Tag Archives: Rohit Nair

Thank You & Goodbye Quizzing.in – Rohit

Quizzing.in – The Beginning

It was a hot summer afternoon around 6 years back when the idea of collating Quiz Reviews on a single platform struck my tiny little head!

Starting with less than 10 hits a day for the first few days, https://rohitnair.wordpress.com (as Quizzing.in was then known) struck gold from the quality of content that people across the country starting sharing with me.

In due course, word spread and The Quintessential Theory (as it was called then) became the Online resource for Quiz Reviews across the country.

Through my Quintessential journey across the country, I participated and reviewed hundreds of quizzes – shared questions from Quizzes , ‘screwed’ Quizmasters with bad reviews, praised quizhosts for their content and made absolutely no money out of this venture!

With feedback from quizzers across, Quintessential Theory slowly became a one stop shop for Quiz Reviews, Questions and in due course Schedules! Today, I am told every Quizzer worth his salt visits Quizzing .in to get the latest updates in the industry.

My chest bloats with pride!!

Quizzing.in visiting card 

Quintessential Theory become Quizzing.in

In due course, Quintessential Theory became Quizzing. in as I realized the importance of Branding for the site!

In mid 2009, we got funded to improve the site wrt design and technology.

We utilized the complete amount to increase engagement amongst the audience but I’ve always had a tinge of regret that the site remains a single side communication rather than a conversation which I’m sure will change very soon!

Quizzing.in is possibly the only pure Quizzing site that receives over 2000 visitors a day and around 200,000 pageviews a month! Our nearest competitor (if there is any) is not even one-third our size!

3 years back, I threw my shoes into the beautiful world of entrepreneurship and started a wonderful company called QuizWorks which , with a lot of hard work and God’s grace has scaled to becoming one of India’s leading Offline Quiz hosting companies and undoubtedly the country’s #1 digital Quiz company with our reach on the web, facebook and twitter.

QuizWorks acquires Quizzing.in

I am proud to announce today that QuizWorks is buying out Quizzing. in from me and will be handled by an extremely able team of Content and Technology partners to develop the next generation Quizzing engagement platform for all Quizzers across the country.

Personally, I will no longer be heading the site as Editor-in-Chief but will remain a well-wisher and mentor for life!

And for the Inquizitive, I am continuing in the business of Quizzing but taking up the challenge to make quizzing inclusive which a lot of us in the industry have tried to do in the past and I hope I can achieve in the near future!

I’ve had a great journey with core quizzing and fortunately a successful one on both sides and I’d like to thank each and everyone of you for being such a fantastic audience and being loyal to this very niche site for over 6 years!

If you ever have anything to say, feel free to drop a mail or connect with me on any of the networks below!

Till we meet next time, on a different day and a different forum – Keep Quizzing!


And if you have some more time, feel free to have a look at the 6 years of Quizzing. in Timeline below

Quizzing.in – Past Present & the Future

Tatva Online General Quiz

The Tatva ’12 Online Quiz is a precursor to the Tatva Business Quiz to be held on 9th February 2012 at LBSIM, Delhi.
Open to All.
This quiz will be open from 06th February 2012 10 pm (open till 9th February 6 am)
Time limit : 10 mins for 15 questions
For more details, pls contact Anuj : +91-9582055105

ASB Wiz Quiz 2012

Asian School Of Business is conducting the Wiz Quiz 2012 ( Season II)  on 4th Feb, 2012. The celebrity quiz master Rohit Nair tests the finest brains at the hottest quiz of the year.

Winners will get INR.50,000, second and third place winners will get INR 25,000 and 10,000 respectively.All finalists will get Tablet PCs, and gift hampers for the audience.

Open to : Undergraduates students – Teams of 2 from the same college 

Date: 4th February 2012

Venue: Asian School of Business, Trivandrum

Quizmaster: Rohit Nair

Flavour: General Quiz

Blizzard: The Business Quiz | Tatva '12

It’s ‘Blizzard time’…Get ready to face one of the most awaited, challenging and rewarding Business quiz in North India. After a nerve biting finale last year, the most anticipated and mind boggling event of Tatva 2011 is back in 2012 in a more challenging avatar! And with a Star quiz master, gritty competition, and an ecstatic crowd  from some of the best colleges in India, excitement is guaranteed!

