Program Intro


Calling school students of grades 6 - 9 to be a part of HCL Jigsaw, India's Premier Critical Reasoning Platform!

The world around us is evolving at an accelerated pace and our children need to be equipped with the right skills and tools today, for them to be successful tomorrow. Several researches have consistently outlined that skills like problem solving, critical thinking and reasoning, creativity and collaboration must be nurtured in children to help them tackle problems head-on with innovative solutions as they grow and enter the workspaces. While the current education system in India is now evolving to include these skills as part of the learning process, it is not yet formalized.

HCL Jigsaw is a new pioneering program with an objective of building a culture of problem solving in the country, starting at the school level. This is India’s Premier Critical Reasoning Platform for students from Grades 6 to 9.

HCL Jigsaw aims to:

  • Raise awareness on the importance of 21st-century skills;
  • Celebrate educators who strive hard to nurture these skills in young individuals
  • Recognize and reward students who have the potential to be tomorrow’s leading problem-solvers; and
  • Help all participating students understand improvement areas so that they can work towards developing these critical skills

Why focus on Problem Solving?

  • It is listed as  the top 10 skills needed for future readiness by the World Economic Forum.
  • Encourages students to trust their abilities and empowers them to think methodically.

  • Enables students to take unique approaches to solve problems in a constructive and holistic manner.

  • Energizes young minds and enables them to apply their learnings in real life context.

Focused on students for Grade 6 – 9, the competition will have two rounds:

  • Qualifiers: 40-min Critical Reasoning Olympiad; and
  • Finale: Theme based real-world Problem Solving Challenge

Note that the student needs to be in Grade 6-9 in academic year 2021-22 to be eligible for the program.

Benefits of Participation

What makes HCL Jigsaw Program a future-ready approach for your child?

Brought to you by the best minds in the technology industry, HCL Jigsaw is aimed enabling exciting new-age learning methods for your children. HCL Jigsaw program brings various benefits for your child’s learning journey:


Recognition on completion of Qualifiers

  • e-Certificate of Distinction (top 1% in each grade)
  • e-Certificate of Merit (top 10% in each grade)
  • Detailed Assessment Reports and e-Certificate of Participation for all participants

Rewards for winners of Finale

Top 3 students across each grade

  • The Winners Trophy
  • Prizes worth up to INR 1 L per student including laptop, headphones and other exciting gadgets
  • Learning opportunities at HCL Innovation Labs on real world projects




“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein,

Nobel laureate, theoretical physicist

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.


Roger Lewin,

British prize-winning science writer

As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.


Alain Dehaze,

Belgian business executive and CEO of The Adecco Group

“If your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail.”


Abraham Maslow,

American psychologist