Tata Consultancy Services the leading IT Services firm and the Board for IT Education Standards (BITES), an autonomous agency promoted by Government of Karnataka in association with IT industries, and are rolling out the second edition of the Engineering IT Quiz – TCS Tech Bytes. The quiz is open to engineering students of all streams in Karnataka. “We are proud of our association with BITES in this initiative.TCS TechBytes aims at providing a platform to nurture the competitive spirit and showcase the importance of Technology to businesses. In a nutshell, it helps students understand the difference between what is and what can be in the world of business and technology, which is the stepping stone towards realizing one's true potential,” said N. Ganapathy Subramaniam, President – TCS Financial Solutions, Commenting on the program, Prof. R. Natarajan, Chairman, BITES said, “We introduced this program in collaboration with TCS last year. This is an important initiative that enhances technology awareness among students and provides them an impetus to succeed in their careers. It provides an opportunity for students especially from the rural parts of Karnataka to showcase their talent and get noticed” 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 the changing landscape of technology intensive industry. Each institution can send 10 teams (two-members per team) to participate in the Regional Finals of the quiz through an internal selection process. There is no participation fee. Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions on or before 18th March to: The Coordinator, BITES-TCS IT Quiz, BITES, #9 Ground floor, UNI Bldg, Thimmaiah Rd, Millers Tank Bed, Bangalore 560052, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Fax – 22207270/71. The Regional Level Quiz Competition will be conducted at the following six locations: Gulbarga – 5th April, Tumkur – 7th April, Hubli – 8th April, Mysore – 11th April, Mangalore – 13th April and Bangalore on 15th April. The State Finals will be held in Bangalore on 15th April, 2011. Winners at both the Regional and State Finals will receive educational scholarships and other attractive prizes from TCS. The quiz will focus on application of technology across various sectors and aspects such as: The technology environment, the business, its people, new trends, legends, etc. It will also focus on emerging areas such as: cloud computing, telecom, biometrics, robotics, etc, besides covering personalia – international and national, software products, history of IT and areas where IT has made an impact.