Quiz Master: Rohit Nair

Date: February 9, 2012

Venue: LBSIM, Auditorium , Delhi

Timing: 3.30 pm onwards


Prizes worth: Rs. 30,000 including Apple ipods for the winning team.


  • The quiz is open to students above the age of 18 and who are residents of India.
  • Cross college teams are allowed and each team should have exactly 2 members
  • On the spot registrations, 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the events.
  • The quiz will consist of a preliminary round (written) following which 6 teams will be selected for the final round.
  • There is no limit on the number of teams participating from a particular institute/college.
  • Use of any unfair mean (mobiles, books, etc) will lead to immediate disqualification of the team.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of the quiz master shall be final.

In case of any clarification contact:

Name Phone
1 Anuj 9582055105 anuj.16n@gmail.com
2 Zain Inhonvi 9582322651 zain.imfy@gmail.com

Quizzes | IIM-A Chaos '12

Quizzes at IIM-A Chaos!
27th Jan – India Quiz (2:00 PM)
28th Jan – Sports Quiz (10:00 AM) , MELA Quiz (2:00 PM)
29th Jan – Gen Quiz (10:00 AM) QM: Joy Bhattacharya 
29th Jan – Biz Quiz (2:30 PM) QM: Rohit Nair
Common Rules for all quizzes:
1. The event is open to all college students.
2. Maximum of 2 participants in a team.
3. A team can consist of participants from different colleges / institutions / nationalities.
4. Registrations will be conducted on-the-spot.
5. Quizmaster’s decisions will be final and binding on all teams.
6. Additional rules may be announced at the time of the event.
7.  Details about the prizes will be announced soon.
For more information, contact:

Neeraj Goswami
Ph No: 8141081202
Email: p10neerajg@iimahd.ernet.in
Aniket Khasgiwale
Ph No:  9173658104
Email: p10aniketsk@iimahd.ernet.in

The Hindenburg Line | SCMHRD

The Hindenburg Line


The Hindenberg Line is back…!! And its bigger than ever..!!




First Prize      Rs 25,000/-


Second Prize Rs 15,000/-


Third Prize     Rs 10,000/-


Prizes for college toppers where a total of 10 or more teams from a college register of Rs 2000/-.


Best Team Name wins a Prize of Rs 1000/-


First Round


General Quiz open to Undergraduate students across India.


• Online Preliminary Round on 27th November 2011  on http://www.quizzing.in/onlinequiz


• Teams of 2 to participate in the event.


• Students should be from the same institute. Cross college teams are not allowed.


• Top 6 teams will shortlisted and called for The Final Frontier at SCMHRD Campus on 11th December.


The Final Frontier


• Final Round at SCMHRD campus on 11th December to be hosted by renowned Quizmaster Mr Rohit Nair.


• Final will be an audio visual event of 5 Rounds .


• Transport Allowance and Accommodation for Qualifying teams will be provided by SCMHRD.


• Organizers decision will be final and binding on all issues.


Registrations Open at www.scmhrd.edu

For clarifications please contact : 09766321640

The Hindenburg Line – Online Prelims

The Quiz is open to Undergraduates. (all branches)

The Top teams from the Online Prelims will be selected for the Onstage finals on 11th December at SCMHRD, Pune by QuizMaster ROHIT NAIR!

Online Quiz @ 10 pm, 27th November 2011 at http://quizzing.in/onlinequiz/ (You must register on SCMHRD before participating)

Economics Quiz | International Youth Convention on Commerce & Economics

Quiz : Economics & Finance Quiz

Part of: International Youth Convention on Commerce & Economics

Host: CMS, Lucknow

Date: 7th & 8th November 

Open to : School Students – Class XI & Class XII

Quizmaster: Rohit Nair from QuizWorks

Students will compete against international students from various other countries! So, get in touch with the organizers immediately.

IYCCE Official Website

Rajagiri National Business Quiz | Inflore'11

Rajagiri National Business Quiz

The biggest Business Quiz is back!

