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IIT Roorkee Conducts Uttarakhand Talent Search Examination

Alok Birthare, Co-ordinator of Cognizance 2020 said, ''Faced with challenging terrain and weather conditions, people of Uttarakhand have applied their own conventional knowledge of Science since long and co-existed harmoniously with nature."

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Cognizance, the annual tech fest team of IIT Roorkee conducted Uttarakhand Talent Search examination (UTSE) in collaboration of Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC) in 40 schools of Uttarakhand with the theme “Eccentricity of Excellence”, steps to perfecting ourselves. Cognizance is the biggest technical fest of IIT in North India.

UTSE is to reach out to one and all and promote healthy competition amongst the youth of Uttarakhand and it is a statewide competition for class 9th and 10th and 11th to identify the true potential of students. The first edition of UTSE was conducted last year by Team Cognizance which turned out to be successful in covering over 5000 students from 14 schools from all over Uttarakhand. This year the team Cognizance expanded the reach of UTSE to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Roorkee. UTSE was conducted for class 9th, 10th and 11th with a participation of over 12,000 students from more than 40 schools.

Regional Office of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Dehradun showed their support by permitting Team Cognizance for conducting UTSE in these cities, students from Delhi Public School Roorkee, Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School Roorkee, Scholars Academy Roorkee, Roorkee Public School, Swami Vivekanand Vidya Bharti High School, Doon Public School, ABN Public School, Angels Academy Senior Secondary School Haridwar, The Doon Valley Children School, The Wisdom Global School, Rashtriya Inter-college, Arya Kanya Inter-college, Spring Field School Haridwar, Arya Inter College, DAV Centenary Public School Haridwar, SM Public School Jagjeetpur Kankhal, Shri Bharat Mandir Public School Rishikesh, Swami Dayananda Saraswati SCP School Rishikesh, Rishikesh Public School and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Raiwala participated in the exam.

Alok Birthare, the overall Co-ordinator of Cognizance 2020 said, ''Faced with challenging terrain and weather conditions, people of Uttarakhand have applied their own conventional knowledge of Science since long and co-existed harmoniously with nature. Of late, this balance is getting disturbed and hence to apprise the people of this change, USERC and Team Cognizance make earnest efforts constantly to educate them about the benefits of putting Science, including its conventional knowledge, and technology to use''.

The aim of the examination was to scout talents and boost their career tracks as they enter the most important scholastic phase. Young talents are the future torchbearers and nurturing them at an early stage of their lives would shape their minds to go beyond the barriers to reach at the pinnacle of their career.

Felicitation Ceremony of the top performers from all the classes in UTSE will be done by Team Cognizance in of IIT Roorkee campus on February 20.


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