Science Olympiad exam is now onlineNews — By The Desk on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM
Times of India: Owing to huge response from rural students to the Maharashtra Olympiad Abhiyaan, the Maharashtra Knowledge Commission Limited (MKCL) will conduct online science exam for students between class VII and X, the first phase of which ends on September 15.
Under the MKCL’s Nurturing Excellence and Talent (NET) programme, students from rural Maharashtra including Dhule, Nanded, Karad, Pandharpur, Solapur among other districts have responded positively. Following which, the MKCL has decided to conduct such exams online.
Yashodhan Kale, co-ordinator of the NET programme, said, “When I travelled to various districts, I realised that students in rural areas had the talent but no information about the Olympiad. Hence, we launched a special programme for rural students and got tremendous response.”
Earlier, the students were given a CD pack through which they studied and solved question papers. Now, they can visit the nearby MS-CIT centre, also run by MKCL, and appear for the test online. There are close to 5,000 MS-CIT centres across the state. The online tests have already begun and students can take advantage of it till September 15.
The NET programme consists of a series of three tests for 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standard students based on the syllabi of International Junior Science Olympiads and two nurturing programmes between them. The quality and difficulty level will also be of international level. Students are eligible to appear for all the three exams. Top 35 students will be recognised as Maharashtra Olympiad scholars.