Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced that the Bhubaneswar edition of this year’s TCS IT Wiz – India’s biggest inter school IT Quiz will be held on Thursday, September 6, at PAL Heights, J/7, Jaydev Vihar Road, Bhubaneswar -751013.
The Bhubaneswar edition is open to all school students studying in class 8-12 (including Pre University of Junior college students). There is no entry fee. Each institution is allowed to send multiple teams of two-members each to participate.
This year the TCS IT Wiz will expand its geographical foot print by adding two more cities from the heart of the country – Nagpur and Indore, thus making it a 14 city edition. The other cities where the quiz is being held are: Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Pune, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi. The Regional rounds will be followed by a National Finals in December where the winning teams from the 14 Regional rounds along with the winners of UAE round will compete for the TCS IT Wiz National Champion title.
Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions on or before September 4 to TCS IT Wiz Coordinator, Tata Consultancy Services, IT/ITES SEZ Plot - 35, Chandaka Industrial Estate, Patia, Bhubaneswar - 751024. Ph: 0674 - 6645030 or you can register online: www.tcsitwiz.com. You can also Follow us on @TCSITWiz on Twitter.
TCS IT Wiz, the biggest inter school IT Quiz programme in India, has been running for 13 consecutive years as a part the company’s Corporate Social Initiative. As Asia’s largest IT firm, TCS plays a pioneering role to help build awareness about technology and provide a window to the world of Information Technology for young students. IT is no longer the preserve of dedicated coders but has now evolved to a much larger role that touches almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Through TCS IT Wiz, the company aims to get school students interested in IT and the possibilities that it brings for young, curious minds brimming with energy and passion. IT plays an integral role in today’s society and economy and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields.
The TCS GenY survey conducted last year during the IT Wiz 2011 Bhubaneswar edition revealed that 22.31% use internet as a source of information for research to prepare for quizzes against the national average of 78.82%. About 55.12% of them use books and publications, while 26.78% turn to newspapers.
Overall Quiz Format: The written prelims are a common set of 20 questions for all the teams at the venue. Questions are in the oral, visual and audiovisual form. Participants will answer the preliminary written round on pre-printed answer sheets given by TCS.
Final: The top six teams from the written prelim will qualify for final. 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 winner from these 6 teams will represent Bhubaneswar at the National Finals of TCS IT Wiz to be held in December.
The 2012 TCS IT Wiz Regional winners will walk away with Galaxy Note each while the runners-up will be rewarded a Galaxy tab along with a specially designed winner’s trophy and the runner’s up trophy. The 6 finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from laptop backpacks, USB pen drives, coffee mugs, binoculars, earphones and T shirts.
Subject: The Quiz will focus on applications of Information Technology across various sectors such as world of Internet and unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT Personalia - international, national and local, advertisements of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, history of IT as well as the humorous side of IT. The Quiz will also cover areas where IT has made an impact - education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, internet, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social networking, blogging, cell phones, etc. There will also be an exclusive round on TCS (refer www.tcsitwiz.com & www.tcs.com)