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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 look at technology through an innovative perspective. In today’s society and economy, IT plays an integral role and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields.

The quiz platform works as an effective supplement to the computer science and IT field, as most of the questions researched for the quiz are beyond the academic areas, compelling the students to look beyond the text books. The quiz works as an alternate learning tool for students in an outside classroom environment.

As a pioneer in the field of IT quizzing, the TCS IT WIZ has brought a paradigm shift in the world of quizzing with a mix of intelligent and interesting questions, as well as through the introduction of new technology concepts such as software based rounds, gamification and animation.

Today, TCS IT Wiz has become a national benchmark in the inter-school quizzing circuit for the level of research, the intensity with which teams compete and the sheer participation numbers it draws. The quiz has received immense patronage among the student community, teachers, parents and educational institutions and has become a part of the agenda for schools across the country.

TCS IT Wiz 2016 will be held in 15 cities across India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Vizag.

The Regional Rounds will be followed by National Finals

The Journey so far

The TCS IT Quiz was launched in Bangalore in August 1999 and was eventually extended to other cities in the South in 2000. The Quiz rebranded as "TCS IT Wiz" was launched in six cities in 2005.

The year 2006 witnessed an eight city event. Due to overwhelming response from other cities the quiz was extended to 11 cities in 2007. Over the years, we have witnessed high standards of quizzing, intense competition and edge-of-the-seat excitement during the event.

DID YOU KNOW!
The quiz has earned an entry in the LIMCA book of records as the nation's first IT quiz.

Objective

The Quiz strives to enhance IT awareness among students, keeping them abreast of the latest developments in the world of Information Technology, as IT has become an integral part of our lives today and has today put India on the global map.

The TCS IT 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 books.

Milestones

1999 - The Launch

2005 - 6 cities (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Trivandrum)

2006 - 8 cities + National finals (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Pune, and Lucknow)

2007 - 11 cities (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Lucknow)

2008 – 2009 - 12 cities (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Lucknow and Coimbatore)

2010 - 12 cities Regional editions followed by a National Finals

2011 - First International edition of TCS IT Wiz.The UAE edition was held in Dubai in April.