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Moment of Pride for Hyderabad

9 gifted students shine as the city’s ASSET Talent Scholars

o   347 gifted students have earned the title of ASSET Talent Scholars by topping the Duke TIP ASSET Talent Search in India and UAE

o   Highest performer in English from class 7 – ShwetaKondapi  from Oakridge International School, Newton

o   Highest performer in Maths from class 7 : ShreyaSenapaty  from Meridian School, Madhapur

o   Highest performer in English from class 8 : MoukthikaGarimella  from Oakridge International School, Einstein

o   Highest performer in Maths from class 8 : BhavyaTibrewala  from Gitanjali School

o   Highest performer in Science from class 8 : PranavSwaminathan from Gitanjali School

Hyderabad, April 20, 2015Educational Initiatives (EI), one of India’s leading Assessment and Research companies in the education sector has recently announced results of its ‘Duke TIP ASSET Talent Search Program’, a nationwide revolutionary innovation launched in August 2014 in association with Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), USA.The program seeks to identify the hidden and finest scholastic talents among students of Mathematics, Science and English subjects.

This year, 347 gifted students topped this Talent Search in India by participating in its national diagnostic test conducted on November 30, 2014, out of which 9 students are from Hyderabad. These toppers have earned the title of ASSET Talent Scholars. Maximum number of ASSET Talent Scholars in Hyderabad is from Oakridge International School, Newton. However, overall around 142 students participated from the city in ASSET Talent Search.

This talent search programis an extension of EI’s patent assessment test ‘ASSET’, practised by more than 3.5 lac students all over India, UAE, Kuwait and Singapore every year, since 2001. ASSET is the scientifically designed diagnostic test, which helps to identify strengths and weaknesses of individual students in subjects such as English, Maths and Science. It evaluates students’ conceptual understanding rather than promoting rote learning. Around 3,200 students participated in ‘Duke TIP ASSET Talent Search Programme’this year,out of 3 lakhs students who took ASSET test and proved their scholastic talents in Mathematics, Science and English subjects.

This year’s test was challenging and offeredan insight into a child’s learning abilities which helped parents and teachers in planning their child’s future for high school and beyond.

Speaking about the achievers in Hyderabad, Mr. Sridhar Rajagopalan, Managing Director, Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd., said, “This year, we have received an encouraging response from Hyderabad. I congratulate all the toppers for their active participation and appreciate their hard work to reach at this stage. Though the winners of this annual scholastic test, also known as ASSET Talent Scholars, have been acknowledged and appreciated, there is a need to recognize them by the educational community at large.”

One of the highlights of this program is that the subject wise top 10 percentile scorers are given an opportunity to attend the prestigious Summer Studies Program organised in USA and India.

Summer Studies Program serves as an opportunity of a lifetime for these students. This unique program is tastefully designed by experts to widen the learning horizons of students in many exceptional subjects like Cryptography, Neuroscience, DNA, Creative Writing, and

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