Past performance in IOAA

International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)

Medal Tally of India in International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)

Year Gold Silver Bronze Special Prizes Team Strength
2007 3  Most Creative Solution 3
2008 2 2 1  Best Student, Best Theory, Best Team 5
2009 2 2 1  Best Student, Best Theory 5
2010 3 2  Best Theory 5
2011 3 1 1  Best Theory, Best Practical,
Silver medal in group event
5
2012 3 1 1  Best in Data Analysis 5
2013 2 3  – 5
2014 1 4 5
2015 3 2 Best Team 5
2016 2 3 Best Student, Best Theory, Best Observation 5
2017 1 3  Best Theory 5
Total 23 20 9 16 53

International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO)

Medal Tally of India in International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO)

Year Gold Silver Bronze Special Prizes Team Strength
1999 2 3 1 6
2000 2 3 6
2001 2 2 1 6
2002 4 1 1 Best Junior, Best Practical 6
2003 4 2 Best Senior 7
2004 4 1 5
2005 5 2 1 Best Junior, Best Observer 8
2006 5 1 1 Best Senior, Best Theory, Best Observer 8
2007 3 2 1 Best Observer 6
2008 1 4 1 6
2009 5 1 Best Junior 6
2010 2 1 3
Total 39 22 8 10 73

Year 2012-2016 IOAA

IOAA 2016

Period : December 9 – 19

Place : Bhubaneswar, India

Students’ Names Place Medals
Ameya Patwardhan New Mumbai Gold (Overall winner, Best Theory)
Anand Iyer Bhopal Gold (Best Observation)
Neel Karia Mumbai Silver
Aditya Sharma Gaziabad Silver
R. Nikhil Reddy Hyderabad Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. Manojendu Choudhury (UM – DAE CEBS, Mumbai)

Delegation Leader: Prof. Swapnil Jawkar (S.I.E.S. College, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Mr. Tejas Shah (Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School & Jr. College, New Mumbai)

IOAA Official team

IOAA 2015

Period : July 26 – August 4

Place : Magelang, Indonesia

Students’ Names Place Medals
Debaditya Pramanik Kolkata Gold
Anand Iyer Bhopal Gold
Ameya Patwardhan New Mumbai Gold
Dhruv Singh Mumbai Silver
Anoop Gavankar Mumbai Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. Swapnil Jawkar (S.I.E.S. College, Mumbai)

Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Prof. Najam Hasan (MANUU, Hyderabad)

Scientific Observer: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Prof. Ashok Mohapatra (NISER, Bhubaneswar)

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IOAA 2014

Period : August 1 – August 11

Place : Suceava, Romania

Students’ Names Place Medals
Sheshansh Agrawal Jaipur Gold
Shruthi Sridhar Chennai Silver
K. Nagendra Reddy Hyderabad Silver
P. S. E. Sai Prakash Reddy Hyderabad Silver
J. Ranjith Ganesh Chennai Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. A. N. Ramprakash (IUCAA, Pune)

Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Prof. Harvinder Kaur Jassal (IISER, Mohali)

Scientific Observer: Mr. V. P. Raul (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

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IOAA 2013

Period : July 27 – August 5

Place : Volos, Greece

Students’ Names Place Medals
Kumar Ayush Jodhpur Silver
Sandesh Kalantre Amaravati Silver
Sheshansh Agrawal Jaipur Bronze
Ashutosh Marwah Noida Bronze
Arindam Bhattacharya Bangalore Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. Jasjeet Singh Bagla (IISER, Mohali)

Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Dr. Manojendu Choudhury (UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Prof. Jayashree Ramadas (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

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IOAA 2012

Period : Aug 4 – Aug 14, 2012

Place : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Students’ Names Place Medals
Alankar Kotwal Thane Gold (Best Data Analysis)
Sharad Mirani Ahmedabad Gold
Sandesh Kalantre Amaravati Gold
Manmohan Mandhana Washim Silver
Pavan Hebbar Kaiga Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Yogesh Wadadekar (NCRA, TIFR, Pune)

Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)

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Year 2007-2011 IOAA

IOAA 2011
Period : August 26 – September 3
Place : Krakow & Katowice, Poland
Students’ Names Place Medals
Akshay Krishna Bangalore Gold (Best Practical)
I. Jeevana Priya Hyderabad Gold (Best Theory)
Sharad Mirani Ahmedabad Gold
R. Sasibhushan Bharadwaj Hyderabad Silver
Akhil Kedia Kolkata Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Anwesh Mazumdar (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)
Scientific Observer: Mr. Anand Ghaisas (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

