Mangaluru: Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) held a press meet at Mangaluru Press Club Urwa here, on January 13.
Addressing the mediapersons Program Coordinator of Early Learning Centre, Sonia Moras said, “The International Olympiads are the World Championship math and science competitions for high school. Eleven students from Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) have been qualified for the 2nd stage of these world renowned examinations. CFAL student Kenrick Pinto is the state topper in both the Physics and Astronomy Olympiad. Akshara Sharma has bagged the second position in the state in the Astronomy Olympiad. With these results, our students are among the top 1% of India best in science and math subjects.”
While many private institutions conduct various Olympiads, the International Olympiads are conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and is the only Olympiad recognized by the Government of India. These examinations require analytical skills and logical thinking- rote learning or memorization will not yield results. In earlier years, there were no selections from Mangaluru in Olympiads. In 2009, for the first time, three students of CFAL Mangaluru were selected (two in mathematics and one in chemistry). “This number has increased over the years and CFAL is breaking all records in the region,” she added.
“TLC aims to promote a passion for Math and Science learning among students and has the best results in Mangaluru in all STEM related examinations including JEE, NTSE, KYPY, etc. The outstanding result of our students proves that, given the right learning environment, children from the region can outperform their peers from the Tier 1 cities. While rote-learning and learning for the sake of marks characterizes many institutions in the region, passion for the subject is what TLC aims to attain. The outcome is deep understanding of the subject and excellence in math and science. The vision of TLC is to inculcate interest in basic sciences and to encourage research and innovation in the field of Math and Science,” she added.