New Delhi: Junior Science Olympiad (JSO) is considered to be the most coveted competition for students having affinity towards scientific education and for those vying for a career in scientific research. Meant for students of Class VIII, IX & X and those below the age of 15 years, Junior Science Olympiad is conducted every year which is divided into 5 stages. The first 3 stages are selection rounds held in India. While the 1st stage i.e. National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS) is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) whereas the 2nd & 3rd stages are conducted by Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). At the end of 3rd stage, 6 students are selected and are put into a training camp called the Pre-Departure Training (PDT) i.e 4th stage post which these students get to represent India into the world finals which is also the final stage called the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). Participants from 70+ countries compete for the International Titles at IJSO.
FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh (Delhi) Centre, conducted a preparatory boot camp called “CAMP OLYMPIA” for the students who have qualified Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO) i.e 2nd stage of JSO and to make them ready for Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) i.e 3rd stage of JSO. CAMP OLYMPIA is a 15 day fully residential boot camp aiming to equip students with the theoretical & practical skills on Physics, Chemistry & Biology by expert faculties of FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre and renowned scientists who interacted with the students as Guest Speakers. One of the key attractions at the camp among the participants is a special session by ex-students of FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre. One of them is Kushagra Juneja, he was the World Topper and Gold Medallist in IJSO 2014, and currently he is studying Computer Science Engineering at IIT Bombay. He will be sharing valuable insights & tips with the students.
Apart from regular learning, an assessment framework has been put up such that students can evaluate their progress in learning. So, the students are writing tests on alternate days followed by a detailed performance analysis by their mentors.
The boot camp has adopted a holistic approach by incorporating sessions on mindfulness, physical fitness, relaxation, stress management which are essential components of doing well in a competition apart from subject skills. Students from across country are participating in the boot camp.
“We have set up state of the art practical labs to supplement theoretical learning that happens inside the FIITJEE classroom”, said Mr. Partha Halder Centre Head of FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre. Adding further he said, “Preparation for Science Olympiad requires deep learning. These children at the camp are going through a very important phase of learning in their career and me & my team are extremely happy to have contributed in their journey”.
FIITJEE, the premier coaching institute for IIT-JEE and other competitive exams has always been popularly known for its newer, innovative & unique training methodologies to help students crack various competitions. Since its inception in 1992, FIITJEE focussed on research and development for creating a pedagogy that helped all kinds of learners which subsequently had set the trend and the norm in its industry. FIITJEE coaches students for exams like JEE Advanced; JEE Main; Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy Olympiad & Mathematical Olympiad; Junior Science Olympaid; NTSE (National Talent Search Examination), KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana); JSTSE, Green Olympiad etc.