(Contest) IBM The Great Mind Challenge - 2011


IBM The Great Mind Challenge - 2011

About 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 Participate TGMC 2011?


  • To enhance your skills and ensure that they are mapped to real-time set industry demands.
  • To interact with and learn from experienced and established experts from IBM, a global leader in technology.
  • To get easy access to free training in high-end technologies.
  • To open doors to placement opportunities according to one's skill set.
  • To make you market-ready.

Important Information:

  • The program is open to students who are enrolled full time at a two-, three- or four-year accredited college or institute or University in India. Only Indian Nationals residing in India are eligible to participate. Members of a team, including the Faculty mentor, must be from the same college. Any violation to these terms will lead to a team being disqualified.
  • Participants must submit their entries within the specified time to be considered for judging. No late entries will be considered. You are advised to plan accordingly. Only entries that use IBM Technology will be considered.
  • The software provided for the contest should be used strictly for the purposes of this Program only. No commercial usage is allowed. Software available through The Great Mind Challenge is available under applicable IBM International Program License Agreements (IPLA) terms.
  • Winners will be notified either by express mail or courier or via e-mail, and may be required at IBM’s option to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability/publicity within 30 days of notification (except where prohibited) or the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner on the basis of the criteria set forth herein.
  • No cash value or substitutions of prizes will be made except that IBM may change prizes or models of equipment at its sole discretion IBM’s decision on such changes shall be final. There will be a limit of one (1) prize per participant. All individual prizes will be awarded, provided at least 100 qualifying entries are received. Duplicate prizes will not be awarded. The decision of IBM and the evaluation panels across any stage of the Program would be final and binding.


Participating in TGMC gives you a chance to experience great opportunities in the field of information technology!
1. It gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills and ensure that they are mapped to real-time set industry demands.
2. Interact with and learn from experienced and established experts from IBM, a global leader in technology.
3. Get easy access to free training in high-end technologies.
4. Open doors to placement opportunities according to one’s skill set.
5. Makes you market-ready.
6. Participation certificates
7. Prizes ranging from laptops, netbooks, and Apple iPods to cameras. Know More..

Last Date for Registration: 31 October 2011

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