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WHY ADD –ON?

In order to develop your interest and to explore a career sector in depth, you need platforms. The following add on programs serve the purpose of providing you the correct hands on experience, networking and profile value additions as well.

ADD-ON IN COMMERCE/HUMANITIES

Summer Camps (EDII Ahmedabad, Oxford Summer School, Supercamp in Singapore)

Internships (Virtual or physical they add tremendous value and yes they are available for school students, too)

MassiveOnline Open Courses Resources – EDX, Coursera, Udacity etc.

TIE Young Entrepreneur: 8 weeks entrepreneurial course for school students at IIT Delhi.

IAYP – The Duke of Edinburgh award for young performers.

Headstart Startup Saturday: a forum for networking, ideation and entrepreneurship.

Social Work – CRY, MAD, SMILE Foundation, Magic Bus.


ADD-ON COMPETITIONS IN SCIENCE

SCIENCE FAIRS

Google Science Fair : The Google Science Fair is an online science competition sponsored by Google, Lego, Virgin Galactic, National Geographic and Scientific American. The competition is open to 13–18 year old students around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and present their results. The final submission must include ten sections, which are the summary, an "About Me" page, the steps of the project, and a works cited page. Entries are judged on eight core criteria, which include the student's presentation, question, hypothesis, research, experiment, data, observations, and conclusion. Prizes are awarded to three finalists. The grand prize includes a National Geographic trip to the Galpagos Islands, a US$50,000 scholarship, and an "experience" at a sponsoring organization; finalists will receive a US$25,000 scholarship and assorted packages from sponsoring organizations.

Intel Science Fair : The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the largest pre-college scientific research event in the world and is owned and administered by the Society for Science & the Public, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation based in Washington, DC. Each May, more than 1500 students from roughly 70 countries and territories arrive to compete in the fair for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prizes, including one $75,000 and two $50,000 college scholarships. All prizes together amount to over $4,000,000.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SCIENCE STUDENTS

Science Fair Central: Science resource from Discovery Education and it offers free links, interactives, presentations,projects and many more.

Understanding Science: Understanding Science offers everything one needs to know about the nature and process of science. It is packed full with free resources.

ONLINE MOOC (MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES) RESOURCE

There are courses run by top universities of the world for different subject areas like Science, language, IT, Sociology, Robotics etc.

Coursera : Coursera is a for-profit educational technology founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University that offers MOOCs. Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other subjects.

Edx: EdX is a MOOC provider and online learning platform. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience, some at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. EdX differs from other MOOC platforms as it is non-profit and runs on an open-source software platform. EdX was founded by MIT and Harvard University in May 2012. EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.

Udacity : Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolskyoffering MOOCs. According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student" While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.

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