Mexus Education To present Iken ScientificA - Season IV

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2010 - Mumbai - Mexus Education Private Limited, an education innovations enterprise, announces the launch of 'Iken ScientificA 2010- Season IV'. Iken ScientificA 2010 is India's India's largest sci-tech competition that reaches over 2 lakh students across India annually and presents them opportunities to test their scientific aptitude through hands-on activities. Learning through hands-on activities enhances children's understanding of scientific concepts. It also ingrains self confidence and problem solving attitude in them.

    This unique competition is conducted for students from class 5th to 8th and comprises of three rounds namely school round, city finals and national finals where students will vie for the title of 'Student Icon of India'. It consists of scientifically designed quizzes and activities that test the student's ability to put scientific knowledge to practice. The performance of the participants is assessed at the school level on the basis of an Enterprising Index, an innovative concept which is a combination of five parameters encompassing memory, observation, extrapolation, analytical, practicality skills. The winners at the end of 3 rounds will be crowned as 'Student Icon of India 2010'.

    Speaking on the competition, Mr. Saurabh Saxena, Director, Mexus Education, said, "Our constant endeavour has been to combine entertainment and education to enable a joyous learning experience for students. Iken ScientificA is a platform for students to explore new and interactive ways of hands-on learning. This talent hunt gives recognition and appreciation to students who have the potential to think and apply scientific theories beyond conventional methods. After receiving an overwhelming response for three consecutive years, we are glad to present Iken ScientificA 2010 which supports our vision to pioneer unconventional methods of learning."

    Talking about the competition, Sebastian Santy, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan's School, Vadodara (winner of Iken ScientificA 2009- standard 7) said, "The best thing about the whole experience was that it gave me practical knowledge. I won a lot of goodies and it also improved my confidence level. My favourite events were Air Zooka and Junkreate wherein we had made a periscope. I had tried for the first time in standard six but I got lucky when I participated again in standard seven. I'd like to advise all future participants to focus on practical learning to do well at the competition."

    Iken ScientificA Competition coordinators reach out to schools across India and conduct multiple-choice tests for participants. The test is a scientific aptitude and skills analysis test. Later diagnostic reports are shared with students. Shortlisted students are then offered workshops as preparatory exercises before city and national level. Workshops are open for all irrespective of their participation to Iken ScientificA competition. Top five students from the workshops get a wild card entry into Iken Scientifica city finals.

    Iken ScientificA helps develop team work and interpersonal skills through ideation and brainstorming sessions. The scope of Iken Scientifica has increased significantly since last year. The number of schools participating in the competition has increased from 700 to 1000 whereas the number of cities where Iken ScientificA has made a mark has grown from 14 to 50. This considerable boost indicates a keen interest of participation in innovative activities among the young Indians.

    About Mexus Education
    Mexus Education is an Educational Innovations Enterprise with origin in India and presence now extended in South East Asia, UAE, and Canada. It is a global venture by the Bilakhia Group. The company believes that 21st century education goes beyond school text books and classrooms. It engages a student in a fascinating process of exploration, experience and extrapolation. This experience is enhanced with specially designed products which facilitate active participation and bring back the joy of learning. The various content forms used are films, graphic novels, games and hands-on kits that bring out a fusion of entertainment with education.

    'Iken ScientificA' is the landmark endeavour of the company that encourages the process of ideation and innovation among the students, teachers, schools and parents alike.

    Mexus Education is now serving more than 4 lakh students across continents at present and aims to pioneer many more education changing innovations. The company has a dedicated team of over 400 professionals, from India's top institutes like IIT, BITS, NID, top Business Schools, experienced Teachers and child psychologists, involved in research & development in education.

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