AFTER five rounds of quizzing at the regional finals, Aniket C and Anirudhha Deb from Bishop’s School won the Pune title of the TCS IT Wiz 2018. The winners will represent Pune in the National Finals to compete with 11 other regional champions across India.
This India’s biggest inter-school quiz, organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions, witnessed participation from over 1000 school students from Pune on October 4, at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud, Pune.
Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of empowering technology skills, this strongly-contested, annual knowledge initiative was open to students studying in class 8-12. Each school was allowed to send multiple teams of two members. There was no entry fee.
The TCS IT Wiz this year was an infusion of tech trends and was presented through gamification rounds, developed by using animation software that kept the audience and the teams at the edge of their seats. The five rounds were – Mass personalization, Leveraging ecosystems, Creating exponential value, and Embracing risk besides an exclusive round on [email protected] The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. The top six teams from the written preliminary round were qualified for the regional finals.
The regional champions this year walked away with gift vouchers worth INR 60,000 worth the runners-up represented by Gaurav Rajesh and Parth Shukla from UWC Mahindra College were rewarded a gift voucher worth INR 40,000 along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The six finalists also received an array of prizes from TCS ranging from gym bag, multifunctional music torch with blue tooth speaker and Wireless outdoor speaker along with tcs50 pen drive.
Prizes were distributed by K K Gupta, Barclays UK Chief Data Officer, Head of Barclays UK Shared Technology & Tech Captive in India at Barclays along with Sacheen Ratnaparkhi – TCS Centre Head, Pune. The TCS IT Wiz 2018 will be held across 12 cities across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune.