About Young Genius Physics Tournament
YGPT was conceived to introduce students to the power of Self-Study using internet
resources at young age. Nowadays, most students are active on the net, but mainly
spend their time on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. and gaming. They
are not using the wide variety of learning resources available to enhance their
Young Genius Physics Tournament is an online Physics tournament on Global scale.
Its activities will run from 15th September to 22nd December, 2013 and will consist
of five rounds of fights culminating in "The Grand Finale" at
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The registrations will remain open from 15th August
to 15th September, 2013. To participate in the tournament, students can individually
register or the school can register students through YGPT National Coordinators.
With its unique format of several rounds of fights, the tournament was conceived
by leaders in education and pedagogy. This tournament will inculcate spirit of competitiveness
and the natural curiosity among students. The aim of the competition is three-fold;
To identify and nurture science talent in the young students and to provide them
a platform to showcase and measure their skills globally.
To promote self-learning through the greatest technological revolution in the last
decade, the internet. To attract students to the several avenues of learning present
online instead of the traditional classroom methods.
Traditional classroom teaching, though effective, has several shortcomings. The
most prominent one is lack of interaction of teacher with every individual student
and understanding of individual needs. The gap created can be bridged by the use
of technology. Using the internet, the student can study at their own time and in
familiar surroundings. Moreover students can study at their own pace, unlike traditional
teaching methods where all students must study at the same speed regardless of their
grasping abilities. The plethora of interactive audio-visual resources available
on the world wide net has made it possible for every student to excel using the
methods most suited to them. This initiative is aimed at providing students the
opportunity to imbibe these pioneering learning resources in their daily studying
To encourage students to apply Physics in their daily lives. Every physical process
is a real-life example of an amalgamation of several theories of physics that students
study as part of their curriculum. This competition will encourage the students
to identify these laws and theories by analyzing the physical phenomena around them.
Awards & Recognitions
To honor the winners of "Young Genius Physics Tournament" an award presentation
ceremony will be held in December 2013 at Jaipur, India. The top 100 students will
be invited to Jaipur by IAPT and given a chance to visit and explore The
Pink City. The award scheme of YGPT is as follows :
YGPT GOLD medals awarded to 90 percentile and above scores in round 5
YGPT SILVER medals awarded to 60 to 90 percentile scores in round 5
YGPT BRONZE medals awarded to bottom 60 percentile scores in round 5
YGPT Recognition medals awarded to bottom 30 percentile scores in round 4
Top 1% merit certificate awarded to all students in the top 1% after Round
Certificate of participation mentioning the level attained will be awarded
to every student
* To avoid power failures, students are advised to use Laptops or any other foolproof
There is no fee for the participation.