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9 students from CFAL selected in various Olympiads in 2012

Nine students form CFAL Mangalore selected in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy and Biology Olympiads in 2012.

Nine students undergoing training for IIT-JEE/AIEEE at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan Junction, Mangalore, are selected in the prestigious 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 the country’s most brilliant minds. Results are available on websites: www.isibang.ac.in and www.iapt.org.in

The details of selected students are as follows:

Name of the Student Class School Subjects selected in
1 SUNIL SIMHA H S XII Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy
2 JOEL MARTIS II PUC St. Aloysius PUC Physics, Astronomy
3 SHARATHCHANDRA XII Lourdes Central School Chemistry, Biology
4 GAGAN XII Lourdes Central School Chemistry, Astronomy
5 AKSHAY KAKKILAYA XII Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur Mathematics
6 RAKESH KASANGERI XI Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur Mathematics
8 MITHILESH M BHAT XII Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur Astronomy

Sunil Simha


Joel Martis


Sharachchandra N B




Akshay Kakkilaya


Rakesh Kasageri


Sachin Krishna Raj K


Mithilesh M Bhat


Kirthan Shetty


These selected students are eligible to appear for the second stage of the examinations which will be held in the month of February. These examinations lead into international Olympiads. In mathematics, the selected students will attend a training camp at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore in the month of January to prepare for the second stage of examination.

There were no selections from Mangalore for Olympiads. From 2009, for the first time three students of Mangalore were selected (2 in mathematics and one in chemistry). In 2012, this number has reached nine. All these students are/were undergoing IIT-JEE/AIEEE training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore.

Proportional Representation Numbers from KARNATAKA

Subject Selections from Karnataka (Top 1% in the country) Selections from CFAL Kuntikan
Astronomy 25 5
Chemistry 24 3
Physics 22 2
Mathematics 36 2
Biology 29 2

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

FIRST STAGE: National Standard Examinations (NSEP in Physics, NSEC in Chemistry, NSEB in Biology, NSEA in Astronomy ) are nationwide examinations organized by IAPT. NSEP, NSEC, NSEB and NSEA are at CBSE class XII level. These NSEs are the FIRST and THE ONLY SCREENING TESTS leading towards International Olympiads in the respective subjects. Eligibility for NSEs : ( NSEP, NSEC, NSEB & NSEA) – Stage I: All Indian students who are within the specified age group and who are in Class XII or lower are eligible to appear for NSE.

SECOND STAGE: If they qualify in the NSE they will be eligible to appear for Indian National Olympiads (INOs) organised by HOMI BABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION.

THIRD STAGE: On the basis of performance in INOs, the top 35 students in the merit list in each subject will be selected for Stage III. That is, Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in respective discipline for about 2 weeks at HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION (hbcse) . The merit list of OCSC will be prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment. The top 6 in the OCSC merit list will be declared to be special merit awardees. These 6 special merit awardees selected at the end of the OCSC will constitute the 6 member student team for the International Olympiad (IO).

FOURTH STAGE Stage IV is Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IO. The selected 6 member student team will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Special laboratories are being developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training.

FINAL STAGE Stage V is Participation in International Olympiad (IO) by these 6 member student team and three teacher leaders. They constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Olympiad(IO).

CFAL is located at Kuntikan junction in Mangalore and principal Mrs. Severine Rosario can be contacted at (0824)2249220 / 9845737120.

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