PSYCH–ED II 2017: A Resounding Success!!; 72 schools qualify to compete round II across six cities

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Bangalore, August 5, 2017:The first round for the Second year of Psychology Quiz Psych-ED 2017 was successfully conducted on Friday, August 4th, 2017. 466 schools across 94 cities had registered for this contest, out of which 72 schools cleared the first round to qualify for the semifinals to be held in Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Jaipur and Mohali, these would be conducted at Fortis facilities in these respective cities. Each participating school nominated a team of three students from their senior secondary classes. The first round was an online test that was conducted within the premises of the school.

This is the second time Department of Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences,Fortis Healthcare organized a quiz competition on Psychology, titled, “PSYCH-ED 2017”. This is an exclusive quiz designed for students from Class XI & XII to test their knowledge of Psychology and allied sciences and challenge the participants. It enables them to analyses situations in an astute manner. The questions present several insights into changing psychological perceptions and how people in the field would react and relate to them. This unique initiative has been conceptualized & led by Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Department Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences,Fortis HealthcareLtd.

Lavanya, psychology teacher, Amity School, Push Vihar which has qualified the online round I, shared, “Quiz was very challenging and it pushed the kids to explore different concepts beyond the course books. Overall it was a very good experience for the participants”.

“Overall, it was a good experience for the children and it was a pleasure to participate in such an exciting quiz. Thisis very innovative and unorthodox way to provide students with a platform to learn more about psychology,” said Veronica Ingels, Psychology teacher, Inventure Academy, Bengaluru. The school has qualified for the regional round.

Added Ms Bulbul, teacher, Oakridge International School, Mohali, “I am extremely happy that the students have cleared the online round. My students loved every bit of it though they were not from the psychology stream. Hoping for the best.” The students will be competing with other qualifiers in round II.

Speaking on this distinct concept, Dr. Samir Parikh said, “The quiz couples immense enthusiasm with competitiveness which makes it come to life. I am looking forward to the following rounds and am very excited to see which school will emerge as the winner of the Fortis National Psychology Quiz Psych-ED 2017.The Winner, the First and Second Runners’ up teams will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 50,000; Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively. Free Comprehensive Psychology internships for all six teams who reach finale will also be organized at any of the Fortis centres. More importantly it generates interest in psychology and we would hope a lot of these young bright minds would take psychology in the future considering the huge deficit of experts in our country”.