The social welfare department on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Tata Consultancy Services to promote logical thinking among students enrolled in its schools. In 18 months, TCS will work for the betterment of the students of 105 Jai Prakash Narayan Sarvodaya Vidyalayas and Eklavya Vidyalayas run by the department. "TCS will train school teachers as master trainers who will motivate students to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM education) in schools," said Aseem Arun, minister of state for social welfare.
According to the MoU, TCS will train the students through its various training modules to help them understand the subject better. TCS has adapted its program to international standards so that students of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya can match international standards and can succeed in competitive exams like JEE, NEET in future.
In its presentation, TCS informed that similar programs have been started in other states including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh which have yielded positive results. Through the educational program, children develop an understanding of logical thinking and it is useful in life. Sunil Joseph, CSR India Head, TCS informed about this program and its usefulness and expressed happiness about the MoU signed with Social Welfare Department. He said that the welfare department and TCS will work together for the intellectual development of the students by developing their potential and prepare them for a bright future.