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.