Rural Students to be quizzed

The Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology of the State Government, in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is organising a nationwide Rural IT Quiz for students from Class 8 to 12, to enhance IT awareness and to keep them abreast of the latest developments in the field.

The quiz, which has had a successful run in Karnataka for over a decade, is now being extended to other States such as Gujarat, Orissa, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and the northeast.

The regional rounds of the programme will be held in all the States during September and October 2010.

The Principal Secretary, Department of IT and BT, Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, said the finals will be held in Bangalore on 30th October, 2010, as part of Asia’s premier ICT event — “BangaloreIT.biz 2010”, hosted by the Department of IT, BT and Science and Technology, scheduled from 28th October, 2010 to 30th October, 2010, at Bangalore.

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