Hyderabad: 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 `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 `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.