Mangaluru, Dec 28: Four students from the Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) have qualified the Regional Mathematics Olympiads (RMO). It is a matter of pride that out of the 41 students (30 students (Class 8-11 + 5 Girls quota + 6 class XII students) selected from Karnataka, four are CFAL students. The students now qualify to the next level, i.e. Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) to be held on 19th January, 2020 and are also invited to attend the INMO training camp to be held at ISI, Bangalore from Jan. 15-18, 2020. In addition to this, 20 students are invited to attend the INMO training camp and CFAL student, Druhan Rajiv Shah is one among them.
About 1100 students from all over India are selected for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad which will take place on January 20, 2020 in various centres across India. The marks acquired in this stage will lead to selection of 30-35 students for a training camp. The camp will be a basis for the selection of 6 students who will represent the country in International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).
The celebrity students from CFAL are Shreyas Adiga (Class X), Shreepoorna Rao (Class XI), Rakshitha (Class XI) and Praneetha Kalbhavi (Class X). It is noteworthy to mention that Druhan, Shreepoorna Rao and Rakshitha are TLC PU College students.
About IMO -
The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India, which leads to participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.
The first stage examination is the Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO), students who qualify PRMO advance to the second stage examination, The Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO). 60 students from CFAL had qualified the PRMO examination this year. The problems under each topic at the RMO level involve high level of difficulty and sophistication.
The best-performing students from the RMO qualify for the third stage – the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). The top students from the INMO (approximately 35) are invited for the fourth stage, the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) held at HBCSE during April to May. At this camp orientation is provided to students for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Emphasis is laid on developing conceptual foundations and problem-solving skills. Several selection tests are held during this camp. On the basis of performance in these tests six students are selected to represent India at the IMO. Resource persons from different institutions across the country are invited to the training camps. The selected team undergoes a rigorous training programme for about 8-10 days at HBCSE prior to its departure for the IMO. The Olympiad programme culminates with the participation of the students in the IMO.
CFAL – the best results in town!
CFAL at Mangalore has been creating and recreating history with its results in various STEM related exams. However, what stands out as an exceptional achievement for them is the fact that their students have done tremendously well at the Olympiads. Their student, Aditya Prakash from CFAL represented India at the International Math Olympiad, a first in Karnataka after 21 years. Besides, Prathyush Poduval had won a silver medal at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in IOAA 2018. It is also noteworthy to mention that the students who qualify for RMO every year are CFAL students. With the race for the 2020 Mathematic Olympiad already begun, we wish CFAL students beat their own record and reaffirm the fact that they are the best in town.