It was a day of success for NCT Math Club when a well-trained team of students under NCT Math Club bagged second runner up prize in “Fiesta Mathematica 2017”, a National level Mathematics Talent Hunt, conducted by Department of Information Technology, Ibra College of Technology (ICT) on 14th March, 2017.
The information regarding “Fiesta Mathematica 2017” was received through email from ICT on the third week of February. They needed five students from our college to participate in the event. With the help of the Math faculty members, the NCT Math Club identified 15 students studying various Math Courses, who were willing to participate in the competition. Training sessions were provided to them on the various topics of Mathematics by Mr. Muhammed Basheer, Mr. K.G. Sreekumar and Dr. Prabhakara Reddy, faculties from the Math section. After all the training sessions, a screening test was given to them on 12/03/2017. Based on their performance in the screening test, five students - Ali Saif Saoud Al Zieyadi, Salim Saif Nabhan Al Rawahi, Rahab Ali Khalifa Al Hinai, Saud Suleiman Al Omairi and Suhailah Salim Al Maharouqi (Three students from Diploma Second year, Engineering and Two students from Advanced Diploma, Information Technology) were selected to participate in the competition in ICT.
Transportation was provided by the college management for the students. On behalf of the NCT Math Club, Dr. D. Prabhakara Reddy accompanied the students to ICT to participate in “Fiesta Mathematica 2017”. They started from NCT at 7:30 am and reached ICT at around 9:30 am. After registration, the students participated in the Mathematical Games and the Exhibition organized by the students of ICT.
The first round of the competition was a written test for a duration of 60 minutes, which started at 12 noon. Students from the colleges and universities all over Oman participated in the first round. Based on the results from this round, three of our students Salim Saif Nabhan Al Rawahi, Saud Suleiman Al Omairi and Suhailah Salim Al Maharouqi were selected to participate in the final round of “Fiesta Mathematica 2017”. Along with our students, seven teams from various universities and COTs competed in the final round. With splendid performance, our NCT team wrapped second runner up prize in the final round of Fiesta Mathematica 2017. It was a proud moment as we were the only college from the COTs who secured prize, competing with students from other Universities offering Math courses in undergraduate and Post graduate level.