Jamshedpur, Aug. 24: TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school quiz, organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions, witnessed participation from students from various schools in Kolkata.
Over 820 students participated in quiz held on Thursday, August 24, Kala Mandir, Sangit Kala Mandir Trust Auditorium, 48, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata.Kolkata edition also witnessed school teams travelling from Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Durgapur and Siliguri for this years’ quiz.
After five rounds of quizzing at the Regional finals, Abhishek Patra and Shobhit Mahato from Loyola School Jamshedpur won the title.
The Regional Champions this year walked away with an Rs 60,000 worth gift vouchers while the runners-up represented by Imon Bhattacharyya and Ankit Maity from Heritage School Kolkata were rewarded Rs 40,000 worth gift voucher along with a specially designed trophy and medals.
The 6 finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from Gym bag, OTG pen drive, Earphones, and Bluetooth speakers. The winning team along with a teacher/parent will be flown to Mumbai to contest in the in the National Finals.
This year TCS IT Wiz saw an unprecedented number of tweets. Kolkata witnessed a record shattering 31860 tweets in a span of 4-5 hours.
TCS IT Wiz was open to High School students studying in class 8-12. Each institution could send a maximum of 15 teams with each team consisting of two members. There was no entry fee.
TCS IT Wiz this year focused on four areas- Automation, Contextual Knowledge, Machine Learning, and Agile besides an exclusive round on TCS.
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. The top six teams from the written preliminary round were qualified for the regional finals.
The prizes were distributed by the guest of honour Professor Partha Pratim Chakraborti, Director, IIT, Kharagpur along with Suresh Menon, Vice-President and General Manager, Eastern Region, TCS and Tanantha Krishnan, Chief Technology Offer, TCS.
The Quiz was hosted by noted quiz master Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam. The TCS IT Wiz 2017 is held in 12 cities across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.