TCS announces the first international edition of TCS IT Wiz in Dubai

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TCS announces the first international edition of TCS IT Wiz in Dubai

The UAE edition will feature students from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai

Dubai, April 18, 2011: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced the first international edition of TCS IT Wiz, the inter-school IT quiz to be held in Dubai on April 30, 2011 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Dubai.

The UAE edition is open to school students studying in grades 8-12 in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. There is no entry fee. Each institution is encouraged to send multiple teams of two members each to participate.

TCS IT Wiz, the biggest inter-school IT quiz program in India, has been running for 11 years as a part the company’s corporate social initiative. As Asia’s largest IT firm, TCS plays a pioneering role to help build awareness about technology and provide a window into the world of Information Technology for young students. Through TCS IT Wiz, the company aims to get school students interested in Information Technology and the possibilities that it brings for young, inquisitive minds brimming with energy and passion. IT plays an integral role in today’s society and economy and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields. 

Girish Ramachandran, VP and Head of Middle East, Africa and Mediterranean operations, said, “The TCS IT Wiz is an excellent platform to introduce Information Technology to young and inquisitive minds. Over the years, we have learnt that quizzing can be a powerful teaching and learning tool. It is fun, exciting, participatory, and outside the classroom environment and we are excited about introducing this concept to the UAE region.”

Students can send their entries through their respective institutions through the following:

The TCS IT Quiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services, 
101, The Business Center, 
PB No 5866,
Khalid Bin Al –Walid Road, 
Bur Dubai, Dubai.

For further details, contact Anand on +971 554108378 or visit www.tcsitwiz.com.

Overall Quiz Format:

The Preliminary Round: The written prelims will be a common set of 20 questions for all the teams at the venue. Questions will be in the form of oral, visual and audiovisual. Participants will answer the preliminary written round on pre-printed answer sheets supplied by TCS.

The Final Round: The top six teams from the written prelim would qualify for the final. Only the best team from each school will be called on stage in the event of multiple teams from the same school qualifying for the final. These six teams will compete for the TCS IT Wiz UAE Champion title.

TCS IT Wiz UAE Regional winners will walk away with exciting prizes including a Tablet each. The winners will get a trophy and the runners-up will be also rewarded with prizes and a trophy. The six finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from backpacks, MP3 players, headphones, USB drives, laser pointers, and more.

Subject: The quiz will focus on applications of IT across various sectors such as world of Internet and unique websites; IT buzzwords and acronyms; IT personalities - international, national and local; advertisements of IT and communication companies; software products and brands; history of the IT indsutry as well as the humorous side of IT. The quiz will also cover areas where the IT industry has made an impact - education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, Internet, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social networking, blogging, cell phones, etc.

There will also be an exclusive round on TCS (refer to www.tcsitwiz.com and www.tcs.com).

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT,  BPS,  infrastructure,  engineering  and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™,recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 285,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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