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About Unicus Olympiads

Theory behind Unicus Olympiads

In the time, when law of gravitation was not discovered, almost everyone must have observed things falling down but did not understand the theory behind it. It was only Isaac Newton who considered this phenomenon UNIQUE and came up with the Theory of Gravity. But have you ever thought what made him find this phenomenon unique? It was his Questioning Curiosity i.e. why, what, how, when and where.

Most of the Olympiads and similar assessments take place in the month of October to December before the school curriculum is over. Hence, the student has to study the concepts on his/her own which is unfair to the student. The assessments should ideally take place once the student has completed the course.

Keeping in mind the factors above, Unicus Olympiads was established by distinguished personalities with common interest in education. Unicus is a Latin word for UNIQUE. Hence, Unicus Olympiads aims at increasing the questioning curiosity of the students and making them stand out among the crowd. Unicus Olympiads, while trying to avoid unnecessary pressure on the student, enhances the competitive spirit among the students and fosters their foundation making them future ready.

In today’s ever-changing dynamic world the society must understand that the children need a platform where they

  • keyboard_arrow_righthave all their previous concepts clear
  • keyboard_arrow_rightdig deeper into what and why they are studying
  • keyboard_arrow_rightget a proper understanding and be prepared for the future examinations.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightenhance their pragmatic approach to solve problems.

Subjects offered by Unicus Olympiads

Unicus Olympiads believes in transforming the student's approach, hence making him/her more concept-driven so that he/she has the answer to all why, what, how, when and where. The subjects offered by Unicus Olympiads are:

These subjects are carefully selected by our team of professionals keeping in mind the importance each subject has in a student’s life to make him/her an all-rounder. This will help the student to understand every aspect of the problem by recognising and evaluating all the factors affecting the solution.

Why Unicus Olympiads

  • keyboard_arrow_rightIt is a Summer Olympiad and the first Olympiad based on previous years' conceptual understanding.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightThe online exam will be proctored using webcam.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightIn online exams, the students can View & Challenge the answers. Hence, providing them transparency of their result.
  • keyboard_arrow_right3 online Mock Tests including a Free Trial.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightIt is conceptualized by alumni of IIT Delhi, Stanford University, University of Chicago and Oxford University.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightThere will be only one level for all the exams except for UNRMO which has 2 levels. There is NO negative marking for all subjects except UNRMO which deducts 1/3rd mark for every incorrect answer.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightThe subjects have been carefully selected to assess the all-round development of the student. Also, the exam of each subject has questions from its defined syllabus only.

Advisory Panel for Unicus Olympiads

Nitin Godawat

Nitin, a Green Belt, is one of the earliest professionals in India to work in Data Sciences. He was ranked 2nd in the University during his BE from NIT, Jaipur and 4th in his MBA. He was awarded Ministry of HRD, Government of India sponsored Merit Scholarship during BE.

He loves solving creative business analytics problems and has been consistently recognized for innovative analytics solutions. His passion to make a difference led him to venture in education space.

Using a combination of technology and analytics, he would like to work on solutions and products that will help students to improve learning outcomes. He started Olympiad Success, India's largest online preparation platform for various Olympiad exams in 2016.

Prior to his involvement in EdTech space, he was Vice President at A.T. Kearney. He worked on several analytics transformation projects helping clients develop analytics capability.

Ritu Kama

Ritu Kama leads Business Development for Industry of Things (IoT) at Amazon Web Services. She joined AWS in 2018, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry leadership, analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning expertise, and business management experience to her role with the company.

Prior to joining AWS, Ritu led several technology leadership roles at Intel Corporation since joining Intel in 2005 and worked with strategic customers and partners in advancing the company’s leadership in Analytics and AI solutions in the market.

She holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Chicago. In her spare time, Ritu loves to cook, read and travel around the world.

Palash Srivastava

Palash has a total of 24 years of experience in infrastructure transaction advisory/ investment (debt, equity, and funds), public private partnerships in infrastructure, management consulting and fund raising, capacity building & training in India. Led teams through a variety of leadership roles as Business Head/Regional Manager/Practice Head/Project Manager ranging from a small knowledge based/project teams to over 50 professional staff – managing contracts & concessions for organisations such as – IDFC Group, CRISIL, Feedback Ventures, IL&FS & Aditya Birla Group.

He is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer and director of IIFCL Projects Limited. He holds an MBA from RA Podar Institute of Management, an Engineering degree from NIT, Jaipur and a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Said Business School, Oxford University.

Saumya Yadav

Saumya is a graduate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She completed her undergraduate education in Computer Science from IIT Delhi. She started her career as an analytics consultant with A.T. Kearney. She was later an early team member at Urbanclap, a popular home services company. She is now working on her own business.

Saumya has mentored hundreds of students looking to pursue engineering or MBA or technology careers in the last 8 years. In her free time, Saumya likes to read history and contemporary affairs. She also enjoys watching movies.

Tribhuwan Singh

Tribhuwan is a creative minded strategist transforming the way to bring people together to be part of high-performance teams for creating solutions. With over 20 years of multi-faceted experience in software engineering, consulting, program delivery, project management, vendor management, software delivery in Healthcare Information technology space and past teaching experience, he carries a unique ability to bring all these skills together to deliver efficient solutions.

During his early days in college, he was drawn towards education space, and loved teaching kids. This interest transformed into entrepreneurship when he saw a unique need of chartered accountants who required Software Design knowledge for completion of their course. He created required training material, marketed the course and taught Software Design for over next two years.

He completed his MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Amar Harolikar

Amar is an accomplished AI & Analytics practitioner and a leader, with over two decades in the field. He has worked with global brands like HSBC, Fidelity, GE, Standard Chartered Bank and Wipro. Amar is an SME in analytics, data science and AI, combined with deep leadership experience.

As a hands-on practitioner in the field, he has created multi-million dollar impact for the organization he has worked with. Amar has a deep interest in the education field, especially at the confluence of education, AI and technology. He believes that Unicus Olympiads has path breaking ideas in the Olympiad examination field and is privileged to be associated as an advisor for Unicus.

Amar is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost & Management Accountant. He was ranked 15th (All India Rank) during his CA Inter. On personal side, Amar is a long distance cyclist, having cycled across the country, with the longest solo ride of 2200 km from Bangalore to Jaipur. He has also qualified in 200 km Brevet recognized by the international governing body Audax Club Parisien.