Team IIT Bombay wins Mumbai round of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018

Team IIT Bombay wins Mumbai round of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018
Abhay Anand | Oct 3, 2018 - 12:03 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 3: Team from the IIT Bombay won the Mumbai qualifying round of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018. The winning team members Anshul Nasery, Meghomita Das and Nithin Kumar did their institute proud by answering the brain-teasers posed by Quiz masters Seema Chari and Kunal Savarkar.

Bjorn Holmgren, Consul, Consulate General of Sweden handed out the prizes at the Inter-Collegiate quiz competition which saw avid quizzers from across reputed colleges and technical institutes of the city and from nearby areas.

The team will now represent the city at the National Finals which will be held at New Delhi on 1st November 2018. The competition will now proceed to the remaining rounds to be held in Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai Hyderabad and finally in New Delhi.

Launched in 2008, this much awaited annual quiz has grown exponentially over the years and is a unique medium to test student’s knowledge on the Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureates and their achievements along with Sweden, its people, culture, Swedish innovations and inventions. Organized by the Embassy of Sweden in collaboration with leading Swedish companies in India and other partners as well as the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai, it forms part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial programme.

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 at least one male and one female student, unless the institution is gender-restricted. The winning team from each city will qualify for the grand finale to be held in Delhi on 1st November 2018.

The prize for National quiz champions will be 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.

This year the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz puts an extra emphasis on increasing the female participation. As an attempt to bridge the gap, the quiz rules for participation has been revised to encourage more equal participation.

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