TCS CodeVita 2015 enters the Limca Book of Records as the largest team programming contest

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  • CodeVita 2015 witnessed 197,000 student registrations  
  • 45,861 teams competed in the contest
  • Over 236,900 code submissions received
  • 2015 recorded the highest participation in a team programming contest in India

MUMBAI, August 5, 2016: Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced today, that TCS CodeVita 2015, its global coding challenge, has been felicitated by the Limca Book of Records as the largest team programming contest in India.

TCS CodeVita is a contest for engineering and science students to experience the joy of coding and to sharpen their programming skills through real-life computing practices. TCS promotes the culture of programming-as-a-sport and aims at identifying talent, besides providing the student community, an opportunity to earn peer recognition. TCS is adopting Gamification in hiring i.e. leveraging game design elements in a non-game context, where candidates need to don their best thinking caps to crack the code. Breaking the general rule on hiring, Gamification is the new trend in engagement that is not only aiding in hiring but also in engaging and motivating employees.

CodeVita Season IV witnessed registrations from 198,000 students. More than 45,000 teams competed against each other in Round 1 of the contest, which is the highest in a team programming contest in India.  The contest received submissions of over 236,900 codes. Season IV of the contest was bigger and better as compared to the previous years with students from 10 regions in India and 16 regions across the globe participating in the contest.  All the finalists won provisional job offers from TCS.

Ajoyendra Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Human Resources, TCS said, “Programming skills are the foundation to a successful career in the IT industry. CodeVita helps TCS spot bright students and provide them with an opportunity to learn and showcase their programming skills through real-life computing practices. We are honoured to be recognized by the prestigious Limca Book of Records for the work we have done. We look forward to Season V of the contest and hope for it to be a grand success like the previous editions.”

TCS CodeVita is now considered among the largest competitions of its kind for students anywhere in the world. For the upcoming season V of CodeVita more than 2.6 lakh student registrations have been received in Phase 1 of the contest.