Introduction on the CodeVita Season 8 Portal

Sports is not just a game, it’s Culture! It connects people from varied backgrounds and ethnicities regardless of physical and cultural boundaries. It is also a great way to compete beyond borders and a lot of fun. At TCS, we firmly believe in this philosophy that programming can be both fun and challenging, this led to the inception of “CodeVita - To Promote Programming as a Sport”.

This is the 8th season of the contest taking the joy of programming across the globe.

We hope the competitive programmer in you feels the challenge and the fun!

CodeVita : The TCS Global Coding Contest for Students

To try, to err, to practice, to evolve, to improve, to compete, to win, to rejoice. Aren’t these traits so very human? In fact, these traits are characteristic of games or sports. It is this similarity that got us thinking on taking the wonderful skill of programming a notch higher. We infused the essence of these traits into programming by making it a sport and ‘lo and behold’ CodeVita was born.

First season of CodeVita was held in 2012 in India with an aim to spread the awareness on the various applications and use of coding. This helped us spot bright programming talent. Encouraged by the good response we got from 2 domestic seasons, we decided to go global in 2014. In our very first global edition, we had 6 teams in the finals, thus strengthening our belief that now we can be truly global.

Season 7 saw 2,18,000+ registrations from over 68 countries across 3500+ institutes and the students used 9 programming languages. We had participants from 7 countries battling it out in the Grand finale!

Sounds interesting already? Read on as more excitement unfolds.

What’s in it for students?

  • Global Ranking to Top Coders
  • Top 3 Coders to win total prize money of US$20,000/-
  • A chance to explore exciting career with one of the world’s most powerful brand*
  • A chance to compete with some of The Best Coders in the world
  • A Platform to showcase your programming skills
  • Students making it to the Finals get an opportunity to travel to India for the Grand Finale

* as applicable in the respective geographies

With each edition, the contest has evolved and gotten better. So what is new this season? This time we have made it an individual contest which is a lot simpler and more exciting. Students will have option of choosing from 8 different programming languages.

Language Compiler / Interpreter Versions
C gcc 5.3.1
C++ g++ 5.3.1
C# mono 5.20.1.19
Java Oracle JDK 1.8
Perl 5.16
PHP 5.4.16
Python Python 2.7.5, Python 3.6
Ruby 2.4.1

The Format will be as below:

Round Mode
Pre Qualifier Online
Qualifier Online
Grand Finale India

Codevita Season VIII Round details as given below:

Round Start Date Close Date Region
Pre-Qualifier 19th October 2019, 03:30 AM UTC 20th October 2019, 03:30 AM UTC All Countries except India
Qualifier 9th November 2019, 03:30 AM UTC 10th November 2019, 03:30 AM UTC All Countries
Grand Finale 19 February 2020 - All Countries

The ever increasing registration numbers reflects the contest significance and popularity and also indicates the way it is perceived by the students globally. This TCS flagship contest has been expanding it's horizon and raising the bar higher with each passing year.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Do register, participate, code and conquer the 8th edition of CodeVita simply for the love, passion and spirit of coding.

TOGETHER let us make it BIGGER & BETTER.

All The Best!