Staff Reporter

National Public School won the ‘TCS IT WIZ 2007’ title

CHENNAI: The IT bug seems to have caught them young, and bitten them hard. Twelve students from city schools made the not-so-IT-aware section of the audience feel obsolete at the ‘TCS IT WIZ 2007’, an inter-school quiz contest organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) here on Tuesday.

Quiz master stunned

Quiz master Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam was stunned when a Standard X student recognised Kevin Rollins, the ex-CEO of Dell.

From trivia about the term ‘Silicon Valley’ to what Wikipedia’s original logo looked like, the schoolchildren cracked most of the questions put to them.

Over 1000 students

Over 1,000 students participated in the preliminary rounds.

Teams from city-based Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (Nungambakkam) and National Public School made it to the finals, along with St. Jude’s Public School and Laidlaw Memorial School in the Nilgiris.

Close contest

After a close contest between St. Jude’s Public School (which won the last two editions of the contest) and National Public School (NPS), Kushal Bhandari and Varun K. Agarwal of NPS walked away with a bagful of prizes, including a laptop each, after answering the tie-breaker question.

Home Secretary S. Malathi and head of Chennai TCS’ operations Ravi Viswanathan gave away the prizes to the winners.