IBM - The Great Mind Challenge 2012

IBM - The Great Mind Challenge 2012

IBM - The Great Mind Challenge 2012

What is The Great Mind Challenge (TGMC)?

TGMC promotes students from engineering colleges from across India in their endeavor to develop solutions for real-time problems and scenarios using IBM open source software. It is aimed to encourage students who aspire to make key contributions to develop applications on cutting-edge IBM technologies while providing them with an opportunity to improve their software-writing skills.

Launched in 2004, TGMC is an innovative program that addresses the need to better educate millions of students for a more competitive information technology (IT) workforce by partnering with colleges and universities.

Every year, the growth and reach of TGMC has increased, seeing a marked increase in the number of students who are keen to participate in such an endeavor. In fact, TGMC is now listed in the Limca Book of Records as the largest technological contest of its kind ? testament to the fact that there is a need in today?s competitive world for such an initiative that supports, guides, and challenges students to higher goals.

Universities provide excellent learning environments, but find it difficult to teach students about an IT transformation in progress unless those driving the transformation ? IT companies at the helm of transformation ? provide real-time input and support. TGMC is an out reach of the IBM Academic Initiative, a global program that facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the IT skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace.

The IBM Academic Initiative includes an online portal that provides access to software, training, and course materials, most at no charge. Available within the Academic Initiative web site, IBM offers hundreds of resources for integration into college curricula to help teach students how to master the fast-growing market of open technologies. Through this initiative, IBM is working with students to build technology and science skills.

Why should I participate in TGMC 2012?

It's all about your skills and your future

The increased demand for business and technology skills will require students to develop a unique skill set never seen before. This new integrated skill set combines critical thinking, creativity, and innovation with leadership, global awareness, and technology literacy. This is why IBM began The Great Mind Challenge (TGMC), which will prepare YOU for the jobs of tomorrow.

Some specific reasons:

1. To enhance your skills and ensure that they are mapped to real-time set industry demands.

2. To interact with and learn from experienced and established experts from IBM, a global leader in technology.

3. To get easy access to free training in high-end technologies.

4. To open doors to placement opportunities according to one?s skill set.

5. To make you market-ready.

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IBM - The Great Mind Challenge 2012