About Olympiads

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programmes in mathematics and sciences including astronomy. The programmes aim at promoting excellence in science and mathematics among pre-university students.

The Mathematics Olympiad is conducted under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

From the Olympiad year beginning August 2008, a new integrated National Steering Committee for science and astronomy  Olympiads has been overseeing the entire activity in these subjects. The subjects include physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and junior science. The Olympiad programmes in physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy (junior and senior level) and junior science are a five-stage process for each subject separately. The first stage for each subject is organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). All the remaining stages are organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).

The programme is financially supported by the Government of India, in particular, by the Board of Nuclear Sciences (Department of Atomic Energy), Department of Science and Technology, Department of Space and Ministry of Human Resource Development.

To know the enrollment procedure for the first stage please click on Enrollment.

India hosted International Physics Olympiad 2015. Click here to know more.