With cash prizes worth Rs 1.5 lakhs for the top two winners, Rajagiri National Business Quiz has attracted the best student and corporate minds in the country!

After a breathtaking performance in the first year by Cognizant and CoE, Trivandrum to win the top two places, the ever dynamic Rohit Nair will host the second edition of the quiz .

The Quiz is open to students and corporates in teams of two and both participants must be from the same institution/organization.

The Quiz will be held at the Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies ground, Kochi, Kerala on 19th November 2011

For more details 

Login to the official Inflore Website : http://rajagiriinflore.com/

Connect on Facebook: Rajagiri Inflore

The Great Minds Tech Quiz – Season 2: Coming Soon!!

 The Great Minds Tech Quiz – Season 1 received over 1000 participants across 4 cities. After the success of the first season, IBM The Great Minds Tech Quiz – Season 2 is COMING SOON- Bigger and BETTER!! Stay tuned for more details..

Techfest National Open Quiz : Dates & Details

Techfest National Open Quiz


Techfest 2011-12 shall host the largest inter-institutional quiz in India, The “Techfest National Open Quiz 2011-12”. With a prize money of INR 1,00,000 for the grand finale and much more interesting prizes this quiz aims to bring together the best quizzers from across the nation. The quiz will be held at Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai and the winners of all the cities will finally clash during Techfest 2011-12 to claim the title of the Techfest National Open Quiz Champions.

Quizmaster: Rohit Nair

Note about quizmasterRohit Nair, the young and popular Quizmaster, has hosted numerous quiz shows including multi city quiz events for Mahindra, Government of Karnataka, IBM among others. His distinctive style, humour and passion make his quiz shows memorable. Co-founder of Quizworks, he heads the Content Architecture, New Service Design and Online Initiatives there. Much admired by the youth, he is also a national winner of the Young Leader contest hosted by Career Launcher. His brain child Quizzing.in is the most visited quiz blog in India.
Flavour: General
Format: Written prelims; Stage Finals with 6 teams. Winners to be invited to Techfest, IIT Bombay in January for the Grand Finale. Two members per team compulsary; No cross institutional teams strictly; Registrations on www.techfest.org/tnoq and also on the spot registrations; No entry fees

Pune: 11 am, 15th October,College of Engineering, Pune

Ahmedabad: 3 pm, 18th October, IIM Ahmedabad

Delhi: 1 pm, 22nd October, St Stephens, Delhi

Guwahati: 11 am, 30th October, KBR Hall, Cotton College.

Chennai: 2pm, 1st November, Dr MGR University

Hyderabad: 3 pm, 3rd November, ISB Hyderabad

Mumbai: 2pm, 6th November, IIT Mumbai.


Phone: Rohan (98901 06884) Email: rohan.k[at]techfest.org
           Arindam (97695 85892) Email: arindam[at]techfest.org


Award and Certificate policy
  • The finals in Techfest during January shall carry prize money of INR 1,00,000
  • The winner of each city shall be provided both sides travel to come to Mumbai for the finals 6th-8th January for the finals.
  • City rounds in shall have prizes worth INR 10,000.
  • The grand finalist, semifinalists and all final round qualifiers of the city rounds shall be awarded certificates of excellence


Battle Regreen @ Chrizellenz '11

Battle Regreen @ Chrizellenz ’11

Battle Regreen is the Business Quiz Event of Christ University (Kengeri) MBA’s flagship annual fest – Chrizellenz ’11

Chrizellenz ’11 Details

The Quiz is open to Teams of 2

Both students must be pursuing their MBA from the same college.

Venue: Christ University, Kengeri Campus, Bangalore

Date: 7th and 8th October 2011

Quizmaster: Rohit Nair from QuizWorks


For registrations and other details, contact Arun M.V – +91-9916448179 or arun.v@mba.christuniversity.in

Chrizellenz 2010 Questions

1) The first phase of the much awaited programme started yesterday in Mysore and Tumkur. The cost of the exercise in the two districts- with a total population of 49 lacks is expected to be about 16.83 crores. The state government will pay the enrolment agencies- Wipro and Comat Technologies Rs 34.35 for each successful enrolment. What are we discussing?

