IIIT-Hyderabad will be conducting its annual Student Technology Education Programme (STEP) for school students in Grades 7-10 from May 7 to June 1st. The goal of the program is to spread the concept of computational thinking within the larger community. The computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating a problem and expressing its solution(s) in such a way that a computer—human or machine—can effectively carry out.
Admission to the course is open to any student who meets the age criteria on a First-Come-First-Serve basis. The only prerequisite is an interest in analytical thinking and a desire to develop such a thought process. For middle school students (Grade 7-8), the course (Computational Thinking and Applications, CTA) will be introductory in nature and deal with applications of CT. The course material has been developed based on the curriculum of Code.org. For high school students (Grade 9-10), the Computational Thinking and Problem Solving (CTPS) course is exploratory in nature, dealing with various aspects of how CT can help in problem solving.
For more information on the admission process and requirements, see https://www.iiit.ac.in/step/