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

Tata Consultancy Services’ National-level Contest Engages Educators and Learners to Push the Boundaries of Learning beyond Classroom Walls

MUMBAI, August 23, 2019: 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.

For more information and to register your school, log on to http://intelligem.tcsion.com/

About TCS iON

TCS iON is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused in enabling institutions, government departments and organizations from multiple industry sectors to be efficient in their recruitment/admissions process, learning, skilling and overall business operations with the use of ‘Phygital’ platforms. These are platforms that overlay digital technologies over physical assets. TCS iON delivers this with a unique IT-as-a-Service model, serving clients with the help of best practices gained through TCS’ global experience, deep domestic market exposure along with industry leading technology expertise.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)                                                                                                 

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 436,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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