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Kailash Gupta, an IIT-Delhi student turns ‘world’s top coder’, wins $10,000 after solving world’s largest coding contest

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: IIT students are known all over the world for their creativity. The demand for IITians is high across the world. Another student of IIT Delhi, named Kailash Gupta, has created a record as the top coder. He has been studying computer science at the prestigious IIT Delhi and has now become the world’s top coder.

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The third-year engineering students walked away with a prize money of $10,000 by securing the top position in the list of over 1 lakh coders from 87 countries who took part in the tenth season of Code Vita. Every year, Tata Consultancy Services organises this competition.

As per the report of the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the biggest coding competition held annually.

Twenty-one students from several top Indian universities, along with various IIT institutes, have made their place in the “world’s top coders” list. Gupta, a brilliant student since his childhood, got the 3rd rank in the 2018 IIT JEE examination. He was the Delhi zone topper as well.

Gupta, elated after the results were declared earlier this week, said, “When I started with the contest, I was not hoping that I would even be in the top 3, but this is a very awesome experience.” I’m excited to get the prize money.

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Another bright student who made their name in the list was 20-year-old Dipanshu Pandey, who has been doing his computer science at Doon-based Graphic Era University, and got the 11th position all over the world.

This year’s contest was the 10th edition. The organisers said that most of the participants belonged to India, but several students from Singapore, China, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Chile, and Russia also took part in this competition. This was stated by K Ananth Krishnan, chief technology officer, TCS, who said, “We were delighted to see how the four finalists cracked all 10 problems, which had not happened earlier.”




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