Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) student Prathyush P Poduval will represent India at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics(IOAA 2018)
Prathyush will be shortly attending Ross Math Camp, which will be held in Ohio state university, USA in June- July, 2018. It is a completely sponsored program in which he is one among the very few students selected from all over the world.
In 2017, CFAL student Aditya Prakash was one among the six students who represented India in the International Math Olympiad held in Brazil. This was a great achievement of a student from Mangalore. National level exams like Olympiads,KVPY and JEE Advanced help motivate students to strive for better and deeper understanding of scientific facts and data. It helps them to enhance their reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills. Above all, participating in Olympiad exams and representing one’s state or country at national and international level is a matter of great joy.
The Science & Mathematical Olympiad exams require ingenious thinking and a good mastery over the fundamentals of science & mathematics. Essentially, these exams are full of deep puzzles which require persistent and creative approaches. The competition is fierce and the questions are some of the toughest in the world.
In contrast, school syllabus focuses on rote learning and standardized computation. While this approach allows securing marks in board exams, it discourages original thinking and denies the thrill of problem solving. As a result, gifted students have to look for challenges outside the school curriculum.
CFAL promotes original thinking among students. In the recently declared JEE-Main 2018 results, all the four toppers of D.K. district are CFAL students. In fact, JEE-Main 2017 & 16 toppers from the district were also CFAL students. Many students in Mangalore are unaware that self-directed learning and learning outside the school curriculum can lead to strong fundamentals, deep love for the subject and high performance in competitive examinations.
The National Astronomy Olympiad Program is designed to encourage students with good foundations in Physics and Mathematics and an interest in Astronomy to pursue further studies in this field. It involves a five stage process leading to participation of Indian team in International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA).
DETAILS OF OLYMPIADS :
STAGES OF OLYMPIAD
Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore.
Phone : 0824-4279374/9740939374/9845737120. Website:
Mrs. Severine Rosario, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore
Mr. Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore
Mr. Prathyush P Poduval, Selected student for IOAA
Mrs. Sunitha P Poduval and Mr. Prasanth P Poduval, Parents of Prathyush P Poduval