Quizing is all about joy of knowing and awareness. Cognicioun’17, the iconi business quiz conducted at Birla Institute of Management Technology’s Greate Noida campus on February 4, 2017, was very special and truly was about joy an knowledge. Cognicioun is a national level annual quizzing event. The wor Cognicioun is a Middle English and Spanish word which means metal capacity. The quiz has the distinction of being the only event at club and conduit level in which corporates participate in numbers to pursue their hobby. It is an open business quiz in which cross teams of corporates and Business schools can participate. Each team must have two members.
The 6 th annual edition saw participation of more than eighty teams. Sixty-five team from corporates and colleges competed in the quiz, whereas fifteen quizzing teams from BIMTECH participated. This shows the popularity of the event in the fraternity of quizzers. The event has gained tremendous respect and has become a diary event for seasoned quizzers. The quizmaster was Mr. Mitesh Agrawal, VP and CTO of Oracle India. He is a well known and respected quizmaster.
The principal sponsor of the event was Hero Motocorp. KPMG extended its support as knowledge parter of the event. The event chief guest was Mr. Nitesh Jain who is an Associate Director at KPMG.
Some of the corporate teams who participated in the quiz were Indian Oil, RBI, SBI, NTPC, Sai Mitra Constructions, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, P&G, Britannia, Deloitte, TCS, NTPC, Gati, JK Papers, Alomondz Brokers and Falcon Adventures.
Student teams from IIT Delhi, IIM Udaipur, IIM Rohtak, Lal Bahadur Sastri Institute of Management, JNU, IMI New Delhi, AIIMS, Ramjas College, St Stephens College, Aligarh Muslim University and ICWAI , etc., participated in the quiz.
There were two rounds in the quiz, 1 st round was a preliminary one which was an elimination round. Thirty questions from business and industry were asked in this round. The prelim was high scoring with highest score being twenty-four. Only six teams were selected for the next round which was on the podium. Qualified teams for the podium round were AIIMS-ICAI , TCS-Sai Mitra Constructions, St. Stephens- Ramjas, Wipro, Godrej-RateGain and Deloitte-ISBF.
On the podium there were six rounds which were conducted on sequential buzzer. Again in this round the questions were related to business and industry. There was a special Cognicioun round in which teams were asked to choose an alphabet from the word COGNICIOUN and answer started with the chosen alphabet. The podium round saw intense competition among the participants though TCS-Sai Mitra gained an upper hand and maintained that till the end. But, there was fierce battle for the Ist runner ups spot between AIIMS-ICAI, Deloitte-ISBF and Ramjas –St. Stephens.
The winner of the Cognicioun’17 were Jayakanthan and B Naveen Kumar from TCS and Sai Mitra Constructions . The winner’s prize was Rs. 50,000.
The 1st runner up were Ramjas-St. Stephens which were represented by Tushar Anand and Apratim Singh. The 1st runner up prize was Rs. 30,000.
The 2nd runner up were Delloite-ISBF which were represented by Rohan Khanna & Aryapriya Ganguly. The 2st runner up prize was Rs. 20,000.
The prizes were given by the chief guest- Mr. Nitesh Jain, the quizmaster- Mr. Mitesh Agarwal, Deputy Director- Dr. Anupam Varma and QCB Mentor- Prof K.K.krishnan.
Cognicioun being a knowledge driven event, helps tremendously in branding and helps BIMTECH in positioning itself as a laboratory of creative and innovative thinking.
The culmination of the grand event was the result of the untiring efforts of all the members of Quiz Cub of BIMTECH from first and second year as well as alumini QCB members, who toiled for three months and contacted a large number of corporates as well as colleges around the country under the mentorship of Prof. K.K. Krishnan.
Cognicioun is a national level business quiz competition for Corporate and College organized by BIMTECH and QCB (BIMTECH’s official quizzing club). Cognicioun ’17 is the sixth edition of Cognicioun to be held on 04 Feburary 2017. The previous editions of Cognicioun were hosted by eminent quizmasters Mr. Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam, Mr. Avinash Mudaliar of dare2compete, Mr. Harneet Singh of QuizWorks and Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya, Project Director of FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The previous versions of Cognicioun had been a great success and saw participation from many esteemed organizations such as Accenture, Genpact, TCS (Bangalore & Chennai Circles), HCL Technologies, CSC, NTPC, IOCL, GE, Reckitt Benckiser, ITC, S&P Capital IQ, Ericsson, E&Y, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Star India, FICCI and prestigious b-schools like IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, NMIMS Mumbai, FMS, IIFT Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, IMI and many other. This year’s edition will be organized as part of the institutes effort to attain its vision of creating and disseminating knowledge in the global context.
MEGA QUIZ EVENT: COGNICIOUN ’16: BIMTECH’s National level Corporate cum-Inter collegiate Quiz
Prizes worth Rs.1,25,000 to be won
1st Prize -Rs. 50,000/-
2nd Prize- Rs. 30,000/-
3rd Prize-Rs. 20,000/- and
Goodies worth Rs 25,000 to be won by participants
It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to BIMTECH’s National level Corporate-cum-Inter Collegiate Quiz event Cognicioun’16. This will be the 5th annual edition of Cognicioun which has carved a niche for itself among professional quizzers.
The quiz will be a Business Quiz and will be anchored by Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya, Director of U-17 FIFA world cup and a well known Quizmaster.
This year’s edition will be organized as a part of the 28th Annual Celebrations of the Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida. We cordially invite your corporate team of quizzers to participate in this event.
The details of the Competition are as under:
Date: 31st January, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 4.00 pm onwards
Venue: Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Plot no-5, Knowledge Park-2, Greater Noida-201306, Uttar Pradesh
- There is no restriction on the number of teams from corporates.
- Each team to comprise of 2 members and can belong to the same or different organisation. (Cross-teams from colleges are, however, not permitted)
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Note- To and from transportation facility will be provided from Botanical Garden to BIMTECH campus at 2.30 PM on January 31st, 2016. Accommodation will be provided, if required, on prior notice.
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First Position:- Mint
Second Position:- IMT Ghaziabad
First Position:- Accenture(Rohan Khanna & Sandipan Chowdhury)
Second Position:- General Electric(Ninad)&Contract Advertising( Abhishek)
Third Position:- India Times(Avinash Mudaliar) & FICCI(Sujoy Dasgupta)
First Position:- TCS(Jayakanthan Raganathan & Sreekanth Gundumalla)
Second Position:- Genpact(Rohan Khanna)& Reckitt Benckiser(Tanmay Prusty)
Third Position:- NTPC(KM Prashanth & Sujith Varkey)
1) Mr. Rohan Khanna(Genpact) & Mr. Naveen Kumar( Sai Mitra Constructions)
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