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IIT Delhi student wins World’s top coder contest; bags $10,000 reward

IIT Delhi student Kalash Gupta has received the TCS CodeVita Season 10 to turn out to be the world’s top coder.

IIT Delhi student, Kalash Gupta has turn out to be the winner of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) flagship international coding contest- CodeVita Season 10. Over 100,000 individuals had participated on this contest from 87 international locations the world over. TCS CodeVita is a flagship international coding contest that holds the Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest computer programming competitors. Kalash has obtained the grand prize of $10,000 by grabbing the primary spot whereas the primary and the second runners-up are awarded $7,000 and $3,000 respectively. The third runner up, Michal Stanik from Czech Republic, was additionally acknowledged by TCS with a prize of $1,000.

Furthermore, all of the 4 winners additionally get an internship alternative with TCS’ Research and Innovation group. As many as 21 college students from a number of Indian universities together with IITs are featured within the checklist of World’s top coders. All these college students have obtained calls from TCS for an interview and the 4 finalists get to unravel all the ten difficult coding issues. Ok Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS has stated, “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.”

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Winner Kalash had additionally secured third rank in Joint Entrance examination (JEE) 2018 for admission to IITs. He was additionally the Delhi zone topper in the identical examination. Talking about his expertise, he’s quoted by Times of India as saying, “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.” He additional added, “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.”

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