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

Mumbai: 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 Category School City
Creativity & Innovation Dhruva Seshadri Anand Junior Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School Chennai
Creativity & Innovation Arush Lall Senior Suncity Gurgaon
Communication Skills Rishit Sen Junior Deens Academy, Whitefield Bangalore
Communication Skills Shrivats Gopal Senior Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School Chennai
Financial Literacy Kritika Rakhecha Junior National Hill View Public School Bangalore
Financial Literacy H. Sanjana Bhat Senior Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School Chennai
Universal Values Niuv Kocheta Junior Meridian School Madhapur Hyderabad
Universal Values Sanvi Aithal Senior National Hill View Public School Bangalore
Global Citizenship Aditi Satyanarayana Junior National hill view public school Bangalore
Global Citizenship Manav Dalmia


Senior Loyola school East Singhbhum

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.”