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Five Students from Mangalore Qualify for National Mathematics Olympiads

Five Students from Mangalore Qualify for National Mathematics Olympiads

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Mangaluru, Dec 14, 2016: Five studentsfromCentre For Advance Learning (CFAL), Mangalore, are selected in the prestigious examination KARNATAKA REGIONAL MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD (KRMO 2016).

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“Mathematical Olympiad” is basically a talent search program for the pre-university students. The main purpose of the program is to encourage students to develop their mathematical ability. Through this program a nationwide search is made every year to spot talented students in the field of Mathematics.INMO program is the only program which leads to participation of Indian students at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)which was started way back in 1959 and is held in different countries every year (In India it was held in 1996). There are more than 100 participating countries. Indian performance has always been satisfactory.

 In India, this program is a major initiative undertaken by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). On behalf of NBHM this program is organized every year by HomiBhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. HBCSE has been organizing this program since 1988. This program is the earliest program from amongst other similar programs organized now for difference science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astrophysics.

In the last 20 years, there hasn’t been any student from Karnataka Representing India at the international math Olympiads, and CFAL is hoping to see the day when students from Mangalore are representing India, and winning the International Mathematics Olympiads.

India has been participating in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) since 1989. The selection of the Indian team is a three-tier process: after the state level exams, 300 students from all over the country appear for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). To select the Indian team for IMO, 30 students selected from INMO attend a training camp in Mumbai, out of these selected team of 5-6 students will represent India at the International Mathematics Olympiads (IMO) 2017.

From the year 2017, Indian team is also participating in (i) Asian-Pacific Mathematics Olympiad,and (ii) European Girls Mathematics Olympiad (for girls only).

From 2009 to 2016  a total of 36 students & now in 2016 five students are selected, from Mangalore. All these students were/are undergoing JEE, KVPY and NEET training at Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL),Kottara cross, Mangalore.

Karnataka Regional Mathematics Olympiad – KRMO 2016 was held on 16th October 2016 and a total of 1200 very brilliant students from Karnataka had appeared among whom 70 students were from Mangalore. Out of the 35 students selected from Karnataka, only 5 are from mangalore and they are CFAL Students. The selected students will attend a training camp at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore in the month of January and are eligible to appear for the second stage of the examinationheld on 15th Jan 2017.

The Mathematics Olympiad Program in India leading to participation in the International Mathematics Olympiad is organized by the HomiBhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

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