TWELVE students undergoing training for JEE-ADVANCED/ JEE-MAIN at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan Junction, Mangalore, are selected to the prestigious second stage Olympiads leading to the international level. These students have proved that it is possible for students of Mangalore to be in the top 1% of the country’s peers of their classes. Results are available on websites: www.iapt.org.in & www.isibang.ac.in

The details of selected Students are as follows:
Name of the Student Class School Subject/s Selected in
1 SUMITH II PUC Sharada PUC Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy
2 NITHIN KRISHNARAJ K II PUC Canara PUC Chemistry, Biology
3 VIVEK PRAKASH II PUC Sharada PUC Chemistry, Astronomy
4 RANJANA KASANGERI IX Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur Mathematics
5 VILAS M XI Lourdes Central School Mathematics
6 VIKYATH SHETTY II PUC Govindadas PUC, Surathkal Chemistry
7 SRIWIDYA RAMANA XII Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur Chemistry
8 MAHENDRA K XII Kendriya Vidyalaya, Yekkur Chemistry
9 AMRITA SINHA XII Lourdes Central School Chemistry
10 KARTHIK PRABHU XII Lourdes Central School Chemistry
11 SANJAN PRAKASH XII Lourdes Central School Chemistry
12 VAISHNAVI SATISH XII Lourdes Central School Biology
SUMMARY OF KARNATAKA RESULTS
Subject Selections from Karnataka
(Top 1% in the country)
Selections from CFAL, Kuntikan
CHEMISTRY 24 9
ASTRONOMY 25 2
MATHEMATICS 34 2
BIOLOGY 32 2
PHYSICS 22 1

These selected students are eligible to appear for the second stage of the examinations which will be held in the month of February. These examinations lead into international Olympiads. In mathematics, the selected students will attend a training camp at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore in the month of January to prepare for the second stage of examination.

There were no selections from Mangalore for Olympiads earlier. In 2009, for the first time three students of Mangalore were selected (2 in mathematics and one in chemistry). In 2013, this number has reached to twelve. All these students are/were undergoing IT-JEE/AIEEE training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore. In 2012 our student Sunil Simha was one among the only 35 students in the country to reach the prestigious third stage and had an opportunity to undergo orientation cum selection camp at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education, Mumbai.

Sumith Nithinkrishnaraj k Vivek Prakash Ranjana B Kasangeri Vilas M Vikyath Shetty Sriwidya Ramana Mahendra K Amrita Sinha Karthik Prabhu Sanjan Prakash Vaishnavi Satish
Physics, Chemistry & Astronomy Chemistry & Biology Chemistry & Astronomy Mathematics Mathematics Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Biology
DETAILS OF OLYMPIADS
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programmes. www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads. The Olympiads Examinations are conducted in subjects, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and astronomy. The broad goals are to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country.

FIRST STAGE:
National Standard Examinations (NSEP in Physics, NSEC in Chemistry, NSEB in Biology, NSEA in Astronomy) are nationwide examinations organized by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). NSEP, NSEC, NSEB and NSEA are at CBSE class XII level. These NSEs are the FIRST and THE ONLY SCREENING TESTS leading towards International Olympiads in the respective subjects.
Eligibility for NSEs : ( NSEP, NSEC, NSEB & NSEA) – Stage I: All Indian students who are within the specified age group and who are in Class XII or lower are eligible to appear for NSE.

SECOND STAGE:
If they qualify in the NSE they will be eligible to appear for Indian National Olympiads (INOs) organised by HOMI BABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION.

THIRD STAGE:
On the basis of performance in INOs, the top 35 students in the merit list in each subject will be selected for Stage III. That is, Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in respective discipline for about 2 weeks at HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION (hbcse) . The merit list of OCSC will be prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment. The top 6 in the OCSC merit list will be declared to be special merit awardees. These 6 special merit awardees selected at the end of the OCSC will constitute the 6 member student team for the International Olympiad (IO).

FOURTH STAGE
Stage IV is Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IO. The selected 6 member student team will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Special laboratories are being developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training.

FINAL STAGE
Stage V is Participation in International Olympiad (IO) by these 6 member student team and three teacher leaders. They constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Olympiad (IO).



This is the only official Olympiad conducted by the GOI, Ministry of human recourses. The participation in such competitive Examinations can motivate students with Science aptitude to nourish their interest and achieve their dreams.
For further details please contact: Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore.
Phone : 2249220/2214100/9845737120/9972275120. Website: www.cfalindia.org
Present at the press meet:
Mrs. Severine Rosario, Principal, CFAL Kuntikan, Mangalore
Mr. Arthur Pais, Vice Principal, CFAL Kuntikan, Mangalore
Mr. Henry Rosario, Co-ordinator, CFAL Kuntikan, Mangalore