In the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy & Astrophysics, India secured the third position this year with five medals - Three gold and two silver. The exam was conducted between August 14 and August 21, 2022. A total of 209 students from 37 main and six guest teams participated in the test. There were 24 students from six countries who took the test in online mode.
Raghav Goyal from Chandigarh, Sahil Akhtar from Kolkata, and Mehul Borad from Hyderabad grabbed the gold medals, while the silver medal was earned by Atharva Nilesh Mahajan from Indore and Malay Kedia from Ghaziabad.
Professor Sarita Vig from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, and Professor Ajit Mohan Srivastava of the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, accompanied the students. Dr. Shriharsh Tendulkar from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, and Tejas Shah from Fr Agnel Multipurpose School & Jr College, Navi Mumbai, joined the team as Scientific Observers.
India has shared this third position with Singapore, and Raghav Goyal also received a special prize for the best solution to the most challenging theoretical question, as described by the Department of Atomic Energy.