Two youngsters from Cuttack will soon be flying to Mumbai to represent Odisha in the finals of TCS IT Wiz, the inter-school IT Quiz conducted by Tata consultancy services, slated for December 10.
Top 12 teams from across the country will participate in the final round where Priyam Panda and Suvam Hota, the quizzing enthusiasts from Ravenshaw Junior College, will be the team from Odisha. They won the Bhubaneswar round of the TCS IT Wiz on September 9.
“We won the Bhubaneswar edition and the prize was free online shopping for any gadget worth Rs 60,000. We have now been selected for the national finals. There’s excitement, and there’s nervousness too. We are looking forward to meeting the ‘Pickbrain’, Giri Balasubramanium,” said Priyam.
They have been attempting this quiz for last three years and finally got through this time. “We have been preparing a lot from all sources. The Internet has been the greatest help! Since the questions mainly comprise companies, their history, origin, products, and emerging technologies, we have to stay updated about any advancements,” Suvam said.
They will leave for Mumbai on December 9. “We wish for the best. I hope our preparations take us to the winning position in the national round,” said Priyam.
Last year, the winner went back home with MacBook Pro. The prize for this year is yet to be announced.