Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the Kolkata edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school technology quiz, held on Friday, August 30.
Winner – Ambarish Jha, Davis Joseph- Loyola School Jamshedpur
Runner up – Aritra Kar, Anish Kumar Arun- South City International School, Kolkata
This year, TCS IT Wiz – Kolkata witnessed participation from over 900 students from class 8-12. The guest of honor-Dr. Prashant Mishra, Dean (New Initiatives and External Relations), professor of Marketing, Indian institute of Management Calcutta along with Mr. Suresh G. Menon- Vice President and General Manager- Eastern Region of TCS, distributed the prizes. The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs 60,000. They will go on to represent Kolkata at the National Finals in Mumbai, later this year, where they will compete with 11 other regional champions. The runners up were rewarded with gift vouchers worth Rs 40,000 along with specially designed medals. Four finalist teams, also received gift vouchers worth Rs 5,000.
Several members of the audience participated in a Twitter contest, leading to 6685 tweets at the Regional Finals. The winners of the ‘highest tweets’ and the ‘tweet of the day’ received special gifts and the two ‘best stories of the day’ on Instagram received gift vouchers worth Rs 2,000.
Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of technology skills, this strongly-contested, annual quiz infused tech trends and used animation to keep the audience and the participants at the edge of their seats. Quizmaster Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium took the contestants through five buzzer based rounds – Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Tech PatriOT and Block the Chain – besides an exclusive round on TCS. The questions focused on the application of information technology, the business, people, new trends, and legends.
Similar regional contests have been planned at 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Last year, the quiz saw entries from 13,908 students from 1,206 schools across the nation.