Mimamsa was conceptualised and founded by Dr. Sutirth Dey - a faculty member in the Biology Department at IISER Pune. The underlying philosophy behind the quiz lies in putting forth arguments and counter-arguments; to arrive at an answer based on deduction and logic, and to debate upon the answers given by other teams. The belief is that questions in science do not demand “correct” answers - they require original thinking.
The first edition of Mimamsa was organised on January 10, 2009, in Pune, as a small inter-college event. We have come a long way since then, and evolved considerably over time. This year marks the 10th Edition of Mimamsa. The 2017 edition of the Prelims saw a record participation of 276 teams in 12 centres across India – Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Vadodara, Bhopal, Kochi, Bhubaneshwar and Tirupati. The 2018 chapter will have a total of 15 centers across India - including the previous 12 centres and Guwahati, Mohali and Varanasi as three new centres.