CFAL Student Prathyush P Poduval to Represent India at Intl Olympiad
Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Ms Severine Rosario-the Programme Coordinator, CFAL-Mangaluru said, “Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) student Prathyush P Poduval will represent India at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics(IOAA 2018) Prathyush has been selected for the team of five Indian students to represent India in the International Olympiad On Astronomy And Astrophysics (IOAA) 2018. Prathyush is the only student from south India out of five students selected in the Indian team. IOAA will be held in Beijing, China in November 2018. The team will travel to Beijing to compete with more than 200 students from nearly 45 countries.”
She further said, ” Prathysh is the son of Smt. Sunitha P Poduval and Prasanth P Poduval. He is a motivated student who looks for challenges beyond the school curriculum. He is a self-directed learner and is very passionate about astronomy, physics and mathematics. His teachers at CFAL have mentored him over the years in solving physics and mathematical puzzles and in developing deep love for the subjects. Prathyush, who studied Advanced Sciences and Mathematics at CFAL has already got admission in IISc. (Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore), his dream institute; the premier institute for pure sciences in the country. Prathyush is also the Karnataka state topper in KVPY 2017-18 (AIR-07). In NSEP(Ist stage in International Physics Olympiad) Prathyush secured Karnataka state rank-1.”
” We all, the teachers, students, staff and management at CFAL hope that Prathyush wins a medal for the country. Prathyush will be shortly attending Ross Math Camp, which will be held in Ohio state university, USA in June-July 2018. It is a completely sponsored program in which he is one among the very few students selected from all over the world. In 2017, CFAL student Aditya Prakash was one among the six students who represented India in the International Math Olympiad held in Brazil. This was a great achievement of a student from Mangaluru. National level exams like Olympiads, KVPY and JEE Advanced 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.” added Ms Rosario.
Also speaking during the press meet, Prathyush said, | Above all, participating in Olympiad exams and representing one’s state or country at national and international level is a matter of great joy. School (Science& Math) versus Olympiad (Science & Math) The Science & Mathematical Olympiad exams require ingenious thinking and a good mastery over the fundamentals of science & mathematics. Essentially, these exams are full of deep puzzles which require persistent and creative approaches. The competition is fierce and the questions are some of the toughest in the world. In contrast, school syllabus focuses on rote learning and standardized computation. While this approach allows securing marks in board exams, it discourages original thinking and denies the thrill of problem solving. As a result, gifted students have to look for challenges outside the school curriculum.” Also present at the press meet were- Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, CFAL Mangalore; Mrs. Sunitha P Poduval and Mr. Prasanth P Poduval, Parents of Prathyush P Poduval
CFAL promotes original thinking among students. In the recently declared JEE-Main 2018 results, all the four toppers of D.K. district are CFAL students. In fact, JEE-Main 2017 & 16 toppers from the district were also CFAL students. Many students in Mangaluru are unaware that self-directed learning and learning outside the school curriculum can lead to strong fundamentals, deep love for the subject and high performance in competitive examinations. The Science and Math Olympiad exams identify gifted students who are generally nurtured into future researchers. Many Olympiad toppers from a decade ago are making great strides in mathematics, sciences and computer science today. They do this with consistent and generous help from the government of India. IOAA(International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics). 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. Details are available on websites: http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in.
For further details please contact Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) at Bejai- Kapikad. # 9740939374/9845737120 website: www.cfalindia.com