The FCQ is an exclusive Quiz on Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine for students and scholars from Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Medicine conducted every year as a part of NCRM NICHE. The FCQ was named after renowned Japanese Physician Dr. Fujio Takayama (1923 ~2016) and has been conducted this year for the XII consecutive time.


The FCQ 2017 was conducted in the following manner:

  1. The Preliminary Selection was based on a two-step - online test and a regenerative medicine based assignment among 50 teams from eight countries.
  2. Among these 50 teams, 24 teams from six countries were selected for the On-site rounds in Tokyo, Japan during the NCRM NICHE 2017 event on 22 & 23 October, 2017.
  3. The finals of the Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) during the NCRM NICHE 2017 event on 22nd October, 2017 saw teams from Egypt, Indonesia and India competing for the prestigious Fujio cup
  4. The Fujio Cup was won by the team comprising of Mr. Anirudh Pai and Mr. Siddharth Shankar from Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, India. 
  5. Ms. Noordeen Khalidha and Ms. Harur Muralidharan Nisha from Anna University, Chennai, India turned out to be the 1st Runner up.



NCRM thanks all the participants, their faculty, head of the institutions and peer group, accompanying persons for making this event a grand success.

We thank all those who had given their feedback and we shall implement several of your suggestions in the next year’s quiz.

Our special thanks are due to the Quiz masters Dr. Dedeepiya Devaprasad and Dr. Saravana Ganesh for conducting the quiz.