MUMBAI, December 9, 2019: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the National Finals of the 20th edition of TCS IT Wiz 2019, India’s biggest and longest-running annual inter-school technology quiz, held in Mumbai.
Yashovardhan Shetty and Udbhav Saxena from Hyderabad Public School walked away with the TCS IT Wiz Championship title. The winning team got vouchers worth Rs. 150,000 and the coveted champion trophy for their school, while the runners-up Arnav Shukla and Palash Mukherjee from Bhavan’s BP Vidyala Mandir, Nagpur took home vouchers worth Rs. 100,000 along with a trophy for the school.
Dr. Ritu Anand, Chief Leadership and Diversity Officer, TCS, was present on the occasion and handed over the prizes to the National Champions and Runner ups.
Started in 1999 to spark interest in technology among high school students, TCS IT Wiz is today the largest and longest-running inter-school IT quiz in India. The 20th anniversary edition witnessed strong participation, from over 11,000+ students of classes 8-12 from 850+ schools, predominantly from Tier II and Tier III cities. The top six teams from the regional editions held in 12 cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Pune – made it to the National finals.
The National Finals, consisting of five buzzer-based rounds, including one focused on TCS, gave each of the six teams an equal opportunity to respond. Conducted with characteristic exuberance by quiz-master, Giri `Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam, the battle for the coveted National Championship title witnessed a strong contest among the top six, extremely talented teams.
TCS IT Wiz saw some very interesting questions, and the creative use of animation, to challenge and motivate the young minds on stage and in the audience. Topics covered included the history of IT, application of IT across various sectors, IT personalities – global, national and local, brands of technology companies, emerging areas such as cloud computing, AI, automation, biometrics, robotics, unique websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
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 the last 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 Agile 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 450,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 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.
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