Mumbai: After a gap of almost a decade, India bagged a gold medal at the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held at Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The six-member team of Indian students, who participated in the week-long 52nd IMO  since July 16, bagged one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, Director of Dr Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) Dr Jayashree Ramadas said in a release on Friday.

Akashnil Dutta from Kolkata bagged the gold medal, Akashdeep Dey from Nadia won silver, while Debdyuti Banerjee from Hoogly and Mrudul Thatte from Pune won Bronze medals.

Another two students from Pune Indraneel Kasmalkar and Prafulla Dhariwal had Honorable Mention (equal to participation certificate), Ramadas said.

Last year, the six-member team bagged two silver and one bronze medals, while three students had got Honourable Mention, she said.

A total of 564 students from 102 countries participated in the world event for the young meritorious students in Mathematics, she said.

HBCSE had hosted a month-long training camp for the Indian team before leaving for Amsterdam.

The Mathematical Olympiad programme is organised under the aegis of the National Board for Higher Mathematics(NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy.

The team was led by Prof C R Pranesachar of the Mathematical Olympiad cell, HBCSE, Bangalore and Dr Prithwijit De of the Mathematical cell in Mumbai.

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