Pune to host TCS IT Wiz 2016 on Nov 22

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India’s largest tech quiz for schools to reach out to 15 cities across the Nation


PUNE, November 8,  2016: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced today that TCS IT Wiz 2016 – India’s largest technology quiz for schools will be held in Pune on 22 at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan,  Fatima Nagar Chowk, Near Shivarkar Garden, Wanowrie Pune. There is no entry fee. School students studying in class 8-12 (including Pre University of Junior college students) are eligible to participate in the event.  Each institution can send a maximum of 8 teams (2 members per team) to participate.
TCS IT Wiz 2016 is held across 15 locations in India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Visakhapatnam. 
Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions before November 18  to Suchita Mantri, TCS IT Wiz Coordinator, Tata Consultancy Services, 54 B Hadapsar Industrial Estate, Hadapsar, Pune 411013 India. For further details contact: 09228808304/8698867297 or can 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 contest in the in the Mega 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 an iPad air each while the runners-up will be rewarded an iPad mini along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The 6 finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from space pack, selfie stick, Earphones, Bluetooth speakers and pen drives. The Regional champions along with an escort will also fly to Mumbai for the National Finals.


#Node contest: Based on the concept of “6 Degrees of separation” the contest combines networking, trivia from the world of technology with the application of lateral thinking to connect people, companies and terms with the help of cryptic clues. The participants will be posting answers on Facebook and Twitter and the winners will receive Bluetooth speaker and Earphones.


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 sectors and aspects including technology environment, the business, people, new trends and legends.
–          Emerging areas such as cloud computing, telecom, biometrics, robotics, world of Internet, unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
–          Areas where IT has made an impact – education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, internet, 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.
–          An exclusive round on TCS
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.