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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Uttam to represent India in Olympiad

Uttam Bhat, a students of 'II-JEE training' at the MICE, has been selected to represent India in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)-2008, to be held at Bandung, Indonesia, from August 19 to 28.

A team of five students will represent India and around 35 countries are expected to participate in the Olympiad. The programme is financially supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Uttam was one among the 50 students selected from the country in the second stage of India National Astronomy Olympiad held in January 2008. He was selected in the three week' bOrientation -cum-selection camp’ held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai recently.

Uttam is the son of Dr Gopalakrishna Bhat and Vinatha Bhat from Manipal. He is a student of the Poorna Prajna Pre-University College. The students are given training in Astrophysics by a set of professors from IITB, HBCSE, TIFR, etc, and are given a series of tests during the camp. Bases on their performance in the tests, a team of 5 students (12th standard adn below) are selected to represent India in the IOAA.

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