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St Jude’s Public School & Jr. College, Kotagiri Wins the Chennai 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 : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of the Chennai edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school technology quiz, held on Wednesday, August 21. Winner – Abhinav Sreekumar and Vishruth Devan from St Jude’s Public School & Jr. College, Kotagiri. Runner up – G Nikhil and S Saimadhav from SRDF Vivekananda Vidyalaya This year, TCS IT Wiz – Chennai witnessed participation from over 1400 students from class 8-12. The guest of honor Ms Susan Grace, Australian Consul-General in Chennai, along with Suresh Raman, VP and Head of Chennai, TCS distributed the prizes. The winners walked away with a trophy and gift vouchers worth Rs 60,000. They will go on to represent Chennai 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 3288 tweets and 76 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 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, Bangalore, 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. 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 text book. 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 About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS): Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 436,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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