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15 November 2011

IBM felicitates the winners of ‘The Great Mind Challenge 2010’

Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad and Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai tops TGMC 2010
Winning project focuses on making online banking transactions simpler and safer
IBM India today felicitated the winners of “The Great Mind Challenge 2010” - a pioneering nation-wide software development and research contest that saw record participation from 1,50,000 students and faculty members from 2,000 Indian colleges, submitting a total of 3000 projects.
KMIT Chargers from Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad were declared the winners of the prestigious contest in recognition to their innovative project submission on Internet Banking System. This project attempts to make the online banking transactions simpler and safer.
The runners up were Scriptocoders from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai for their project Chess Master based on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) which incorporates motion sensing technique in playing the game of chess and Eagle software solutions from KL University, Vijayawada for their knowledge based community sharing system which facilitates smooth flow of information between students, faculty members and external organizations.
Speaking on the occasion, Shanker Annaswamy, Managing Director, IBM India Pvt Ltd said, “Over the last 9 years, TGMC has been getting an overwhelming response from students and faculty members, reflecting the need for closer engagement between industry and academia. The projects submitted this year showcased great talent and I congratulate the winning teams on the innovation and creativity reflected in their work.”
The Great Mind Challenge (TGMC), launched in 2004 by IBM India focuses on using complex, real-time scenarios to provide students at technical universities an opportunity to develop innovative solutions using IBM’s open standards-based software. Since the initial launch, TGMC has been highly popular among the students and the faculty members of technical institutes across the country. Student participation in the contest has grown from 10,000 individual registrations in 2004, to a whooping 1,50,000 students  and faculty members from 2,000 Indian colleges submitting a total of 3000 projects in 2010. The Great Mind Challenge has been recognized by The Limca Book of Records as India’s largest technology contest for students in 2010.

Going forward, TGMC 2011 is hopeful of expanding its outreach to 1,70,000 student registrations from across 2,500 colleges. The contest is open to graduates and undergraduates enrolled in engineering, computer science, and other IT-related fields from accredited colleges and universities. IBM will provide the necessary software and training for successful completion of the project. A team of IBM experts will mentor the students along the process.
TGMC 2011 aims to increase the number of students trained and certified on IBM software and technologies and provide students with a competitive edge while seeking employment opportunities. The students who submit projects under TGMC are eligible to post their resume in the Student Opportunity System or other equivalent local job portal used by industry partners and customers to recruit students who have the necessary experience.
IBM’s education initiatives

Overall, IBM contributed 116.8 Milllion USD in 2010 to Universities worldwide through our Academic Initiative, University Relations Programs, Matching grants, PhD Fellowship awards, SUR awards, and other grants.
Since 2004, through its different initiatives and network across schools and colleges in India, IBM has reached out to more than 2.5 lakh children at the primary school level, touched the lives of over 100,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate level, assisted over 35,000 faculty members with inputs and trainings and over 1500 colleges currently participate in its various initiatives.
About The Great Mind Challenge

About IBM: http://www.ibm.com/

About IBM TGMC: http://www-07.ibm.com/in/university/greatmind/tgmc.html
Media Contacts:
IBM India
Moneeta Passi
Phone: +9180 40683843
Vox Public Relations
Rahul Nag
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: +91 9958644228
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