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Kolkata-Chennai duo win at Bengal Chamber Technology Quiz at JIS University Agarpara

Subhadrika Sen
Subhadrika Sen
Posted on 10 Apr 2022
12:37 PM
Arnab Mandal and Aditya Narayan Sen.

Arnab Mandal and Aditya Narayan Sen. JIS University

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Summary
Arnab Mandal from Jadavpur University and Aditya Narayan Sen from Chennai Mathematical Institute declared winners
Film to technology, 260 quizzers in teams of two battle it out

Quizzers were happy to challenge each other offline at The Bengal Chamber Technology Quiz 2022, an inter-college quiz fest organised by The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with JIS University on March 26. The 11th edition of the quiz saw over 260 young minds from all over the country battle it out on the Agarpara campus of the university.

Arnab Mandal, a fourth-year student of Production Engineering ay Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and Aditya Narayan Sen, a second-year postgraduate student of Data Science at Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai; were declared the winners. Students of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Abhishek Kumar Patra, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student, and Jayant Krishna, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student, bagged the second place.

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“The questions were both informative and fun to work out. After a long wait, we have returned to the offline quizzing setting. We had almost given up on making it to the quiz because we got delayed waiting for the train. A lesson was learnt! Never give up on any situation until the very end. In the beginning, we missed out on three consecutive questions and chose the wrong alternative in the 50/50 Guess round. Despite the negatives and the not-so-promising start, we took calculated risks and, eventually, it paid off. Do not get discouraged by minor setbacks and keep pushing forward,” Arnab Mandal said.

Abhishek Kumar Patra and Jayant Krishna.

Abhishek Kumar Patra and Jayant Krishna. JIS University

Participants included students from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur; Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur; and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. The preliminary round saw 130 teams participating. Kinshuk Biswas and Auritro Chowdhury were the quiz masters for the day.

“It was really exciting to attend an offline quiz after almost two years. The questions were tough, which wasn’t surprising. Our team sailed through most of the rounds except for the Technology In Film round, which was interesting but tough as neither of us is into film trivia,” Abhishek said.

The finals were attended by Sanjay Kumar Das, joint secretary, information technology and electronics department, government of West Bengal; Sambit Dasgupta, assistant director, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Simarpreet Singh, director, JIS Group; Indranil Sen Gupta, vice-chancellor, JIS University; and Gaurav Majumder, assistant registrar, JIS University.

Das addressed the audience on Emerging Technologies and Cyber Security. “Students have been forced to sit at home, restricting their social activity. Finally, they can explore face-to-face activities. They needed a platform to initiate the same with more enthusiasm and vigour,” Majumder said.

Last updated on 10 Apr 2022
12:58 PM
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