New Delhi, 3rd June 2022: Kalash Gupta, a computer science and engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has been declared the winner of the global coding competition ‘TCS CodeVita’ Season 10. More than 100,000 contestants from 87 countries participated in the competition.

According to a press release issued by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), CodeVita has won the Guinness World Records title as the world’s biggest computer programming competition. The first and second runners-up of the competition were from Chile and Taiwan, respectively. After his victory, Kalash was honoured by the Director of IIT Delhi, Rangan Banerjee.

Gupta said on Friday, “When I started with the competition, I never thought that I would even be in the top 3, but it was a wonderful experience. I am very excited about the prize money ($10,000) now”. He told that in the beginning, he was not confident, as it took him longer than expected to solve the first problem, but as he went on to solve some other problems, his confidence kept building up and then he was confident enough to believe that he would be in the top 3.

CodeVita promotes programming as a game and encourages participants to pit their skills against each other and solve interesting real-life problems.