What is a
A Mathematical Olympiad is a problem solving competition open to all
"mathletes". The aim of the competition is to test innate problem
solving skills. The problems are restricted to those that require
minimal background and high ingenuity. Since one of the goals of
such olympiads is to identify talent at a young age, these olympiads
are usually restricted to students not yet admitted to any
Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship
Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually
in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with
7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100
countries from 5 continents. IMO 2012 was held in Mar del Plata,
Argentina. IMO 2013 will be held in Santa Marta, Colombia.
India in IMO 2012
L to R: Subham Bhakta,
Debdyuti Banerjee, Akashdeep Dey, Narasimhan Chari (Dy Leader), B J
S S Sane (Observer/National Coordinator), Prafulla S Dhariwal, Mrudul M Thatte, Rijul Saini
been participating in the IMO since 1989 and hosted it in Mumbai in
The 6-member Indian team for the IMO is selected through a three-step
procedure, organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
(HBCSE) on behalf of the
National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) and funded by the
Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.
- Step 0: The RMO Training Camps (RMOTCs)
Several RMOTC's have been organized of late:
(i) during May 28-June 2, 2012 and October 30-November 2, 2012 at ISI,
Kolkata, (ii) during 12-14 June, 2012 and 6-7 November, 2012
at North Bengal University.
If any academic institution wants to organize similar camps with
help from us, the organizers are encouraged to contact us. We shall be glad to support such
activities by providing resource personnel.
- Step 1: The
Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)
Mathematical Olympiad is a state level examination, a stepping
stone towards the national level examination, the INMO.
- Step 1.5: The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad Training
INMOTC is organized at ISI, Kolkata every year.
next INMOTC will be held
during January 14--18, 2013. All RMO awardees are invited.
Awardees of INMO-2012 merit
certificates also are eligible to attend the next INMOTC. Awardees
attend are requested to communicate to the organizer, preferably
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, about their participation. Also, they
requested to bring the INMO-2012 merit certificate
and give the organizer a copy of it when they come to ISI, Kolkata.
information on this matter may be sought by sending email to
Participants who stay away from Kolkata
will be offered accommodation, if they so request. They can send
their request by email to email@example.com. Accommodation will
be offered ONLY to the participants. All participants
are requested to send their email id and telephone number -- by
firstname.lastname@example.org, if they have not, where they can be contacted.
- Step 2: The
Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)
- Mukul Chaudhuri Memorial Prize
happy to announce the establishment of Mukul Chaudhuri Memorial Prize
for the best girl student from each Class VIII to XII, irrespective of
whether they are selected for INMO or not, provided they score a
minimum qualifying marks. The Prize, in form of books, is made possible
by a generous gift from Professor Soma Chaudhuri of Iowa State
University, in the memory of her mother.
Mukul Chaudhuri (1922 - 2007) was a talented student of
mathematics. She received the Kirtichand-Mackenzie Memorial Gold Medal
in 1938, awarded to the candidate with the highest marks in mathematics
in the Calcutta University Matriculation Exam. She completed her
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1942. However her academic career
was cut short due to the political situation at the time (Partition of
India). She became a school teacher in mathematics and taught in a
variety of schools, both in India and abroad. Even though she couldn't
further her own academic career, she encouraged numerous girls to
pursue higher education in mathematics-related disciplines.
Bengal RMO to IMO: The Hall of Fame
does one prepare?
- 1993: Sambuddha Roy (Silver)
- 1994: Sambuddha Roy (Silver)
- 1999: Abhishek Saha (Bronze)
- 2000: Samik Basu (Silver),
Swarnendu Datta (Silver), Abhishek Saha (Silver)
- 2001: Samik Basu (Silver),
Swarnendu Datta (Bronze), Abhishek Saha (Silver), Sucharit Sarkar
- 2002: Sucharit Sarkar
(Silver), Swarnendu Datta (Silver)
- 2003: Swarnendu Datta
- 2005: Riddhipratim
- 2006: Riddhipratim
- 2008: Rudradev
- 2009: Akashnil
Dutta (Silver), Subhadip Chowdhury
- 2010: Akashnil Dutta (Silver), Satyaki Mukherjee
(Bronze), Ronno Das
- 2011: Akashnil Dutta (Gold), Akashdeep Dey
(Silver), Debdyuti Banerjee
Banerjee (Gold), Akashdeep
Dey (Silver), Shubham Bhakta
- National Coordinator: Professor V.M.
Sholapurkar, Head, Department of Mathematics, S.P. College,
Pune 411 030. Phone: (020) 2433 1978 (extn. 2309) (O),
(020) 2410 5472 (R), +91-9922542713 (Mob), e-mail:
- Joint Regional
Coordinators for West Bengal: Professor Rana Barua & Dr.
Sumitra Purkayastha, Stat-Math Unit, Indian Statistical
Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, Phone : 2575-3400/3410/3406,
regional coordinators (this may not be the most recent list)
RMO-1990, RMO-1991, RMO-1992, RMO-1993, RMO-1994, RMO-1995, RMO-1996, RMO-1997, RMO-1998, RMO-1999, RMO-2000, RMO-2001, RMO-2002, RMO-2003, RMO-2004, RMO-2005, RMO-2006, RMO-2007.
INMO-1989, INMO-1990, INMO-1991, INMO-1992, INMO-1993, INMO-1994, INMO-1995, INMO-1996, INMO-1997, INMO-1998, INMO-1999, INMO-2000, INMO-2001, INMO-2002, INMO-2003, INMO-2004, INMO-2005, INMO-2006, INMO-2007, INMO-2008.