8th Dutch-Bangla Bank Prothom Alo Bangladesh Physics Olympiad 2018 was held in collaboration with Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on January 6, 2018, Saturday at IUB’s own campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka.
The Bangladesh Physics Olympiad is held annually and takes place in two phases. The first phase consists of 12 regional contest. IUB is hosting the contest for Dhaka region. The top candidates from each category will be given awards and will participate in the national contest.
A total number of 1084 students from various schools and colleges of Dhaka region took part in this national competition. The daylong program started in the morning with hoisting of flag and singing national anthem. Thereafter the Physics exam begins. In the afternoon, an interactive question-answer session was held. After the daylong Program, Prof. M Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor of IUB distributed medals and certificates among the winners of Physics Olympiad as the Chief Guest.
Prof. Shahriar Khan, Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, IUB, Prof. M. Arshad Momen, Coach, Bangladesh Team, International Physics Olympiad and Professor, Physical Sciences, IUB, Dr. Habib Bin Muzaffar, Head, Department of Physical Sciences, IUB and Mr. Fayez Ahmed Jahangir Masud, General Secretary, Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Central Committee were also present on the occasion.
Primarily, 155 winners from A, B and C categories were rewarded. Category ‘A’ consists of students from Class 7 and 8 while ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories comprised students from class 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively.