Jamshedpur, Aug. 31 : After 5 rounds of quizzing at the Regional finals, Anubhav Kumar Singh and Praneet Shekhar from Loyola School, Jamshedpur were crowned the winners of the TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school quiz, organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and business solutions on Wednesday, August 31, at Kalamandir, Sangit Kala Mandir Trust Auditorium, Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata.
The Regional Champions this year walked away with an iPad air each while the runners-up represented by Shadan Kalam and Adnan Azmat from Rajendra Vidyalaya school, Jamshedpur were rewarded an iPad mini each along with a specially designed trophy and medals.
The theme of this years’ quiz was DEFAULT IS DIGITAL. The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. Students who are a part of this quiz would benefit from understanding these technologies as they walk into their future.
Over 1042 students from various schools in Kolkata participated in TCS IT Wiz which was open to High School students studying in class 8-12. There was no entry fee. The top six teams from the written preliminary round were qualified for the regional finals.
The 6 finalists also received an array of exciting prizes from TCS ranging from space pack, selfie stick, earphones, bluetooth speakers and pen drives. The winning team along with a teacher/parent will be flown to Mumbai to contest in the in the National Finals.
The prizes were distributed by the guest of honour Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute along with Suresh Menon, Vice-President and General Manager, Eastern Region, Tata Consultancy Services. The Quiz was hosted by noted quiz master Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam.
The Quiz mainly focused on- Applications of Information Technology across various sectors and aspects, including technology environment, people, new trends and legends.
Emerging areas such as cloud computing, telecom, biometrics, robotics, world of Internet, unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
Areas where IT has made an impact – education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, internet, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social media and world of mobiles. IT Personalities – Global, national and local, brands of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, the history of IT as well as its humorous side of Information Technology.
TCS IT Wiz 2016 is held across 15 locations in India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Visakhapatnam.