The Quiz Society

Even though quizzing essentially is a form of entertainment it differs from other forms of entertainment in one key respect: it requires for everyone involved, that is the quiz master, the quizzers and the audience to engage in a battle of brains played out on stage. Yet, while it is only a select few who participate in quizzing, the pursuit of gaining a knowledge-base and the excitement of deducing answers from obscure bits of information inspires people of all age-groups, but mostly students, to take to quizzing.

Quizzing is big in DU with quite a number of colleges into serious quizzing and the competition here is fairly aggressive. Janki Devi Memorial College has a Quiz Society “Inquisition” which has been active for the last twenty five years or so, organizing quizzing events at the inter-college as well as inter-department levels for students as well as teachers.

Two features that set apart Janki Devi Quizzes from other such events are:

  • The quiz questions are always from events and ideas that have trended in the previous year and have a currency that does not require the quizzers to have read up Trivia Quiz books filled with information about some distant past. Instead it requires participants to keep abreast of news from across the world.
  • The other thing is that the preliminary round is always in pictures (visual) which help to keep the participants as well as the audience interested and involved right from the start.

YEAR 2015 - 2016

In the year 2015-16, InQuisition organized “Quizonics” the Inter-college Freshers Quiz for first year undergraduate students of Delhi University as well of other neighboring universities in the month of Sept. 2015. This Inter-college Freshers Quiz has now become a regular feature at JDMC.

There were 24 teams from diverse colleges such as Hindu College, Dyal Singh College, DCAC and Venkateswara College of Delhi University along with SGGSCE ( Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Education), Punjab and NLUJ, Delhi, vying for top honours. The prize winning teams in the same order were, Akshay Seal and Jaya Mathur from Hindu (1st), Rishabh Kalra and Vaibhav Gupta a cross team from NLUJ and SGGSCE,( 2nd) and Shvabhand Svyam another cross team from Venkateswara and DCAC coming in 3rd.

InQuizitionorganized a quiz game show with a revised format for teachers on the occasion of Teachers Day on 5th of Sept., 2015. The event was sponsored by Meraki Mystique an online silver jewellery outlet that is known for its wearable and smart jewelery made out of pure silver. The teachers who participated and the students who made up the audience enjoyed every moment of it. The show had one winner and one runner up with the members winning pairs of silver earrings. Amita and Mrs. KalpanaBhola from the Commerce Dept. won first prize while Rajshree Chandra from Political Science and our current Principal Dr. Swati Pal from English Department came a close second.

Q&A, the Inter- collegiate general quizwas held on the second day of Symphony2015- 2016,the annual Janki Devi Memorial College Festival.

Thirty five teams fromacross the universities in Delhi registered for the event, out of which only seven were selected to compete for the subsequent rounds. The quiz was based on topical issues and required a thorough knowledge of events that have happened lately around the world. The five rounds were titled Literature and Arts, Climate, Sports, Pop culture, and Tourism. Students showcased their presence of mind, creativity and knowledge of the world affairs. The three winning teams were as follows: ShvabhChakrawarty (DCAC) and Harsh Digwasia (VIPS),First Prize;KartikPuri (Zakir Husain College) and ShivamBahuguna (JamiaMilliaIslamia),Second prize and Mandal Rahul Raghuvansh (Ramjas Collge) and Bishal Kumar (Faculty of Buddhist Studies), Third Prize.

Akansha Sharma of the Economics Dept. and her team winning Second prize at “Elevation, the Literature Quiz, 2016”, the annual Quiz Festival of Ramjas College, held in Mar, 2016

YEAR 2016 - 2017

JDMC hosted the Jaipuria Quiz League, for students of the college on 07 September 2016. The competition witnessed an enthusiastic participation from the JDMC students. The winners of the competition were as follows:

The first position was bagged by Anjali Sharma and Swastika Jain of B.A. (Hons.) Economics, II Year. The second position was won by Sapna Pandey and Radhika Gupta of B.Com. (Hons.)III Year.Iti Tomar and Anjali Yadav of B.A. (Hons.) Economics, III Year won the third position.

HarshitaNangia and Arpita Chopra, B.Com (Hons.) II Year won the third position in Esperanza- the Corporate Fest of SSCBS.In January 2017.

Q & A-The inter-collegiate Quizheld during the annual cultural festival Symphony 2017 was attended by Twenty five teams out of which only six were selected to compete for the subsequent rounds. The topic for this year was ‘India –At a Glance.’ The Prelims – in Pictures round was based on visuals as usual and students had to identify them. The other five rounds ranged across themes like Sports, Fuel Efficiency, India and Foreign Affairs, and Culture and Entertainment. Another additional round called the Asit-Manimala, which has now become a regular feature of Q & A, was based on audio snippets which the teams were to correctly identify.This is a stand-alone round with a prize money of Rs. 1000/- just for this round.

First prize in the general rounds was won by AnkurAgraj (Sri Venkateshwara College) and Arpan Banerjee (Hindu College) followed by DurgeshRai (Dyal Singh College) and Prithvi Raj (G.B. Pant Enginerring College), who won the Second prize. The Third prize was won by ManasDimri (Campus Law Centre) and DakshSahay (Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce).

InQuizition Team 2017: Conveners:

Ruplekha Khullar, BhartiArora, Ruchika Bhatia

Student Core Team: Ankita, Mehak, Shipra, Shruti, Himanshi &Other student Members