Indian Students bag 6 medals in International Mathematical Olympiad 2018
A team of Indian Students led by Senior Scientists and Professors has bagged three silver, two bronze medals and one Honourable mention at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad 2018, held in Cluj Napoca, Romania from July 4 - 14, 2018.
Pranjal Srivastava, Pulkit Sinha, and Anant Mudgal secured silver medals; Spandan Ghosh and Sutanay Bhattacharya won Bronze Medals, and Amit Kumar Mallik received Honourable mention in this International Mathematical Olympiad 2018.
The team was accompanied by two leaders, Prof. Venkatachala Belur Jana (formerly of HBCSE, Mumbai) and Mr. Prashant Sohani, Pune and two Observers: Prof. Vinod Kumar Grover, Chandigarh and Mr. Pranav Nuti, Hyderabad.
A programme to felicitate the Indian students, as well as a presentation of detailed results, is to be held at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mankhurd, Mumbai on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The Students will also be sharing their experience and feedback on the event.
Among the above six, Pranjal Srivastava who is just 14 years of age is the youngest Indian student to secure a silver medal in IMO 2018. He is also the first Indian student to qualify for the IMO before entering 9th standard in school. He was in 8th standard when he appeared for the regional round (Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2017 was held in December 2017) and the national round (Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2018 was held in January 2018). He secured 101 out of 102 in RMO 2017 (topper of Karnataka region) and 63 out of 102 in INMO 2018 (5th rank).
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Next 60th International Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Bath, United Kingdom in July 2019.
About International Mathematical Olympiad:
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students from Countries across the world. The Championship is held annually in different countries. The first International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100 countries from 5 continents. The IMO Board ensures that the competition takes place each year and that each host country observes the regulations and traditions of the IMO.