2) With just 12 sales outlets across the country, the aim of KSHDC is to ensure the State’s rich tradition of exquisite craftsmanship is preserved, developed and promoted.

3) A brand endorser of Torque Pharmaceuticals, he is the creator of one of the most iconic Ad jingles in Indian media and also credited with India’s first digitally recorded music album. Who?


Which term refers to how sailors would wind twine around rolls of tobacco leaves allowing them to mature under compression, and then slice off the end shredding the tobacco.


Register for Chrizellenz now and win grand prizes and be part of the fun and excitement!


Techfest National Open Quiz

Techfest National Open Quiz


Crucifying the charm that corporate quizzing has taken away from college quizzes, we come back with the largest inter-institutional quiz in India with 7 city-centers and a staggering prize money of INR 1,00,000 for the winners.We bring back to you the only chance to crown your college as the champion of quizzing in India.

Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and our very own Mumbai.


Every city makes its own claim but we shall decide who can retain its fame.

City Center
Pune College of Engineering, Pune            15th October
Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management          18th October
Delhi St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University 22nd October
Guwahati Cotton College                        30th October
Chennai Dr. M. G. R. University               1st November
Hyderabad Indian School of Business              3rd November
Mumbai Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  6th November


The city rounds shall be held across the 7 cities in the months October-November and the winning team from every city shall be given an all-expense-paid trip to Mumbai to take part in the Grand Finale held during Techfest from 6th-8th January. Come January and the stage shall be set to decide the master from among the best. Techfest National Open Quiz Grand Finale with a cash prize of INR 1,00,000.
Overall prizes worth INR 2,00,000.

For further queries contact:

Rohan Khadatkar 
Manager, Events
Ph. +91 98901 06884
Shashwat Shukla 
Manager, Events
Ph. +91 99208 99445


Techfest National Open Quiz : Quizmaster


Rohit Nair, the young and popular Quizmaster, has hosted numerous quiz shows including multi city quiz events for Mahindra, Government of Karnataka, IBM among others. His distinctive style, humour and passion make his quiz shows memorable. Co-founder of Quizworks, he heads the Content Architecture, New Service Design and Online Initiatives there. Much admired by the youth, he is also a national winner of the Young Leader contest hosted by Career Launcher. His brain child Quizzing.in is the most visited quiz blog in India.

Techfest National Open Quiz Rules


Techfest 2011-12 shall host the Techfest National Open Quiz which shall be open to all students from class 9 onwards. The quiz is strictly to students only.
For complete Rules & Regulations , visit the Official Techfest National Open Quiz Page here


Register NOW for the Techfest National Open Quiz here

SENSOU – The Business Quiz @ Gnosis '11

Gnosis11 presents SENSOU, an exciting business quiz with a rural tinge for the best brains from the leading business and technological schools. We invite you all to reap the fruits of your investment in business knowledge. The best of teams will fight it out to reach the zenith. Do you have it in you to join the battle and emerge a victor? When so much is at stake, you can’t afford to overlook it. Come, put your thinking cap on and let your knowledge do the talking. This October the battle field shifts to CIMP and hope you don’t miss out on the fun and adrenaline rush at Sensou. Be there to experience the thrill as the intellectuals gear up to showcase their talents.

The Quiz will be hosted by Rohit Nair from QuizWorks


A team will comprise two members belonging to a management or an engineering institution.

Register Now at : http://www.cimp-gnosis11.com

For more details contact: Ayush Kumar: 09801974560

Sensou – The Business Quiz @ Gnosis ’11



“As Don Corleone would have liked to say, Quizworks is an intern offer you can’t refuse”

Originally posted on Internshala – by Avishek Mallick , sharing with Quizzing.in readers

Name of the intern: –  Avishek Basu Mallick

Institute: –  Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi

Organization interned with: –  QuizWorks, Bangalore

Normally, when you are done with your engineering degree and about to join your post graduate degree course or job, you would actually prefer to take a chill pill and relax after all the (supposedly) hard yards you put in for your under-graduate course as well as build up energy levels for an enervating future. But if you are absolutely crazy and have a never-ending passion for knowledge and quizzing, the chances are that in all probability you will land up at QuizWorks.

