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Pause.... think.

Suppose ABC is any triangle. D be any point on AB.

Can you find a point X on BC such that area of triangle XAD is equal to the area of triangle ACX?

Hint: Area and midpoint are intimately related.

Three Outstanding Programs

for brilliant students

Math Olympiad Program

Advanced number theory, geometry, combinatorics, and algebra. 

This problem driven, rigorous program is taught by olympians, researchers who are active mathematicians at leading universities around the world.

I.S.I. & C.M.I. Entrance Program

B.Stat and B.Math Entrance Program at Indian Statistical Institute and B.Sc. Math Entrance at Chennai Mathematical Institute require special training in topics like number theory, geometry and combinatorics

This rigorous program for high school students is taught by students and alumni of I.S.I. & C.M.I. 


College Mathematics Program

Entrances of TIFR, I.S.I. M.Math and Subject GRE require advanced training in topology, analysis, abstract and linear algebra. 

This advanced program is designed to take you ‘inside’ the beauty of mathematics.


Cheenta is special …

Group class + One-on-One 

Brilliant mathematics … personalized

Step 1

Group Lectures

Brilliant Faculty members. Problem driven sessions.

Step 2


One mentor – one student. 
Personalization of advanced math.

Step 3

Problem Lists

Inspiring problems every week. Mentors  help students to solve.


We contacted Cheenta because our son, Sambuddha (a.k.a. Sam), seemed to have something of a gift in mathematical/logical thinking, and his school curriculum math was way too easy and boring for him. We were overjoyed when Mr Ashani Dasgupta administered an admission test and accepted Sam as a one-to-one student at Cheenta. Ever since it has been an excellent experience and we have nothing but praise for Mr Dasgupta. His enthusiasm for mathematics is infectious, and admirable is the amount of energy and thought he puts into each lesson. He covers a wide range of mathematical topics, and every lesson is packed with insights and methods. We are extremely pleased with the difference he has been making. Under his tutelage Sam has secured several gold awards from the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) and Scottish Mathematical Council (SMC). Recently Sam received a book award from the UKMT and got invited to masterclass sessions also organised by the UKMT. Mr Dasgupta’s tutoring was crucial for these achievements. We think Cheenta is rendering an excellent service to humanity by identifying young mathematical minds and nurturing them towards becoming inspired mathematicians of the future.

Jayanta Majumdar

Father of Sambuddha Majumdar, Glasgow, Scotland

Our experience with Cheenta has been excellent. Even though my son started in Middle School, they understood his Math level and took personal interest in developing a long term plan considering his strengths and weakness areas. Through out the semester courses they have nourished him with challenging problems and necessary homework. His guidance has helped my son to perform well at competitions including USAJMO and others. He has grown more confident in his math abilities over the past year and half and is hoping to do well in the future.
I am impressed with their quality and professionalism. We are very thankful to Cheenta and hope to benefit from them in the coming years. I would strongly recommend them to any student who wants to learn Math by doing challenging problems, specially if they are looking for Math than what their school can offer.”

Murali Kadaveru

Father of Akshaj Kadaveru, Virginia, USA

In the coming week..

Join us in outstanding adventure in mathematics next week. 

Euler's totient function

Euler’s Totient function gives the reduced residue class for a number. It has beautiful properties including multiplicative (group homomorphism). We explore it in a seminar. 


Geometry of varingon

Varingon quadrilaterals are actually parallelograms. They exhibit deep connection between area and midpoint. We explore it in our Math Olympiad Group.


Fun with group theory

Characteristic subgroups are super invariants of a group in some sense. Commutator subgroup is one example of characteristic subgroup. We explore its properties in a seminar.

Locus of vertex of an equilateral triangle

A beautiful geometry problem from Math Olympiad program that involves locus of a moving point. Sequential hints will lead you toward solution.

Group Theory open seminar

Abstract A great way to study groups is to study group automorphisms. They are structure-preserving maps from a group to itself. Some subgroups are 'invariant' under all group automorphisms. They are known as characteristic subgroups. One example of the characteristic...

Pappus Theorem – Story from Math Olympiad

Alexander the great founded Alexandria in Egypt. This was in the year 332 Before Christ.  Since then Alexandria became one of the most important cities of the world. It had the Light House and the Great Library. These were the wonders of ancient world. ...

A Proof from my Book

This is proof from my book - my proof of my all-time favorite true result of nature - Pick's Theorem. This is the simplest proof I have seen without using any high pieces of machinery like Euler number as used in The Proofs from the Book. Given a simple polygon...

Personal Math Mentoring is live!

Advanced mathematics classes now have an add on – Cheenta students will have access to One-on-One mentoring (apart from regular group classes).

ISI BStat 2018 Subjective Problem 2

Sequential Hints: Step 1: Draw the DIAGRAM with necessary Information, please! This will convert the whole problem into a picture form which is much easier to deal with. Step 2: Power of a Point - Just the similarity of \(\triangle QOS\) and \(\triangle POR\) By the...

ISI BStat 2018 Subjective Problem 1

The solution will be posted in a sequential hint based format. You have to verify the steps of hints. Sequential Hints: Step 1: Solution set of sin(\(\frac{x+y}{2}\)) = 0 is {\({x + y = 2n\pi : n \in \mathbb{N}}\)}- A set of parallel straight lines. The picture looks...

Napoleon Triangle for Math Olympiad – Cheenta Open Seminar

Napoleon Bonaparte loved mathematics. Legend goes that he discovered a beautiful theorem in geometry. It is often called the Napoleon Triangle and has applications in math olympiad

A Math Conversation – I

Inspired by the book of Precalculus written in a dialogue format by L.V.Tarasov, I also wanted to express myself in a similar fashion when I found that the process of teaching and sharing knowledge in an easy way is nothing but the output of a lucid discussion between...

The 3n+1 Problem

This problem is known as Collatz Conjecture. Consider the following operation on an arbitrary positive integer: If the number is even, divide it by two.If the number is odd, triple it and add one. The conjecture is that no matter what value of the starting number, the...