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IOAA 2010
Place :  September 12 – September 21, 2010
Period : Beijing, China
Students’ Names Place Medals
Nitesh Kumar Singh Mumbai Gold (Best Theory)
Chirag Modi Indore Gold
Aniruddha Bapat Pune Gold
Kottur Satwik Hyderabad Bronze
Shantanu Agarwal Patna Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Delegation Leader: Mr. Pradip Kumar Dasgupta (Siddharth College, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Prof. H. C. Pradhan (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

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IOAA 2009

Period : October 17 – October 26, 2009
Place : Tehran, Iran

Students’ Names Place Medals
Nitin Jain Delhi Gold (Overall Winner)
Kedar Tatwawadi Nashik Gold (Most Skillful Observer)
Aniruddha Bapat Pune Silver
Sujeet Gholap Kalamb, MH Silver
Nidhi Pashine Durg, CG Bronze
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)
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IOAA 2008

Period : August 19 – August 28, 2008
Place : Bandung, Indonesia

Students’ Names Place Medals
Nitin Jain Delhi Gold (Overall Winner)
Akshay Subramaniam Hyderabad Gold
Anant Jain Delhi Silver
Tushar Shrotriya Pune Silver
Uttam Bhat Manipal Bronze
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

 

IOAA 2007
Period :  November 30 – December 9, 2007

Place : Chiang Mai, Thailand

Students’ Names Place Medals
Mehul Jain Udaipur Gold
(Best Solution)
Akshay Subramaniam Hyderabad Gold
Soumyashant Nayak Bhubaneswar Gold
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Aniket Sule (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)
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Year 1999-2010 IAO

IAO 2010
Period : October 16 – October 24
Place : Sudak, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
Students’ Names Place Medals
Sharad Mirani (Jr.) Ahmadabad Gold
R. Shasi Bhushan Bharadwaj (Jr.) Hyderabad Gold
Pritish Patil (Jr.) Nashik Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Mahesh Shetti (Wilson College, Mumbai)

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IAO 2009
Place :  November 8 – November 16
Period : Hangzhou, China.
Students’ Names Place Medals
Chirag Modi (Sr.) Indore Gold
Nitesh Kumar Singh (Sr.) Mumbai Gold
Shantanu Agarwal (Sr.) Patna Gold
Prafulla Dhariwal (Jr.) Pune Gold (best junior)
Mayank Raj (Jr.) Deoghar, JH Gold
I. Jeevana Priya (Jr.) Secunderabad Silver

Delegation Leader: Mr. Anand Ghaisas (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Delegation Leader: Mr. Shirish Pathare (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Scientific Observer: Ms. Rajshree Thakur (Chougule College, Madgaon, Goa)

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IAO 2008

Period : October 13 – October 21
Place : Trieste, Italy.

Students’ Names Place Medals
Jayant Thatte (Sr.) Pune Silver
Nitesh Kumar Singh (Sr.) Mumbai Silver
Aniruddha Bapat (Sr.) Pune Bronze
Shantanu Agarwal (Jr.) Patna Gold
Sarthak Chandra (Jr.) Pune Silver
Abhishek Oswal (Jr.) Pune Silver
Delegation Leader: Mr. Parag Mahajani (Milkyway Citizens, Pune)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Kedar Soni (Abhinav Vidyalaya, Dombivli)
IAO 2007

Period : September 29 – October 7
Place : Simeiz, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.

Students’ Names Place Medals
Kedar Tatwawadi (Sr.) Nashik Gold (Best Observer)
Tushar Shrotriya (Sr.) Pune Gold
Uttam Bhat (Sr.) Manipal Silver
Aniruddha Bapat (Jr.) Pune Gold
Himalay Senapati (Jr.) Atto, Orissa Silver
Amit Warrier (Jr.) Bangalore Bronze
Delegation Leader: Mr. Mahesh Shetti (Wilson College, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Kedar Soni (Abhinav Vidyalaya, Dombivli)
Scientific Observer: Mr. Anand Ghaisas (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)
IAO 2006
Period :  November 10-19