Now, what exactly is Quizworks?  To put it in marketing terms, QuizWorks is India’s leading quiz design and hosting company.

To put it in terms of an student intern, it is pure and unadulterated fun. Now most of us who have done an internship in some organization would crib and stick their noses up at the idea of a virtual internship. A virtual internship, as most would say, is just a resume point. I really beg to differ. The time I spent on my QW intern was equally fruitful to the time I had spent on my previous interns as a JNCASR and BARC Research Fellow. And, I dare say it was more fun. Now you would ask what my job was? QuizWorks has an online brand – the very popular Quizzing.in website. They have recently come up with a section called the Brand History section – which aims to be the world’s largest database for Brands and Brands Trivia, no less. My job was to co-ideate this section and work on the Rare Brands part of it.

Over a period of time, we had a lot of brainstorming sessions – Me, Rohit (the founder of the company) and others as to how to go about the process. For as everyone knows, whenever everyone looks for any sort of repository of information, one turns to Wikipedia. Our challenge was to create something different.

I am glad to say that, two months down the line, we have strived to achieve a lot of what we had set out to achieve. According to Alexa, the site ranking has increased over 200,000. There is an increased awareness about Brand History and people are actually fascinated to find out a lot of trivia about major companies which they didn’t know. That I feel is the best part of the whole process – you actually see the results of your hard work in front of your own eyes in a very short period of time.

The thing about Quizworks which stands out is its mentorship and guidance. It is not as if you have to follow a hard and fast routine. Neither can you afford to cool your heels. You have to contribute your ideas on a day-to-day basis. If you overdo it, your mentor will ask you to play a round of Hangman with him on Skype. If you cut slack, he will gently remind you that your (very attractive) stipend is due.And there is no hierarchy at work. You address everyone by their first names and comment on an issue which you think is not working out. And your suggestions will be considered and worked upon.

I plan to open my own knowledge services company in the future and ,considering that, this was a godsend for me.  I am still very much a part of Brand History and am a regular contributor to the Sports and Fortune 500 sections. And I’m sure that would apply for anyone who interns here – it’s bound to get you hooked to it.

Engineers will appreciate the amount of intuitive analysis that goes behind the designing of brands.  Managers will appreciate the amount of effort that goes behind the conception of ideas and plans for the growth of the section. And if you are a quizzer, you’ll appreciate the job just for the sheer bliss of information overload. As Don Corleone would have liked to say, Quizworks is an intern offer you can’t refuse.

Was this interesting? If yes, please like the post on facebook (here) and help Avishek become winner of the week and win the prize that he truly deserves!

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The Leagues Challenge : Business Quiz

Have you always felt that prizes at Quizzes are too low ?

Bored of going multi city levels to win a decent prize?

Presidency College , Bangalore has decided to change that perception of Business Quizzes! The top 3 from the Quiz will participate in a Grand Finale in MALAYSIA!!

Thats right! The prizes are beyond the free trip that the top 3 get! So what are you waiting for?

Pick that phone and register right away!! The Leagues Challenge is a Business Quiz open to B.Com, B.B.M and B.M.S (Undergrad Business) students from across the country.

The preliminary rounds will be held on 26th and 27th August in Bangalore with a Grand Final on 11th September in Malaysia. The young and dynamic Rohit Nair from QuizWorks will host all the rounds!! For more details, have a look at the poster below

Important Details:

Date of Prelim: 26th August 2011

Date of Bangalore Final : 27th August 2011

Date of International Final : 11th September 2011 in Malaysia

Open to: Individual participants : Students from B.Com , B.B.M , B.M.S or any undergrad business student.

Quizmaster: Rohit Nair from QuizWorks 

Contact: Rashmi Rao – 08095340024




Weekly Wrap-Up: BQC! Tata Crucible Controversy, TCS IT Wiz, Brands, Questions & More

Live Quiz Update: BQC IS BACK!! READ NOW!!


