Students from Kota based institute have bagged four gold and two silver medals in 14th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) -2017 held in Netherlands from December 3 to 12, 2017. In IJSO-2016, 4 students of the same institute in Kota won the gold medal.International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is a major international academic competition held annually and the only international academic competition that covers physics, chemistry, and biology at the same time. The competition is known for its intricacy as it requires a wide knowledge range of knowledge in all three subjects.Director of the institute Brajesh Maheshwari said “About 300 meritorious students aged upto15 years, from 50 countries participated in IJSO-2017 wherein 6 students, all from our Institute represented India. Mudita Goyal, Akhil Jain, Subarno Nath Roy and KunalSamanta won gold medal whereas Niyati Mehta and Aadarshraj Sah bagged silver and brought glory to the nation, Maheshwari said. This is the first time that six students, all from a single Institute represented India in an International level competition and won gold and silver medals, he added.The aim of IJSO is to encourage the development of scientific knowledge within precocious and talented students, while allowing them to both cooperate and socialize with each other.The Junior Science Olympiad program is conducted in 5 stages. The first stage is National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS), followed by Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO) in which 36 students from all over the country are selected.The third stage is Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in junior science in which 6 students are selected for the final round, these 6 students represent India at International Level, the fourth stage is Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT).The final stage is International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) which consists of three tests, done on different days.
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