Five students from a training institute in Mangalore have passed the Karnataka Regional Mathematics Olympiad (KRMO 2011, www.isibang.ac.in) examination, Severine Rosario, Principal, Manipal Career Excellence, said in a release.

The students are Sudhanva Bhat, II Pre-University, Keerthan Shetty and Akshatha Shenoy, all the three from I PUC, Sharada P.U. College; Varun Shetty and Gagan, both from Class 11, Lourdes Central School.

All of them are undergoing training for IIT-JEE and AIEEE at Manipal Career Excellence, Kuntikan Junction, Mangalore, she said.

These students are now eligible to appear for the second stage of the examination for the INMO (Indian National Mathematical Olympiad), which will be held on February 5, 2012. The Karnataka Regional Mathematics Olympiad – KRMO 2011 was held on December 4 and 2,230 students from Karnataka had appeared, of whom 50 students were selected from Karnataka. The selected students will attend a training camp at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore in January.

Recognition

Participation in the Mathematics Olympiad Program in India leads to the International Mathematics Olympiad that is organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) www. hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads, she said.

India has been participating in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) since 1989.

The selection of the Indian team is a three-tier process: a State–level examination is held in November or December from among whom 300 students from throughout the country appear for the INMO. To select the Indian team for IMO, 30 students selected from INMO attend a training camp in Mumbai.

Participating in the Olympiad is taken into consideration by some universities abroad during admissions, Ms. Rosario said.

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