Quiz Updates

The Tata Crucible Updates!!

The Tata Crucible has kicked off in style and Quizzing.in as usual have covered all the cities’ questions for our readers.

Kochi was the most interesting start with Malayala Manorama winning the Kochi Edition comfortably followed by Swadisht Foods, who later got into controversy of mixed team allegations (Follow the allegation chain here) We were also aided by FACT’s Anil Raghavan who provided us the Kochi Finals questions as well

The Crucible juggernaut then went into Coimbatore where Chennai Silks won the contest for the third time in a row and were very unfortunately dragged into a mixed team controversy by one Mr ‘Honest Quizzer’ – These ‘controversies’ are now being checked by the Tata Crucible team.

The Tata Crucible then moved into Nagpur where AIMA quiz hosts – SPS Jaggi & Chandrashekhar had a thumping win representing Bhilai Steel Plant


TCS IT Wiz Updates!!

The Tatas & Greycaps seem to be totally caught up this month as they host the famed TCS IT Wiz for school students everytime they get a break from the Crucible.

The TCS IT Wiz rolled out in Bangalore with a lot of fanfare and St.Paul’s won the quiz followed Sri Kumaran’s CBSE. Questions from the prelims and Videos from the finals are available here

And while all this happens in the offline Quizzing World, over 500 people have played The Bollywood Quiz and are waiting for more!! Have you participated yet? If not, do NOW and win prizes!!

Beyond Quiz -zing

And as the days pass by , the Brand Section gets more and more data flowing in .

This week we saw how the brands Smirnoff, Guiness and Johnnie Walker are connected to Diageo? Is Bacardi also linked to Diageo- Find out..

We then followed the Goldman Sachs history from its rise to its fall. From Finance, we jumped to FMCG where we discussed Kraft Foods and its subsidiary Cadbury’s


And in the midst of all this, we have some Quizzes coming up across the country

Although restricted to college students, The Illuminati Quiz will make the students from Kerala wrack their brains on August 6th while IIFT Kolkata will do that through InQuizition on 13th.

The Corporates in Bangalore will have a chance to battle the rest in Corporate Classroom- A Concern India Foundation Quiz

While QuizWorks will rev Mahindra AQ’s gears in 20 cities across the country for college students!

This is ofcourse to add to the Tata Crucible for Corporates , TCS IT Wiz for Schools and the  Mahindra Auto Quiz for Campus Students

And to end on an interactive note- some questions from the Quizzing.in Facebook Page

1)      Hero Honda has roped in which Bollywood director to direct a series of commercials as part of the company’s new corporate identity?

2)      This product was marketed under the brand name Luxor. This product was produced by Chesebrough Manufacturing Company until it was bought by the Unilever company.The founder of this product named it from the German language word from water and Greek language word for oil.This product is making news these days fro all the wrong reasons in the ongoing India-England Test series. Identify the product??

3)      PVH Corp (earlier Phillip Van Heusen) has agreed to buy the Indian rights of Tommy Hilfiger from whom?

4)      After the launch of its new model, which car is being advertised as ‘India drive khulke’

For clarifications, suggestions & feedback ,  feel free to mail us at info@quizzing.in

Are you hosting a quiz?? Let us help you – mail me at priyanka@quizzing.in

Quizzing.in – India’s No. 1 Quiz Site

Mahindra AQ – Auto Quiz

Mahindra AQ – Auto Quotient

Mahindra AQ  -Auto Quotient flags off the 3rd season of India’s largest & finest auto quiz. A quiz that will have engineering & management students from across the country revving up to overtake each other in this challenge.

