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India bags one gold and three silver medals

mumbai Updated: Jul 26, 2010 16:45 IST

Indian students bagged one gold, three silver and one Bronze medals at the 41st International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) held at Zagreb, Croatia.

Aakanksha Sarda of Mumbai, who got the gold medal at IPhO, also topped among girls and held 12th position among the 376 students participated from 82 countries, the National coordinator of Science Olympiad, Prof Vijay said here in a release on Monday.

Mehul Kumar from Jaipur, Shivam Handa and Vipul Singh of Chhattisgarh got silver medals while Sanchar Sharma from Jodhpur got a Bronze medal.

Last two years India had bagged four gold medals at IPhO and in the score point India had occupied second place in 2008 and third in 2009.

The five students were selected via three-tier process and the first tier consisted of a nation-wide examination in Physics in which over 36,000 students appeared. The remaining two tiers consisted of a series of difficult selection tests both theoretical and practical, Singh said.

The students were led by Dr Pramendra Ranjan Singh, Principal of Jagdam College, Jaipraksash University, Bihar.

The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education,which is the nodal centre for science olympiad, will felicitate the olympiad winners on Tuesday, he said.