It was an exciting, entertaining and engaging battle of nerves, fought intensely at the action-packed National Finals of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school quiz, which was held at Taj Coromandel, Chennai.
After some grueling and intense final rounds of quizzing in a nail biting finish of Prempal Singh & Arnam Singhfrom New Era Public School, Delhiemerged the National Champions. Aviral Dasgupta &Shubham Agarwal from Loyola School, Jamshedpurwere declared Runners-up.
The National Finals comprised 14 winning teams from Ahmedabad, Bangalore Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. It concluded a journey with over 17,478 school students competing for regional titles across 14 cities from 113 locations in 2012. This year, the TCS IT Wiz expanded its geographical footprint by adding two more cities from the heart of the country – Nagpur and Indore, thus making it a 14-city edition.
TCS IT Wiz this year has reached to over 700,000 students from 3500 schools across the country.
The winners and runners-up received their prizes from Mr. N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services, who was the chief guest on the occasion. The 2012 TCS IT Wiz National Champions walked away with anXbox 360 Kinect Bundle, iPod Touch and an iPod docking station each. The runners-up receivedan iPad and Solar Keyboard Folio. They also received external hard drives, USB pendrives, FasTrack watches and coffee mugs from TCS.
Speaking after an action-packed final, Mr. N Chandrasekaran said:“It is inspiringfor us all to see an excellent display of talent and knowledge from the finalists. We in TCS believe in engaging and connecting with youth and help them realise their potential as they are the future leaders of this nation.”
Mr. Chandrasekaran added: “I would like to congratulate the winners and all participants of the IT Wiz National Finals. You have made all of us very proud with your performances.”