7000 Students from Tamil Nadu participate in the Olympiad of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation “Precise Energy 2022”

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 The Olympiad in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, titled “Precise Energy 2022” was conducted on August 26, and saw participation from over 7000 students with great enthusiasm from Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

The Olympiad was aimed to stimulate an interest in the study of technical scientific disciplines, which are important for specializations in nuclear energy. The event was also aimed at promoting science and technology, and was held to encourage talented youth in the educational institutions in Tamil Nadu.

“We fully support the interest of young people in science and technology, because an educated young generation is the key to the prosperity of any country,” said Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO of the Rosatom South Asia Regional Center.

“The state Tamil Nadu was chosen to host the Olympiad not by chance. Tamil Nadu is not only the region of the construction of the Kudankulam NPP – the most important Russian-Indian energy project, but also the birthplace of a large number of talented guys,” said Nina Dementsova, Head of Communications Department of Atomstroyexport JSC (Rosatom Engineering Division).

The preliminary stage of the Olympiad started on August 24, and was held at some of the leading educational institutions of Tamil Nadu. In total, more than 75 schools, universities and colleges from 5 cities of Tamil Nadu participated in the Olympiad.

“I would like to mention great enthusiasm and readiness of Indian educational institutions to participate in Russian educational projects. It would be impossible to hold such a large-scale Olympiad as “Precise Energy” without their help and assistance”, said Gennadiy Rogalev, The Director of the Russian House in Chennai.

The best performing students from the first round will be selected for the final stage, which will be held in Chennai in autumn 2022. The top 3 students in each discipline will be awarded with valuable prizes.

The Olympiad “Precise Energy” is traditionally held by the Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation together with ANO Energy of Future in the partnership with the Russian House in Chennai, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre.

Hosting the Olympiad “Precise Energy” has become a yearly tradition. The first successful project, organized in 2020, generated a great interest among young people, and saw participation from over 3000 students.

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