Students chosen for olympiad

The students are at present undergoing training for IIT-JEE at MICE, Udupi

Staff Correspondent

UDUPI: The Registrar of the Academy of General Education, K.K. Pai, on Thursday said that for the first time six students undergoing IIT-JEE training at Manipal Institute of Computer Education (MICE) Udupi, a unit of the Manipal Group, are among the 19 selected from the State for the Karnataka Regional Mathematical Olympiad (KRMO). They are U. Abhiman Acharya (2nd rank), Chritsol Moses (9th rank), Kartik Hebbar C. (9th rank) Chethan Kumar R. (14th rank), Dileep R. Kini (14th rank), Sripoorna Bharadwaj P.K. (14th rank) in the first PUC/11th standard category.

Addressing presspersons here, Mr. Pai said these six students are undergoing training at MICE Udupi to appear for IIT-JEE 2007. 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 exam is held in November, in which 300 students from all over the country appear for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO).

To select the Indian team for IMO, 30 students selected for INMO attend a training camp in Mumbai. To contact MICE, call 2524120 for details on the batch starting on April 10, 2006.

The entrance exam will be held on the April 2, 2006, Mr. Pai said. H. Shantharam, administrative officer of the academy; Supreeta Amin, principal of MICE; Henry Rosario, Severine Rosario, co-ordinators of MICE programmes; H.V. Kamath, secretary of T.M.A. Pai Foundation; and Ashok Pai, were present.

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