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NE student for science camp

Guwahati, Aug. 13: Rishabh Sarma from Assam has been selected along with 20 other meritorious students from across India to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp in Singapore from August 24 to 29.

Rishabh, who is pursuing integrated MSc course in mathematics from Tezpur University, wants to pursue research in higher mathematics in the future.

He had topped the Class XII board exam in science stream from Cotton College last year with 95 per cent marks. He had also secured 12th rank in the Class X exam with 92 per cent marks.

Mihir Kanti Choudhury, vice-chancellor of Tezpur University, sent Sarma’s nomination to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the selector and convener on behalf of the Centre, which under its Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana scheme selected him on the basis of his academic performance.

Rishabh is the son of Tilok Upadhyay, a customs and central excise officer in Tezpur and Labanya Devi, a homemaker. “He is the lone student from the Northeast selected for the international event, where a galaxy of eminent scholars and renowned scientists, including five Nobel Laureates will address participants and exchange views and information on medicine, physics and chemistry,” said Upadhyay.

Rishabh is expected to interact with Russian mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky, a Fields medallist.

This year, the science camp is being organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Technological University in collaboration with the Lee Foundation, ministry of education and National Research Foundation of the Singapore government.