TCS IT Wiz

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TCS IT Wiz
Website http://www.tcsitwiz.com

TCS IT Wiz is India's biggest[1][2] inter-school IT quiz competition, held every year in India & UAE ( from 2011 onward) by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Launched in 1999, it is a quiz aimed at students studying between class 8- 12. This quiz has been conducted by Giri Balasubramanium, popularly known as PickBrain. He is the CEO of Greycaps, an on-stage quizzing and knowledge service provider company based in Bangalore, India.

TCS IT Wiz is one of the most popular inter-school quizzing circuit in India. It draws more than 15,000 students annually nationwide.[3]

History[edit]

In 1999, The TCS IT Quiz, as it was called before is an initiative of the Tata Consultancy Services, conducted for the first time in Bangalore. Then in 2000, it spread into six other major cities. Since 2011, it is being held in 14 cities, followed by a national finals . The finals of 2012 edition were held on 8 December 2012 with New Era Public School, Delhi winning the national crown. The finals of 2013 edition were held on 15 December 2013 in Taj Land's End,Mumbai with Modern School,Barakhamba Road winning the champions title. TCS has introduced TCS IT Wiz in Singapore from 2014. [4]

Prizes (2014)[edit]

  • Winners:
iPad Air , Travel Bag (containing MTV earphones, TCS New York Marathon Pen Drive and a coffee mug.)
  • Runners Up:
iPad Mini, Travel bag
  • Regional finalists: Travel bag

Winners[edit]

2014 Edition[edit]

  • CHENNAI-Abhinav Sridharan and Arjun Aravind,P.S.SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, Chennai
  • UAE - Madhur Singal and Madhav Subramanyam, Delhi Private School, Sharjah
  • HYDERABAD - Siddharth B Rao and Upamanyu Dutta, Sri Chaitanya Jr. , Kalasala
  • AHMEDABAD - Abhay Venkatesh and Anshul Roy, DPS Bopal, Ahmedabad
  • BANGALORE - Harikiran and Siddharth, St. Paul's English School, Bangalore
  • PUNE - Dhananjay Katkar and Ayush Yemberwar, Late P. Jog Jr. College, Mayur Colony

2013 Edition[edit]

  • Hyderabad - Siddharth B Rao and Yash Baldawa, Gitanjali Senior School, Begumpet [5]
  • Ahmedabad - Jalaj Maheshwari and Ravija Amlani, St. Kabir Drive-In New, Ahmedabad[6]
  • Bangalore - Harikiran and Siddharth, St. Paul's English School, Bangalore [7]
  • Chennai - S.Abhinav and Bharat Sivakumar, P S Senior Secondary [8]
  • Coimbatore -R.Rahul and P.Nivin Krishnan GKD Matric Higher Secondary School[9]
  • Pune - Supreeth Ravish and Divij Ghose, Fergusson College, Pune[10]
  • Delhi - Naman Dhanuka and Apratim Chandra Singh, Modern School, Barakhamba Road[11]
  • Indore - Shubham Rao and Mayukh Nair, Sagar Public School, Saket Nagar, Bhopal[12]
  • Bhubaneswar- Prathamesh Dash and Rishav Aditya Sathapthy, Naidu +2 Science College, Bhubaneswar[13]
  • Kolkata- Aviral Dasgupta and Shubham Agarwal, Loyola School, Jamshedpur
  • Kochi - Sachin and Abhijhit Menon, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan (Eroor)[14]
  • Lucknow - Lovish Pandey and Varun Singh, Lucknow Public School, Sector-I
  • Mumbai - Sanyam Satia and Mihir Belgaonkar, DAV Public School
  • UAE - Arpit Raorane and Manas George, The Indian High School, Dubai


The 2013 National Champions were Naman Dhanuka and Apratim Chandra Singh from Modern School, Barakhamba Road. [15]

2012 Edition[edit]

  • Ahmedabad - Manas Gupta and Yash Goyal, Maharaja Agrasen (Ahmedabad)[16]
  • Bangalore- Shishir U and Aashrith Bharadwaj,St.Paul's English School[17]
  • Bhubaneshwar- Ayush Kumar Sinha and Sameer Sekhar, DAV Unit 8[18]
  • Chennai - Navin Sridhar and Saiprasanth, SRDFVV[19]
  • Coimbatore - S.Adhithyan and G.S.Anto Felix Sotvik from GKD Matric.Hr.Sec.School, Coimbatore[20]
  • Delhi - Prempal Singh and Arnav Sharma of New Era Public School Mayapuri, New Delhi[21]
  • Hyderabad - Syed Murtuza Hashmi and Aneesh Kallapur, Chaitanya Jr.College[22]
  • Indore - Pankaj Manchanda and Pratyush S, St.Pauls.[23]
  • Kochi - Sachin and Abhijhit Menon, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan (Eroor)[24]
  • Kolkata - Aviral Dasgupta and Shubham Agarwal, Loyola School, Jamshedpur[25]
  • Lucknow- Shubham Kumar and Shashank Shekar,The Avadh School [26]
  • Mumbai- Sanyam Satia and Mihir Belgaonkar,DAV Public School [27]
  • Nagpur - Aniruddha Morarka and Paritosh Kanhe, Centre Point Katol Rd.[28]
  • Pune - Gyanendra Mishra and Siddharth Agarwal, Army School.[29]
  • UAE - Arpit Raorane and Manas George, The Indian High School, Dubai
  • National Champions - Prempal Singh and Arnav Sharma, New Era Public School, Delhi

