>>The Winners will Represent the City at the National Finals of the Quiz Contest, Organized by Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the Kochi edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school technology quiz, held on October 23, 2019.
Winner – K. Adithya Krishna & Abhimanyu Rajeev Menon, Chinmaya Vidyalaya Thripunithura
Runner up – Anurag Vinodkumar & Dev Raj R., Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Eroor
This year, TCS IT Wiz – Kochi witnessed participation from over 900 students from class 8-12. The guest of honor Sri.Sasi PM-CEO Kerala IT parks along with Dinesh P Thampi – Vice President and Delivery Center Head – TCS Kerala, distributed the prizes. The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs 60,000. They will go on to represent Kochi 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 the highest number of tweets and Instagram stories about the Regional Finals. The winners of the ‘highest tweets’ and the ‘tweet of the day’ received special gifts.
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, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Nagpur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Last year, the quiz saw entries from 13,908 students from 1,206 schools across the nation.