11 Feb 2020 19:12 IST

TCS, Sai Mitra win Bimtech’s Cognicioun quiz contest

There were over 150 registrations and over 60 teams from corporates and colleges competed

Cognicioun is a national level annual quizzing event conducted by Birla Institute of Management Technology. The ninth annual edition witnessed over 150 registrations and 60 teams from corporates and colleges competed, apart from 20 teams from Bimtech. Sachin Ravi, a quizmaster from Walnut Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd, was present.

Nitesh Jain, Director, KPMG India, was the chief guest. The guest of honour was Kumar Abhinav, Deputy Commissioner, Tax Policy Research Unit, Finance Ministry.

Two rounds, winners

The quiz consisted of two rounds. In the first round, 30 questions were asked and six teams qualified for the second round.

The winners were B Naveen Kumar and R Jayakanthan from TCS and Sai Mitra Constructions. They were awarded ₹60,000. The first runners-up — Shyam Shirodkar and Rohan Khanna — were awarded ₹35,000. The second runners-up were Pratyush Goel and Teo Thomas from Ernst & Young and won ₹25,000.

Some of the corporate teams which participated were from SAIL, EY, Deloitte, BNY Mellon, Edelweiss, Capgemini, Maruti Suzuki, Bata India, Times Internet, Nexus Consulting, Paytm, Novartis and Hero MotoCorp.

Student teams from IIM Rohtak, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI, Wellingkar, IMI, IIM Lucknow, BITS Pilani, Ashoka University, JNU, IIM Kashipur, SCMHRD, FORE, BHU, IIFT and XLRI Jamshedpur participated.

KPMG was the knowledge partner. Other sponsors were BusinessLine on Campus, Neo Stencil and Nine to Eleven.