What these awards bring to you?
Each Subject has its own charm and so is the range of National and International Competitions, Scholarships and Summer Camps. Below mentioned are the exams, competitions and summer camps that are recognized world-wide. They add value to your profile, that is very well recognized by international Universities.
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National Competitions - Mathematics
For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, 25 regions all over the country have been designated and each assigned a Regional Coordinator (RC). The Mathematical Olympiad programme consists of six stages.
National Mathematics Talent Contests is for students from Schools, Junior Colleges of all boards, Degree Colleges and Technological Institutions in India and also Schools affiliated to the CBSE board. International Competitions - Mathematics
The competition is international and is intended for high-school students of four elder grades (8-11 grades in Russia). It holds annually in two rounds: a qualification round per correspondence and a final round. The competition is open: any foreign high-school student can participate. The qualification round takes place from January to march every year.
International Competitions - Mathematics
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in different countries. The first 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.
The Tournament of Towns is an international mathematical Olympiad for school students of grades 8-11 (if 11 is the last grade). The peculiarity of the Tournament is dedication not at a sport success, but at a deep consideration of problems. It helps to develop qualities necessary for scientific research.
The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two papers taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age.
Participation in the RMM is by invitation only. Invitation should be sent by the RMM Committee at least two months prior to the contest and it should include:
a) Four students from each invited team. Students must not have formally enrolled at a university or any other equivalent post-secondary institution
b) Each team should be accompanied by an adult team leader. If necessary, a deputy team leader can accompany the team.
The Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC), is an annual competition run by the Princeton University Math Club. International Teams (Main Competition): International teams will use the same application, but will be considered separately from US Teams.
International Summer Camps - Mathematics
SUMaC offers two courses with unique topics for each course. Participants are enrolled in just one program during summer and the two programs allow participants to potentially return for a second summer. The two programs take place simultaneously from July 16–August 11, 2018.
PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics.
The Ross Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those six weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.
NSEP , conducted every year , offers an opportunity to measure the one’s standing against a national standard. NSEP is not linked to any entrance or scholarship award.
Recognition: Gold medalists in NSEP, after they complete their education, may join DAE directly through interview without appearing in their entrance test.
Scholarships: A number of scholarships (subject to a maximum of 10) have been instituted to encourage students to take-up physics as a career. Those who seek admission in B.Sc. (with physics) after NSEP are eligible for these scholarships
The Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), initiated in the year 2000, by Indonesia,is an annual international physics competition devoted to students of secondary schools in Asia region. It is usually held in late April or early May in which more than twenty countries and regions have participated in the competition since its beginning. Its conduction exactly follows that of International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), except each participating country can send eight contestants at most instead of five in IPhO.
In recognition of the growing significance of physics in all fields of science and technology, and in the general education of young people, and with the aim of enhancing the development of international contacts in the field of school education in physics, an annual physics competition has been organized for secondary school students. The competition is called the International Physics Olympiad and is a competition between individuals.
NSEC , conducted every year , offers an opportunity to measure the one’s standing against a national standard. NSEC is not linked to any entrance or scholarship award.
The Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO for short), is an Olympiad in Chemistry held in India. The theory part of the INChO examination is held in end-January/beginning February of every year. It is conducted by the Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers. School students (usually of standards 11, 12) first need to qualify the National Standard Examination in Chemistry. (NSEC) held in November of the preceding year.
In recognition of the growing significance of physics in all fields of science and technology and in the general education of young people and with the aim of enhancing the development of international contacts in the field of school education in physics, an annual physics competition has been organized for secondary school students. The competition is called the International Physics Olympiad and is a competition between individuals.
Here Junior Science means the ‘science’ taught till std X level. NSEJS is considered toughest Science exam in higher secondary level globally. The NSEJS is carried out every year since 1987, in English, Hindi and a few other Indian languages. More than 80,000 students from over 1,500 centres take part in these olympiads.
Identification of talent comprises of two-stage selection process. While the individual State/UT conducts the first stage selection, the second stage selection at the national level is carried out by the NCERT.
The International History Olympiad is a celebration of history attended by some of the best young history students from around the world, featuring numerous competitive and non-competitive events. The Olympiad is held every two years, therefore, the following Olympiad will be held in 2020.
The International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) is an annual competition for the best 16 to 19-year-old geography students from all over the world. Students chosen to represent their countries are the very best, chosen from thousands of students who participate enthusiastically in their own National Geography Olympiads. The iGeo consists of three parts: a written test, a multimedia test and substantial fieldwork requiring observation, leading to cartographic representation and geographical analysis.
The International Economics Olympiad (IEO) is an annual competition in economics organized for students at secondary school level. It is intended to stimulate the activities of students interested in economics, business, and finance by way of creative problem solving. The IEO competitions help to facilitate cordial relations between young adults of different nationalities; they encourage cooperation and international understanding.
Puzzles and Riddles
The World Puzzle Federation is an association of legal bodies with an interest in puzzles. Only one organization per country can belong to the WPF. The WPF follows the Olympic standard in what constitutes a country. Information on present members, criteria for membership, benefits of membership and how to join, is to be found in the member’s Section.
The World Cube Association governs competitions for mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as ‘twisty puzzles’. The most famous of these puzzles is the Rubik’s Cube, invented by professor Rubik from Hungary. The selection of these puzzles are chosen as official events of the WCA. The World Cube Association organizes competitions all over the world, supported by regional organizations responsible for organizing competitions in their countries.
Panini Linguistics Olympiad (PLO) is the Indian national program for selection and training of the candidates who represent India in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL). The main purpose of PLO is to create awareness of linguistics amongst students of the country and popularize the fields of Linguistics and Computational Linguistics are areas of further study and research.
The IOL is one of 12 International Science Olympiads for secondary school students, and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world gather and test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics. No prior knowledge of linguistics or languages is required: even the hardest problems require only your logical ability, patient work, and willingness to think around corners.