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Son of BEC alum wins Int Math Olympiad Gold - Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 22:49

Son of B.E.College (IIEST), Shibpur alumnus wins Math Olympiad Gold

Collaborated by Bhanu Bhattacharya, 89ETC, MI and Swapan Saha, 88EE, CA

Ankan Bhattacharya may not have competed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last summer, but that didn’t stop him from bringing home his own Olympic gold medal­­.

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Ankan, 17, stood among six of his peers raising the U.S. flag after being awarded a gold medal for his individual performance at the 57thInternational Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hong Kong.

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The IMO is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students, where the brightest mathematics students from more than 100 countries compete. IMO scores are based on the number of points scored by individual team members on six problems. On each day of the two-day competition, the teams have 4.5 hours to work on three problems.


This year, IMO was held in Hong Kong from July 6th to 16th and included teams from 109 different countries. The U.S. team’s score of 214 out of a possible 252 marks the second consecutive year the U.S. team has won first place. In addition, all six students in team USA received GOLD medals for their individual performances.


Ankan Bhattacharya, a 12th grader, lives in Canton, Michigan, USA with his mother (Namita Bhattacharya), father (Bhanu Bhattacharya) and his younger brother (Arpan Bhattacharya).


Bhanu Bhattacharya graduated from B.E.College in 1989 as Electronics and Tele Communication Engineer. He has been living in Michigan since 1998 and works for Ford Motor Company managing a group of database engineers. He also teaches “problem solving” mathematics to younger students during evening/weekend.


According to Bhanu & Namita, “Winning a gold medal in the International Math Olympiad has been Ankan’s dream from a very young age.  We are glad that he was able to achieve his dream”.


Known as “Mr. Math,” Ankan has won many state and national math competitions, including representing Michigan in national MathCounts three years in a row and is credited for achieving the highest and only perfect score in the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition in 2015-16. He also was declared “Who Wants To Be A Mathematician (WWTBAM)” national champion in January, 2016.


Ankan hope to represent the U.S. team again in the 2017 IMO and plans to study mathematics or computer science during his college years.

The toddler who started spotting numbers wherever he went has come a long way. Managing a genius is not an easy task, Namita & Bhanu would vouch for that. A dream, coupled with focus, persistence and practice is a definite recipe for success.


