Malay Kedia, a student of Aakash BYJU’S Noida, has won the silver medal at the prestigious 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) held in Kutaisi, Georgia, from August 14 to 22, 2022. It is one of the most well-known international science competitions for high school students that is organized every year.
Malay Kedia, who hails from Ghaziabad and is studying in Class 12, is a student of Aakash BYJUS Noida branch and is preparing for JEE examinations.
Congratulating Malay, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash BYJU’S, said, “We are very pleased with Malay Kedia’s outstanding performance at the International Olympiad. We would like to thank the teachers and parents for their dedication and support in making this possible. IOAA is one of the toughest examinations and the best students from all around the world are picked for this examination. At Aakash BYJU’S, we are committed to providing students with high-quality exam preparation services to students, and we are setting new benchmarks every year.”
This year’s IOAA has 209 students among 37 main and six guest teams. Additionally, 24 students from six countries participated in the online mode. India and Singapore were tied for third place in the medals standing.
Malay said, “I am very appreciative of my mentors since they have always provided me with the best advice. The extensive curriculum, regular tests, and one-on-one counselling all played a part in my achievement. My parents and the faculty have always had faith in me, which has helped me to remain focused and upbeat during my preparation.”
The students participating in the science Olympiad have to undergo and crack four stages to be eligible to participate in the fifth stage of the International Olympiad. The National Olympiad programme follows a five-stage process, which starts with an examination held at about 1400 schools across the country and reaches a pinnacle with the International Olympiads at different corners of the world. The students who have cleared all the stages from 1-4 can only participate in stage 5 of the International Olympiad of Astrophysics and Astronomy.
Aakash BYJU’S is committed to helping students in their quest to achieve academic success. It has a centralized in-house process for curriculum and content development and faculty training and monitoring, led by its National Academic Team. Over the years, students from Aakash have shown a proven selection track record in various Medical & Engineering entrance exams and competitive exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads.