All 6 students who represented India at international level are from a Single Institute, Allen Career Institute.
Students of Allen Career Institute have once again proved their dominance over the result in The 14th International Junior Science Olympiad, in Netherlands. It was organised by the IJSO 2017 Foundation. IJSO-2017 was held from the December 3 to 12, 2017 wherein students of Allen Career Institute bagged 4 gold and 2 silver medals. In IJSO-2016, 4 students of Allen won gold medal.
The 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 in all three subjects. Top students from each country are selected for the competition and each get a chance to compete with their counterparts from across the globe.
Director of Allen Career Institute, Brajesh Maheshwari said “About 300 meritorious students aged upto 15 years, from 50 countries participated in IJSO-2017 wherein 6 students represented India. It is a proud moment for all of us that all the 6 students were from Allen Career Institute. Mudita Goyal, Akhil Jain, Subarno Nath Roy and Kunal Samanta won gold medal whereas Niyati Mehta and Aadarshraj Sah bagged silver and brought glory to the nation. This is the first time in the history that 6 six students from a single Institute represented India in an International level competition and won gold and silver medals.”
The aim of IJSO is to encourage further development of scientific knowledge within precocious and talented students, while allowing them to both cooperate and socialize with each other. Through this, the competition hopes to foster passion, knowledge and communication within potential future scientists.
The Junior Science Olympiad program is conducted in 5 stages. The first stage is National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS), the second stage is Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO) in which 36 students from all over the country are selected out of which 17 students were from Allen career Institute, 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 in different days.
International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) includes two individual theoretical tests, followed by a practical. During the Science Olympiad they test their knowledge and skills in physics, biology and chemistry. This year’s theme was ‘Water and Sustainability’. At the same time the IJSO 2017 Foundation aimed to increase the interest in exact sciences among secondary education students.