Winners of the TCS iON IntelliGem Contest Demonstrate Outstanding 21st Century Skills

Top Quote Tata Consultancy Services’ Annual Contest for Students of Class 5 to 9, Saw 10 Winners Emerge Out of the 50 Finalists. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 25, 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 the winners of the second edition of TCS iON IntelliGem, at the finale held in Mumbai.

    TCS iON IntelliGem is structured as a contest, which helps young learners develop an understanding and appreciation of 21st century skills in five categories — creativity and innovation, communication, financial literacy, universal values, and global citizenship. This year, more than 10,000 of the brightest students of class 5 to 9 across 396 schools from 110 cities in 23 states, participated in the contest. The top 50 students who successfully cleared the qualifying rounds of proctored digital tests in their respective schools, the city rounds, and the phygital one-on-one interactions in the pre-finals, made it to the finale, where they battled it out for the national title in their respective categories. The winners are:

    Category Winner School City
    Creativity & Innovation Dhruva Seshadri Anand Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School Chennai
    Creativity & Innovation Arush Lall Suncity School Gurgaon
    Communication Rishit Sen Deens Academy, Whitefield Bangalore
    Communication Shrivats Gopal Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Sr.Sec. School Chennai
    Financial Literacy Kritika Rakhecha National Hill View Public School Bangalore
    Financial Literacy H. Sanjana Bhat Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School Chennai
    Universal Values Niuv Kocheta Meridian School Madhapur Hyderabad
    Universal Values Sanvi Aithal National Hill View Public School Bangalore
    Global Citizenship Aditi Satyanarayana National Hill View Public School Bangalore
    Global Citizenship Manav Dalmia Loyola School, East Singhbhum Jamshedpur

    The winning students and their schools received exciting rewards including cool gadgets, cash prizes, trophies, and certificates.
    TCS iON also conducted its national survey on new-age learning interventions, at the event. The survey saw students suggesting various methods, such as hands-on training modules, community-based workshops, student exchange programs and virtual learning platforms. The overarching conclusion of the survey was that students feel the need for an education system that encourages questioning and provides alternate learning methods and personalized learning experiences.

    Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, said, "With initiatives like the TCS iON IntelliGem contest we are playing a pivotal role in enabling the schools of tomorrow to help children develop 21st century skills. We are delighted with the performance of the finalists, who, at an early age, have shown us that they have what it takes to succeed in their life and future careers.”

    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 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 450,000 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

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