Chennai Student Wins Silver in International Maths Olympiad

Ananth Shankar, student of class 12, Kendriya Vidyalaya, CLRI Adyar bagged the Silver Medal in International Mathematics Olympiad held at Bremen, Germany from 10th July to 22nd July 2009.

The Six Member Indian team secured 3 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals and 1 Honorary Medal and secured 28th rank in 50th International Mathematics Olympiad held in Germany this year.

The team was led by Prof. C.R. Pranesachar of the Mathematics Olympiad Cell, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research(TIFR) Bangalore, Dr. Zafasr Ahmed, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC) was the Deputy leader of the team and Dr. S.A. Katre, University of Poona, Pune accompanied the team as an observer.

565 students from 104 countries participated in this prestigious world event for young meritorious students in mathematics. In terms of aggregate score, the Indian team ranked 28th in the event.

The Mathematical Olympiad Programme was organised under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. The final team was selected after a month-long training camp (April 29 to May 27) held at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mankhurd, Mumbai. The Training Camp was co-ordinated by Prof. C.R. Pranesachar and Dr. B.J. Venkatachala of the Mathematics Olympiad Cell of Homi BhaBha Centre for Science education, Bangalore.

In his statement M. Mahadevan, General Secretary, The Association of Mathematics Teachers’ of India said the Screening Test for Mathematics Olympiad will be conducted on Saturday, 29th August this year.

The Screening Test unlike the other tests also contains negative marking. Students who qualify the first round, will be eligible to write the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) scheduled on Sunday, 22nd November 2009 between 1 p.m and 4 p.m. Those selected for the Regianal Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) shall appear for the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) to be scheduled next year (2010) on Sunday, the 17th of January between 1 p.m and 5 p.m.

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