Learning becomes fun and easy when children do not feel the pressure of a classroom environment and exams. So, to make children curious and enthusiastic about learning, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in 1999, brought in TCS IT Wiz, an inter-school quiz contest.
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.
The winners are Ambarish Jha and Davis Joseph from Loyola School, Jamshedpur, and the runners-up are Aritra Kar and Anish Kumar Arun from South City International School, Kolkata.
Winners walk away with trophy, Rs60K and more
This year, TCS IT Wiz – Kolkata witnessed participation of over 900 students from Classes VIII to XII. The guest of honour Dr Prashant Mishra, Dean ( New Initiatives and External Relations) – Professor of Marketing, IIM-Calcutta, along with Suresh G Menon, Vice-President and General Manager, TCS (Eastern Region), distributed the prizes. The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs60,000. They will now represent Kolkata at the National Finals in Mumbai, later this year, where they will compete with 11 other regional champions. The runners-up were awarded gift vouchers worth Rs40,000 along with specially designed medals. Four finalist teams also received gift vouchers worth Rs5,000.
Several members of the audience participated in a Twitter contest, leading to 6,685 tweets at the Regional Finals. The winners of the ‘Highest Number of Tweets’ and ‘Tweet of the Day’ received special gifts and the two ‘Best Stories of the Day’ on Instagram received gift vouchers worth Rs2,000.
Audience & participants kept on edge of seats
Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of technology skills, this strongly contested, annual quiz infused tech trends and 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 in 11 other cities — Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Last year, the quiz saw entries by 13,908 students from 1,206 schools across the nation.