Udupi, Nov 21: A BSc Biotechnology student Mythili Padavu from Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) who is in her 5th semester won the first prize in the BioQuiz-2022 national finals to become the BioQuiz National Winner 2022.
The national level quiz programme was part of the Asia’s most prestigious Bengaluru Tech Summit, organised by the department of electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka and was virtually inaugurated by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
BioQuiz 2022 was organized as part of 25th edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit-2022 and was India's largest National Level Quiz on Biotechnology. It was held in three rounds: a preliminary round on November 5- 6, the zonal round on November 10 and the grand final round was conducted on November 18.
All undergraduate students irrespective of their specialization across the country were eligible to take part in this BioQuiz.
BioQuiz 2022 was presided over by Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, minister, Government of Karnataka, Dr E V Ramana Reddy (IAS), additional chief secretary and Meena Nagaraj (IAS), director, dept. of electronics, IT & BT and managing director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka as the chief guest.
Giri Balasubramanium, better known by his pseudonym Pickbrain, a noted quizmaster conducted the event.
The objective of this quiz was to create awareness about the fascinating world of biotechnology, encourage students to delve deep into the subject and showcase to the world the talent in this significant field of life sciences.
Speaking about the achievement, Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, vice chancellor, MAHE said, “Congratulations Mythili on being declared the national winner at BioQuiz 2022 and i wish you many more accolades in the future. We are extremely proud and delighted of her success as she has won India's largest National Level Quiz on Biotechnology.“
Mythili won the first preliminary round to join 6 students in the southern zonal finals and qualified for the grand finals where four winners from four different zones across India competed for the coveted prize. The finals were challenging and exciting event, but Mythili ended up as a comfortable winner and was declared the BioQuiz Champ.
She scored 250 points in the finals with the first runner up scoring 150 points. She was awarded a certificate and a cash prize by the minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan for winning the BioQuiz 2022.
Dr Satish Rao, director of Manipal School of Life Sciences, said, “What a commendable performance and dedication was shown by Mythili, her hard work has brought laurels to the Institute. I am obliged to see such deserving and talented student from our institute. It is not easy to defeat the opponent with 250 points in the finals.”