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 was held in Santa Marta, Colombia.
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.
In IMO 2013, the following members of Indian Team won medals: Sagnik Saha
(Silver), Shubham Sinha (Silver), Pranav
Nuti (Bronze), Anish Prasad Sevekari (Bronze), Pallav Goyal (Bronze).
India in IMO 2013
L to R: Pallav Goyal, Chaitanya Tappu, Anish Sevekari,
Pranav Nuti, Sagnik Saha and Shubham Sinha
- 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 by sending
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We shall be glad to support such
activities by providing resource personnel. We shall consider supporting
such camps even when the number of participants
- Step 1: The
Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)
Mathematical Olympiad is a state level examination, a stepping
stone towards the national level examination, the INMO. The next RMO (RMO-2013)
will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 during 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and during 1.00 p.m. to 4.00
The next RMO (RMO-2013) will consist of two tests, the first of duration 2 hours and the second of 3 hours. The first
test will be
multiple-choice questions (MCQ), and in the second about 6 to 7 problems will be asked which the applicants will have to solve.
We shall grade all the answer-scripts of the first MCQ-based test and based on the performance of the participants in it (i.e.,
the first test), we shall select an appropriate number of participants whose answer-scripts of the second test will be graded.
- The Regional Mathematical Olympiad--2013 (RMO-2013) will be
held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 during 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and during 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
- We have
stopped accepting applications from November 01, 2013. However, for applicants who
applied online on or before October 31, 2013, we shall wait
till November 15, 2013 and no later than that for receiving information-cum recommendation-sheet duly filled in
and a Demand Draft (DD) for Rs 150/- drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of "Indian Statistical Institute,
Kolkata" payable at Kolkata. Also, applicants who have sent information-cum recommendation-sheet and/or the
bank-draft on or before October 31, 2013 but have not applied online have been informed separately. They should send the
recommendation-sheet and the bank-draft -- either or both, depending upon what they have not sent -- latest by
November 15, 2013.
- We have begun sending the admit
cards by email. Please send us an email to email@example.com if you do not
receive your admit card by November 15, 2013. Your email should reach us on or before November 22, 2013.
Please mention the details pertaining to your application if you write to
us. However, before you write to us please search your email for "Admit Card for RMO 2013" which is the subject of our
email containing the admit card.
- Step 1.5: The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad Training
INMOTC is organized at ISI, Kolkata every year.
The date of the
next INMOTC will be held announced later. All RMO 2013 awardees will be invited. Awardees of INMO-2013 merit
certificates also will be eligible to attend the next INMOTC.
- 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
Sagnik Saha (Silver)
- 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, Stat-Math Unit, Indian Statistical
Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, Phone: 2575-3410 & Dr.
Sumitra Purkayastha, Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical
Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, Phone : 2575-3406,
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.