New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The first qualifying round of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2017 is all set to take place in IIM Indore on August 2, an official statement said on Wednesday.
The 11-city inter-collegiate quiz competition is part of the 11th edition of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, organised by the Swedish Embassy and partner companies to enhance the image of Sweden in India.
Instituted in memory of Swedish innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred Nobel, the week comprises of many events ranging from seminars and panel discussions to competitions for students and cultural performances.
The celebrations spread over a couple of months would be showcasing the contributions, in terms of knowledge and innovation, of Swedish companies to the country and has, therefore, been titled as “Sweden Makes in India”.
The theme also includes sustainability and innovation.
The Indian students will compete in the regional rounds and the winning team from each city will qualify for the grand finale which will take place in New Delhi in October.
Apart from Indore, the qualifying rounds will be held in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and New Delhi.
The national quiz champions will get a trip to Sweden, where they will visit headquarters of the partnering companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum.