Saturday, September 20, 2008

Regional Maths Olympiad on Nov 9

Regional Maths Olympiad on Nov 9

Aug 30 : The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), a unit of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India has been organising Mathematical Olympiads in our country, first at the regional level and then at the national and international levels, since 1988. In Kerala, this event is being co-ordinated since

OBJECTIVES: To spot talented students who have the capacity for original and critical thinking and encourage them to choose a career in Mathematics and also to select an Indian team for the International Mathematical Olympiad.

ELIGIBILITY: Mainly, students of standard XI/XII and a few exceptionally talented students of standard X.

SYLLABUS: Roughly of the plus two level. Thrust areas will be Geometry, Number Theory, Algebra and Combinatorics. The questions will be quite challenging. There is no prescribed syllabus.


RMO-2008 will be held on Sunday, 9th November, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Trivandrum, Quilon, Kottayam, Alleppey, Adoor, Ernakulam, Irinjalakkuda, Trichur, Palghat, Calicut, Cannanore and Kasaragod. Proposals for new centres will be considered.


About 20 students (a maximum of 6 from class XII) will be selected for INMO, to be held in February 2009 at Cochin University Campus.


About 30 toppers of INMO-INMO awardees will be invited for a training camp to select an Indian team for IMO-2009 to be held in Germany. IMO 2008 was held in Spain where India was placed 31st, securing 5 Bronze medals.


Five toppers of RMO will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2000/- each sponsored by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Enviornment ( KSCSTE). Five toppers of RMO will be awarded “Professor C.S. Venkataraman Memorial Prizes” and many other attractive gifts.

All students selected for INMO will be given merit certificates.

INMO awardees are eligible for NBHM scholarships for higher studies.

HOW TO APPLY: There is no prescribed application form. Principals of recognised schools shall forward the list of participants indicating their names, medium of Instructions, class, residential address, phone numbers, e-mails and the centre along with a registration fee of Rs. 30/- each by Cash / M.O. or D.D. (drawn in favour of Regional Co-ordinator, INMO) payable at SBT CUSAT Campus branch only. Applications not endorsed by the authorities will not be considered.

Last Date: 10th October 2008

This programme is funded by the NBHM, CUSAT and KSCSTE. For old Q-papers and an information brochure, write along with Rs. 25/- stamped, self addressed envelope of size at least 10 x 8 to

Dr. A. VIJAYAKUMAR, Regional Co-ordinator, INMO,
Department of Mathematics
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin - 682 022
Phone: 2577518 (O) 2575288 (R)


Olympiad Website: ;

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