NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 2: Delhi School of Economics has emerged as the winners in the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018. XLRI Jamshedpur and University of Hyderabad secured second and third position respectively.
The finale saw close competition with teams battling it out for the title till the very end. Gokul S, Arushi Raj and Akash Verma from Delhi School of Economics won The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018 with a leading score of 165. XLRI, Jamshedpur came second with a score of 136 and University of Hyderabad finished with a score of 125.
Ambassador of Sweden, Klas Molin, awarded the prizes to the winners and participants at IP College for Women.
Ambassador Klas Molin said, “I am thrilled to see high level of enthusiasm in this flagship event, the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz. We are especially proud to have achieved equal female participation after we made mixed-gender participation mandatory for co-ed colleges.”
This year, about 2148 students participated in the Sweden India Nobel memorial Quiz and extra emphasis has been put on increasing the female participation. It was an attempt to bridge the gap and the quiz rules for participation has been revised to encourage more equal participation. This year the female participation was up at 45% across teams from 10 % in 2017.
The National quiz champions have won an all-expenses paid trip to Sweden. The awardees will get to visit the headquarters of the partnering companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum. All participants got the certificates and many of them also won exciting audience prizes.
About 716 teams from leading institutions registered encompassing 2148 students participated in this year’s competition. The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018 started from Mumbai on 28 September 2018 and saw participation from all leading institutes across six locations at Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.
The quiz is open to all Indian students currently enrolled at a college/university in India. Students are required to form teams of 3 members, all from the same institution. Each team must comprise of at least one male and one female student, unless the institution is gender-restricted.