Mathematical Olympiad Training Programme - Level 1 (2023)

Date of Commencement of the course:

  • 15th May 2023
Eligibility for the course:
  • More than 75% marks or equivalent grade in Mathematics in 8th standard, thorough understanding of topics covered in the 8th standard Foundation of Mathematics course, a keen interest in Mathematics and willingness to work hard. 
    • Important Note: The training/ knowledge of “Foundation of Mathematics and Introduction to Olympiad Maths” programme is a prerequisite for this Olympiad Level 1 batch.
Timings for the course:
  • Classroom batch : 4 hours per week
  • Wednesday 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
  • Saturday 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Objective and expected outcome of the programme:
  • Beginning of the preparation for Mathematical Olympiad competitions PRMO/IOQM,RMO, INMO, IMO, EGMO, APMO. Interactive teaching learning processes enable students to learn mathematics independently.
  • The topics in the syllabus for RMO will be covered this year. The students are expected to make a good attempt at PRMO/IOQM/RMO 2023.
  • The training enhances the confidence of students and improves the learning abilities.
  • Interactive teaching/learning processes enable students to learn Mathematics independently.
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty provides students an opportunity to explore the subtleties of the subject.
  • The training enhances the confidence of students and improves their learning abilities.
  • The programme also brings out the beauty of higher Mathematics and inculcates the spirit of research among students.
  • The programme aims at generating interest in Mathematics and creating a strong background in the subject, useful for a career in the branch of higher education.
Fees for the programme:
  • 17,000/-
Syllabus of the course:
  • Refer to
  • The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college Mathematics. 
  • The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, system of linear equations, permutations and combinations, factorization of polynomial, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series and complex numbers and elementary graph theory.
  • The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics. 
  • The major areas from which problems are given are Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry and Number Theory. 
  • The syllabus is in a sense spread over Class XI to Class XII levels, but the problems under each topic involve a high level of difficulty and sophistication. The difficulty level increases from PRMO/ IOQM to RMO  to INMO to IMO.
  • In this programme we will focus on preparation for the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM)/Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) as well as for the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO).
Books for Reference:
  1. An Excursion in Mathematics: Ed. M. R. Modak, S. A. Katre, V. V. Acharya,V. M Sholapurkar, Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune.
  2. Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics: V. Krishnamurthy, C. R. Pranesachar, K. N. Ranganathan, New Age International Publications.
  3. Problem Primer for the Olympiad, C. R. Pranesachar and others, Interline Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  4. Introduction to the Theory of Numbers: Niven and Zuckerman (Wiley).
  5. Elementary Number Theory: David Burton (UBS).
  6. Higher Algebra: Hall and Knight (Macmillan).
  7. Higher Algebra: Barnard and Child (Macmillan).
  8. Combinatorics: V. K. Balakrishnan (Schaum's Series).
  9. Applied Combinatorics: A. Tucker (Wiley).
  10. Mathematical Circles (Russian Experience): Dmitri Fomin and others (University Press).

Teaching Faculty for the programme


  • Prof. V. M. Sholapurkar, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Mathematics.
  • Mr. Kiran Barve, M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Mathematics.
  • Dr. Chaitanya Ambi, M.Sc., Ph.D. in Mathematics.
Coordinator of the programme:
Online batch
  • A course of recorded lectures will be available online to the students outside Pune.

  • Monthly one online session will be conducted for interaction and discussion.