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Tata Consultancy Services’ National-level Contest Helps Students Gain High-value 21st Century Skills to Stay Competitive in the Rapidly Evolving Digital World


MUMBAI, August 26, 2020: 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 it is now accepting registrations for the third edition of TCS iON IntelliGem, a national-level contest for students of grades 5 to 9.

IntelliGem is a unique behaviour and talent development contest that helps young learners develop relevant 21st century skills in five key areas – universal values, global citizenship, communication skills, creativity and innovation, and financial literacy.

With the education landscape evolving rapidly, TCS iON IntelliGem, a first of a kind, meta-academic platform was created to help schools and students across the country stay relevant and be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. The contest aims to instill life skills in the young minds and equip them with the universal 21st century skills needed to survive and thrive in this competitive world.

The contest has three stages – an online qualifying round, pre-final rounds in a phygital mode and a national level grand finale. Winners and finalists of IntelliGem will take home exciting rewards including cash prizes, new age gadgets, trophies, medals, and certificates. The top-performing schools will receive the School Excellence Award and gain national recognition.

Continuing our focus of helping the future generation build relevant skills, we have launched a number of content products,” said Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON. “The IntelliGem programme, designed in a contest mode, will help students develop 21st century skills that are also a focus in the recently released National Education Policy. IntelliGem recognises the diverse aspirations of students and equips them with high value skills to stay competitive in the globalized and rapidly evolving digital world.

Participating students will have free access to fun-filled learning material such as digital booklets on 21st-century skills, webinars, puzzles, games and more. The students will also have a chance to connect with industry veterans and undergo a leadership training. Further, an IntelliGem Quotient Report with a personalized assessment of their knowledge and understanding of 21st-century skills will be provided to all participants.

For more information and to register your school for the third edition of TCS iON IntelliGem, log on to

About TCS iON

TCS iON is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on enabling institutions, government departments and organizations from multiple industry sectors to be efficient in their recruitment/admissions process, learning and 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 that provides easy-to-use, secured, integrated, and hosted solutions in a build-as-you-grow and pay-as-you-use business 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 over 50 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 AgileTM 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 443,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, 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

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