Champions of Mimamsa-2012: IISc, Bangalore!
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Mimamsa 2012 Finals were broadcast live on Facebook and Twitter! Catch all the questions and discussions there!!

12-02-2012: Mimamsa 2012 ends. 

11-02-2012: Mimamsa 2012 begins. 

27-01-2012: The preparations for the Finals are in full swing.

20-01-2012: Prelims results declared on Facebook.

How do fish in Antarctic ocean survive at -2°C? Why do marathon runners drink a cup of coffee shortly before the race? Why does an electronic appliance show immediate response when switched on? What's the shortest path on the surface of a rectangular parallelopiped between its farthest vertices? If you want to
  • ponder upon such questions at length,
  • argue with some of the best of your peers from other colleges,
  • hear the experts' verdicts from some of the leading scientists of the country, and
  • win some exciting prizes on the sides
then Mimamsa is perhaps where you should be....

Mimamsa is an undergraduate level inter-college science competition organized by Science Club, IISER Pune. This competition is different from the regular science quizzes in that it does not seek to test the factual knowledge of the participants. The aim of Mimamsa is to challenge the participants to couple the knowledge of basic concepts in science with analytical reasoning to arrive at the answers. In that sense, Mimamsa is closer to the various science Olympiads, although with some major differences in the skills being tested for.

There was a 90-minutes long preliminary round for selecting teams from four different colleges for participation in the finals (for more details see Guidelines). The finals will be organized at IISER-Pune, and shall stretch over >14 hours on two days.
The winning team shall receive the Mimamsa Rolling Trophy. All finalists shall win exciting cash prizes and mementos. All prelims participants will get Participation Certificates at the venue.

The Preliminary rounds took place at nine centers at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.

Dates to Remember:
  • Deadline for Registration: January 1, 2012
  • Preliminary Round: January 15, 2012
  • Results of Preliminary round: January 20, 2012
  • Finals: February 11 & 12, 2012
Sponsored by:

IISER Pune and Bruker