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IGNOU, UNESCO to organise South Asia Science Olympiad
Sunday, June 06, 2010 06:54:36 PM, UNI
New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the South Asia Regional Office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), New Delhi, are organising a Science Olympiad for students currently enrolled in Standard/Class 11 or equivalent in other SAARC countries.
''Students of Indian Higher Secondary and CBSE studying in 11th grade or equivalent in South Asian countries--Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, now have an opportunity to win IGNOU-UNESCO accredited merit certificates, prizes and awards,'' IGNOU Vice Chancellor, Professor V N Rajasekharan Pillai announced today.
If a prospective participant has obtained a minimum of 70 per cent average in the science subjects in their standard/class tenth examination, he or she can register in a proforma, available at the websites of IGNOU and UNESCO, an IGNOU statement said.
''All students who have scored a minimum of 70 per cent average in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the terminal examination of Standard/Class 10 or equivalent are eligible to participate,'' announced Dr P T Manoharan, IGNOU's 'Sir CV Raman Chair' professor. The last date for registration is July 25, the statement added.
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