2011 Edition[edit]

  • Ahmedabad - Manas Gupta and Yash Goyal of Maharaja Agrasen Vidyalaya
  • Bangalore - Pratheek I and S. Arul Prakash of St. Paul's English School
  • Bhubaneswar - Anirban Kundu and Shubham Agarwal of Loyola, Jamshedpur
  • Chennai - Gokul.T.S and Aditthya Ramakrishnan of S.B.O.A School And Junior College
  • Cochin - Karthik Prakash Nair and Advaitshankar of Loyola School, Trivandrum
  • Delhi - Prempal Singh and Arnav Sharma of New Era Mayapuri
  • Hyderabad - Syed Murtuza Hashmi and Umair Abdullah of Chaitanya Jr.College
  • Kolkata - Kishalay Raj and Avnish Ranjak, Rajendra Vidyalaya, Jamshedpur
  • Lucknow - Pranshu and Himanshu of Lucknow Public School Sec D
  • Mumbai - Krishnav Roy and Ajaykrishnan J of Lokhandwala Foundation
  • Pune - Gyanendra Mishra and Rishiraj of Army Public School
  • UAE edition - Shruthi Shreedharan and Kirti Kuchimanchi, Dubai Modern High School
  • National Winners - Gokul T.S. and Aditthya Ramakrishnan of S.B.O.A School And Junior College, Chennai

2010 Edition[edit]

  • Ahmedabad - Abhinav Goyal and Anshul Shah, Navrachana, Vadodara
  • Bangalore - Radhika Radhakrishnan and Udbhav Tiwari, SBM Jain
  • Bhubaneswar - Wasim Sajjad and Pratap Singhe, BJB Jr.
  • Chennai - Manikandan and Varun R Sekar, The Hindu Sr. Sec School
  • Cochin - Boby Sabu and Tomson George, St Joseph's HSS, Paingottoor[30]
  • Coimbatore - Nithin Vidya Prakash and Srikkanth Sridhar, Stanes, Coonoor
  • Delhi - Prempal and Anshul, New Era Public School
  • Hyderabad - Krishna and Rohan, FIITJEE
  • Kolkata - Sayantan Bhattacharjee and Debargha Bose, WWA Cossipore Eng School
  • Lucknow - Rohit Kashyap and Swapnil Palash, Lucknow Public School
  • Mumbai - Ajaykrishnan and Krishnav Roy, Lokhandwala Foundation
  • Pune - Priyam Patki and Tejas Deshpande, MMCS
  • National Winners - Krishna and Rohan, FIITJEE

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About TCS IT WIZ". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "It is time for TCS inter-school quiz". The Hindu. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.tcsitwiz.com/content/aboutquiz.html
  4. ^ "TCS IT Wiz 2011 Bangalore Edition on July 27". DNA India. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Gitangali Duo Stun Hyderabad http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/hyderabad2013.html
  6. ^ St. Kabir clinch Amd thriller http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/ahmedabad2013.html
  7. ^ St Paul's retain Bangalore crown http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/bangalore2013.html
  8. ^ PS Senior are Chennai Kings! http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/chennai2013.html
  9. ^ GKD triumph at Kovai http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/kovai2013.html
  10. ^ http://tcsitwiz.com/report2013/pune2013.html
  11. ^ http://tcsitwiz.com/report2013/delhi2013.html
  12. ^ http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/indore2013.html
  13. ^ http://www.tcsitwiz.com/report2013/indore2013.html
  14. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "BVB Eroor top Kerala final". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  15. ^ http://tcsitwiz.com/report2013/delhi2013.html
  16. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "Ahmedabad". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "Bangalore Report". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  18. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "Bhubaneswar Report". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "SRDFVV stun Chennai". 
  20. ^ "GKD win Kovai for the first time". 
  21. ^ "New Era win Delhi cliffhanger". 
  22. ^ "Chaitanya retain Hyd in style". 
  23. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "St.Pauls take Indore debut". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  24. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "BVB Eroor top Kerala final". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "Loyola conquer mighty Kolkata". 
  26. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "The Avadh School win UP". Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  27. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "DAV impress at Mumbai". Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  28. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "Centre Point take Nagpur debut". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  29. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "Army School's gutsy win at Pune". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  30. ^ Event Tracker, TCS IT WIZ. "St. Joseph's tops kochi". Retrieved 7 October 2012.