KERALA

IT quiz for school students in city on October 10

Special correspondent



The quiz will focus on application of Information Technology across various sectors.



KOCHI: The 2009 edition of ‘TCS IT Wiz’, an all-India technology quiz competition for schools organised by IT major Tata Consultancy Services, will be conducted in Kochi on October 10 at IMA House.

The event was held in Bangalore, Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar during July-August, said a release. It will also be held in Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune.

The quiz aims to enhance IT awareness among students, and encourage them to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in the IT field.

It is open to students from Classes 8 to 12. There is no entry fee and only the first 500 registered teams will be allowed to participate. (Website: ww.tcsitwiz.com)

Each institution is allowed to send 8 teams (two-members per team).

Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions to the TCS IT Wiz Quiz Coordinator, Tata Consultancy Services, Tejomaya, L&T Tech Park Ltd, Infopark Campus, Kusumagiri PO, Kakkanad, Kochi. The last date is October 5. (Contact details: 0484 6618903; (fax) 0484 6645255, email: >limi.rose@tcs.com)

The quiz will focus on application of Information Technology across various sectors such as the 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 including education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, Internet, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social networking blogs and cell phones.

The quiz winners will be presented with laptops and the runners-up will receive cameras and digital photo frames. The six finalists will also receive prizes such as backpacks, watches and MP3 players.