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Indian students win 5 medals at Olympiad

With flying colours:The Indian contingent at the 47th International Physics Olympiad at Zurich, Switzerland. —Photo: Special Arrangement  

Five Indian students, who participated in the 47{+t}{+h}International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Zurich in Switzerland, last week, have got three gold medals and two silver medals, officials from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) said on Monday.

Debaditya Pramanik from Kolkata, Preey Hiten Shah from Mumbai, and Gowtham Amirthya S.N. from Hyderabad won gold, while Divyansh Garg from Jaipur and Manan Bhatia from Lucknow got silver, showing a 100 per cent result at this year’s Olympiad. They will be felicitated at a ceremony at TIFR’s Mankhurd office on Tuesday.

The 47{+t}{+h}edition of the IPhO was held from July 11 to July 17. A total of 398 students from 84 countries took part. The competition had a theoretical and an experimental examination, each of five-hour duration.

The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, a national centre of TIFR, is the nodal centre in the country for all science Olympiads (physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and astrophysics and junior science) and the mathematical Olympiad. The centre selects and trains the Indian teams.

The five winners were selected through a three-stage process. The first one consisted of a nationwide physics examination for which over 44,000 students appeared across 1,300 centres. The remaining two stages had a series of selection tests: theoretical and practical.

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