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

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Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), India’s largest IT exporter, informed that that TCS CodeVita 2015, its global coding challenge, has entered the Limca Book of Records as the largest team programming contest in India. TCS CodeVita is a contest for engineering and science students to explore the act coding and to sharpen their programming skills via real-life computing practices.

TCS is way ahead in promoting the culture of programming-as-a-sport and aims at identifying talent, besides providing the student community, an opportunity to earn peer recognition. 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 outpaced the previous years with students from 10 regions in India and 16 regions across the globe participating in the contest. TCS has offered provisional job offers to all the finalists of the contest.

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.”

In a press statement, TCS said that 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.

Gamification is now new matra for hiring and nurturing talents by leveraging game design elements in a non-game context, where candidates need to do their best thinking caps to crack the code. Breaking the general rule on hiring, Gamification is emerging as a new trend in engagement that has dual advantages such as aiding in hiring and promoting employee engagement by motivating them.

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