The oncology community from all parts of India towards the common cause of gaining knowledge through quizzing.

A national quiz coordination committee was formed with approximately 25 consultants and faculty from all branches of Oncology. It was led by Dr Rajat Saha and Dr Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala.

800 + participants (comprising oncology students and young consultants) from different zones in india registered for the largest ever oncology quiz contest.

The central theme of the quiz was "multidisciplinary cooperation" with each team comprising 3 members- medical ,surgical and radiation oncologist.

The first online round of quiz was held on 24th September 2023 with a record 800 + participants. The conduct of the quiz round was seamless and the results were declared zone wise on 27th September.

63 teams representing each of the 5 zones - east , west, north, south and central , were selected for the second round of online quiz scheduled for 15th October.

The level of the questions in the second round were understandably more challenging to select the best of the best teams.

The top 20 teams selected on 17th october were slated to contest at the final grand finale quiz on 4th November 2023 at the 3rd Indian Cancer Congress in Mumbai.

The atmosphere in the quiz hall on the morning of 4th November at the ICC was electrifying.

The top 20 teams of India had a strong support from approx 250 students and compatriots at the quiz venue.

The quiz started at 9.30 am with a pre final round comprising 30 questions.

The top 6 teams from premier institutions were welcomed on the stage for the mega finals.

The teams were from AIIMS Delhi, PGI Chandigarh, RCC Thiruvananthapuram, Tata Memorial Mumbai, Medanta Delhi and MVR hospital Calicut.

A gruelling yet entertaining rounds of interactive quizzing started at 10.30 am. The quiz tested the basics of Oncology alongwith current and futuristic concepts. Precise knowledge, Razor sharp thinking and quick presence of mind were tested during the multiple rounds of quiz.

Particularly innovative were the visual connection buzzer round, the History round and the jeopardy round.

The quiz was deservedly won by RCC, Thiruvananthapuram followed closely by TMH Mumbai and AIIMS Delhi in 2nd and 3rd position respectively.

The national champions were given a trophy and cash incentives

The quiz coordination committee was led by Dr Rajat Saha, Dr Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala, Dr Lakshmi Haridas and Dr Samir Batham. The quiz committee also had a multidisciplinary composition with 20 learned consultants from all branches of oncology to try and create an unbiased balanced quizzing experience. The efforts of the team was highly appreciated by the participants and the senior faculty members in the conference. The long meetings of core committee members to prepare perfect questions, sensible, relevant yet interesting were fruitful.

The 250+ audience were rooted to their places in the packed hall with a lively participation and instant prizes.

All in all, the entire journey of 3 months was highly enriching for the quiz coordination committee as well as the entire student community of India. We would like to continue this enthusiasm every year.