proponent of Chessism solemnly pledge that we
shall imbibe the symbiotic spirit to maintain
harmony among players, parents, officials,
organizers, media and spectators, for chess
culture to flourish throughout the globe.
May God help us!
Chess, a classic game of strategy, was invented more
than 1500 years ago in India. In the centuries since
its invention, chess has spread to every country in
the World. Research in the western countries has
unfolded many interesting and encouraging facets
related to chess education at the school level.
Chess accommodates all the modality
2. Chess provides a far greater range of
problems for practice than many other
3. Chess offers immediate punishments and
rewards for problem solving.
4. Chess creates a pattern of thinking that,
when used faithfully, breeds success. The
chess-playing students become accustomed to looking
for more and different alternatives, which result in
higher scores in fluency and originality.
5. Chess competition fosters interest,
promotes mental alertness challenges all students,
and elicits the highest level of achievement.
6. An environment around the game has a
positive effect on studentsí attitudes towards
learning. This effective dimension acts as a
facilitator of cognitive achievement. The students,
otherwise not willing to stay in one place for 15
minutes, spend hours quietly immersed in logical
7. Chess provides variety and quality
problems. The contexts of the game are familiar, the
themes repeat, but the game positions never do. This
makes chess a good grist for the problem-solving
Thus, through the medium of chess, a child
learns critical thinking, problem solving, mental
discipline, how to deal with winning and losing, and
other skills which affect learning in the classroom.
It is fun, whether played competitively or for
recreation. It can be learned quickly and easily
especially by children. In brief, chess can directly
contribute to cognitive development and thereby
academic performance of a child.
Keeping in view these advantages, Symbiosis Sports Centre has
taken an affirmative step by evolving a unique
program that would not only provide coaching
but also simultaneously offer a certificate courses
leading to a Junior Diploma in Chess.