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Shikshaa Edutech Limited to organise 'Young Wizard' contest
Chennai | Tuesday, Jul 5 2011 IST
 
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The City-based Shikshaa Edutech Limited, a leading coaching academy for entry to professional courses, would be conducting 'Young Wizard' contest for school students in the current academic year. Students from standard eight to 12, spread across various streams of education, including State board, Matriculation and CBSE schools in and around Chennai could participate in the contest. A Shikshaa release here today said the contest comprised two stages -- Written Quiz and submission of one-page Innovative Science Project. In the first stage for the written quiz, students from eighth to tenth standards would be grouped in Junior level and Plus one and Plus two students would be grouped in Senior level.

The one hour written quiz will be conducted in the respective schools that will be intimated about the programme in advance. There is no entry fee and no restriction on number of students under each level. The quiz would cover a wide range of areas under the subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Two each from the VIII-X and XI-XII groups of every school would be selected for the finals. The first two winners in each category will get cash awards and citations. In addition, all the participants of the quiz would be given participation certificates.

For Stage-2, the four quiz winners of each school should create Innovative Science Projects in not more than one page. The project must be on application of science for day-to-day use and could be on key issues like looming energy crisis, Global warming, Environmental degradation, Food crisis, rapid urbanization or any other major issues and the possible solutions. After collecting the project papers from the respective schools, a panel of judges would select the best four projects -- two under Junior level and two under Senior level -- and present them in the award ceremony.

All the four winners would be honoured with `Young Wizard title and prizes. ''The programme is designed to promote innovation in the field of education and to recognize and reward talent among the young students. We expect at about 30 to 40 schools to participate. The contest will help bring out the hidden talents and put students on fast track,'' Shikshaa Edutech N Ranjit said.

-- (UNI) -- 05MS11.xml

 

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