Date : Apr 15, 2019


The Department of Biochemistry, FMMC conducted a State level Quiz competition for I MBBS students,  Scintilla - 2019  on 12th April 2019, in the Decennial Memorial Hall. This is for the seventh consecutive year this event is being organized. The day long competition was inaugurated by Rev. Fr Richard Coelho, Director of FMCI. In his address, the Director lauded the efforts of Biochemistry Department and wished that the event will become a National level competition in the coming years. Dr Malathi M., Professor and Head of Biochemistry welcomed the gathering while Dr Shailaja A. Katti, Assistant Professor proposed the vote of thanks.

A total of 29 teams from 17 colleges participated in the quiz competition. A written preliminary round was followed by Semi-finals for 12 qualifying teams.  The Finals for 6 teams was conducted in the afternoon. The quiz had reasoning, visuals, sequencing, rearranging, buzzer, MCQ, true/false, case reports, answer with hints and rapid fire rounds. Quiz masters were the faculty of Department of Biochemistry Dr Shivashankara A.R., Dr Avinash S.S, Dr Maitreyee D.S, Dr Shailaja A. Katti and Dr Ramlingareddy.  Dr Maitreyee D. S was the anchor for the entire day’s programme.

Finally, the team from KMC Mangalore emerged as champions, followed by second team from KMC Mangalore as first runner up and KMC Manipal as second runner up. Dr Ashalatha V. Rao, Retired professor of Biochemistry was the neutral observer for the event.