India win 6 gold medals at 19th International Junior Science Olympiad in Bogota

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India win 6 gold medals at 19th International Junior Science Olympiad in Bogota

India secured the top rank at the 19th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2022 held in Bogota, Colombia by winning 6 gold medals.

Important facts

  • The 19th edition of the competition was hosted at Bogota in Colombia, from 2 to 12 December.

  • A total of six students from India participated in the competition and each earned one gold, 203 students from 35 countries participated in the event.

  • This is the third consecutive year and fourth overall that the country has put up an “all-gold performance.

  • In total, 20 gold, 42 silver, and 59 bronze medals were awarded at the IJSO.

  • India won the best team award, being the only country to win six gold medals. Three members of the Indian contingent also jointly won bronze medals in the experimental category.

  • This year's edition was originally scheduled to be held in war-torn Kyiv, but was later moved to Colombia due to the ongoing conflict in Russia and Ukraine.

  • The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is the nodal centre of the country for the Olympiad programme. 

Winners from India

  • Arittra Malhotra from Delhi, 

  • Rajdeep Mishra from Jamnagar, 

  • Avaneesh Bansal from Dehradun, 

  • Vasu Vijay from Kota, 

  • Devesh Pankaj Bhayiya from Jalgaon 

  • Banibrata Majee from Hyderabad

About International Junior Science Olympiad

  • It is an annual individual and team competition in the Natural Sciences for students who are under sixteen years old on 31st December of the competition year.

  • It has been established for the general education of youth and in recognition of the importance of natural science in all aspects of their lives.

  • Its aim is to promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in scientific endeavour.

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