TCS iON IntelliGem, which is structured as a test, helps young learners develop 21st century skills in five areas – Creativity and Innovation, Communication, Financial Literacy, Universal Values, and Global Citizenship.
Students who clear the qualifying round of proctored computer-based tests will compete in the City Round and Pre-Finals, and then the Grand Finale. This final test, to be held in Mumbai, will put them through buzzer rounds and one-to-ones with an expert panel. Registrations are accepted only through schools and are open till September 20, 2019.
Top students and schools stand to win exciting rewards including cash prizes, new age toys, leadership training, trophies, medals, and certificates. They will also get an opportunity to visit esteemed educational institutions and connect with industry stalwarts. The top performing schools will receive School Excellence Awards and gain national recognition.
As part of TCS iON’s LifeLong Learning initiative, participants of the contest will have free access to digital learning content that will help them prepare for the contest. Moreover, teachers from all the participating schools will get access to the TCS iON Teachers’ Network that hosts a vast pool of learning resources.
Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, said, “In the 21st century, students are expected to constantly prove their mettle in skills such as creativity, adaptability, critical thinking and effective communication. IntelliGem has been conceptualized with the vision to nurture the ‘gems of tomorrow’ and inspire students to learn skills beyond academics, to stay ahead of the curve. These skills have high value in the complex, globalized, and rapidly-changing digital world, and will help students succeed in future careers.”
The recently released Draft National Education Policy, also endorses the critical need to equip students with 21st century skills, early on. To help schools integrate these subjects into their curriculum, TCS is organizing conclaves for Principals and Educators in various Indian cities.