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CFAL students make the grade for KRMO

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MANGALURU: Six students undergoing training for JEE (main and advanced) at the Centre For Advance Learning (CFAL), Mangaluru have been selected for the prestigious Karnataka Regional Mathematics Olympiad (KRMO) 2014. These students are eligible to appear for the second stage of International Mathematics Olympiads which will be held at Bengaluru on February 1, 2015, Severine Rosario, Principal, CFAL, said here on Saturday.

The students are: Kenrick Pinto, Shishirdeep, Ranjana B K, Pangal Gopal Krishna, Gautham Bhat, and Shashank P. Barring Ranjana, a 10th standard student, Rest are all students of 11th standard/I PUC. From 2009 to 2013, a total of 19 students and in 2014 six students have been selected from Mangaluru for this event. All these students studying in different schools weres/are undergoing JEE (Main + Advanced) training at CFAL, Severine said.

KRMO 2014 was held on December 7 and 1,455 students from across Karnataka including 70 from Mangaluru appeared. Only 30 out of 1,455 made it from Karnataka and six among these brilliant are from CFAL. These students will attend a training camp at Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru in January and are eligible to appear for second stage of the examination. Government bears entire expenses of the camp as well as pays to and fro tickets.

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education on behalf of National Board of Higher Mathematics of DAE organises Mathematics Olympiad program in India leading to participation in International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). India is participating in IMO since 1989. Selection of Indian team is a three-tier process starting with state-level exams held and 300 students from India appear for Indian National Mathematical Olympiad.

To select the Indian team for IMO, 30 students selected from INMO to attend a training camp in Mumbai. Out of these selected 30 students, a team of 5-6 students will represent India at the International Mathematics Olympiads (IMO) 2015. Preparation for KRMO is a stiff process and students it nearly two to three years in advance. Even if they fail to INMO, the preparation stands them in good stead in other competitive exams, she noted.

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