Entries open for schools across Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates
Dubai, April 20, 2013: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced the third consecutive international edition of TCS IT Wiz after the roaring success for the last two years. The inter school IT Quiz will be held in Dubai on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Dubai.
The event targets students studying in classes 8-12, a time when most of them chart their career path
Multiple teams of two members are allowed from each school. There will be no entry fee. The Quiz is open to students from Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
TCS IT Wiz is one of the largest Knowledge Platform on IT. With the aim of nurturing the human capital and local talent in UAE, TCS is rolling out the third international edition of this popular inter school IT Quiz for school students across the UAE. Through the TCS IT Wiz, the company aims to get school students interested about Information Technology and the possibilities that it brings for young, inquisitive minds brimming with energy and passion. The platform also encourages them to look at technology though a whole new perspective.
Information Technology plays an integral role in today's society and economy and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields. The TCS IT Quiz will mainly focus on application of Information Technology across various sectors and aspects such as software products, companies and brands, areas where IT has made an impact, history of IT and also internet world and unique websites.
Varun Kapur, Head of Middle East, Africa and Mediterranean operations of TCS said, “The TCS IT Wiz has proven to be a great platform to pass on the beacon of knowledge to the next generation of inquisitive minds. It's always been so exciting to see the sheer joy of learning and competing amongst youngsters in a fun and out of classroom experience and we look forward to continuing this wonderful journey this year.” “We are happy to continue this concept for the third consecutive year at the UAE”.
He added, “Apart from being strategic, the UAE is also one of the largest market for TCS in the Middle East. It is also the most developed market in terms of technology adoption. Keeping in view the education system in the UAE, the large expat population base, number of schools and the level of education, we strongly felt the need to host TCS IT Wiz in this region. The IT Wiz is an excellent platform to introduce Information Technology to young and inquisitive minds.”
The highlight of the TCS IT Wiz 2012 was the launch of UAE's first animation based quiz software created by Quizmaster Pickbrain and his team. The Regional finals this year will be a unique game-based format, driven by special software. The software has been a huge hit across the country and students have been writing about it extensively on their blogs and social medium forums.
Following will be the rounds:
• Angry Nerds
• Max Pain and
• Total Kombat
TCS IT Wiz, the biggest inter school IT Quiz programme in India, has been running for the last 12 years as a part the company's Corporate Social Initiatives. As the world's leading IT firm, TCS plays a pioneering role to help build awareness about technology and provide a window to the world of Information Technology for young students.
School Students studying from class 8-12th can send in their entries through their respective institutions either by email: to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell Number: +971 55 410 8378 / or can also register online at www.tcsitwiz.com on or before April 26.
Overall Quiz Format: The written prelims are a common set of 20 questions for all the teams at the venue. Questions are in the form of oral, visual and audiovisual. Participants will answer the preliminary written round on the pre-printed answer sheets supplied by TCS.
Final: The top six teams from the written prelim would qualify for final. Only the best team from each school will be called on stage in the event of multiple teams from the same school qualifying for the final. These 6 teams will compete for the TCS IT Wiz UAE Champion title.
TCS IT Wiz UAE winners will walk away with exciting prizes including an ipad each. The winners and runners will be rewarded with special trophy and prizes. The six finalists will also receive an array of prizes from TCS ranging from laptop bags to pendrives and more.
Subject: The Quiz will focus on applications of Information Technology across various sectors such as world of Internet and unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT Personalia - international, national and local, advertisements of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, history of IT as well as the humorous side of IT. The Quiz will also cover areas where IT has made an impact - education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, internet, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social networking, blogging, cell phones, etc. There will be an exclusive round on TCS (refer www.tcsitwiz.com & www.tcs.com)