Olympiad: Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education
The international Olympiad movement is aimed at bringing the
most gifted secondary and higher secondary students of the world together in a
friendly competition of the highest level. The Olympiads do not lead directly to
any career benefits; rather, they provide a stimulus to begin a career in
science or mathematics, to undertake a lifelong journey into the realms of
exciting intellectual challenges. The Olympiads are not merely competitions,
they are the meeting places of the brightest young minds of the world, and many
friendships forged at the Olympiads form the seeds of scientific collaboration
later in life. Much like the Olympics in sports, the Olympiads are a celebration
of the very best in school level science and mathematics.
A major national Olympiad programme in basic sciences and
mathematics which connects to the international Olympiads is in operation in
India. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is the nodal centre of the
country for this programme. The programme aims at promoting excellence in
science and mathematics among pre-university students.
Among the sciences, the Olympiad programme in Astronomy
(junior and senior level), Biology, Chemistry, Junior Science and Physics is a
five stage process for each subject separately. The first stage for each subject
is organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) in
collaboration with teacher associations in other subjects. All the remaining
stages are organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education(TIFR)
V. N. Purav Marg,
Next to Anushakti Nagar bus depot,
Mankhurd, Mumbai - 400 088.
2507 2322 (Science Olympiads)
2507 2207 (Mathematical Olympiad)