The Rural Mathematics Talent Search Examination (RMTS) is meant to identify and support promising youngsters in rural areas of Orissa. Although we had a successful year in 2005, there are roughly 800 thousand students in class six in Orissa; yet, only a few thousands are cognizant of it and/or able to participate. is meant to identify and support promising youngsters in rural areas of Orissa to achieve excellence in mathematics. As of 2005, roughly there are 800 thousand students in class six in Orissa.
Says Prof. S. Mohanty: Its impact is long range and it is a peaceful movement that will transform the society in a very positive way. It is a modest way of overhauling the educational system, bringing the underprivileged class into main stream, training the potential professionals, researchers and leaders, and inducing a ray of hope and a dream of the future in young boys and girls. Friends, please join the movement and make it grow. It does not cost anything. You have just to spread the words in rural schools in your area so that the teachers encourage class 6 boys and girls to appear the yearly contest held by the Institute of Mathematics and Applications, Bhubaneswar. The exam will be conducted in a neighbouring area. They do not have to go to Bhubaneswar. Why not you provide a young boy/girl from your village to be part of the dream?
There is an effort to reach out to 400,000 students in the rural areas and provide the opportunity that RMTS brings. The following map shows the geographical diversity of rural students who have already directly benefitted from the program by way of scholarships, training and workshops.