Comments by Readers
Comments by Bhanu Bhattacharya (89 ETC) from United States on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at 09:30 - IP Logged
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragements.
Comments by Brindaban Ghosh from India on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 02:09 - IP Logged
Ashesh Antarik Abhinandan to Arpan.
Ganiter Gaganay tumi Ujjwal taroka hao.
Comments by Subir Ghosh from India on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 00:39 - IP Logged
Congrats Ankan. You have made us proud.Waiting for more from you.
Subir Ghosh. BE 1961
Comments by Anandapran Gupta from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 23:03 - IP Logged
God bless.
Kindle many more lights
Comments by (Dr) ASOK KUMAR GHOSH from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 21:49 - IP Logged
Heartfelt Congratulations to ANKAN. Wish you a very bright future .We are proud of you.Also appreciate the efforts of Namita and Bhanu . Wish you all a very happy,eventful,peaceful New Year 2017.
Comments by ARUN KANTI GHOSH from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 21:13 - IP Logged
Friend Ankan, Well done and congratulations.
Arun Ghosh
BEC, MIN 89
Comments by BASUDEV SAHOO from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 21:09 - IP Logged
Congratulations Ankan. We are proud of you. God bless you for more achievements in future. Congratulations to the proud parents also.
Comments by HIMANSU BANERJEE, 1959 from Australia on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 20:17 - IP Logged
Congratulations Ankan!We are so proud of your tremendous achievement. Keep it up. We want you to win the Field medal in not too distant future. Kudos to Namita and Bhanu.
Comments by Asim Kumar Basu from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 19:37 - IP Logged
Laudable achievement for the US tteam comprising six boys. Would have been more glad had it been achieved by an Indian. In the past seen Indians achieving this feat.
Comments by Anandapran Gupta from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 19:07 - IP Logged
Trifle make perfection,
perfection is no trifle.
Keep on lighting other candles.
My best yearend gift.
Comments by Joydeb Mondal from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 19:00 - IP Logged
Many congratulations Ankan ! You have made us proud. Keep it up ...
God bless you.
Bhanuda, congratulations to you too.
Joydeb
ME'97
Tollygunge,Kolkata
Comments by Arindam Mukhopadhyay from United States on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 16:44 - IP Logged
This is the best accomplishment for any high schooler anywhere in the world and I am so proud of your accomplishment, Ankan! Keep it up and reach greater heights. Maybe Putnam fellow in college:)
Arindam
New Jersey
Comments by Sukhendu dasgupta from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 15:09 - IP Logged
We are proud of you ankan
Pray for your every success in yourlife. Sukhendu dasgupta,62c,66me
Comments by Partha Chakrabarty, E&TC, 1998 from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 12:35 - IP Logged
Fantastic achievement at this young age Ankan.You have made all of us proud. Congrats to the guide and mentor Bhanuda.Am sure this is just the beginning.
Comments by sujan bhattacharya from United States on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 12:18 - IP Logged
A glorious achievement! a Great job by Ankan and parents.
Sujan Bhattacharya,81' Civil
Alpharetta, GA
USA
Comments by Satyen Basu from United States on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 12:11 - IP Logged
WOW!
Congratulations Ankan....
Great Job, you made us all proud...
Bhanu and Nomita, special congratulations to both of you...
I am sure encouragements includes from Baabaa, Maa and Bhaai........
Satyen/Daa/Kaaku
Comments by Jyoti Ranjan Sengupta: 1954 CE from Canada on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:50 - IP Logged
We feel so proud when someone from our family of alumni stands out amongst others. Keep it up Ankan
Comments by Uncle Aveek Mangal from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:47 - IP Logged
Many many congrats!!!! Ankan
You have both acumen and knowledge. Keep it up!!! I am sure if you stick to it, you will reach the zenith!!!!
Comments by Nihar Biswas from Canada on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:34 - IP Logged
Dear Ankan:
Congratulations on your fantastic achievement. We are all so proud. All the best in your future endeavor.
Comments by Debjyoti Datta from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:28 - IP Logged
Great achievement Akan, keep it up!!!
- Debjyoti
2009 Civil
Comments by Basab Majumdar from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:20 - IP Logged
Congratulations Ankan. I am extremely happy for you and wish for you fulfilment of all your dreams.
Comments by Swapan Basu from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:07 - IP Logged
Well done Ankan
With Blessings
Swapan Uncle'79etc.
Comments by Aniruddha Ghosh from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:59 - IP Logged
Congratulations Ankan. We are proud of you.
wish you many more achievements in the days to come.
stay blessed.
Aniruddha uncle
BBC, 88 ME
Comments by Bimal Bose from United States on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 07:04 - IP Logged
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANKAN FOR HIS ACHIEVEMENT! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.
BLESSINGS FROM Prof. Bimal Bose
Comments by Kalyan Sircar from United States on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 05:15 - IP Logged
Ankan, we are proud of you. Congratulations to parents.
Comments by Jayanta Mukherjee from India on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 03:32 - IP Logged
Many congratulations Ankan ! You have made us proud. Keep it up ...
God bless.
Uncle Jayanta Mukherjee
BE College (ME'88).
Comments by Subir Chowdhury from Australia on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 03:26 - IP Logged
Congratulations Ankan . We are proud of you. We also thank Namita & Bhanu for achievement of their son and wish Ankan all the best.
Subir Uncle
CE '71
Comments by Bidyut kumar Majumder from Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 23:21 - IP Logged
Well done Ankan. We are very proud of your achievements.
All the best & Bless you.
Uncle Bidyut
BEC, CE 88


 

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