GUWAHATI, Sept 6 - Institute of Science & Technology-Gauhati University won the Guwahati qualifying round of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz held at Cotton College today.
The team of three comprising Kumar Shivam, Jyotish Kalita and Ranjit Sharma, did their college proud by winning the Guwahati finals where six teams had participated, a press release said.
Felix Nystrom, Second Secretary in the Office of Science & Innovation-Embassy of Sweden, distributed the prizes at the inter-collegiate quiz competition, which saw avid quizzers from across reputed colleges and technical institutes of the city.
Also present on the occasion was Dr Dhrubajyoti Saikia, Vice-Chancellor of Cotton College State University.
Winners of the Guwahati round will represent the city at the national finals, which will be held in New Delhi on October 16.
The quiz was conducted by quiz master Kunal Savarkar.
Apart from Guwahati, the quiz will also be held in Indore, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The first two qualifying rounds were held in Indore and Pune.
National winners will get an all-expense paid trip to Sweden, where they will visit headquarters of global Swedish companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum among other things.
Partnering Swedish companies for this year�s Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week are ABB, Air France/KLM, Atlas Copco, Camfill, Ericsson, IKEA, Munters, Oriflame, SAAB, Sandvik, Scania, SEB, Tetrapak, Volvo Cars and Volvo India.
The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week is a high-profile, multi-city, multi-activity annual event organised by the Embassy of Sweden in India in cooperation with Swedish companies. The week is instituted in memory of Swedish innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred Nobel and celebrates the Indian Nobel laureates as well.