G D Goenka Public School, Siliguri Wins the National Finals of TCS IT Wiz 2020

Tata Consultancy Services’ Largest Interschool IT Quiz Contest Saw Over 9,900 Students Participate From across the Country in the First Ever Virtual Edition

MUMBAI, December 30, 2020: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the National Finals of TCS IT Wiz 2020, India’s biggest interschool IT quiz competition.

Abishek Agarwal from GD Goenka Public School, Siliguri, walked away with the TCS IT Wiz Championship title and was awarded a trophy along with a gold medal, winner’s certificate and a gift voucher worth Rs 30,000. The runner up of the National Finals, Rithin Nagaraj from Little Flower Public School, Bengaluru, received an e-voucher worth Rs 20,000 along with a silver medal and trophy.

The 22nd edition of TCS IT Wiz witnessed participation from over 9,900 students of class 8-12 from across the country. Of these, 128 participants qualified for the Pre-Quarters, and 64 for the Quarter Finals and 16 reached the Semi Finals to compete for the top 4 National Final slots. Students from tier II and tier III cities continued to dominate in terms of participation and stole the show.

The chief guest, N G Subramaniam, COO, TCS, said, “At TCS we believe in life-long learning and empowering communities with learning and knowledge, with initiatives like TCS IT Wiz. It has been admirable to see the seamless digital transition of this contest that has become an edutainment platform for students across the country. We were awestruck with the curiosity and brilliance that these students displayed, which will take them far ahead in their careers and lives.”

The quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam aka Pickbrain, presented the quiz with exuberance and vibrancy throughout the 5 rounds namely, Digital Readiness, Borderless Learning, Analytics and Insights, Multi Experience and @TCS. This year, TCS IT Wiz saw some engaging questions that created the perfect edutainment ambiance, and kept participants and the audience at the edge of their seats. The questions ranged from what the internet craze ‘Twipping’ is, the ‘mistake’ that was Ctrl-Alt-Del by Bill Gates, to naming the inventor, who apologized for his invention of the internet’s original sin – pop up ads – Ethan Zuckerman.

About TCS IT Wiz

TCS IT Wiz, a 'knowledge Initiative' started in 1999, is the biggest inter-school IT Quiz in India for students of class 8-12. The quiz aims to build awareness and emphasize the importance of IT skills and enable students to look at technology from a holistic perspective. In today’s society and economy, IT plays an integral role and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields. The quiz platform works as an effective supplement to the computer science and IT field, as most of the questions researched for the quiz are beyond the academic areas, compelling the students to look beyond the text books. As a pioneer in the field of IT quizzing, the TCS IT WIZ has brought a paradigm shift in the world of quizzing with a mix of intelligent and interesting questions, as well as the introduction of new technology concepts such as software based rounds, gamification and animation. You can also follow us on Twitter: @TCSITWiz

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent AgileTM delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 443,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.www.tcs.com.

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