Chennai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the Chennai edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school technology quiz, held in Chennai.
Winner – Abhinav Sreekumar and Vishruth Devan from St Jude’s Public School & Jr. College, Kotagiri.
Runner up – G Nikhil and S Saimadhav from SRDF Vivekananda Vidyalaya
This year, TCS IT Wiz – Chennai witnessed participation from over 1400 students from class 8-12. The guest of honor Ms Susan Grace, Australian Consul-General in Chennai, along with Suresh Raman, VP and Head of Chennai, TCS distributed the prizes. The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs 60,000. They will go on to represent Chennai at the National Finals in Mumbai, later this year, where they will compete with 11 other regional champions. The runners up were rewarded with gift vouchers worth Rs 40,000 along with specially designed medals. Four finalist teams, also received gift vouchers worth Rs 5,000.
Several members of the audience participated in a Twitter and Instagram contest, leading to 3288 tweets and 76 Instagram stories about the Regional Finals. The winners of the ‘highest tweets’ and the ‘tweet of the day’ received special gifts and the two ‘best stories of the day’ on Instagram received gift vouchers worth Rs 2,000.
Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of technology skills, this strongly-contested, annual quiz infused tech trends and used animation to keep the audience and the participants at the edge of their seats. Quizmaster Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium took the contestants through five buzzer based rounds – Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Tech PatriOT and Block the Chain – besides an exclusive round on TCS. The questions focused on the application of information technology, the business, people, new trends, and legends.
Similar regional contests have been planned at 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Last year, the quiz saw entries from 13,908 students from 1,206 schools across the nation.