4 CFAL Students Qualify for International Olympiads Selection Camp, Mumbai
Mangaluru: “Be Your Best with Mangaluru’s Best” – are the wordings on one of the CFAL Hoardings displayed in the City – and that’s proves to be right- because quite a few students enrolled with Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) in the past and also recently have reached greater heights in their academics and many have made big achievements. Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at CFAL premises, Severine Rosario, Principal, CFAL, and Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL gave the following details:
“For the first time in the history of Mangaluru, Four students have qualified for the selection camp of the International Olympiads. All these students are studying at CFAL (Centre for Advanced Learning), Mangaluru.These students are selected to prestigious third stage of Mathematics, Biology and Astronomy Olympiad programs i.e. orientation cum Selection Camps – 2018
Details and results can be found at: http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/ocsc-2018-list/&http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/inmo-2018-qualified.pdf
These students are eligible to attend a three-four week orientation cum selection camp (OCSC) in HomiBhaba Centre for Science Education &Research in Mumbai from where the International team gets selected.
On the basis of aggregate scores in OCSC, the top 4-6 students selected at the end of the camp will represent India at the International Olympiads. They will be accompanied by two teacher leaders and an observer.Although many private entities conduct various exams called Olympiads, this is the only official Olympiad conducted by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources that leads to the International level. The participation in such competitive examinations can motivate students with Math and Science aptitude to nourish and excel in their field of interest.
DETAILS OF STUDENTS SELECTED:
Shreyas Pai-XI Std: One among the 35 students from the country selected in Biology Olympiad. Although he is in class 11, he competed with class 12 students and has been selected.
Anish Hebbar-XI Std: One among the 31 students from the country selected in Mathematics Olympiad in the XI std or lower classes category.
Aditya Prakash-XII Std: He had represented India last year in the IMO(International Math Olympiad)in Brazil and is selected again this year. He is one among the only 12 students selected from the country in the XII std category.
Prathyush Poduval-II PUC: One among the 25 students selected from the country in Astronomy Olympiad in the XII stdcatgory.
DETAILS OF OLYMPIADS : www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads.
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programs. 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.
STAGES OF OLYMPIAD
The National Olympiad starts with an examination held at nearly 1400 schools across the country and culminates with the international Olympiads at different corners of the world. The national level examinations are designed to assess the conceptual understanding, logical reasoning, laboratory skills, and above all, ability to apply problem-solving skills to novel situations, both theoretical and experimental.
For further details please contact Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangaluru.
Phone: 0824-4279374/9740939374/9845737120. Website: www.cfalindia.com