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Indian students bag three silver and two bronze medals in 59th International Mathematical Olympiad

Romania:13/7/18;Led by a team of senior scientists and professors, a team of Indian students bagged three silver and two bronze medals at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Cluj Napoca, Romania from July 4 – 14, 2018.

Three of the six Indian students bagged Silver medals, two got Bronze medals and one received honorable mention. 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.

Among the above six, Pranjal Srivastava (Age 14) 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).

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 along with individual experiences and feedback on the event will be presented at a press meet, to be held at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mankhurd, Mumbai on Sunday, July 15, 2018.


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