TIME's inter-school quiz enters Guinness Book of World Records

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Hyderabad, Dec 4 (UNI) The Triumphant Institute of Management Education Private Ltd (TIME), which conducted the inter-school science quiz in India 'Aqua Regia', entered the Guinness Book of World Records for organising the biggest quiz in the world.

Around 2,40,000 students had competed in Aqua Regia, which was open to students of all streams from class VIII to X and was conducted in over 25 cities across the country, a press release said here.

Aqua Regia followed a four-tier format - school level preliminary test, city finals, regional finals and national finals. National finals of Aqua Regia 2007 was held here yesterday.

More than 34,000 students from Hyderabad had competed at the school level preliminary rounds of Aqua Regia and 1,586 students battled it out in the finals.

TIME had already bagged the national record for conducting the largest quiz in India, as certified by the LIMCA Book of Records, in November 2006 and this feat (Aqua Regia) would be featured in the LIMCA Book of Records 2008 edition.

Speaking about the success of this event TIME Vice-President Ajay Anthony said, ''Aqua Regia was conducted in a format that gained acceptance in the student community across India. We have tried to promote the application side of learning science through our national circuit of Aqua Regia and encourage students to learn beyond school text books.'' ''Our interest was to induce a better learning methodology replacing the 'learn-by-heart' technique that students sometimes adopt,'' he added.

The S S S Singhania School, Mumbai, had won the national finals and took home a laptop apart from a trophy and other gifts. The first runner-up team New Greenfield (Saket), New Delhi won a desktop computer each apart from a trophy and other gifts. The second runners-up were Little Flower High School, from Hyderabad who won iPods and other gifts.

UNI

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