Bhubaneswar: Participants from IIT Madras walked away with the winning trophy of DDM IT Quiz held here today.
G Pranav Hari and Rahul Humayun from IIT Madras, Chennai won the title of the Bhubaneswar Edition Champions this year along with Rs 1,00,000 worth cash prize while the runners-up represented by Abhisek Patra and Prathamesh Dash from NIT Rourkela were rewarded Rs 50,000 worth cash prize and second runners-up represented by Vivek Prasad and Sayed Munib Ahamad from NIT Rourkela were rewarded Rs 30,000 worth cash prize along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The other participants present at the final also receive an array of prizes ranging from Power Bank, OTG pen drive, earphones, t-shirts and bluetooth speakers.
DDM IT Wiz, organised by MindFire Solutions, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions, witnessed participation of students from various colleges in Bhubaneshwar. Over 400 students participated in quiz held on Sunday. Bhubaneswar edition also witnessed colleges teams travelling from Delhi and Chennai for this years’ quiz.
The Quiz saw an overwhelming response from the participants this year, with more than 500 entries from pan India Master and Bachelor degree students studying in management or technical institutes. Out of which 150 teams, each team comprising of two members from same college have reached to preliminary round before the best 8 team fight it out at the final round. Noted International Quiz Master Lloyd Saldanha has hosted the quiz programme.
The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. Students who are a part of this quiz would benefit from understanding these technologies as they walk into their future. Final saw a very tough fight amongst the participants, where they gone through six different rounds before the winner announcement.
Speaking on the occasion, Chinmay Panda, CEO, Mindfire Solution said that, “We are overwhelmed with the response we have received from the participants this year. A event that started in memory of our colleague late Debasish Das, has now become very popular in IT quiz circle. Debasish had dream of organizing an annual mega quiz contest, and DDMIT is our tribute to his audacious dream. I congratulate all the winners and participants for their success & would surely look forward to make it even more grand next year.”
This Quiz competition was hosted every year in memory of a Mindfire Solutions employee late Debasish Das, who lost his life in a fatal road accident. To commemorate his thoughts and perceptions, Mindfire Solutions organises a national-level IT quiz annually every year, since 2011. The quiz has grown substantially from a level to where it stands now. For the very first time, DDM IT Quiz has held outside Bhubaneswar, at IIT Kharagpur in January, 2017.