Wednesday, June 11, 2008

International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

The 19th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) will be held in India this year and will be hosted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HCBSE).Around 55 countries will be participating in the week long IBO whcih will be held from July 13.
The theory paper for four and a half hours and five hour experimental programme for the Olympiad will be set up by the National Academic Committee and the whole process takes nine months because both the questions for the theory papers and experiments have to be original.ld from July 13.New high standard labs are being made for the IBO in the HBCSE premises taking reproducibility into account following all international convention and national and international laws.Four practical labs are in plant science (botany), animal science (zoology), biochemistry and ethology (animal behaviour).In the past, India has also played host to the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1996, International Chemistry Olympiad in 2001 and International Astronomy Olympiad in 2006.

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