19 July 2022
Allen Chandigarh classroom student Harsh Jakhar has brought laurels after winning a silver medal at the 52nd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), 2022 held virtually in Switzerland.
Harsh got selected in the 6 member team who represented India in IPhO 2022.
Harsh, who has done his 9th and 10th from Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh and Class XII from Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 Chandigarh.
He has obtained 99.971757 percentile in JEE Main 2022 (June). He has won bronze medal at Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), 2022 held at HBCSE, Mumbai.
Harsh was selected for International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO), 2022, but could not participate due to parallel selection in IPhO, 2022. He had got AIR 58 in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY), 2022 and was the State topper (AIR 15) in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY), 2021.
Harsh is Astronomy Olympiad National Camp Holder (AOOC), 2021 where he was the state topper and had even qualified for Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO), 2021. In NTSE, 2020, he was the National Scholar (Stage II) and in 2019, he got AIR 1 in National Map Quiz by Survey of India. At Junior Science Olympiad, 2019, Harsh had got AIR 8, held at HBCSE, Mumbai. In Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2018, he had got AIR 1, at the National Champion held at BARC, Mumbai.
Harsh’s father, P.K. Jakhar is working as AGM in BSNL Chandigarh while his mother Paramjeet Kaur is working as AGM in BSNL Chandigarh. His sister Sunidhi Singh is the student of IIT Delhi (Computer Science), 3rd year.
In recognition of the growing significance of physics in all fields of science and technology as well as in general education of young people, and to enhance the development of international contacts in the field of school education in physics, an annual physics competition is organised for secondary school students. The competition is called the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) and is a competition between individuals and organized by different countries.
In 2022, the competition was held at Switzerland organized at virtual mode, in which there were 400 participants across the globe.
Allen Chandigarh is the only Institute to produce consistent results in the field of National & International Competitive Exams like IIT-JEE, NEET, Olympiads, KVPY Etc…across the Northern Region. Students and their faculties celebrated the result at the Allen Chandigarh and a cake cutting ceremony has been organised.
The Center Head of Allen Tricity Centres Mr. Sadanand Wani has congratulated Harsh on his achievement and given the credit to the hard work and commitment of Harsh and his teachers.