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Biotechnology student from Manipal School of Life Sciences, MAHE wins First Prize in BioQuiz -2022

Ms. Mythili Padavu became the BioQuiz National Winner 2022. 25 th edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022 was organised by Department of Electronics, IT, BT and Government of Karnataka The event was virtually inaugurated by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Manipal, 21 st November 2022: A B.Sc. Biotechnology student Ms. Mythili
Padavu from Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher
Education who is in her 5 th semester won the First Prize in the BioQuiz -2022
National finals to become the BioQuiz National Winner 2022.

The national level quiz program was part of the Asia’s most prestigious Bangalore Tech Summit, organised by the Department of Electronics, IT, BT and
Government of Karnataka and was virtually inaugurated by Shri Narendra
Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of India.

BioQuiz 2022 was organised as part of 25 th 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 5-6 th November, the Zonal round on 10 th November and the Grand Final Round was conducted on 18 th November 2022.

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, Honble Minister, Government of Karnataka, Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary and Smt. Meena Nagaraj (IAS), Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka as the chief guest. Mr. Giri Bala subramanium, better known by his pseudonym Pickbrain, a noted quiz master 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 show case 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. “

Ms. 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 Hon'ble 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.”

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