Jamshedpur, Dec. 16: Tata Consultancy Services conducts Asia’s largest annual inter-school IT Quiz, TCS IT Wiz. The quiz is held in 15 cities across India. The winner from each city battles for the national title that is held in Mumbai.
This year, Adnan Azmat and Shadan Kalam of Rajendra Vidyalaya made the school proud by winning the Kolkata Regional’s among 800 teams and they proved their mettle by defeating the top guns from 14 other cities and winning the TCS IT Wiz National Finals.
The Finals had 5 rounds of grilling quizzing by Mr. Giri ‘Pickbrain’, CEO of Greycaps. The winners from Jamshedpur (Rajendra Vidyalaya) and runners from Pondicherry, Chennai- St.Patrick Higher Sec. School – Venkat Sai and Jayakrishna were awarded the prizes by CEO of TCS, Mr. N. Chandrashekharan.
The national finale of witnessed a nail biting finish with the final questions deciding who would win the most coveted title in IT quizzing among schools. After two fast paced and absorbing semi-finals, the following eight team battled it out in the mega final.
Rajendra Vidyalaya Jamshedpur (JSR) – Shadan Kalam and Adnan Azmat, Rukmini Devi Public School – Udit Kalra and Saarthak S, RN Podar – Abhishek M and Nikhil Kumar, Army Public School – Siddhanth Singh and Pranay Mishra, The Emerald Heights – Dev Seth and Vaibhav Singh, St. Patrick Higher Sec. School – Venkat Sai and Jayakrishna,
Chaitanya Jr. Kalasala – Siddhartha Rao and Upamanyu Dutta and Navrachana School Sama Vadodara – Sujay Nigam and Sachin Agarwal.
The team from Pondicherry which had won the Chennai final lost by a whisker to finish runner up. The quizmaster Pickbrain rightly observed that the quiz had become such a huge national movement that it was no longer about the cities where the quiz was held as the top teams had actually travelled to Kolkata and Chennai respectively to be a part of the quiz.
The event was attended by delegates from 7 countries including Australia, Netherlands and Hungary. The event was streamed online and people from 38 countries enjoyed the quiz live on www.tcsitwiz.com.
The winners were awarded Apple iPhone 6s, Apple Watch and other goodies.
At the end of a long journey that covered 15 cities, with over 1000 schools and more than 17,000 students all over India spreading awareness among youngsters about Technology, it was two young boys from Jamshedpur who emerged national champions.