Winners of the regional round of Aqua Regia quiz will now take on other city finalists when they compete in the zonal round.

Arshad Mohammed and Cherian Thomas of Raja Giri Public School won the Kochi regional finals of the Aqua Regia quiz conducted by the Triumphant Institute of Management Education (T.I.M.E) Pvt. Ltd. recently.

Winners

Ashwin R. and Jayadev Pradeep, and Aswin Menon and Rishikesh K. representing Vidyodaya School and Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara, respectively emerged the second and third runners-up respectively.

The winners of the regional finals will compete with other regional winners from across the country in the national finals at Hyderabad on December 5, 2011.

About 1,800 students from various schools across the city participated in the quiz and six schools made it to the finals. Started in 2006, this quiz has seen the participation of more than nine lakh students from more than 30 cities over the years.

Prizes to be won include laptops and net books, gaming consoles, watches etc.

“The idea is to present an event that is informative, intellectually challenging and entertaining, even to the average student. We want to take learning out of the textbook and bring it into the real world,” said M. Pramod Kumar, Director, T.I.M.E. Kochi.

A school can nominate any number of teams of two members each. All participating teams have to take part in a written preliminary round that is conducted at the school itself.

The top teams from each school qualify for the city finals in each city. The winners from each city finals qualify for the Zonal Finals, and the winners of each zone qualify for the National Finals.

About 1,800 students from various schools participated in the quiz...