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Dear Principal,Congratulations for being a part of iKen Scientifica family! We, at iKen Scientifica, are delighted toinvit...
ABOUT USMEXUS EDUCATION PVT. LTD.Mexus Education is an education innovations company. The key endeavor of Mexus Education ...
iKen SCIENTIFICAiKen Scientifica is India’s largest science and technology competition started in the year 2007. It is aco...
www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
The purpose of iKen Scientifica is to familiarize the students with technology conducive to scientificlearning and to impr...
Upon registration, all students will receive a preparatory book along with their admit cards. Thispreparatory book contain...
For more details on the competition rounds or for venues and schedules, please log on to               www.ikenscientifica...
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  1. 1. Dear Principal,Congratulations for being a part of iKen Scientifica family! We, at iKen Scientifica, are delighted toinvite your school to board the iKen Scientifica journey for the coming academic year 2012-13. Youare now a valuable and an important part of our prospering team, and we hope to build a longlasting and trustworthy relationship with you.With this invitation, we intend to shape our relations with you as our partner. We, at iKenScientifica, are wishful of your school’s participation in our competition for the academic year 2012-13. We hope to extend our mutual partnership in helping students gain exposure and experiencetowards the benefits of experiential learning.Please find the attached copy of iKen Scientifica 2012-13 Proposal. We request you to kindly gothrough the proposal and have a cognizance of what iKen Scientifica stands for. You may pose any ofyour queries or doubts to our iKen Associate.We at iKen Scientifica appreciate your faith in our goals. We treasure your contribution in helping usspread the word about experiential learning. We value your tremendous efforts in making iKenScientifica a regular feature in your school. As a memento of commitment, we wish to add value toyour institution. With your permission, we would like to award your institution with an honorariumamount of 15 per cent of the registration deposits or an equal value of educational aids from ourportfolio of products. We hope to take this mutual relationship forward as a step towards the goalof meaningful education for each and every aspirant.We are thankful and looking forward to your kind co-operation.Yours Truly,iKen Associate www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  2. 2. ABOUT USMEXUS EDUCATION PVT. LTD.Mexus Education is an education innovations company. The key endeavor of Mexus Education istowards creating futuristic technology-based learning models for education. In an era marked byrapid changes in technologies and its utilities, Mexus has identified technology’s potential in aidingeducation. Based on this learning, Mexus Education has been promoting learning throughtechnology-based platforms like multimedia DVDs, motion films and interactive online tools, whichhas been the first of its kind in India. An edu-socio learning platform has been initiated whereknowledge from all possible sources can be shared.VisionTo create an environment,  Where a student can access learning from anywhere, at any time and from any source. The system will enjoy such a flexibility that a student will be able to choose subjects of his need, interest and preference from schools he desires to learn from.  Where the emphasis will be on individual and customized teaching system suiting every student. Customizing education will create more relevance among students and will keep them engaged with the learning system. With curriculum becoming more fluid, situational and emphasis is given to skill-based learning path.Mission  To provide students the means of learning that will help them understand and enjoy their lessons better.  To unify education and entertainment and transform education into a fun-filled, innovative and student friendly environment.  To deliver highest quality of educational content that is available anytime and anywhere.  To be the world’s leading educational innovations enterprise and pioneer many more innovations by 2013.  To be the most preferred experiential learning partner across the globe by 2015.Our PhilosophyOur beginnings were based on an axiom – ‘Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involveme and I understand’. This belief has inspired us to create a student-friendly form of learning toovercome the aversion that students have towards learning, owing to its formal structure. We striveto equip every educator with means to satiate the curiosity of every child in the pursuit ofknowledge.We are committed to create a new wave in the domain of education by providing end-to-endsolutions for content, methodology, delivery technology and assessment. These tools facilitatecollaborative learning and self-analysis as students not just learn their lessons but begin to analyzewhy and how of things around them. The aspect which sets our creations apart is that, it not onlymakes one learn with a whole lot of involvement but also makes a student think about what is beinglearnt. www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  3. 