B'luru boy selected for Chemistry Olympiad

B'luru boy selected for Chemistry Olympiad

Bengaluru boy Ameet S Deshpande (in pic) is one among the four students selected to represent the country in the International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in July at Azerbaijan.

As many as 30,000 students wrote the National Standard Examination (NSE) in chemistry. Of them, 500 students were selected in the first round. Of the 500, as many as 37 were selected and they went to Mumbai for an orientation camp at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The final four students were selected from this lot to represent the country at the Olympiad. “We will have a camp for about two weeks in India before we proceed to Baku in Azerbaijan for the competition,” said Ameet.

The competition consists of two examinations, theory and practical. Both have a duration of up to five hours, and are held on separate days with the practical examination usually being before the theory examination. A scientific jury, which is installed by the host country, suggests the tasks.

The international jury, consisting of two mentors from each of the participating countries, discusses the competition tasks and translates them into the language of their students’ preference.

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