The award ceremony for The Precise Energy-2023 Science Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, organized by ROSATOM Engineering Division (JSC Atomstroyexport), took place on the 26th of July at the Russian House in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This Olympiad was hosted in collaboration with ANO Energy of the Future, and was supported by the Russian House in Chennai, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute MEPhI, and Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre.
The Olympiad marked its third successful edition in Tamil Nadu, the region where Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is getting constructed by the collaborative efforts of ROSATOM and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).
The competition unfolded in two rounds, with the participation of over 10100 students in the preliminary round. Out of this exceptional pool of talent, over 700 students qualified for the final round.
A total of 30 universities and colleges from Tamil Nadu witnessed participation from their students in the senior level competition. The event consisted of separate written tests in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Junior level students from 53 school participated in a junior level, consists of cross subject science questions.
Talented young minds from Tamil Nadu participated in an engaging junior-level competition, showcasing their knowledge in a general science test. The initial round witnessed the evaluation by a distinguished jury panel, consisting of esteemed educators from local educational institutions. The final round was judged by specially invited Russian Professors from the renowned National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.
The top three senior level participants in each subject were awarded, as well as top three junior level outstanding performers. The winners are Madhubala L. from Madras University (in Physics), Sanand G. Dev from Pondicherry University (in Mathematics), Girish S. from Anna University (in Chemistry) and Adarsh Chandramouli from Dav Boys, Gopalapuram (in Junior level).
The awards were handed over by Dmitry Zavorin, Act. Consul General, Consul of the Russian Federation, Chennai; Nina Dementsova, Head of Communications Department, JSC Atomstroyexport; Gennady Rogalev, Director, Russian Centre for Science & Culture, Chennai; I.K. Lenin Tamilkovan, Executive Director, Tamil Nadu Science & Technology Centre; and Roman Fomin, Ph.D. in Engineering Science, associate professor, Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology of Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI). The ceremony was attended by the representatives of local education institutions and communities.
Nina Dementsova, Head of Communications Department, JSC Atomstroyexport in her speech told to the young audience: “2023 is the third time that we are holding this unique event, Precise Energy Olympiad in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Who knows, maybe it is participation in such an interdisciplinary Olympiad at the cutting edge of modern scientific and experimental achievements that will give you an impetus to choose your future career!”
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