India at the International Mathematical Olympiad


India at the International Mathematical Olympiad

India has been taking part in the International Mathematical Olympiad since 1989. The performance of the Indian teams in recent years has been mediocre.

2008

General details

The 49th IMO will be held in Madrid, Spain in July, 2008. The team leader is Dr. B.J.Venkatachala from IISC, Bangalore and the deputy leader is Dr. Mahendra Datta from Govt. College, Durgapur. Prof.Ravindra Bapat of ISI, Delhi will join as Observer.

Participants

*Ankit Ashok Baraskar from Pune
*Rudradev Basak from Burnpur, West Bengal
*Abhinav Garg from Chandigarh
*Anirudh Gurjale from Hyderabad
*Prashant Sohani from Pune, who has represented India in 2007
*Utkarsh Tripathi from Kanpur, who has represented India in 2007

2007

General details

The 48th IMO was held in Hanoi,Vietnam in 2007. The team leader was Dr. C.R. Pranesachar of the MO Cell and the deputy leader was Prof. Udayan Prajapati from Ahmedabad.

Participant wise scores

*Abhishek Dang from Pune won a Silver medal by scoring 24 points. This was his fourth and final time at the IMO and the training camp. He has also won two gold medals at the International Astronomy Olympiad. He has now joined the Chennai Mathematical Institute for his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science.
*Atul Shekhar from Bihar won a Silver medal by scoring 21 points. This was his second time at the camp and first time at the IMO. He had finished class 12 at the time. He has now joined the Chennai Mathematical Institute for his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science.
*Manas Joglekar from Mumbai won a Silver medal by scoring 21 points. This was his second time at both the camp and the IMO. He had finished class 12 at the time and has now joined the Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay for his undergraduate studies in Computer Science.
*Bhargav Narayanan from Chennai won an Honourable Mention by scoring 12 points and solving completely problem #4. This was his first time at the camp and the IMO, a rare feat as he had just finished class 12 at the time. He has now joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for his undergraduate studies in Computer Science.
*Prashant Sohani from Pune won an Honourable mention by scoring 13 points and solving completely problem #4. This was his first time at both the camp and the IMO. He had just entered class 12 at the time.
*Utkarsh Tripathi from Kanpur won an Honourable mention by scoring 12 points and solving completely problem #4. This was his first time at both the camp and the IMO. He had just entered class 12 at the time.

Overall team results

With a total score of 103 points India ranked 25th.

2006

General details

The 47th IMO was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2006( [http://imo2006.dmfa.si Official website] ). The team leader was Dr. B.J. Venkatachala of the MO Cell (who had previously been the leader in 2002) and the Deputy Leader was Dr. Mahendra Datta.

Participant wise scores

* Apurv Nakade from Nagpur won a Bronze medal with a score of 18 points. He had finished twelfth class and was going to the IMO for the first time. However, this was his fourth year at the IMOTC. He has joined IIT Kanpur.
* Riddhipartim Basu from Kolkata won a Bronze medal with a score of 16 points. He had finished twelfth class and was representing India for the second time. He has joined the B.Stat. programme at ISI Kolkata.
* Varun Suhas Jog from Pune, trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, won a Bronze medal with a score of 15 points. He had finished twelfth class and has joined IIT. This was his third year at the IMOTC and second year in the IMO team.
* Ashay Arvind Burungale from Maharashtra won a Bronze medal with a score of 15 points. This was his second year at the IMO team and first year in the team.
* Manas Rajendra Joglekar, from Mumbai won a Bronze medal with a score of 15 points. This was his first year at the camp and in the team. He was the only member from the junior batch in the team.
* Abhishek H. Dang from Pune, trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, won an Honourable Mention with a score of 13 points. This was his third year at the IMOTC and in the team. Abhishek Dang has also represented India twice the International Astronomy Olympiad.

See the [http://imo2006.dmfa.si/results_itd.html Results by participant] .

Problem wise performance

* All Indian students got 7 points on the first problem, which was from geometry.
* Four Indian students got the fourth problem, and one more lost one point on the fourth problem. The sixth student got only 2 points.
* All Indian students got 0 or 1 on the second and third problems.
* Only one Indian student got a sizeable score on the fifth problem: Apurv Nakade scored 3.
* Only one Indian student got a sizeable score on the sixth problem: Abhishek Dang scored 3.

Overall team ranking

With a total score of 92 points, India ranked 35th.

See the [http://imo2006.dmfa.si/results_ctd.html Results by country] .

2005

General details

The 46th IMO was held in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, in 2005( [http://erdos.fciencias.unam.mx/ Official website] ). The team leader was Dr. S.S. Sane from Mumbai and the Deputy Leader was Dr. C.R. Pranesachar working as part of the MO Cell in IISc, Bangalore.

Participant wise scores

* Abhishek H. Dang from Pune and trained at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana,won a Silver medal with a score of 29 points. He had finished tenth class and was going to the IMO for the second time as a Senior.
* Varun Suhas Jog, again from Pune, and trained at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana got 13 points and won a Bronze medal, clearing the cutoff with a margin of one point. He had finished eleventh class. He was coming as a Senior to the IMOTC but this was his first shot at the IMO.
* Movin Jain from Chandigarh got 11 points and won an Honourable Mention (for having obtained a perfect score in one problem). He missed the Bronze cutoff by one point. He had just finished twelfth class. Although he had been selected as a Junior the previous year, he had not attended the IMOTC that year, and had cleared as a Senior by virtue of the postal correspondence. He is currently studying engineering at IIT.
* Sahil Mhaskar, from Pune, and also trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, got 11 points and also won an Honourable mention. He had just finished eleventh class and this was his first year at the IMOTC, as a Junior.
* Vaidehee Thatte, from Pune, and also trained at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, got 11 points and also won an Honourable mention. She had completed twelfth class. She was the only girl in the IMO 2005 team and is the third girl to represent India at the IMO. She is currently doing the B.Math. programme at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore, India.
* Riddhipratim Basu, from Kolkata, got 6 points.

Problem wise performance

* Two Indians got the sixth problem, which is officially supposed to be the toughest IMO problem.
* One Indian got the third problem, which is officially supposed to be the second toughest IMO problem.
* Only one Indian got the first, second and fifth problem completely.
* Two Indians got the fourth problem completely.

It is interesting that the Indian performance in the "harder" problems was almost the same as their performance in the "easier" problems.

Check the detailed scores at the [http://erdos.fciencias.unam.mx/results.htm Official Results page] .

Overall team ranking

Officials ranks are not declared for countries at the IMO. India's unofficial rank, based on the total score of its participants was 36th.

2004

General details

The 45th IMO was held in Athens, Greece in 2004( [http://www.imo2004.gr Official website] ). The team leader was Professor R.B. Bapat from the Indian Statistical Institute at Delhi and the deputy leader was Dr. Vinaykuar Acharya working at Fergusson college in Pune.

Participant wise scores

* Anand Rajendra Deopurkar (Anand Deopurkar) from Pune, trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, won 30 points and got a Silver medal. He missed the Gold cutoff by 2 points. He had just finished his twelfth class. Anand went to the IMO in 2003 as well, and was attending the IMOTC as a Senior. Anand is currently doing a B.S. majoring in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Vipul Naik from Delhi also won 30 points and got a Silver medal. He had just finished twelfth class. He had also gone to IMO 2003 and got through this time as a Senior. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago.
* Rohit Joshi from Pune, also trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, won 25 points and got a Silver medal, He had just finished twelfth class. He got through the camp as a Junior after twelfth class, and cleared the IMO in his first and last IMOTC. This was a first of sorts. He is currently doing an Integrated M.Sc. programme in Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.
* Kshipra Uday Bhawalkar from Pune, also trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, won 24 points and just made the cut for the Silver medal. She had just finished her twelfth class. This was her fourth year at the IMOTC as she had first cleared INMO in ninth standard. However, it was her first time on the IMO team. Kshipra was the only girl in the 2004 team and the second girl to ever represent India at the IMO.
* Anupam Prakash from Ranchi won 23 points and procured a Bronze medal. He missed the Silver cutoff by one point. He had just finished twelfth class. This was his first year at the IMO but his third year at the IMOTC which he had first cleared in tenth class.
* Abhishek Hemant Kumar Dang (Abhishek Dang) from Pune, trained at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, got 19 points and won a Bronze medal. He had just finished his ninth class. He was attending the camp as a Junior. He has, since then, gone to the IMO again in 2005. Abhishek is the fourth person who has gone to the IMO after ninth class, the other two being Rishi Raj ,Swarnendu Datta and Nikhil Sawale. He is also the first person from among the Indian IMO participants to also have gone for the International Astronomy Olympiad.

Problem wise scores

* All the team members "nearly" got the first problem, with some getting it completely, and others missing a minor point. Scores ranged from 6 to 7.
* Three Indians got Problem 2 completely.
* No Indian managed to crack Problem 3 (Combinatorics). The highest score from the Indian team in the Problem was 2. Problem 3 was considered the toughest problem of this Olympiad.
* Five Indians managed to crack Problem 4 (Algebra: inequality).
* Two Indians managed to crack Problem 5.
* No Indian succeeded fully in cracking Problem 6, but most of them made good partial efforts.

Overall team ranking

With a total score of 151, India ranked 14th among all countries participating in the IMO. This was a slight decline from its position last year.

2003

The 44th IMO was held in Tokyo, Japan ( [http://www.imo2003.com Official website] ). The team leader from India was Professor Vinod Kumar Grover from Punjab University and the deputy leader was Dr. Vinaykumar V. Acharya from Fergusson college, Pune.

Problem wise scores

* Five Indians got the first problem (combinatorics.
* Only one Indian got the second problem (number theory) completely, and two others got it partially.
* Only one Indian got the third problem (geometry) completely, the others got 0 on it.
* All Indians got the fourth problem (geometry).
* None of the Indians got the fifth problem (an inequality) , though everybody got a score of 1 on 7 in each.
* None of the Indians got the sixth problem, which was a number theory problem.

Participant wise scores

The cutoffs for Gold, Silver and Bronze were respectively 29, 19, and 13.
* Vipul Naik from Delhi scored 23 points out of 42 and secured a silver medal. This was his first time at the IMO as well as at the IMOTC and he had just entered twelfth class.
* Shubhangi Saraf from Pune, trained at the Bhaskaracharya Prtishthana, scored 22 points out of 42 and secured a silver medal. This was her second time at the IMO and fourth time at the IMOTC. She was the only girl in the Indian team and the first girl to go (though this was her second time). She is now studying mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Swarnendu Datta from Kolkata scored 21 points out of 42and secured a silver medal. This was his fourth time at the IMO and fifth time at the IMOTC. He had just finished twelfth class, and has since joined the mathematics programme at Chennai Mathematical Institute.
* Nikhil Savale from Pune, trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, scored 20 points out of 42 and secured a silver medal. This was his third time at the IMO and at the IMOTC. He had also finished twelfth class and has since joined the mathematics programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Anand Deopurkar from Pune, also trained at the Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, scored 17 points out of 42 and secured a bronze medal. This was his first time at the IMO as well as at the IMOTC. He had just entered twelfth class.
* Bhaskar Aditya from Hyderabad scored 12 points. He missed the bronze cutoff but secured an honourable mention. This was his third time at the IMOTC and second time at the IMO. He had just finished twelfth class and is now doing Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Overall team ranking

With a total score of 115, India ranked 13th among all countries.

ee also

* International Mathematical Olympiad
* Indian National Mathematical Olympiad

* IMOTC

External links

* [http://www.isid.ac.in/~rbb/olympiads.html Olympiads page of official INMO coordinator]
* [http://www.imo.org.yu/ The IMO Compendium]


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