olympiads-2017 18

18 students undergoing training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kottara Cross, Mangalore, are selected to the 2nd Stage National Level 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 their peer group. CFAL has the best results in Olympiads with the highest number of selections in the region. 

Pratyush Prashanth is the topper in Karnataka in Physics.

Shreesha G Bhat and Pratyush Prashanth are the second toppers in Karnataka in Astronomy.

There were no selections from Mangalore for Olympiads earlier. In 2009, after the inception of CFAL, three students of Mangalore were selected (two in mathematics and one in chemistry). In 2017, this number has reached to 18. All these students are/were undergoing training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) Mangalore. 

Results are available on websites:  & 

The details of selected students are as follows:

Name of the student Class Selected for 2nd stage Exam
Shreesha Bhat XII Std(NIOS) Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy
Prathyush Prasanth II PUC Physics, Astronomy
Anish Hebbar XI Std(NIOS) Astronomy, Mathematics
Shravan Singh Mehra XI Std Astronomy, Mathematics
Krishna Swaroop XII Std(NIOS) Chemistry
Samarth M Bhat XI Std Mathematics
Suraj S Samaga XI Std Mathematics
Rahul Balike XI Std Mathematics
Aishwarya .A 10th Std Mathematics
Alina Pinto XI Std(NIOS) Mathematics
Y Koustubh Rao 10th Std Mathematics
Ankush Moger XI Std Mathematics
Rajath Rao K.N XI Std (NIOS) Mathematics
V Hema Padmaja I PUC Mathematics
Shreyas Vasudev Pai XI Std Biology
Sourav V II PUC Biology
Agney Gautam Raj 9th Std Junior Science
Aditya Thomas 9th Std Junior Science

The Indian National Olympiad- INO is a platform to select talented students in the specified subjects and to train and nurture them to compete at International Olympiads. This National level test selects students from across the country through National Standard Examinations and selection camps to form a 5-6 members team competing at International Olympiads.

Summary Of Karnataka Results

Subject Selections from Karnataka (Top 1% in the country) Selections from CFAL, Bejai Kapikad
ASTRONOMY (XI std) 13 2
ASTRONOMY (XII std) 13 2
JUNIOR SCIENCE Mumbai Region 2

In 2012, CFAL student Sunil Sinha (Astronomy), and in 2013 CFAL student Sumith (Physics & Chemistry) were one among the only 35 students selected per subject 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.

In 2017, our student Aditya Prakash was one among the six students who represented India in the International Math Olympiad held in Brazil.  This is a great achievement of a student from Mangalore.

National level exams like Olympiads and JEE 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. 

Details Of Olympiads 

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programs. 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

This is the only official Olympiad conducted by the GOI, Ministry of human resources. 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 : 0824-4279374/9740939374/9845737120. Website:

Present at the press meet:

Severine Rosario, Principal, CFAL Mangalore 

Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore 

Pratyush Prashanth, CFAL student, state topper in Physics 

Shreesha G Bhat, CFAL student, second topper in Astronomy 

Olympiad selected students and teachers