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Cognicioun 2021 “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life”- Confucious

Cognicioun 2021 “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life”- Confucious

In the world of education there are many different ways to teach and to consolidate what has been learned. As quizzes help to embed information in our brains, this provides a firm foundation for the next stage of learning.

QCB- the quiz club of Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida (BIMTECH) organized the 10th edition of their annual national level open business quiz ‘Cognicioun’ on the 20th of March, 2021. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was conducted virtually for the first time with the help of modern-day apps and tools. The event kicked off at 4 PM with a welcome note and introduction of the quizmaster- Mr. Venky Srinivasan by Team QCB. Mr. Srinivasan is the CEO & founder of Nexus Consulting – one of the fastest growing ed-tech companies in India. Mr. Srinivasan is a graduate of IIM Bangalore with several years of experience in the corporate world and is a well-recognised Quizmaster who has hosted a bunch of eminent quizzes across the country, including the Pearson Quiz Champs, Exide Life Junior Finance Gurus, Landmark Junior Quiz, Brainiac – the quiz by BBC Knowledge and SportsQuest. We are extremely excited to have you, sir.

The event then witnessed some encouraging words by Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH on the role of quizzes and such knowledge dispensing events that enrich the co-curriculars in a B-school or elsewhere. The competition received more than 700 registrations. The structure of this event comprised of two rounds- the prelims and the final round. The prelims started with 25 questions based on the business world, current affairs, economy and related topics in which the participants were put on a webinar to where the questions were shared while they answered the same on the Kahoot app in the stipulated time. Out of around 200 participants who played this quiz, 8 made it to the final round where they competed on head-scratching questions and interesting trivia from all spheres of life.

The enthralling quiz session came to an end at 7:30 PM after the winners were announced. Jayakanthan Ranganathan of Tata Consultancy Services emerged as the winner. Preetham Upadhyay of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Gokul Satheesh of Delhi School of Economics were the first and the second runners up respectively. Prizes worth Rs. 70,000 were awarded to the winners and finalists which was followed by a heart-warming note by Dr. Anupam Varma, Deputy Director, BIMTECH who thanked the quizmaster for his efforts and way Cognicioun 2021 was put into place. The event concluded with Team QCB thanking their mentor Dr. Amrendra Pandey, Assistant Professor of Economics, BIMTECH for being a supporting pillar and all the participants and attendees for making the event a successful one.