PDPU Open Quiz 2013 Gandhinagar

PDPU Open Quiz 2013 Gandhinagar Main Event Day-2



Date: 3rd February 2013

Venue: Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University


The day 2 of PDPU Open Quiz saw an uproar of participants even before the registration for the day began. With an increase in the participation of young and enthusiastic school students, the event saw the turnout of about 1000 exuberant participants. School like DPS, Gandhinagar, DPS, Bopal, St.Xavier’s School, Hansol and many more along with students from various colleges including SVNIT, GNLU, Nirma University etc. took part in the mega event of General Quiz, hosted by Mr. Kunal Savarkar. He is the Director of Quizcraft Events and Communications (P) Ltd and he is a BBC Mastermind India semi-finalist.



1 Mr. Kunal Savarkar, the quizmaster

The quiz, being a general one included questions from all the possible spheres of life. The mixed bag of questions varied from arts to sciences to business, suitable for all, irrespective of their age.

As a result, 12 teams qualified for the semi-finals, out of which two consisted of school students from DPS, Bopal and St. Kabir School.


2 Kunal Sir with the team from DPS, Bopal

Even though the school teams got eliminated after the two part semi-finals consisting of three rounds each, they didn’t lose their hearts and were glad that they were going back with an experience and knowledge that can’t be contained in mere textbooks. On asking the semi-finalists from St. Kabir School about their experience, they said “We had a great time. Being able to qualify the preliminary round and battling head to head with other teams was a amazing experience. We will definitely participate next year as well.”


3. Quizzing in full swing!

After battling it out in the gruelling semi-finals the following 6 teams qualified for the finals:

  1. Trivially Challenged- Soumyadipta Chanda and Amit Das, GNLU
  2. Trivially Unchallenged- Nihal George Zachariah and Ishan Bhatt, GNLU
  3. Lambi Judaai- Kushan and Arya
  4. Quizfellas- Abhijeet Singh and R. Kailasham, SVNIT
  5. Team Name- Shayak Chakraborty and Moulika K Hegde, GNLU
  6. Dented, Not Yet Painted- Mayank Mujumdar and Sankalp Jain, Nirma University



4. Finalists of the Mega Quiz with the quizmaster

The quick wit and poise of Kunal Sir kept the finalists on their toes and the knowledge savvy audience engrossed in the quiz. The rounds varied from immensely entertaining AV rounds to infinite bounce with Mayank Mujumdar and Sankalp Jain, Nirma University to emerge as the winners, followed by Shayak Chakraborty and Moulika K. Hegde, GNLU; and Soumyadipta Chanda and Amit Das, GNLU.


5 Kunal Sir interacting with the audience

On sharing his experience with the participants, Kunal Sir said, “I participated in my first quiz in fourth standard and was not able to answer a single question. But you need to keep on participating in quizzes and learning. The key to being a good quizzer is to have an obsessive compulsive disorder for reading and retain as much as possible and you will definitely improve.” Upon talking about the quizzing scene in Gujarat, he said “The educational institutes in Gujarat are really good. I’ve hosted 3-4 quizzes recently in Ahmedabad and I see the quizzing scene budding in the area and endeavours of PDPU are to be thanked for it.”


6. Audience deeply engrossed in the quiz

The 2-Day long mega event, full of wit and charm of its quizmasters and the enthusiasm of the participants culminated with a prize distribution session and a promise from the Mind Ripple, Quiz Club of PDPU to come back the following year bigger, better and with more quizzing action.

We would like to thank our sponsors, Sandesh, Print Partner; Sandesh News, Television Partner; JAM, Online Magazine Partner; RED FM, Radio Partner; AIESEC, Youth Partner; Freecharge.com, Online Recharge Partner; Subway, Snacks Partner and  Gandhinagar Portal, Online Media Partner.

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