Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced the winners of the Bengaluru edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school technology quiz, held on Thursday, August 8.
Ananya Patil Rao and Daksh Shettar from Presidency School RT Nagar were declared the winners, while Shashank Shenoy B and Anirudh R from Little Flower Public School were runners-up.
This year, TCS IT Wiz – Bengaluru witnessed participation of over 1250 students from class 8-12.
The guest of honour Rajendra Kumar Kataria, Secretary to Government, Agriculture Department (Government of Karnataka) along with Sunil Deshpande, Delivery Centre Head, Bengaluru, Tata Consultancy Services, distributed the prizes.
The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs 60,000. They will go on to represent Bengaluru 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 2,665 tweets and 42 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 on 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 in 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, 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.