“EARTHWIZ 2021” was an International Quiz Contest celebrating the Earth Day, this year; that was organized by the Presidency University Quiz Club from the Department of Student Welfare of Presidency University, Bangalore. It was held virtually on April 24th, 2021, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Faculty Co-ordinators for the event were:

  1. Ramya K/ EEE Dept
  2. Neeraj Kumar/ L&D Dept

The Student Co-ordinators for the event were:

  1. Shabbir / CSE / 3rd Year
  2. Emily Joseph / EEE / 4th Year
  3. Surabhi M Y / EEE / 3rd Year
  4. Keshav Ganesh / EEE / 3rd Year
  5. Venkata Sai Charan / ECE / 2nd Year
  6. Akash M Tulahalli / CSE / 3rd Year
  7. Prateek Mishra / School of Law(SOL) /1st Year
  8. Hemantha S V / MEC / 3rd Year

Each year the 22nd of April is celebrated as Earth Day. This day is to educate and alert people about the urge to save our planet. We should take combined efforts to make this World a better place to live in. We the members of the Quiz Club decided to host an event through which we could spread the message of Earth Day to as many people as possible.

The topics for the quiz were: Earth Day History/Current Affairs/Climate Change/Environment Literacy/Deforestation/Biodiversity/Covid-19 Pandemic/Agriculture/Sci-Fi movies/Travel and Tourism/Famous Personalities/Clean Energy/Species Conservation/Budget and Economy

These 14 topics were used to frame the questions for all the rounds in the Prelims & Finals of the quiz.

A total of 92 teams registered for the quiz with two international teams from Australia and Singapore.

  1. INAUGURAL CEREMONY : Microsoft Teams

The Inaugural Ceremony began at 10 a.m. through Microsoft Teams platform. The host was Emily Joseph from 8EEE-1. All the participants were given a gracious welcome by the Quiz Club team

Dr. Surendra Kumar, PRO VC and COE & Dr. Snehaprabha T.V., Director, Department of Student Welfare graced the event with their presence. They conveyed their best wishes to the Quiz Club and to all the participants of the event.

  1. PRELIMS : Google Form

The prelims round was held through Google Forms from 10.20 a.m. to 11 a.m. There were 30 questions in total with 3 parts of 10 questions in each. Questions in Part A and B awarded one point for a correct answer and questions in Part C awarded 2 points for the same. A total time duration of 40 minutes was given to the participants.

  1. FINALS: Zoom & YouTube Live-Stream

The final round was conducted through Zoom and was live-streamed on YouTube for the audience. Six teams were selected from the prelims to participate in the Finals.

Round-1: CATEGORY ROUND / Quizmaster: Prateek Mishra

Round-2: BUZZER ROUND / Quizmaster: Venkata Sai Charan

Round-3: AUDIO/VISUAL ROUND / Quizmaster: Emily Joseph

Round-4: RAPID FIRE ROUND / Quizmaster: Emily Joseph

All the participants from the 6 teams were very enthusiastic throughout the finals and battled with their knowledge to win the quiz. The top 3 teams were declared and the quiz ended.

EarthWiz 2021 Winners List

1st Prize

Team: Prithvi

Ishita Vats ;2nd Year, BBA.LLB (Hons), School Of Law

Presidency University,

Vaishnavi Verma;3rd Year, BSc (Hons) Agriculture, School of Agricultural Studies;Quantum University, Roorkee, Uttarakhand

2nd Prize

Team: Midgard

Siddhesh Shimpukade; 2020 pass out, Bachelor’s In Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering;Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra

Kanishk Nadkar; 2020 pass out, Computer Science Engineering

SBNITM, Jaipur, Rajasthan

3rd Prize

Team: Adarsh;Adarsh Muraleedharan;3rd Year, Dept. Of Computer Science, School Of Engineering;Presidency University, Bangalore, Karnataka

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