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BBCW's quiz show 'University Challenge' starts 7 August

NEW DELHI: BBC World will showcase the famous quiz show University Challenge in search of the best talent from the country's top universities and colleges.

If it is the College Bowl in the United States, it is the University Challenge in Britain. The Indian version of the Challenge is hosted by ace quiz master Siddharth Basu and will be on air from 7 August, with additional appointment to view on Sundays.

Over 27 episodes, the best quizzing teams from the top institutes will battle it out to win the prestigious trophy. A press release says that the current format in the UK involves 24 teams a year. After an initial written application, a team of University Challenge staff tours the UK to interview and test the applicant teams.

In all, teams representing approximately 250 universities or university colleges are seen annually. In each of those cases, a standardised quiz and personal interviews are used.

Following that "road trip", the average team score on the quiz and the interviews are used to select the 24 teams for the year's series.

The release adds that there were over 350 entries from prestigious colleges across India. University Challenge in India is being sponsored by Samsung Sound.

There will be other attractions, too, as the launch party yesterday indicated where hot babe Mandira Bedi, Cyrus Broacha, Rahul Bose and Sharon Prabhakar pitted their knowledge against each other along with four students, two each from India and Britain.

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