Ambarish Jha & Shobhit Mahato from Loyola School Jamshedpur wins the TCS IT Wiz 2018 Kolkata edition

TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school quiz, organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions, witnessed participation from over 1000 school students from Kolkata.Outstation teams from Durgapur, Silguri and Jamshedpur also participated in the Kolkata edition.Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of empowering technology skills, this strongly-contested, annual knowledge initiative was open to students studying in class 8-12. Each school was allowed to send multiple teams of two members. There was no entry fee.

The TCS IT Wiz this year was an infusion of tech trends and was presented through gamification rounds, developed by using animation software that kept the audience and the teams at the edge of their seats. The 5 rounds were – Mass personalization, Leveraging ecosystems, Creating exponential value, and Embracing risk besides an exclusive round on tcs@50. The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. The top six teams from the written preliminary round were qualified for the regional finals.

After five rounds of quizzing at the Regional finals, Ambarish Jha and Shobhit Mahato from Loyola School Jamshedpur won the title. The Regional Champions this year walked away with anINR. 60,000 worth gift vouchers while the runners-up represented by Aritra Kar and Wrik Karmakar from South City International School, Kolkata were rewarded an INR 40,000 worth gift voucher along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The 6 finalists also received an array of prizes from TCS ranging from gym bag, multifunctional music torch with blue tooth speaker and Wireless outdoor speaker along with tcs50 pen drive.  The winners will represent Kolkata in the National Finals to compete with 11 other regional champions across India.The prizes were distributed by the guest of honour- Dr. Sourav Pal, Director of Indian Institute of Science  Education and Research, Kolkata along with Mr. Suresh G. Menon , Vice President & General Manager-Eastern Region of TCS.

The TCS IT Wiz 2018 will be held across 12 cities across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.