Centre Point, Katoal Road : Taha Uddin and Devesh Rajput
Shivaji Science College : Kunal Wasnik and Rutvik Gupte
With over 800 students taking part, it was a tense setting for the Nagpur edition of TCS IT Wiz. It was also the first time that teams from Bhilai and Raipur had travelled to this city adding to the nervousness of all the local teams.
It came as no surprise therefore, when Quizmaster Pickbrain started the morning with a reasonably tough prelim that tested the teams. The six schools that made it were:
CENTRE POINT : Taha Uddin and Devesh Rajpur
DPS NAGPUR : Parth Mishra and Ashwani K.
KRISHNA PUBLIC SCHOOL, RAIPUR : Ms. Gaurja and Yashraj M.
DHARAMPETH COLLEGE : Dewang B and Ojas T
YASHODHA SCHOOL : Siddharth Chande and Harshwardhan KP
SHIVAJI SCIENCE COLLEGE : Kunal Wasnik and Rutvik Gupte
The final saw all the teams being very tentative and cautious through the first phase. Most teams were on the same score as the quiz moved into the second phase. With the onset of the round on TCS the boys from DPS raced ahead with superb hits on the buzzer.
It was soon the turn of Centre Point to do the same as they thundered their way through the round on lateral thinking.
This prompted the DPS boys to take one or two chances that did not pay off. That put them out of contention for the top spot which Centre Point cemented with further good hits.
The battle for the second place was now clearly between DPS and Shivaji Science College which was trailing them. The latter took the chance on the final question and cracked it to finish runner up.
The guest of honour, Alok Kumar, Vice President and Global Head Internal IT and Shared Services – TCS, gave away the prizes and appreciated the high standards set by the schools.
Centre Point, Katoal Road :
Taha Uddin and Devesh Rajput
Shivaji Science College:
Kunal Wasnik and Rutvik Gupte