) .

CodeVita is the largest computer programming competition in the world, according to Guinness World Records. Chile and Taiwan were the first and second runners-up respectively.

Gupta was congratulated by Rangan Banerjee, the director of IIT Delhi, after his victory.

In the coding contest, India secured the first position, while Chile and Taiwan remained the first and second runners-up in the contest.

Kalash Gupta was congratulated by the director of IIT Delhi after winning the global competition. (Image credit: IITDelhi/Facebook)

According to media sources, Gupta said he never expected to get first place in such a tough competition, but he is quite happy with the prize money ($10,000). He went on to state that he considered securing third place.

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The runners-up and runners-up received $7,000 and $3,000, respectively, for their efforts. The Czech Republic’s third was recognized by the TCS and won a cash prize of $1,000.

According to sources, each of the four winners of the CodeVita competition would be offered an internship within the Research and Innovation group of the TCS.

The flagship global coding competition, CodeVita Season 10, was hosted by Tata Consultancy Services, with over one million competitors from 87 countries taking on the coding challenge.


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