Guwahati, Sept 8: Tezpur University has won the qualifying round of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati organised by the Embassy of Sweden.
"The team of Tezpur University, comprising Ashutosh Das, Anubhav Joshi and Subhasish Dutta did their institution proud by winning the Guwahati finals," a release from the Embassy of Sweden said.
The event in Guwahati was attended by the Ambassador of Sweden to India Harald Sandberg. Winners of the Guwahati round will represent the city at the National Finals, which will be held at The Hindu College, University of Delhi on November 1, 2014.
"Apart from Guwahati, the Quiz will also be held in Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Indore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and New Delhi," the release said.
The National winners will get an all-expenses 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, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, IKEA, SAAB, Sandvik, Scania, SEB, SKF, Tetrapak, Volvo Cars and Volvo India.
The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week is a 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 it celebrates the Indian Nobel Laureates as well.
The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2014 is the 8th edition of the week.