INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE OLYMPIADS 4 STUDENTS FROM CFAL MANGALORE QUALIFY TO THE SELECTION CAMP FOR INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIADS

For the first time in the history of Mangalore, 4 students have qualified for the selection camp of the International Olympiads. All these students are studying at CFAL (Centre for Advanced Learning), Mangalore. These students are selected to prestigious third stage of Mathematics, Biology and Astronomy Olympiad programs i.e. orientation cum Selection Camps – 2018

Details and results can be found at: http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/ocsc-2018-list/ & http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/inmo-2018-qualified.pdf

These students are eligible to attend a three-four week orientation cum selection camp (OCSC) in Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education & Research in Mumbai from where the International team gets selected. On the basis of aggregate scores in OCSC , the top 4-6 students selected at the end of the camp will represent India at the International Olympiads. They will be accompanied by two teacher leaders and an observer. Although many private entities conduct various exams called Olympiads, this is the only official Olympiad conducted by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources that leads to the International level. The participation in such competitive examinations can motivate students with Math and Science aptitude to nourish and excel in their field of interest.

DETAILS OF STUDENTS SELECTED

Shreyas Pai
XI Std.
One among the 35 students from the country selected in Biology Olympiad. Although he is in class 11, he competed with class 12 students and has been selected.

Anish Hebbar
XI Std.
One among the 31 students from the country selected in Mathematics Olympiad in the XI std or lower classes category.

Aditya Prakash
XII Std
He had represented India last year in the IMO (International Math Olympiad) in Brazil and is selected again this year. He is one among the only 12 students selected from the country in the XII std category.

Prathyush Poduval
II PUC
One among the 25 students selected from the country in Astronomy Olympiad in the XII std catgory.

DETAILS OF OLYMPIADS :

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programs. www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads. The Olympiads Examinations are conducted in subjects, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, junior science 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.

STAGES OF OLYMPIAD

The National Olympiad starts with an examination held at nearly 1400 schools across the country and culminates with the international Olympiads at different corners of the world. The national level examinations are designed to assess the conceptual understanding, logical reasoning, laboratory skills, and above all, ability to apply problem-solving skills to novel situations, both theoretical and experimental.
For further details please contact
Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore.
Phone : 0824-4279374/9740939374/9845737120. Website:
www.cfalindia.com

Present at the press meet:
Severine Rosario, Principal, CFAL Mangalore
Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore