The Mysuru Regional Finals of TCS TechBytes 2016 was conducted on March 3, at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering campus. The IT quiz was organized by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) a leading IT Services, consulting and business solutions organisation and the Board for IT Education Standards (BITES), an autonomous agency promoted by Government of Karnataka in association with IT industries, for engineering students in Karnataka.
At the Mysuru regional finals, students underwent a written preliminary round and the top 6 teams were called on stage to participate in an interactive quiz.
The quiz was based on the theme of Digital Marketing and its significance in present times. The animation based quiz format had the following five rounds – Landing Page, Search Engine Optimisation, Higher Per Hit, Going Viral and Net Worth. Each of the rounds tested the students spectrum of knowledge in the IT sphere.
After an intense battle of minds among the budding engineers, Shrinidhi Kulkarni and Samarth M from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru emerged wnners, followed by Ashutosh T Lande and Rajeev S from Sri Sairam College of Engineering, Bengaluru, as the runners-up.
The winners took home an educational scholarship of Rs 12,000, a glittering trophy and prizes from TCS. The runners-up received an educational scholarship of Rs 8000 and prizes from TCS. The teams that stood 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th received earphones, haversacks, powerbanks, T-shirts and Fastrack giftcards. All the participants were given certificates.
Dr. Suresh Ramaswamy Reddy, Executive Director, Board for IT Education Standards
who was the Chief Guest distributed the prizes. The winners will now participate in the State Finals to be held at Bangalore on March 15.
In a joint statement, Nagaraj Ijari (VP & Head TCS Bangalore Operations) and Prof R. Natarajan (Chairman – BITES) said, “TCS TechBytes encourages students to develop a better understanding of the world of business and technology. It underlines the need for continuous learning to succeed in a global environment. It is an important initiative that provides students an impetus to succeed in their careers.”
About TCS TechBytes
TCS TechBytes, a campus outreach program, strives to provide a better understanding of IT to students of all streams of engineering. The objective is to enhance the knowledge and awareness of students and enable them to compete in a technology intensive industry. The Regional Finals of TCS TechBytes is being conducted across six cities in Karnataka – Kalaburgi, Hubballi, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru and Tumakuru. The Quiz was conducted by noted Quizmaster Lloyd Saldanha.