Pratibha International School Wins the Pune Edition of TCS IT Wiz 2019
The Winners will represent the City at the National Finals of the Quiz Contest, Organized by Tata Consultancy Services.
Pune, September 19, 2019: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the Pune edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school technology quiz, held on Thursday, September 19.
Winner – Pratibha International School, Pune; Rishi L. and Rigved D.
Runner up – Hutchings High School, Pune; Anish K. and Aryan Jain
This year, TCS IT Wiz – Pune witnessed participation from over 650 students from class 8-12. The guest of honor Sylvain COMITI, Refinery 4.0 Program Director at Total, along with Sacheen Ratnaparkhi, Centre Head, TCS Pune distributed the prizes. The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs 60,000. They will go on to represent Pune 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 3046 tweets and 36Instagram 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 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 Kochi. Last year, the quiz saw entries from 13,908 students from 1,206 schools across the nation.
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 to look at technology from a holistic perspective. The quiz platform works as an effective supplement to the computer science and IT, as most of the questions researched for the quiz are beyond the academic areas compelling the students to look beyond the textbook. As a pioneer in the field of IT quizzing, TCS IT Wiz has brought a paradigm shift in the world of quizzing with a mix of intelligent and interesting questions and introduced new technology concepts such as software-based rounds, gamification, and animation. You can also follow us on Twitter: @TCSITWiz, Facebook: TCSITWizQuiz and Instagram: tcsitwizquiz