Tata Consultancy Services’ IT Wiz 2016 Kicks-off in August

Marketing | July 22, 2016 | News

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Tata Consultancy Services’ knowledge initiative, ‘TCS IT Wiz 2016’ will be held at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore on August 4. The biggest inter-school tech quiz in India organised by the leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions firm, is open for free to students studying in classes 8 -12 (including Pre University or Junior college students). The pan-india initiative is held across 15 locations in India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Visakhapatnam.

Started in 1999, the TCS IT encourages 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 textbooks. As a pioneer in the field of IT quizzing, the TCS IT WIZ has brought a paradigm shift in the world of quizzing through the introduction of new technology concepts such as software based rounds, gamification, and animation. 

A maximum of 10 teams (2 members each) from an institution can take part in the competition. Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions on or before July 29 via post or online. More details on www.tcsitwiz.com. This year’s regional champions will be rewarded with an iPad air each, while the runners-up will be rewarded an iPad mini along with specially designed trophy and medals. 

To improve interaction and engagement, various technology based contest like ‘Tweetporting’ and ‘#Node’ are also being introduced this year. While the former encourage LIVE Tweeting, the later based on the “6 degrees of separation” combines networking, tech trivia and lateral thinking to connect people, companies and terms with the help of cryptic clues. To facilitate students in other locations, a live webcast of the Regional finals has also been organised.

TCS IT Wiz 2016 starts off at Hyderabad on August 2, followed by Bangalore, and the other cities. The series will conclude with a mega final on Dec 11. 

The country’s largest inter-school tech quiz by the leading IT consultancy was started in 1999 and held across 15 cities.

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