ABEA Summer Program
in association with Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth*
After much deliberation with the team at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), we have had to make the tough but necessary call of deferring the ABEA Summer Program of June, 2020 to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This move is being made prioritising the safety and health of the students and recognizing the international travel restrictions for the CTY instructors.
The dates for ABEA Summer Program 2021 will be announced by September 2020.
The ABEA Summer Program offers bright students the opportunity to immerse themselves in concentrated academic study among intellectual peers who share a love of learning. Students can expect to experience academic as well as personal growth through participation. The course will maintain a student - teacher ratio of no more than 15:2 for personalized student centred learning.
At the completion of the course, CTY instructors will provide individual student evaluations consisting of Likert scale responses and open-ended written comments. The students will also receive a Certificate of Completion.
Enroll now & be a part of a world renowned Summer Program.
Johns Hopkins University
About CTY *
A world leader in gifted education since 1979, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-university students around the globe. CTY serves bright learners and their families through research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as its signature gifted and talented summer, online, international, and family programs.
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a US not-for-profit, founded on the principle that by pursuing big ideas and sharing knowledge, it makes the world a better place. Teaching and research go hand in hand: success in one depends on success in the other, and the university must do both well. In 140 years, JHU has not strayed from that vision. It is a destination for excellent, ambitious scholars and a world leader in teaching and research. Distinguished professors mentor students in the arts and music, humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions. Those same faculty members, along with their colleagues at the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory, have made JHU the US leader in federal research and development funding every year since 1979.
Course Curriculum

  • Eligibility
    Students completing Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 in Summer 2021 can apply for this program.
    Eligibility will be based on SCAT Scores which has a Verbal & Quantitative Section.
    Check each Course description for further details.
  • Date & Time
    Will be announced in September 2020
  • Location
    Aditya Birla World Academy, Vastu Shilp Annexe, Gamadia Colony, JD Road, Tardeo, Mumbai – 400 007
  • Courses offered
    There will be a choice of any one course from the below:

    Grades 5 & 6
    Grades 7 , 8 & 9

    Big Questions or Physics of Engineering
    Game Theory & Economics or Introduction to Logic
    Grades 5 & 6
    Big Questions or Physics of Engineering
    Grades 7,8 & 9
    Game Theory & Economics or Introduction to Logic
Course Details
Grades 5 & 6
Big Questions

What is justice? What is beauty? What is the right thing to do? What is real? How can I be sure of what I know? In this philosophy class, students cultivate and refine critical thinking by considering fundamental questions such as these. While the questions in the course pique students' intellectual curiosity, the emphasis is not on the answers, but on the process of rigorously addressing these puzzling issues. Students explore the methods philosophers use to develop and assess potential solutions. They learn to actively listen to other students, evaluate arguments, formulate their own arguments in a clear manner, and defend their conclusions against objections. Through discussions, activities, readings, and short essays, students develop the analytical-reasoning skills needed to ask challenging questions and be better thinkers across disciplines.

Eligibility: Based on the Verbal Section Score from the SCAT Examination



or


Physics of Engineering

How can a concrete boat float? How do you build the strongest bridge with the lightest building materials? Physics, the science of matter and its motion, helps answer these questions and more. In this course, students learn principles of mechanics; electricity and magnetism; and aerodynamics, and apply them to engineering design projects.

Concepts are introduced and reinforced through hands-on activities, lectures, class discussions, and practice exercises. Students will participate in design challenges and experiments, which may include building trebuchets to learn about projectile motion, designing and launching rockets to learn about aeronautics, or constructing roller coasters to learn about energy conservation. They may also explore rocket science, orbital motion, and the challenges of space travel. Students carefully analyze data they collect and write reports about the projects.

Students learn how to ask scientific questions, hypothesize, and experiment in order to interpret physical phenomena. They are introduced to the iterative design process—engineering solutions to problems presented in class, and refining their designs to fit the presented criteria. By the end of the course, students acquire an understanding of major concepts in physics and an enhanced ability to work in groups and individually to solve problems in the physical sciences.

Students in this class should have a strong background in pre-algebra.

Eligibility: Based on the Quantitative Section Score from the SCAT Examination

Grades 7 , 8 & 9
Game Theory and Economics

Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM, once said, “Business is a game—the greatest game in the world if you know how to play it.” In today’s global marketplace, understanding game theory, the branch of mathematics which focuses on the application of strategic reasoning to competitive behavior, is crucial to understanding business and economics.

