Pune: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the Pune edition of TCS IT Wiz 2017, a technology quiz competition for schools. It will be held on September 26 at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud.
TCS IT Wiz 2017 is being held in 12 cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
The quiz will mainly focus on applications of Information Technology (IT) across various industries and sectors, including technology environment, business, people, new trends and legends. Emerging areas such as cloud computing, AI, biometrics, robotics, Internet of Things, unique websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms. It will also include areas, where IT has made an impact like web, education, entertainment, books, music, movies, 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 humorous side of IT.
It will also consist of a Twitter contest for participants of regional finals in each city. The top two highest tweets and the best 'Tweet of the Day' will receive a double duffel gym bag along with a Bluetooth speaker.
The top six teams from the written preliminary round will qualify for the regional finals. Only the top scoring team from each school will be called on stage in the event of multiple teams from the same school qualifying for the final.
The winning team from the regional finals will compete in the national finals, which will be held in December in Mumbai.
The regional champion will be awarded a gift voucher of Rs 60,000 while the runners-up will get a Rs 40,000 voucher, along with a specially designed trophy and medals.
The six finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from double duffle gym bag, OTG pen drive, earphones, and Bluetooth speakers. The regional champions, along with a teacher/parent, will also fly to Mumbai for the national finals.
Entries have to be sent by institutions to Suchita Mantri, TCS IT Wiz Coordinator at TCS office in Hadapsar on or before September 22. For details, contact 09228808304/8698867297 or can register online: www.tcsitwiz.com.
No entry fee will be charged. Schoolchildren studying from class VIII to XII are eligible to participate in the event. Each institution can send a maximum of eight teams (two members per team) to participate.