Mangaluru, March 07, 2020: Department of Business Administration-MBA of Sahyadri College organized ‘Sahyadri Whiz-Quiz 2020’, a quiz competition for undergraduates in the campus. Around 9,000 students participated in the college level quiz, out of which 990 students from selected 45 colleges in Mangaluru, Udupi, Kodagu, Karwar, Belagavi, Uttara Kannada and Kasargod were at the campus for the Grand Finale of the 6th edition of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz.
Mr. Praveen Kamath Kumbla, General Manager & HR Head, Global Delivery and Enablement, Wipro Limited, was the Chief Guest for the programme and Mr. Prakyath Bhandary, Associate-People & Culture Team, Grant Thornton LLP, Bengaluru was the Alumni Guest.
Prof. Padmanabha B, Chief Coordinator of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz 2020 welcomed the gathering. Dr. Vishal Samartha, Director-MBA gave the introductory remarks.
During the inaugural address, Mr. Praveen Kamath Kumbla spoke about how students should gear up and add skills to their profile in order to enter into an extremely competitive market. He emphasized on acquiring Language skills - Portuguese & Spanish and also Cultural Skills and embrace the change in the global market. He appreciated Sahyadri for its Start-Up culture and mentioned that students with entrepreneurship mindset are highly preferred.
After Unveiling the Trophies, Mr. Prakyath Bhandary, spoke about his life at Sahyadri and how the institution shaped his future. He further urged students to take up opportunities that come their way to showcase their talent. He was delighted to recall his days of being the organizing committee member of the 1st edition of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz.
Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte, Principal in his Presidential address conveyed that Sahyadri Whiz Quiz is one of the forums to develop the knowledge and skills and students should capitalize the opportunity available to them.
Prof. Ramesh K G, Dean-Strategic Planning, gave the vote of thanks.
Mr. Rakshith Shetty, CEO-Hakuna Matata, Bengaluru, was the Quiz Master.
Immediately after the formal function, the first preliminary round was held. A total of 150 teams qualified to the second preliminary round. Finally 6 teams were selected for the Grand Finale.
Mr. Divakar Kadri, Chairman of NIPM, Mangaluru Chapter & General Manager of Cardolite, Mangaluru felicitated the winners during the Conculding Ceremony.
The following teams emerged as winners:
• Team comprising of Skandakrishna, Trishul M V & Anurag from Mangalore Academy of Professional Studies (MAPS), Mangaluru, won 1st prize with a trophy and cash prize of Rs. 25,000;
• Sumanth K, Srirama & Vargise Thomas – Team from SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire, won 2nd place with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000;
• Finally, the Team from Dr NSAM First Grade College, Nitte comprising of Gagan V Palimar, K Goutham & Rhea Menezes won 3rd place with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000.