3. iKen SCIENTIFICAiKen Scientifica is India’s largest science and technology competition started in the year 2007. It is aconcept that inlays a platform where a child can experience the real essence of science and itsexistence in a unique competition setup. It exposes children to practical scenarios and problemstatements to test not just their understanding of science but also their ability to put it to use. Itfocuses on creation of innovative ideas amongst children where they explore and experiment withtheir curiosity. It is an expedition to discover the true genius of science.Being a competition of global scale, iKen Scientifica is a confluence of diverse ideas and talentsacross the globe. From prototyping scientific innovations, social improvement, model making tosumo robot wrestling to life-size chess tournaments, iKen Scientifica presents a hands-on learningexperience for students. It develops life skills covered through team building, leadership,communication and presentation.In most cases, learning science at elementary and secondary level is limited to textbook learningwith little or no emphasis laid on experimentation, ideation and innovation. iKen Scientifica aims tofill this gap by bringing a systematic progression of stages wherein a child is introduced to variousaspects of science in a naturally engrossing manner.In a nutshell:  iKen Scientifica is India’s largest hands-on science competition.  Develop a Design & Technology approach towards solving practical life problem solving.  Inspire students to bring out their ideas and practically implement them for real.  Make children understand science by getting involved via experiential learning.  Bring out the creative side of learning science and encourage out of the box thinking.How is it different from existing run-of-the-mill competitions?  It helps children learn effectively by being involved. We believe that the participants would learn a lot more while participating in the competition than while preparing for it.  The primary objective is to bring out the best in every participant. iKen Scientifica focuses more on assessing strengths and weaknesses and not ranking students based on their marks.  Participants create working scientific models with simple modular material. Our experts help students understand the science behind the working examples.  Inculcates a sense of healthy competition among the participants, as they get to compete against the best minds across the country and across the globe.  Participants learn important life skills like teamwork, leadership and resource management.  Improves the interpersonal skills like market scenarios, negotiation, and resource allocation.  The parents can also participate along with the child during complimentary workshops.GenesisiKen Scientifica is an expedition, which re-affirms the fact that education begins with posingquestions. Realizing the importance of hands-on activities for effective science education, iKenScientifica invites children to utilize their imagination and curiosity and think out of the box. Onedoes not require an elaborate preparation for any of the competition stages. A good test is the onein which students will do well if they really understand the material. Participants who embody anoptimum combination of creativity, observation, common sense, intelligence and diligence willemerge as the ‘Student Icons of India’. www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  4. 4. www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  5. 5. The purpose of iKen Scientifica is to familiarize the students with technology conducive to scientificlearning and to improve their investigative, analytical and critical thinking abilities. It presentsstudents with an opportunity to interact with peers and educational experts across the globeserving as a melting pot of diverse ideas and cultures.It helps children:  To discover the genius within  To learn science in an engaging and entertaining way  To bridge the gap between theory and practice  To develop investigative and critical thinking abilities  To nurture natural curiosity and inquisitivenessELIGIBILITYThe competition is open for students of grade 4 to 9 between the age group of 8 to 14 yrs. Thecompetition is organized in three different levels according to difficulty levels and comprehensionabilities:Level 1: Grade 4 & Grade 5 studentsLevel 2: Grade 6 & Grade 7 studentsLevel 3: Grade 8 & Grade 9 studentsSTAGESiKen Scientifica is an annual competition organized in four competition stages:Stage 1: The School RoundStage 1 is a 1 hour long MCQ-based written test conducted at respective schools or at otherdesignated centers. The questions relate to logical reasoning, everyday science, observations,practical application-based understanding of scientific principles. The test is designed to assess thestudents on five parameters, namely Observation, Analytical skills, Practicality, Memory andExtrapolation. A mathematical index is derived from these parameters which unlike a percentage ora percentile score. It does not rank the students’ performance but derives his/her learningpreferences along with the relative strengths and weaknesses among the defined parameters. Thisindex is known as the Enterprise Index. The Enterprise Index reflects how well an individual utilizesthese skills together. It helps to objectively identify the most beneficial learning techniques for eachchild. www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  6. 