‘महा आय. टी. जिनियस’ स्पर्धा

माहिती तंत्रज्ञान म्हणजेच ITचा वापर रोजच्या जीवनात वाढवा याकरिता महाराष्ट्र शासनाने शालेय अभ्यासक्रमात ‘ICT’ हा विषय ५वी पासून समाविष्ट केला आहे. त्याचसोबत भारताच्या माननीय पंतप्रधानांनी नुकत्याच सुरु केलेल्या ‘डिजिटल इंडिया’ उपक्रमांतर्गत लाखो नागरिकांना डिजिटल साक्षर करावयाचे आहे. MKCL गेली १४ वर्षे MS-CITच्या माध्यमातून डिजिटल साक्षरता क्षेत्रात काम करीत आहे आणि आजपर्यंत ९५ लखाहून अधिक लोक डिजिटल साक्षर झाले आहेत. MKCL १४व्या वर्धापनदिनानिमित्त विद्यार्थ्यांसाठी विविध उपक्रम राबवीत आहोत. याचाच एक भाग म्हणून MKCLने दि. ५ ऑगस्ट ते १५ ऑगस्ट या कालावधीत शालेय आणि महाविद्यालयातील विद्यार्थ्यांच्या विविध गटांसाठी तसेच खुल्या गटासाठी ‘महा आय. टी. जिनियस’ ही ई – टेस्ट आयोजित केली आहे. सर्वांसाठी खुल्या असलेल्या या टेस्टमध्ये विजयी विद्यार्थ्यांना प्रोत्साहनपर रु. २५ लाखांची परितोषिकेही दिले जाणार आहेत.

रोज लागणाऱ्या कंप्युटर अॅप्लिकेशनमधील प्रश्नांवर आधारित या ई – टेस्ट मधून विद्यार्थ्यांना राज्यस्तरीय जिल्हा, तालुका पातळीवर IT Genius होता येईल आणि स्वतःचे, शाळेचे / महाविद्यालयाचे नाव उज्वल करता येईल. तरी अधिकाधिक विद्यार्थ्यांनी महा आय. टी. जिनियस eTest नोंदणीसाठीसाठी http://mahaitgenius.mkcl.org या संकेत स्थळावर लॉगइन करावे अथवा जवळच्या MS-CIT केंद्रात जाऊन कंप्युटरवर ही टेस्ट द्यावी असे आवाहन MKCL मार्फत करण्यात येत आहे.

MKCL’s Transformative Agenda: Bigger, Better, Cheaper, Faster, Wider and Deeper!

The main mission of MKCL is to create new paradigms in education, governance, and empowerment of people at large in the context of emerging knowledge-based society and knowledge-based economy. The major challenge before it is to offer education, governance and empowerment solutions and services to large and diverse population with world-class quality, at very affordable cost, with widest accessibility from metros to rural, tribal and hilly areas and in a just-in-time manner with deeper mass-personalized service experience. In other words, these six simultaneous challenges or mission objectives for transformation in education, governance and empowerment may be summarized as Bigger, Better, Cheaper, Faster, Wider and Deeper!

Maharashtra Olympiad Movement – Nurturing Excellence and Talent (NET)

Nurturing Excellence and Talent (NET)


Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd. (MKCL) believes that excellence can be nurtured amongst school children by identifying their natural talent, providing them with appropriate guidance and creating measures to grade them as per the international standards, in addition to their academic grades.  Also, there is a need for knowledge based – knowledge centric examination and grading system comparable to these international standards. After all, the ultimate international academic examinations are International Olympiad examinations in various subjects.

MKCL along-with Indian Consortium for Educational Transformation (I-CONSENT)  have therefore, started a, movement called Maharashtra Science Olympiad Abhiyan which aims to facilitate students from urban as well as rural areas, so that they become capable of winning International Olympiad Medals.

Nurturing Excellence and Talent (NET) program was launched in the year 2007, as a part of Maharashtra Science Olympiad Abhiyan. Under this program, a student is tested repeatedly and provided with nurturing facility to reach higher and higher levels in examinations of international standards.  The most unique feature of NET is that it not limited to students from metro cities but it identifies rural talent, nurtures excellence and builds their confidence and capability to participate in International Olympiads.

What does NET do?


  • Informs and creates awareness amongst school level children about national and international  competitive exams
  • Nurtures Excellence in students to grow academically
  • Reaches students from urban as well as rural background, with same high quality guidance
  • Delivers information at  student’s doorstep
  • Makes students interact with teachers face to face through virtual network
  • Motivates them to compete internationally

How does NET work?

The NET Program is executed through the Authorized Learning Centers (ALC) of MKCL. MKCL has 5000 Authorized Learning Centres spread all-over Maharashtra.

NET program consists of a series of three exams for 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standard students and two nurturing programs between them. The quality and difficulty level is reached to that of international standard in a step by step manner. Students are eligible to appear for all the three exams. These exams are held in online and on-demand mode.

1st Level exam
Students have to enroll themselves for NET through MKCL’s Authorized Learning Centres (ALCs), and appear for the 1st Level online exam of 150 objective questions. Here the level of difficulty of questions is low.

1st Nurturing Program
All those students who appear for the first level exams are given a DVD of 40 Audio-visual lectures for preparation. 8 Question- answer face to face sessions with expert professors and teachers are arranged through distributed classrooms at MKCL centers to solve doubts of students, spread over a period of three months.

2nd Level Exam
Students then have to appear for the 2nd Level online exam of 150 objective questions of higher level of difficulty.

2nd Nurturing Program
Students who are registered for second level exams are given a DVD of 20 Audio-visual lectures for preparation and are provided with 5 distributed classroom sessions.

3rd Level Exam
3rd Level online exams consists of objective and descriptive tests. Top thirty five (35) successful students are recognized as ‘Maharashtra Olympiad Scholars’. They are felicitated by Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and certificates.

Quality of Training

One of the most important feature of NET is that, Nurturing Programs are designed with the guidance and participation of eminent professors. NET has a team of 20 eminent dedicated professors/ teachers with a work experience of 15-30 years.

NET was started in the year 2007.  7807 students from urban, semi urban and rural areas were benefitted from this program. Shrihari Bhat (INDIA) from NET 2007 batch student won a Silver medal at the International Jr. Science Olympiad, held at Korea.

In the following year i.e. 2008, 9597 students enrolled for NET. In the year 2009, 5554 students registered for NET. In the year 2010, 9837 students registered for NET out of these almost 1752 students had reached 3rd level examination. 35 students are announced as Maharashtra Science Olympiad Scholars.

So far MKCL has nurtured 32799 students so far from the year of inception.

For further information:

Please contact
Yashodhan Kale -98900 24345 (M)
Coordinator- Nurturing Excellence and Talent Program
Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd. (MKCL)

Visit MKCL website: www.mkcl.org
Visit NET website: www.mkcl.org/net

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