HCL Jigsaw Announces ‘India’s Top Young Problem Solvers’

12 winners were selected from a pool of 7000 applicants, winning a cash prize and the learning opportunity at HCL Engineering and Innovation labs

The first edition of HCL Jigsaw, India's premier critical reasoning platform designed to assess important 21st-century skills in young (Grade 6 to 9) students, today announced the 12 winners of the multi-stage competition. Crowned as ‘India’s Top Young Problem Solvers’, the winners demonstrated exceptional problem-solving and critical-reasoning skills through creative solutions to real-world problems that they were required to solve during the competition. 

HCL Jigsaw hosted a Pan-India Critical Reasoning Olympiad as the qualifier round (or round 1) earlier this month using an adaptive multiple-choice questions format. The top 30 percentile or around 1000 students qualified for the final stage of the competition which took place on July 31st and August 1st. 

The top three teams, consisting of 36 finalists, were shortlisted to compete in the final stage at an individual level. 

The winners of the first edition of HCL Jigsaw are:  

  • Grade 9 was assessed on solutions for designing an Electric Vehicle suitable for extreme weather conditions 
    • Arav Manoj, The Samhita Academy, Bengaluru
    • Khyati Kulshreshta, AMU Girls' School, Aligarh
    • Raghav Garg, Shiv Nadar School, Faridabad
  • Grade 8 was assessed for designing a Healthcare App for patients, enabling smooth consultation and treatment completion
    • Nithika N, D.A.V Public School, Velachery, Chennai
    • Siddhartha Bose, Julien Day School Ganganagar, Kolkata
    • Vijayalakshmi Rangnathan, Clarence Public School, Bengaluru
  • Grade 7 was assessed for creating an integrated technology-led system for a Smart City
    • Adil Jibu, Home school, Bengaluru
    • Ahan Sparsh, Welham Boys' School, Patna
    • Stasha Shivnani, Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune
  • Grade 6 was assessed on solutions for designing an Electric Vehicle suitable for extreme weather conditions 
    • Aalekh Tandon, Ryan International School, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru
    • Sai Arun Prasaad, Budding Minds International School, Chennai
    • Yuvankumar S, Hiranandani Upscale School, Chennai

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