Bhubaneswar, November 4(Odisha.in) The TCS IT Wiz conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, received and overwhelming response.
It was a packed auditorium with more then 1500 students from over 100 schools from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri participating in the TCS IT Wiz – India’s largest interschool IT Quiz today at PAL heights.
After some intense quizzing and keen contest Sourav Rath & Prashanti Prakash from BJB Juniour College walked away with the coveted winners trophy, along with a laptop each, closely followed by Anmol Garg & Shihar Verma from Delhi Public School Koraput as Runners-up who received their trophy along with an ipod nano each.
Prizes were distributed by the Chief Guest, Mr. Vishal Kumar Dev, director Information Technology, Government of Orissa, along with Mr. Kishore Swain, Project Manager, TCS Bhubaneswar.
The 6 teams which made it to the regional finals after the written prelims received themselves a back pack, multipurpose headphones, mousepads with USB drive, travel CD pouches, coffee table books and T-shirts from TCS and Fastrack watches from Titan
The extremely high level of competition among the six teams on stage, the innovative format of the rounds and the interactive style of quizzing by Quizmaster Giri Pickbrain of greycaps made the Quiz very exciting.
The scale of the TCS IT Wiz has been expanded further this year with the quiz visiting 11 cities across the country starting in Chennai in August and ending in Mumbai in December.
The Quiz which was kick started in Chennai moved on to Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad and Kolkata, After Bhubaneswar edition the TCS IT Wiz will move Pune, Delhi, Lucknow, to Mumbai and culminate in Ahmedabad.
This nation wide event is expected to reach out to more than 12,000 students across the country.
The TCS IT Wiz was open to school students studying from class 8-12. The Quiz strives to enhance IT awareness among students, keeping them abreast of the latest developments in the world of IT, as information technology plays an integral role in today’s society and economy.
The Quiz also acts as a catalyst to trigger a passion for technology among students, which is the objective of the program.
The Quiz tested the teams on various topics such as world of internet and unique websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT Personalia, Advertisements of IT and Communication companies, software products, companies, brands, history of IT etc.
Besides the areas where Information Technology has made an impact such as education, entertainment, books, multimedia, internet, banking, advertising and sports will also be covered during the quiz.