Mangaluru: The Department of Business Administration of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management organised “Sahyadri Whiz Quiz" 2017, Quizzine-Food for Thought." This event is for undergraduates to create a fun-filled atmosphere for learning and acquiring general knowledge about current events in the business world.
The main aim of the event is to motivate students to bring themselves up-to-date with the latest news and other emerging developments in the areas of Business History, Marketing, HR Finance and Indian Economy.
The programme was designed in two phases-College Round and Sahyadri Campus Round. College round of the quiz was conducted during the month of Feb 2017 in selected 31 colleges in and around Mangalore, Udupi, Kodagu and Kasargod districts. Teams consisting of three members' from final year graduation were eligible to participate in the college round. Around 5000 students participated in the first round of quiz out of which 750 students were selected for finale. The day witnessed a mammoth crowd of participating students who were enthusiastic to combat in the final round. The grand finale of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz began with a brief inauguration programme.
Ramesh K G, Chief Coordinator of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz 2017 welcomed the gathering. He gave a glimpse of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management and the achievements of the Department of Business Administration. Dr. Vishal Samartha, Director, Department of Business Administration gave away the bird eye view of the flagship event Sahyadri Whiz Quiz 2017. She said quiz creates a fun filled environment in learning. "The basic premise of the event is to create Knowledge Capital which plays the most important role in today’s competitive world", she added. She proudly welcomed 750 participants of 31 colleges from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Madikeri and Kasargod districts.
The chief guest of the day Kishan Shetty, Managing Director and Chairman of Chloris Group of Companies inaugurated the programme and he congratulated the organisers of the event for conceiving the great idea of quizzing in the region. He said quiz creates curiosity and curiosity is the mother of learning. Stating that curiosity in every walk of life led to success he advocated all the students to be curious throughout their lives and enjoy the process of learning. He proposed for preambles of life namely politeness, obedience, loyalty and integrity which pave way to reach great heights in life. He asked students to practise discipline, self appraisal and have a dream. "One must strive to realise that dream as I did and always keep your head high. As a child I had this desire of buying an air ticket and today I am the proud owner of a licensed private aircraft", he said. He thanked the chairman for his vision and efforts in creating such a magnanimous institution and wished the participants all the very best in their life.
Guruprasad, HR Manager - KPMG, Guest of Honour for the day thanked the programme coordinators for having him at the formal function. He said he had been associated with Sahyadri for campus placements for several years and it was his pleasure to be part of the event though it was quite difficult for him to manage his schedule on a weekday. He applauded the students recruited from Sahyadri because he acclaimed them to be the most hardworking and the best in quality in the region. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, complimented all the participants and advised them to nurture humbleness and simplicity in their lives and encash this opportunity to interact with the rest of the student community from various colleges. Girish Madla, co coordinator of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz proposed a vote of thanks. Shreyas, second year MBA & Komal, first year MBA were the masters of ceremony for the event.
Rakshith Shetty was the quiz master. Immediately after the formal function, the quiz master took over and conducted two preliminary rounds and ended the day with the grand finale.