Testing the grey matter

Testing the grey matter

Testing the grey matter

The TCS IT Wiz drew an overwhelming response, from the young, with more than a 1,200 boys and girls, participating in the event, held in the City recently.

After a tough battle and some high level quizzing, Rishab Mehta and Manish Burman from Bishop Cottons Boys’ High School emerged winners. They were each given a laptop. Rohan Mehta and Sonal Saldhana from St Josephs Boys’ High School were runners-up who won a trophy along with a digital camera and digital photo frame.

The intense competition among the six teams on stage, the innovative rounds and the interactive style of quizzing by quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam made quizzing engrossing.

The event was open to school students from class 8 to 12. The various rounds were Twittering, a @ TCS, exclusively on TCS, Tagging a visual round, Crop IT a round requiring speed of thought and a good bandwidth of IT, SWODS a round where you ‘see what others don’t see’.

The quiz strove to enhance IT awareness among students, keeping them abreast with the latest developments in the world of IT. The quiz focussed on application of information technology across various sectors such as world of Internet and unique websites and software products and brands. It delved into the history and humourous side of IT as well.   

Nagaraj Ijari, vice president and head of TCS Bangalore said, “This programme has been gaining momentum with every passing year. Today, the young are tech-savvy, which explains why the programme was a hit.”

   The six teams which made it to the regional finals after the written prelims received a travel bag, MP3 players, watches, coffee table books, coffee mugs and T- shirts from TCS and gift vouchers from leading hotels in the City.

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