Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL)

Prasanth Poduval wins silver for the country at the international Olympiads on Astronomy and Astrophysics ( IOAA 2018)

Proud Moment for the City of Mangalore and for India

Prathyush P Poduval

Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) student Prathyush P Poduval has won silver medal in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA 2018) Held in Beijing, China during 2nd to 11th November 2018

Around 40 countries participated in the Olympiad. Overall India has bagged 3 silver and 2 bronze.  

Prathysh P Poduval is the son of Smt. Sunitha P Poduval and Shri Prasanth P Poduval.  

As a CFAL students since his 8th grade, he has participated in various Olympiads, KPVY and other competitive exams like JEE main, JEE advanced. In NSEP 2017(National Standard Exam in Physics) Prathyush secured Karnataka state rank-1.  He is the state topper in KVPY 2017-18 and is receiving the KVPY scholarship of Rs. 84,000/- per annum. He also had attended completely sponsored Ross Math Camp, which was held in Ohio state university, USA in June- July, 2018. This program takes in very few students from all over the world.  He is currently studying presently in IISc. (Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore), his dream institute; the best institute in the Country for pure sciences. 

While many private entities conduct different Olympiads, there is only ONE Olympiad that is recognized by the Government and which is internationally recognized. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education and Research, Mumbai is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programs.  The International Olympiads in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Astronomy and Junior Science is an annual event, which is held in different countries every year.

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.

In 2018,  four students had qualified for the selection camp of the International Olympiads. All these students are/were studying at CFAL (Centre for Advanced Learning), Mangalore. These students were selected to prestigious third stage of Mathematics (Aneesh & Aditya), Biology(Shreyas), and Astronomy(Pratyush) Olympiad programs i.e. orientation cum Selection Camps – 2018.  Among them Pratyush was selected in the five member Inidan team in IOAA. He was the only student from South India in the team.

In 2014, CFAL student Sumith (Physics and Chemistry) and in 2013, CFAL student Sunil Simha (Astronomy) were among the only 35 students in the country to reach the prestigious third stage and had an opportunity to attend the orientation cum selection camp at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education, Mumbai.

At CFAL Mangalore, the focus of learning is not on marks, but in developing passion and excellence in STEM subjects. Students of CFAL consistently attain best results in the region in different scholarship and entrance exams.

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. Participating in Olympiad exams, representing one’s state or country at national and international level, and above all winning a medal is a matter of great joy.

Details are available on websites:  http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in. For further details please contact: Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) at Bejai- Kapikad. # 9740939374/9845737120 website: www.cfalindia.com

Present at the press meet:

Mrs. Sunitha P Poduval and Mr. Prasanth P Poduval, Parents of Prathyush P Poduval

Mrs. Severine Rosario, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore

Mr. Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore

IOAA(International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics) http://ioaa2018.bjp.org.cn/

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 

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. 

International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Details are available on websiteshttp://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in. For further details please contact: Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) at Bejai- Kapikad. # 9740939374/9845737120 website: www.cfalindia.com