Indian students shine at Chemistry Olympiad

Indian students have bagged three Silver and one Bronze medals at the 42nd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) which concluded today in Tokyo.

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2010, 20:48 PM IST

Mumbai: Indian students have bagged three
Silver and one Bronze medals at the 42nd International
Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) which concluded today in Tokyo.

"In the IChO over 270 students from 68 countries
participated and all Indian participating students secured
medals," Prof Vijay Singh, National Co-ordinator, Science
Olympiad, said here.

Diptarka Hait from Kolkata, Nikunj Umesh Saunshi from
Mumbai and Surendra Kotra from Hyderabad won silver medals
while Amit Panghal from Sikar (Rajasthan) won bronze medal.

The four were selected from 30,000 students across the
country in a three-tier process and were given training at the
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) of Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research which is the nodal centre
for Science Olympiad, Singh said.

The team was led by two group leaders Lakshmy
Ravishankar, Department of Chemistry, Vaze College, Prof Radha
Jayaram, Department of Applied Chemistry, Institute of
Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

Pradeep Deota, Applied Chemistry Department, faculty
of Technology and Engineering, M S University of Baroda also
accompanied the students as scientific observer to Tokyo,
Singh added.

The medal winners will be felicitated tomorrow at
HBCSE.

-PTI