6. Upon registration, all students will receive a preparatory book along with their admit cards. Thispreparatory book contains elaboration on the ‘Design and Technology methodology’, sample casestudies, and previous year’s questions solved through the described approach.The stage gets conducted at respective schools. The top three students receive gift hampers andvouchers in prizes.Stage 2: The Zonal RoundStage 2 is a hands-on competition based in a real world marketplace simulation. This stage of thecompetition encourages a child to apply scientific principles to practice and thus gain deeperunderstanding through hands-on experience. The ‘Market Place’ is specially developed to test achild on how good he/she can be at invention and scaling it to impact human life.In this round, children are given a problem statement as a line of thought around which they haveto come up with a unique idea. This idea needs to be turned into an invention that solves theproblem scenario.It is important to understand that an invention is of use only if it is affordable. They use virtual valuecurrency as a means to buy raw materials to create their inventions. They are then encouraged tosell off their inventions in the market. The better the model, in terms of functionality, design,innovation, efficiency, etc., more becomes its selling price. The students selected for the next stagewill be titled iKen Scientifica City Champs and will be awarded with a gold medal. The runner upsreceive silver and bronze medals along with gift vouchers.Similar to Stage 1, Stage 2 also consists of a preparatory booklet that is given to qualifiedparticipants upon registration for Stage 2.Stage 3: The National FinalsOut of all the participants, select candidates known as City Champs from each venue of the ZonalRound. They will get the opportunity to compete at a National level platform with the best minds ofthe country. Stage 3 is a one-day event organized in all the participating countries. National Finalsaim at testing the holistic approach towards problem solving with a mix of individual and team-based rounds, such as computer-based simulation and contraption design, designing high endmachines, board games, interpersonal activities and many more. The National Final formats areunique and are not revealed to participants with its flow and content differing from year to year.Along with the city champs, we invite school representatives from respective schools to visit us atthe National Finals and experience the broad range of competitions and get exposure through paneldiscussions among renowned educational professionals. All the arrangements and costs for yourvisit are borne by iKen Scientifica management.12 students emerge as the iKen Scientifica Student Icons of the country. All national ‘Student Icons’will represent India at iKen Scientifica international finale. They will get a chance to be feature on aTV and the national educational magazine ‘i-Scientia’. The runner ups will represent India at 2013International ‘GreenMech’ contest held by Genius Toys. All winners and runner ups will also receiveother exciting prizes and hampers.Stage 4: The International FinalsInternational Final is organized at one of the hosting countries. It is a one-day event where nationalfinalists from each country fly to the hosting destination to represent their respective nations. Thetravel, stay and food arrangements of all international finalists are borne by iKen Scientificamanagement.The 12 national Student Icons will represent India at the International Finals. They will competewith the Student Icons from over 17+ countries across the globe. Finally, 12 winners will bag theGlobal Icon title. The iKen Scientifica Global Icons will win a fully sponsored trip to NationalAeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA. The winner will feature on a national televisionprogramme. Educational Scholarships, Laptops and other goodies are also up for grabs. www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  7. 7. For more details on the competition rounds or for venues and schedules, please log on to www.ikenscientifica.com and visit the competition section. www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative
  8. 8. Letter of intent for participation (Please fill in block letters)Name of School: ___________________________________________________________________Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________City:______________________ State:_____________________ PINCODE:_____________________Contact Number: ___________________________________Email: _________________________Principal’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________Co-ordinator Name: ________________________________________________________________Designation: ______________________________________________________________________Contact Number: ____________________________________ Email: _________________________Type of Organization:  Private  Government  Other  Primary  Secondary  Senior SecondaryStudent Strength:  0-400  400-1000  1000-2000  2000 and aboveDate for conducting stage 1 in School (between 9th July and 30th September’12):________________________________________________________________________________Yes, we at ___________________________________________________ would like to participatein iKen Scientifica competition 2012-13.  Interested in conducting iKen Scientifica competition Stage 1 at our school  Interested in hosting Stage 2 (Zonal Round) competitionDate:___________ ____________iKen Associate Signatory www.ikenscientifica.com | Call: 09223224044 | SMS: “IKEN” to 567678 | A Mexus Education Initiative

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