Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced today that the Kolkata edition of TCS IT Wiz 2017 – India’s largest technology quiz for schools will be held in Kolkata on Thursday, August 24, Kala Mandir, Sangit Kala Mandir Trust Auditorium, 48, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata.
School students studying in class 8-12 are eligible to participate in the event. Each institution can send a maximum of 15 teams with each team consisting of two member. There is no entry fee.
TCS IT Wiz 2017 will be held in 12 locations in India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions on or before August 22 to Hirak Ghosh & Raju Sarkar, TCS IT Wiz Coordinators, Tata Consultancy Services, Gitanjali Park Building, IT/ITES SEZ, Plot- IIF / 3, Action Area – II, New Town, Kolkata – 700 156, For details contact: 033 66535004, 09836506767(M) and 033 66534129, 09836322008(M). You can also register online: www.tcsitwiz.com.
Quiz format: The top six teams from the written preliminary round will qualify for the regionals finals. Only the top scoring team from each school will be called on stage in the event of multiple teams from the same school qualify for the final. The winning team from the Regional finals will compete in the National Finals held during December in Mumbai. The winning team along with an escort will be flown to Mumbai.
Prizes: The Regional champion this year will walk away with Rs. 60,000 worth gift voucher while the runners-up will be rewarded Rs. 40,000 voucher along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The 6 finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from Double Duffle Gym bag, OTG pen drive, Earphones, and Bluetooth speakers. The Regional champions along with a teacher/parent will also fly to Mumbai for the National Finals.
Twitter contest: The regional finals in each city will have a Twitter contest for all the participants. The top two highest tweets and the best “tweet of the day” will receive a double duffel gym bag along with a Bluetooth speaker.
To facilitate students of other locations a live webcast of the Regional finals has been organised. The web streaming of the Regional finals can be viewed on: www.tcsitwiz.com.
The Quiz will mainly focus on:
- Applications of Information Technology across various industries and sectors including technology environment, the business, people, new trends and legends.
- Emerging areas such as cloud computing, AI, biometrics, robotics, world of Internet, unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
- Areas where IT has made an impact – web, education, entertainment, books, music, movies, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social media and world of mobiles.
- IT Personalities – Global, national and local, brands of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, the history of IT as well as its humorous side of Information Technology
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 look at technology through an innovative 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. The quiz works as an alternate learning tool for students in an outside classroom environment. 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 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 385,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.58 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.