Place : Mumbai, India

Students’ Names Place Medals
Udbhav Singh (Sr.) Allahabad Gold
(Best Senior)
Raziman T V (Sr.) Kozhikode Gold
(Best Theory)
Chirag Juvekar (Sr.) Mumbai Gold
Mehul Jain (Sr.) Udaipur Gold
Soumyashant Nayak (Sr.) Bhubaneswar Bronze
Kedar Tatwawadi (Jr.) Nashik Gold
(Best Observer)
Advaitvedant Mathkar (Jr.) Mumbai Silver
Nikhil Kumar (Jr.) Delhi ——–
Delegation Leader: Mr. Abhay Deshpande (SAMEER, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Kedar Soni (Abhinav Vidyalaya, Dombivili)
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IAO 2005
Period : October 25 – November 2
Place : Beijing, China
Students’ Names Place Medals
Abhishek Dang (Sr.) Pune Gold
Ralph Silva (Sr.) Margao, Goa Gold
Viraj Deshpande (Sr.) Pune Gold
Asilata Bapat (Sr.) Pune Silver
Ved Gund (Sr.) Kozhikode Bronze
Mehul Jain (Jr.) Udaipur Gold (Best Junior)
Udbhav Singh (Jr.) Allahabad Gold
(Best Observer)
Soumyashant Nayak (Jr.) Bhubaneswar Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Mahesh Shetti (Wilson College, Mumbai)

IAO 2004
Place :  October 1-October 9
Period : Simeiz, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
Students’ Names Place Medals
Ashish Agrawal (Sr.) Gaziabad Gold
Saptarshee Bandopadhyaya (Sr.) Mumbai Gold
Abhishek Dang (Jr.) Pune Gold
Ved Gund (Jr.) Pune Gold
Raziman T. V. (Jr.) Kozhikode Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)

Delegation Leader: Mr. Parag Mahajani (MBT, Mumbai)

IAO 2003

Period : October 2 – 8
Place : Stockholm, Sweden

Students’ Names Place Medals
Shriharsh Tendulkar (Sr.) Mumbai Gold
(Best Senior)
Rohan Chabukswar (Sr.) Mumbai Gold
Radhika Marathe (Sr.) Pune Silver
Haripriya Mukundarajan (Sr.) Bangalore ———-
Asilata Bapat (Jr.) Pune Gold
Sumit Shekhar (Jr.) Patna Gold
Ashutosh Sahu (Jr.) Bhubaneswar Silver
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Mahesh Shetti (Wilson College, Mumbai)
IAO 2002

Period : October 22-29
Place : Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO RAS) in North Caucasus, Russia

Vaibhav Niku (Jr.)​

Students’ Names Place Medals
Shriharsh Tendulkar (Sr.) Mumbai Gold (Best Observer)
Vishal Prabhu (Sr.) Mumbai Gold
Harshvardhan Agashe (Sr.) Pune Silver
Radhika Marathe (Jr.) Pune Gold
(Best Junior)
Vaibhav Niku (Jr.) Patna Gold
(Best Practicals)
Haripriya Mukundarajan (Jr.) Bangalore Bronze
Delegation Leader: Mr. Parag Mahajani (MBT, Mumbai)
IAO 2001
Period :  September 26 – October 3

Place : Nauchnyj, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.

Students’ Names Place Medals
Mayank Jha (Sr.) Bhopal Gold
Vishal Prabhu (Sr.) Mumbai Silver
Rishabh Singh (Sr.) Vadodara Bronze
Ramnath Iyer (Jr.) Mumbai Gold
Meesum Sayeed Mohammad (Jr.) Lucknow Silver
Govind Singh Bisht (Jr.) Lucknow ——-
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Mr. Parag Mahajani (MBT, Mumbai)
IAO 2000
Period :  October 20-27

Place : Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO RAS) in North Caucasus, Russia

Students’ Names Place Medals
Tarun Agrawal (Sr.) Delhi Gold
Varun Bhalerao (Sr.) Pune Gold
Vivek Kumar (Sr.) Lucknow Silver
Mayank Jha (Jr.) Bhopal Silver
Vishal Prabhu (Jr.) Mumbai Silver
Meesum Sayeed Mohammad (Jr.) Lucknow  ——–
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Jyotsna Vijapurkar (IUCAA, Pune)
IAO 1999
Period :  September 25 – October 2

Place : Nauchnyj, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.

Students’ Names Place Medals
Varun Bhalerao (Sr.) Pune Gold
Amar Chandra (Sr.) Bangalore Silver
Ranchu Mathew (Sr.) Pune Bronze
Mayank Jha (Jr.) Bhopal Gold
Punyashloka Biswal (Jr.) Cuttack Silver
Fauzan Yousuf (Jr.) Lucknow Silver
Delegation Leader: Prof. M. N. Vahia (TIFR, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Jyotsna Vijapurkar (IUCAA, Pune)