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TCS iON IntelliGem 2020 Winners to be Crowned at Finale

Mumbai: TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced that the young finalists of the second edition of TCS iON IntelliGem are all set to compete for the National title at the grand finale to be held on January 26.

TCS iON IntelliGem helps young learners develop 21st century skills covering five key areas – Creativity and lnnovation, Communication, Financial Literacy, Universal Values, and Global Citizenship. This year, more than 10,000 of the brightest students of class 5-9, across 396 schools registered for the national-level contest. The top 50 students that successfully cleared the qualifying rounds of proctored digital tests in their respective schools, the city rounds, and the phygital one-on-one interviews in the pre-finals have been shortlisted for the final test, being held in Mumbai. Here they will go through a variety of group activities and one-on-ones with an expert panel.

The winning students and their schools stand to win exciting rewards including cash prizes, new age toys, leadership training, trophies, and certificates. The top performing schools will receive School Excellence awards and gain national recognition.

Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, said, “We are delighted with the overwhelming participation this year. 21st century skills are more important to students now than ever before. TCS iON IntelliGem has been conceptualized to empower students and provide them a framework to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. It is our responsibility as educationists and EdTech enablers to constantly develop interesting interventions that can help the schools inculcate these critical skills in their children. We need to continuously build capabilities among the students to be successful in life and work beyond academics.”

The 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 iON has organized conclaves for Principals and Educators in 24 lndian cities.

Source: https://indiaeducationdiary.in/tcs-ion-intelligem-2020-winners-to-be-crowned-at-finale/

Skilling Gen Z beyond Classrooms

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Venguswamy Ramaswamy discusses how TCS iON is preparing the ‘gems of tomorrow’ as ‘nation builders of the future’ by equipping students with skills beyond just academics.

In this 21st century, students are expected to constantly prove their mettle by navigating through more skills, capabilities and competition. Much of what students typically learn in schools today will no longer be relevant by the time they graduate from college. A recent Oxford University study found that 47 percent of today’s jobs will be eliminated over the next 20 years! Now consider this — most schools across our country are still largely focused on rote learning with very little input on the additional skills required to survive in this increasingly complex, competitive and rapidly changing world. The future is beyond academics just as careers are beyond the conventional ones.

SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE

In a society where routine jobs are getting increasingly automated, the best way to prepare for the future is to develop the ability to continuously learn, adapt and be flexible. Educators, academic researchers and policymakers agree that for today’s learners, 21st century skills such as creativity, curiosity, perseverance, adaptability, critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration and lifelong learning are more important than ever before.

With a vision to help schools and students across the country gain a strong understanding of these much-acclaimed 21st century skills, TCS iON has created IntelliGem — a first-of-its-kind meta-academic platform set in a unique contest mode. The goal of this national-level contest is to ignite a spark among educators and young minds and push the boundaries of growth beyond the school curriculum.

EQUIPPING STUDENTS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

The topics covered in the IntelliGem contest are financial literacy, communication skills, creativity and innovation, global citizenship and universal values. These have been carefully chosen to give the necessary exposure to students during their formative (school) years. The jobs of the future will depend on human collaboration to design work for machines. Value is moving from cognitive skills to social skills. In the past, schoolwork was assessed on individual accomplishment. Today, teamwork and collaboration have become an important key to success.

A century ago, most scientific research was written by single authors; by the 1950s, it changed to co-authorship as the norm. Today, an average paper has four times as many authors as it did a century ago. Also, academic research is far more interdisciplinary, and is often conducted across greater physical distances than it was in the past. To co-ordinate all that activity and keep everyone focused on delivering a specific, high-quality experience, communication must be clear and coherent. Skills in collaboration will increasingly give a competitive advantage.

Routine jobs are the ones that are being replaced by automation. However, jobs requiring skills such as creativity, innovation, compassion and empathy are those, which are unlikely to be taken over by machines. The absence of empathy makes it difficult for machines to do what humans have excelled in — designing products or processes that will maximise utility for humans. Thus, design and creative skills are likely to be in high demand for decades to come.

INTELLIGEM PAVING THE PATH

Students from grades 5 to 9 from all over India can participate in TCS iON IntelliGem, which is conducted every year. In its second edition, which is underway, students from 100+ towns across the country are competing. Structured as a four-round contest moving from digital, phygital, to face-to-face rounds, IntelliGem is unique in every way — be it in using the patented TCS iON PAPERTM device to completely remove the need for printed paper or in providing digital learning content free of cost. The Teachers Network in the TCS iON Digital Hub platform significantly enhances ease of access for both students and teachers to learn and upgrade their skills, and thus keep up with the values of respecting the efforts of all the young student finalists and not just the winner and runners-up as it usually happens at contests with similar formats.

With initiatives like IntelliGem, TCS iON is well positioned to become a strong partner for the school education ecosystem.

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TCS iON IntelliGem to Help School Students Build 21st Century Skills

Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced that it is now accepting registrations for the second edition of TCS iON IntelliGem, a national-level contest for students in class 5 to 9.

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.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/tcs-ion-intelligem/article29256082.ece

https://indiaeducationdiary.in/tcs-ion-intelligem-help-school-students-build-21st-century-skills/

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