COFAS - empowering the digital generation

The development of computer technology has flourished in recent years and has played a major role in globalisation. Information and computer technology has made significant advances in recent years, owing to the internet. Advances in technology are one of the main reasons that globalisation has escalated in the past decade. In information and communication technology, innovations have become smaller in size, more efficient and often more affordable. Whether for personal use or for business, computer technology has made the world seem a smaller place and assisted in the rise of globalization.

This kind of development has changed our way of life, whether it is at home, at work, at school or at leisure. The internet and the development of digital technology (computer-based technology) in particular, have made the most significant impact in the field of information and communication in the past decade. The internet and computer have had an important role in connecting people and have revolutionised education, business and social lives.

The spectrum of technological change is narrowing exponentially, and as educational institutions, it is our unspoken responsibility to not only recognize this wave of great change but also shape the children of today to become the leaders of tomorrow by leading technology change.Today's world is different , vastly different from the one we grew up in. The technologies we take for granted or simply don't understand have become an integral part of the children's identities. These technologies saturate practically every aspect of their daily lives. This digital bombardment is shaping who they are and who they will become. We must realize they live in a different world, and speak a different language. If we ever want to take a part in nurturing those who will be the architects of our future, it's up to us to learn that language and step into that world, to allow them to lead us in as much as we must lead them so that we may truly understand the digital generation.

In keeping with the same spirit, the theme of this year's Computer Fair and Seminar (COFAS) is "Empowering the Digital Generation". COFAS which aims at empowering the youth, will let them put their technological prowess and design abilities to test. Here they will compete with each other in various technological events like Website Design, Application Development, Algorithmic Problem Solving and Technical Creativity. This will enable them to widen the horizon of their thoughts and present them with a unique challenge and opportunity across schools and nations. Modern science has been awakened by the continuous and hard efforts of the outstanding scientists. But it is the youth of today who will carry this torch forward and as we have entered the 21st century, it is becoming clear everyday how critical a role technology will play in shaping life on our planet and establishment of the human race as the most advanced species of all times. COFAS is one small step in acknowledgement of the great change that lies ahead and our eagerness and enthusiasm to be prepared to meet it with open arms and hearts.

Letter of Invitation

Dear Sir/Madam,

City Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar Campus III is organizing 19th Cofas International this year from 31st October to 3rd November, 2018 to bring together brilliant young minds from all around the globe to demonstrate their technical and creative skills. The framework of the event is such that it will enrich you with new skills and novel ways of thinking and computing.

19th COFAS International is a blend of activities revolving around themes like digital currency, conservation of resources ,internet and politic-agendas which dominated the news channels, debatable forums and social media like twitter, facebook in the recent past.

Mrs Jayashree Krishnan

Principal & Convenor, CMS, Rajendra Nagar Campus III, Lucknow
Cofas International - 2018


Dr Jagdish Gandhi & Dr Bharti Gandhi

Founder-Manager & Founder-Director

It is a matter of great pleasure for us that CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus III is organizing the 19th International Computer Olympiad (COFAS) from 31st to 3rd November, 2018. It is an International Annual Competition on Computers and Cyberspace for the students of VII-XII where students from various countries of the world including India will be participating.

Prof Geeta Kingdon

President & Chief Operating Officer

Computing is not about computers anymore, it is about living. Ever since the first personal computers emerged a little over thirty year ago, computer technology has changed education. Steve Jobs has said ‘Computers themselves and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn”.

COFAS challenges the students, helping them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin...

Ms Susmita Basu

Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department & Superior Principal

Undoubtedly these words of Bill Gates stand true to the present scenario since technology has touched every aspect of life making it easier, better and different. With the application of technology, critical and time consuming processes are executed with ease and less time. It brings the world closer together and helps solve some of our greatest challenges,...

