- 18 Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) Students Qualify for IInd Stage Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science International Olympiads 2017-18
Mangaluru: Briefing the media persons during a press meet held at CFAL Campus on Monday, 8 January 2018, Severine Rosario- Principal, CFAL said, “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.”
She further said, “There were no selections from Mangaluru for Olympiads earlier. In 2009, after the inception of CFAL, three students of Mangaluru 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) Mangaluru. 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.”
“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.” added Rosario.
Others present during the press meet were-Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangaluru; Pratyush Prashanth, CFAL student, state topper in Physics; and Shreesha G Bhat, CFAL student, second topper in Astronomy, and Olympiad selected students and teachers
The Details Of Selected Students Are As Follows:
1 Shreesha Bhat XII Std(NIOS) Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy
2 Prathyush Prasanth II PUC Physics, Astronomy
3 Anish Hebbar XI Std(NIOS) Astronomy, Mathematics
4 Shravan Singh Mehra XI Std Astronomy, Mathematics
5 Krishna Swaroop XII Std(NIOS) Chemistry
6 Samarth M Bhat XI Std Mathematics
7 Suraj S Samaga XI Std Mathematics
8 Rahul Balike XI Std Mathematics
9 Aishwarya A 10th Std Mathematics
10 Alina Pinto XI Std(NIOS) Mathematics
11 Y Koustubh Rao 10th Std Mathematics
12 Ankush Moger XI Std Mathematics
13 Rajath Rao K.N XI Std (NIOS) Mathematics
14 V Hema Padmaja I PUC Mathematics
15 Shreyas Vasudev Pai XI Std Biology
16 Sourav V II PUC Biology
17 Agney Gautam Raj 9th Std. Junior Science
18 Aditya Thomas 9th Std. Junior Science
Results are available on websites: www.iapt.org.in & http://www.isibang.ac.in/~statmath/olym.html
DETAILS OF OLYMPIADS: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education is the nodal center 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.
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, Mangaluru.
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