567 students, 189 teams, 130 schools from India, Dubai, Doha, Singapore & Sri Lanka participated in ‘Infinity 2021’ organized by Aditya Birla World Academy in association with BITS Pilani

Mumbai, 21st January 2021: Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA), India's leading International School, in association with BITS Pilani successfully conducted 'Infinity 2021- The Ultimate Math Championship' to hone the inner mathematical genius among school students. 

For the first time since its inception, Infinity was conducted virtually this year and saw overwhelming participation of 567 students, 189 teams from across 130 national and international schools. The championship went global this year with young talent participating from Dubai, Doha, Singapore and Sri Lanka. The core idea of ‘Infinity’ was conceived by Mr. Prodipta Hore, Coordinator of International Initiatives at Aditya Birla World Academy with the view to inculcate love for mathematics and unravel knowledge through idea-sharing.

Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust, said, “Despite it being a virtual event, Infinity 2021 saw Mathematics enthusiasts come together to celebrate the bright minds from diverse regions of the world. It was truly a remarkable moment for us to not only host the championship which saw talented young minds participate but also it was of great satisfaction to witness such a large number of students compete and showcase their skills."

Mrs. Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy said, “The 7th edition of Infinity witnessed participation from 130 national and international schools, which truly showcases the enthusiasm of these youngsters. In this competition, the rounds were designed to develop the most engaging and fun ways for students to learn and celebrate Mathematics, breaking the stereotype of it being considered a tedious subject."

The top 50 teams competed in the finale, which took place on the 15th and 16th January 2021. The Guests of Honour were Dr. James Tanton, Mathematician-at-Large, from the Mathematical Association of America and Dr. Quan Lam, Founder, World Mathematics Team Championship. The day one of Infinity comprised the individual round - 'Clash of Mathematicians'. The next round was 'Math Challengers' followed by 'Pass the Baton’ round and the last activity for the day was the 'Ice Breaker Activity.' The day two of Infinity consisted of a quiz round – ‘Quizzitch’, ‘Bulb Your Ideas’ round and a workshop on Autograph by Mr. Douglas Bulter.

The Winner of Infinity 2021 was Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad and the team members Aviral Jain, Kanishk Goyal and Krish Techchandani received the Infinity Champions of the Year Certificate. The Mathematician of the Year 2021 was awarded to Yash Vats from Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad and Ashug Kumar Gurijala from Oakridge International School, Hyderabad. The Gold Certificate Winners for ‘Math Challengers’, ‘Quizzitch’, 'Pass the Baton’ and ‘Bulb Your Ideas’ were Hill Spring International School, Mumbai, Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai and Navrachana International School, Vadodara respectively.

About Aditya Birla World Academy

Backed by Aditya Birla Education Trust, Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) is India's leading International School located in South Mumbai. ABWA strongly believes in holistic development of its students. ABWA strives to create a cohesive learning environment that is conducive to developing a child's innate talents. In addition to focus on academic excellence, ABWA students are encouraged to think critically and question the world around them. Further, through a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities, ABWA aims to develop a child’s personality and stimulate him/her to be a mindful, sensitive and responsible member of the society. ABWA focuses on socio-emotional development of each and every child to ensure that he/she feels safe, supported and motivated.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, established in the year 1964, is an all-India Institute for Higher education deemed to be a university by the Government of India. BITS offers admission in three tiers: First Degree, Higher Degree and Doctoral Degree. Its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai provide to over 12,000 students an all-round educational and co-curricular experience that is second to none in India. It offers UG, PG and PhD level programmes in Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Economics & Finance and Social Sciences.

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani campus consists of 16 faculty members with different specializations. The department is involved in research and teaching. It offers Higher degree programmes leading to the award of Doctoral and Master’s degrees. The department offers about 50 courses related to Humanities, Social Sciences, and interdisciplinary subjects every semester. All the students are required to do a minimum of three courses in Humanities and Social Sciences before their graduation.

Aditya Birla Education Trust (ABET) is an organisation committed to the cause of education and mental health, with an objective to nurture young minds. Right from establishing the Aditya Birla World Academy, an International School with an Indian soul, to The Aditya Birla Integrated School, which acknowledges the need to cater to children with different learning needs, ABET has always prioritised the importance of a child’s overall development. 

Further under the aegis of ABET, the Aditya Birla Education Academy provides professional development opportunities for educators, and engages, empowers and equips them to contribute towards shaping the future of young minds. In an endeavour to stamp out stigma surrounding mental health concerns, ABET has established Mpower, a holistic mental health care initiative, which has become the pioneer of mental health awareness in the country. Aditya Birla Education Trust runs under the zealous leadership of its passionate and committed Founder & Chairperson, Mrs. Neerja Birla.

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