The Grand Finale of India’s biggest annual quiz, Q?riosity, concluded on Friday amid great excitement. Gautam Gupta from Bal Bharti School, Delhi, bagged the running trophy and cash prize of Rs 25,000. The second position went to Tarpan Soni from Police DAV School, Jalandhar, with a cash prize of Rs 15,000 and Laavnya from Queen’s Valley School, Delhi, won the third prize and a cash prize of Rs 10,000.
Conceptualised by ‘Ideas That Matter’, the longest virtual quiz was organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences and Liberal Arts (FMSLA). More than 200 schools across the country participated in the competition that began on October 10. Out of 200 teams, six teams qualified for the Grand Finale and battled for the top slot.
Springdale Senior School, Amritsar, Bhartiya Vidya Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana, St. Kabir Public School, Queen’s Valley School, Police DAV School, and Bal Bharti School, Rohini, Delhi, were the six schools that competed in the finale.
Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla and Mr Vivek Atray, Motivational Speaker and Visiting Professor at Shoolini University conducted the Grand Finale, which saw the top talent of the country push their boundaries.
FMSLA has been hosting the BizQuiz for almost a decade now. Renamed Q?riosity, the quiz was organised in the virtual space on account of the pandemic. There were four rounds spanning 20 days and more than 3,000 questions were fielded. In Round One, 200 schools participated, out of which 60 schools qualified for the quarter-final round and 21 schools got into the semi-final. Then on, it was a battle between the top six schools.
Shoolini University Trustee and Vice President Ms Avnee Khosla, the overall in charge of the Quiz, said the show was a “huge success and we were able to reach students from across the nation with the help of our outreach team”. She congratulated all faculty members and students who worked hard to organise such a big event successfully.
The outreach team was headed by Ms Shikha Sood. The quiz was coordinated by Dr Nitin Gupta and his team.