New Delhi: Get ready to witness a groundbreaking event in the world of technology and innovation! The Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI), a dynamic organisation functioning under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) for the ESDM industry, is all set to unveil an electrifying spectacle – the highly anticipated “National Electronics & IT Olympiad.” This exhilarating initiative, conducted in partnership with the CSC academy, an entity under the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), is geared up to sweep across the nation, igniting the brilliance of young minds.
Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ESSCI, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, stating that the Olympiad endeavours to reach every school, ensuring equitable opportunities for students across the nation. This one-of-a-kind Olympiad is open to all students from classes VI to XII and will be conducted online in English language only from 15th December 2023 to 15th January 2024, with the results scheduled for announcement in the 1st week of February 2024. The competition will last for 60 minutes and will focus on the standard syllabus of Electronics & IT.
Registration for the “National Electronics & IT Olympiad” has already commenced and will conclude in October 2023. The country has been divided into six zones, where the top 5 students/ subject/ class of each zone will be awarded scholarships, transferred directly to their bank accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis for one year. Furthermore, the top 5 students/class at the national level will receive scholarships based on their cumulative score in Electronics & IT, Mathematics, Science, Best of English, or Hindi.
In recognition of outstanding performance, students ranked 6th to 50th in each zone will be honoured with medals and certificates at both zonal and national levels. Additionally, all students scoring 70% and above will receive a digital Certificate of Excellence, acknowledging their dedication and expertise in the subject. A key highlight of the “National Electronics & IT Olympiad” is the felicitation of top rankers at the zonal and national levels, alongside Principals and teacher coordinators of participating schools, during prestigious events.
Dr. Gaur emphasized that the Electronics & IT Olympiad not only enhances students’ competitive abilities but also instils valuable skills like resilience and motivation, setting them up for success both academically and socially. “We firmly believe that this initiative will ignite the passion for Electronics & IT in young minds, empowering them to make informed decisions about their future careers and contribute significantly to their communities,” she added.