Coimbatore Student Wins the National Finals of TCS IT Wiz 2021
Tata Consultancy Services’ Digital Interschool IT Quiz Contest Saw 12,700 Students Participating from Across the Country in its 23rd Edition
Chennai, January 3, 2022: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) announced the winners of the National Finals of TCS IT Wiz 2021, India’s largest inter-school IT quiz competition.
After a riveting competition, the TCS IT Wiz Championship title went to Sandeep Murugesh from St Judes Public School and Junior College, Coimbatore. He was awarded a trophy along with a gold medal, winner certificate and gift voucher. The runner up of the National Finals, Mustafa Ahmed from Little Flower High School, Telangana, received a trophy, silver medal, gift voucher and certificate.
The other finalists were Smitendu Dutta from DPS Ruby Park, Kolkata, Krishang Nigam from Navrachana School, Vadodara, Dhyan Vyas from National Public School, Bengaluru, and Kanishka Deora from St Anthony Senior Secondary School, Udaipur. These astute learners were presented with bronze medals, finalist certificates and gift vouchers.
TCS IT Wiz is a unique platform that provides students the opportunity to explore knowledge beyond the realm of their textbooks. In its 23rd and completely digital edition, TCS IT Wiz provided the audience with the perfect edutainment with its unique questions. The contest witnessed participation from over 12,700 students of class 8-12 from across the country. Of these, 96 participants qualified for the Quarter Finals and 24 reached the Semi Finals to compete for a spot among the top 6 at the National Finals.
Chief guest at the Finale, Samir Seksaria, CFO, TCS, said, “TCS IT Wiz aims to spark interest in technology among high school students to build the digital workforce of tomorrow. TCS IT Wiz has transcended the boundaries placed on interschool competitions by transitioning to the digital platform seamlessly. This year’s quizzers demonstrated that with determination and an inherent curiosity to learn, you can achieve excellence.”
Quizmaster Giri (“Pickbrain”) Balasubramaniam presented the quiz with great energy and vibrancy. The four rounds of the quiz, namely, In it for Good, @ TCS – Know- how, Bring Everything and Master the Journey, kept the audiences at the edge of their seats.
TCS IT Wiz is the largest inter-school IT quiz in India for students of class 8-12. Started in 1999, the quiz aims to build awareness and emphasize the importance of IT skills and enable students to look at technology from a holistic perspective.