Nearly 200 students participated in the All-India Mathematical Olympiad “Time to study in Russia”. Fifteen winners will be offered a free technical education in Russia.
The contest was held by branches of Rossotrudnichestvo – Russian Centers of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Chennai and New Delhi on April 2-7. The “Time to study in Russia” Olympiad was started in 2013 on the initiative of a number of Russian universities, Rossotrudnichestvo and the Ministry of Education. In 2014, Olympiads within this project were held in 12 countries.
“About 300 people indicated their interest. In Chennai 92, and in Delhi 90 students took the Olympiad challenge,” RIA Novosti learned on Tuesday from the head of the RCSC Center, Tatiana Perova. According the Ms. Perova, 15 of the best students will be given priority to come to Russia for their further education.
Within the framework of events dedicated to the Olympiad, representatives of Russian universities such as the MISA (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys), Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), MESI (Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics) and MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) presented their programs to potential students, as well holding talks with the heads of Indian universities.
Associate Professor Lyudmila Larina, deputy director of the Institute of International Education and Language Communication at TPU, noted that the greatest interest coming from the Indian side is obtaining a Russian education in the field of nuclear energy, as well as oil and gas specializations.
“Last year, we started working together with the Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Kanpur. They are interested in our programs in the fields of IT and nuclear engineering. After last year’s visit, the first two students from IIT Kanpur had started their education in geology in Russia,” she said. In addition, the TPU has already been working for a long time with another Indian Institute of Technology – the IIT Madras.
“We hope that after this visit, our partnership will have intensified, and we can begin not only internship studies, but implement a student exchange program,” said Ms. Larina. According to her, IIT Kanpur and the TPU are already holding discussions on the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.
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