In this course, students use game theory as a framework from which to analyze a variety of real-world economic situations. Students begin the course by analyzing simple games, such as two-person, zero-sum games, and learn how they can be used to model actual situations encountered by entrepreneurs and economists. For instance, students may apply the concept of Nash equilibria to find the optimum strategy for the pricing of pizza in the competition between Domino’s and Pizza Hut.

As they acquire an understanding of more complex games, students apply these methods to analyze a variety of economic situations, which may include auctions and bidding behavior, fair division and profit sharing, monopolies and oligopolies, and bankruptcy. Through class discussions, activities, research, and mathematical analysis, students learn to predict and understand human behavior in a variety of real-world contexts in business and economics.

Eligibility: Based on the Quantitative Section Score from the SCAT Examination



or


Introduction to Logic

Too often in today’s society, solid argumentation gives way to appeals to majority opinion and personal attacks. This course introduces students to logic, the science of proper reasoning. Students learn how to evaluate arguments using informal logic—the process of analyzing language-based arguments—and formal logic—the method of analyzing and validating arguments by means of symbolic notation.

Students learn to produce valid arguments and to differentiate valid from fallacious reasoning. They apply these skills to texts such as Plato’s writings about the trial and death of Socrates, political speeches, and current events blogs. Students participate in discussions, work problem sets, write proofs, and construct arguments relevant to current topics in both philosophy and modern society, substantially strengthening their analytical-reasoning and critical-thinking skills.

Note: While this is a humanities class, students are asked to use symbolic notation and write proofs, much like they do in math classes.

Eligibility: Based on the Verbal Section Score from the SCAT Examination

Admission Process

Step 1: Registration Opens

  • Parent registers child for CTY Talent Search https://cty.jhu.edu/talent/index.html atleast 3 weeks before desired SCAT date
  • Choose Grades 2-8 Option for application
  • Fees Payment on CTY Website (USD 58)
  • Within 2 days, parent receives “Eligibility Number” via Email
  • Parent registers for testing at Prometric - www.prometric.com using the Eligibility Number and pays Testing Fees (USD 65)
  • Scores will be posted in MyCTY system shortly after testing

Step 2: Registration with SCAT Score Card Submission

  • Parent will email Test Scores to abea.admissions@abet.co.in
  • ABEA will send Registration Form and Registration Fees Payment Details (Rs. 6,000)
  • Parent will submit the Registration Form and complete Fees Payment (NEFT/Demand Draft)
  • Parent will receive a "Registration Number" from ABEA

Step 3: Course Allocation

  • Basis submitted SCAT scores and applications,ABEA will release a list of students chosen for each course

Step 4: Admission & Fee Collection – 1st Installment

  • Parent will pay Fees (1st installment - Rs. 1,28,500) for the Program to secure admission

Step 5: Fee Collection – 2nd Installment

  • Parent will pay Fees (2nd installment - Rs. 1,28,500) for the Program to confirm admission
Fee Structure
Category Amount (INR)
Registration Fees 6,000
Tuition Fees – 1st Installment 1,28,500
Tuition Fees – 2nd Installment 1,28,500
Total 2,63,000
Refund Policy
Category Period Details
Before course assignments are made Rs. 3,000 will be refunded in case of withdrawal before course assignment
After course assignments are made January 2020
  • In case the course of choice is not assigned to the student, the student can withdraw and will receive a refund of Rs. 3,000
  • In case 1st installment of fees is paid and the student wishes to withdraw, 75% of total tuition fees will be refunded
  • February 2020
  • In case the course of choice is not assigned to the student, the student can withdraw and will receive a refund of Rs. 3,000
  • In case 1st installment of fees is paid and the student wishes to withdraw, 75% of total tuition fees will be refunded
  • March 2020
  • In case the course of choice is not assigned to the student, the student can withdraw and will receive a refund of Rs. 3,000
  • In case 1st installment of fees is paid and the student wishes to withdraw, 50% of total tuition fees will be refunded
  • April 2020
  • In case the course of choice is not assigned to the student, the student can withdraw and will receive a refund of Rs. 3,000
  • In case 1st installment of fees is paid and the student wishes to withdraw, 25% of total tuition fees will be refunded
  • 2nd installment of fees will not be refunded under any circumstances
  • May through June 2020 No Refund

    Address: Vastu Shilp Annexe, Gamadia Colony, JD Road, Tardeo, Mumbai – 400 007
    Mobile number: +91 84240 61377
    Email ID: summerprogram2020@abea.in


    *Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth is an adviser to Aditya Birla Education Academy and licenses some of the intellectual property used in the program. Aditya Birla Education Academy, however, is solely responsible for its program.

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