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Published: Tuesday, 3 February, 2016 09:45 AM
Cognicioun is the national level annual corporate cum college quiz event of Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), which is being organized by Quiz Club of BIMTECH (QCB).The word Cognicioun is a middle engilish and Spanish word which means metal capacity. The quiz event has the distinction of being the only club and conduit level event of BIMTECH in which corporates participate in numbers to pursue their hobby. It has become a brand in itself, with every year quizzers eagerly waiting for the announcement of the event date. Cognicioun being a knowledge driven event, helps tremendously in branding BIMTECH as laboratory of creative and innovative thinking.
Cognicioun 16, the 5th edition of the quiz was held on 31st January 2016. Renowned quiz master Joy Bhattacharjya hosted the event. It saw participation of 75 teams. 51 teams from corporates and other colleges and 24 teams from BIMTECH participated in the quiz .
Quizzers from PWC, Indian Oil, Big Synergy, Britannia, Deloitte, Zopper, TCS, Dua Consulting, Network TV 18, Snapdeal NTPC ,Gati , EXL, BPCL, JK Papers and Essex Lake etc. took part in the event. Some of the quizzers flew all the way from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Goa to participate in the quiz.
Students from Ashoka University, Amity University, FMS,Indus Business Academy, Christ Institute of Management, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, Fore School of Business, Lal Bahardur Shastri institute of Management and IIM Rohtak took part in the event.
Print media partners for the event were Mint and Business Standard. Online promotion partner was QuizCraft and knowledge partner was ConfusedGyani.
The quiz started with preliminary round from which 6 teams were chosen for the next round on the podium. The preliminary result was unique from the past editions in the sense that there was even distribution of college and corporate teams on the podium. Qualified teams for the podium round were Britannia-Mattel, Big Synergy, Essex Lake, Amity University and two teams from Ashoka University.
In the podium round there were 6 rounds on sequential buzzer. The quiz master had framed the questions keeping the business as a predominant theme in mind. He entertained the audience with his wit and wisdom. Many BIMTECH students were appreciated by the Quiz Master for their brilliant answers. The quiz hall was jammed pack till end of the quiz.
The podium round saw good competition among the participants and there was tie for the second position between Ashoka University and BritanniaMattel , which the quiz master broke by asking tie breaker question. The completion level could be judged by the difference in the scores of first and second winner, which was only 5 marks. The winner of the Cognicioun’16 were Sahil Gupta from Essex Lake Consulting and Shashank Singh from Avanti Fellows team. The winner’s prize of Rs. 50,000. The 1st runner up was Ashoka University which was represented by Sanchit Bansal and Mayukh Nair. The 1 st runner up prize was of Rs. 30,000. The 2nd runner up was Britannia Mattel which was represented by Kunal Malhotra and Kumar Vaibhav Tanwar. The 2 nd runner up prize was of Rs. 20,000. The prizes were given by Dr. Anupam Varma, Prof. K.K Krishnan and Prof. K.R. Chari.
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