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Coders from Asia Pacific Make a Clean Sweep at TCS CodeVita


Eighth Season of Tata Consultancy Services’ Flagship Programming Challenge Saw Participation by 230,000 Students from 89 Countries Vying to be Global Top Coders

Mumbai | New Delhi, February 26, 2020: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has announced the winners of the grand finale of season eight of TCS CodeVita, one of the largest programming contests in the world.

TCS has been organizing this flagship global event for the last eight years to celebrate the passion for coding among the youth, by promoting programming as a sport. College students from across the world are invited to pit their programming skills against each other to win cash prizes and earn a place among the global top coders.

The top three spots in 2020 were taken by students from Asia Pacific:

  • Winner - Sheng Yu Hang - National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • 1st Runner up - Ali Khosravi - RMIT University, Australia
  • 2nd Runner up - Tan Jia Qing - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Winners received prize money of US $10,000, US $7,000 and US $3,000 respectively. The top performers at TCS CodeVita will also get an opportunity to intern with TCS’ Research and Innovation unit.

The eighth season set a new benchmark, witnessing participation by 230,000 students from 89 countries. Students could pick one of 8 different programming languages. Unlike the teams-based format of the past, it was an individual contest this time, raising the stakes by making the competition intensely personal and all the more exciting.

The top 25 programmers from the qualifier round were invited to India for the grand finale, where they battled it out over a 6-hour long nail-biting live programming hackathon. Milind Lakkad, Global Head-HR, TCS and K Ananth Krishnan, CTO, TCS, were present at the grand finale to encourage the enthusiastic, budding programmers.

“In an era where technology has revolutionized our world, innovation and creativity are critical parameters for success. It’s exhilarating to see the agility and critical analysis brought to life at TCS CodeVita by this young talent,” said K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS. “Our platform aims to fuel the passion for programming in these brilliant young minds that goes beyond educational, social, geographical and cultural backgrounds.”

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) 

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 446,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at

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