Rules and Regulations

  1. The event is being organized for students in two categories- Senior and Junior:
    1. The Junior level competition are meant for Students studying in classes VII to IX.
    2. Senior level for students of classes X to XII.
  2. Each team comprising 5 senior and 5 junior students must be accompanied by two teachers who will act as their team leader.
  3. Names of the participants will not be changed after the registration form is submitted.
  4. A registration form will be considered valid if it is complete in all respects and is duly forwarded by the head of the institution.
  5. Participating institutions are requested to positively mention their telephone number, active and frequently used email address and their complete postal addresses in the Confirmation Form.
  6. The organizers will provide accommodation to all out-station and international teams (maximum 10 participants and 2 accompanying teacher)
  7. Participation fee for outstation team is Rs. 1000 per person. No charges for accompanying Team Leaders. The registration fee is to be paid through a Demand Draft, payable at Lucknow favouring CMS.
  8. In case the team wishes to come before 30th October 2018 or extend its stay after 4th November, 2018, some alternative arrangements will have to be made by the team itself.
  9. Additional members, including infants and children will not be accommodated due to shortage of space.

Time Line

  1. Registration Form must reach the organizers latest by 30th September 2018.
  2. Confirmation Form of all participating institution must be submitted by 30th August, 2018.
  3. Outstation participants will be required to send their complete travel details by 10th October, 2018 so that arrangements for their transport to and fro from the airport/railway station can be made.
  4. All local teams must register themselves on 30th October 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Registration counter.
  5. All teams must attend the inaugural ceremony to be held on 31st October 2018 and the prize distribution ceremony on 3rd November, 2018 at the World Unity Convention Centre, City Montessori School, Kanpur Road, Lucknow.
  6. Things to be submitted at the time of registration.
    1. C.D. for softek
    2. Multimedia for Rendition in the form of CD/Pen drive.
    3. Write up of 200 words giving the gist of the presentation for Rendition.
    4. Music piece for Choreography in the form of CD/Pen drive.

All queries related to COFAS INTERNATIONAL 2018 should be forwarded to the following addresses.

Mrs Jayashree Krishnan
Principal and Convener-Cofas
CMS, Rajendra Nagar Campus-III, Lucknow, India
Tel: +91-9415541309, 9839477118, 0522-2691752
Email: cofas@cmseducation.org

Mrs Reema Sethi
CMS, Rajendra Nagar Campus-III, Lucknow, India
Mobile: +91-9956590690

General Guidelines


  1. International participants must contact the convener/coordinator immediately upon their arrival in India.
  2. All outstation teams must attend the press conference and photo session to be held on 31st October 2018, at 1:30 pm and are required to schedule their travel plans accordingly.
  3. We accord a special invitation to the Principal/Head of the Institution to be our Special Guest of Honor for this event.
  4. All valuables eg. Jewellery, cameras, IPods, mobile phones, etc. will be the responsibility of the owner/team leader. The organizer will NOT be accountable for the loss of any of these articles or their likes.
  5. Participating teams should carry their school flag to the inaugural ceremony.
  6. Outstation teams will not be permitted to leave the premises during the competition days.
  7. The teams must carry their own articles and requirements for the competitions.
  8. School Uniform and identification badges must be worn for all competitions, except in events where costumes are necessary.
  9. Team leader must ensure that punctuality and discipline are maintained all times.
  10. Wake-up announcements will be made at 6:00 am.
  11. Every morning the day will begin with the assembly which is to be compulsorily attended by all participants and leaders, as it will confirm their daily attendance.
  12. All team leader must adhere to the time schedule and ensure that their presence is acknowledged 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
  13. Team leader must ensure that the team stay back till the end of all performances, as it will encourage others and instil positive feeling of friendship and respect.


  1. Boarding and lodging will be at our international student’s hostel at CMS, Kanpur Road, Lucknow.
  2. Facilities available to all outstation participants will include:
    1. Round the clock paid public call booths offering local, STD, ISD and e-mail services.
    2. First-Aid at the venue.
    3. Arrangement for washing and ironing of clothes.

Awards and Merit

Point System: Teams/participants will be awarded points as follows:

First 5 points
Second 3 points
Third 1 points

*The Championship Trophy will be awarded to the team that earns the maximum points and the runners up trophy will be given to the next best.

Individual Trophies:

In addition to the BEST TEAM TROPHIES, individual trophies and certificates will be awarded to all winners and runners up in individual events.

Participation Certificates

The participation certificates shall be awarded to all the participating team members.



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Contact Us

City Montessori School
Rajendra Nagar Campus III
696, 2nd Street Rajendra Nagar,
Lucknow - 226 004, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: (0091) (522) 2691752
Fax: (0091) (522) 2636424 / 2638 008 / 2635497
Email: cofas@cmseducation.org
Website: http://www.cmseducation.org/cofas