Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Vice Chancellor, Professor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, recently announced that students of Indian higher secondary and CBSE in 11th grade or equivalent in South Asian countries are now eligible to win IGNOU-UNESCO accredited merit certificates and prizes. These counrties include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. IGNOU and the South Asia Regional Office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), New Delhi, are organising a Science Olympiad for Science students currently enrolled in 11th Standard/Class or equivalent in other SAARC countries.
If a prospective participant has obtained a minimum of 70% average in the science subjects of their 10th standard/class examination, he or she can register in a proforma found in the websites of IGNOU and UNESCO. School principals / authorities are requested to promote the participation of all bright students and forward the applications from their respective schools along with a demand draft/ credit card authorization for INR 50/-.