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 XIII consecutive time.


The FCQ 2019 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 57 teams from different countries.
  2. Among these 57 teams, 19 teams from four countries were selected for the On-site rounds in Tokyo, Japan during the NCRM NICHE 2019 event on 14 & 15 October, 2019.
  3. The finals of the Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) during the NCRM NICHE 2019 event on 14th October, 2019 saw teams from Indonesia and India competing for the prestigious Fujio cup
  4. The Fujio Cup was won by the team comprising of Reshma K Romanas & Aayushi Agrahari from Kasturba Medical College, India. 
  5. Sandeep Rao Kordcal & Anil Dsouza from Father Muller Medical College, 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, Dr. Preethy and Ms. Sandhyaa for conducting the quiz.