The Indian team, trained by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), has made the country proud by bagging two gold medals, three silver medals and one honourable mention at the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad held in Argentina from July 6 to July 16.
A team of six students and three professors represented India in this Olympiad.
According to the information provided by HBCSE, Mrudul Thatte and Prafulla S Dhariwal from Pune, Akashdeep Dey and Subham Bhakta from West Bengal, Debdyuti Banerjee from Hoogly and Rijul Saini from New Delhi were a part of this successful team.
The team was led by professor BJ Venkatachala of the mathematical Olympiad cell at HBCSE in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Bangalore. Dr Narsimhan Chari of DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering was deputy leader of the team and professor SS Sane, department of mathematics, IIT Powai, accompanied the team as observer.
MD Mastakar, administrative officer at HBCSE, said: “The mathematical Olympiad programme is organised under the aegis of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). The final team was selected after a month-long training camp held at the HBCSE in TIFR.”
“The successful team will be felicitated on July 18 at the HBCSE in Mumbai,” added Mastakar.