Open to Engineering & B-School students in different cities,

Mahindra AQ Details

You can find the various cities & venues here : Mahindra AQ Checkpoints here

City Target College Dates Time
Mahindra AQ North Zone
Chandigarh Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGEC)
Address: Main Auditorium, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran (Mohali), 140307 Punjab
24th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Delhi Delhi Technical University (DTU)
Address: B.R Ambedkar Auditorium, Delhi Technological University, Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi – 42
18th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Address: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur Kanpur – 208016 Uttar Pradesh
3rd September 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Chandigarh – MBA University Business School (UBS) 26th August 03:30 – 06:30 PM
Delhi – MBA Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)
Address: Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Plot No. 11/7, Sector 11, Near Metro Station, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 075 New Delhi
19th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Mahindra AQ South Zone
Chennai Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS)
Address: MGR Hall, Hindustan University of Technology & Science, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Padur P.O, Kelambakkam, Chennai – 603103 Tamil Nadu
24th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Trivandrum College of Engineering (COE)
Address: College of Engineering, Trivandrum Thiruvananthapuram – 695 016 Kerala
1st September 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Bangalore M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT)
Address: M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, MSR Nagar, Mathikere, Bangalore – 560054
30th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Chennai – MBA Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)
Address: Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Loyola College, Chennai – 600 034 Tamil Nadu
26th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Bangalore – MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) 19th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Mahindra AQ West Zone
Pune Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)
Address: Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) S.No.124, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038 Maharashtra
18th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Ahmedabad NIRMA Institute of Technology (NIRMA)
Address: NIRMA University Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post: Chandlodia, Via: Gota, Ahmedabad – 382481 Gujrat
24th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Indore Medi-caps Institute of Technology
Address: Medi-Caps Group Of Institutions A.B Road, Pigdamber, Rau, Indore – 453331 Madhya Pradesh
6th September 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Pune – MBA Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
Address: Symbiosis Institute of Business Management,
Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Gram: Lavale Via Sus Road
Tal: Mulshi District: Pune – 412 115 Maharashtra
19th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Mumbai – MBA Welingkar’s (We School)
Address: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research Lakhamshi Napoo Road, Near Matunga (Central Rly.), Mumbai- 400 019. Maharashtra
26th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Mumbai Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Address: HR Mahajani Marg,, Matunga,, Mumbai,, Maharashtra 400019 Ph: 022 24146972
6th August 02:00 PM
Mahindra AQ East Zone
Bhubaneswar Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER)
Address: Institute of Technical Education and Research Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Jagamohan Nagar, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar – 751030 Orissa
24 Aug 2011 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Howrah MCKV Institute of Engineering (MCKVIE)
Address: MCKV Institute of Engineering 243, G.T Road, Liluah, Howrah – 710204
18th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Hyderabad Osmania University College of Engineering (OUCE)
Address: University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007 Andhra Pradesh
6th September 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Bhubaneswar – MBA KIIT school of Management 26th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM
Kolkata – MBA Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM)
Address: Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Management House, College Square (West), Kolkata – 700073 West Bengal
19th August 02:00 – 05:00 PM

Who are eligible? Eligibility rules here

QuizWorks will design and host the shows across all cities

Participants are requested to register on the Official Mahindra AQ site here

You can watch videos from last year’s quiz on the Mahindra AQ Youtube Channel

BQC | Bournvita Quiz Contest is Back!

BQC: Bournvita Quiz Contest


Update as on 1st August 2011: So, its official!! Bournvita Quiz Contest will be back on Colors from 14th August 10:30 -11 am.. Surprisingly, Derek will have Soumya Tandon as co-Quiz host for the show! Don’t remember Ms Tandon? She is Kareena Kapoor’s ‘sister’-Roop in Jab We Met and recently hosted Zor Ka Jhatka with SRK!
The Quiz will be for students of Class 7 and Class 8.


I have multiple times shared with friends and clients how I started my Quizzing career and how closely associated Bournvita Quiz Contest is to my Quizzing Life today and I am sure BQC has been an integral part of the lives of most readers of this post..

History of BQC

The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest started way back in 1972 as a live quiz show that was across cities in India, later moved to being a radio and TV show. The original hosts were Hamid Sayani and his brother Ameen Sayani. But undoubtedly, the most famous host has been Derek O’ Brien.

The show was taken off air a few years ago but wait!! IT IS BACK!! Bournvita Quiz Contest is Back!! This time on Colors at 10:30 am on Sundays!

Bring Back BQC

The Bring Back BQC campaign was started on Facebook by 19 yr old Rahul Sethi and it kick started an online movement with over 150,000 fans today!!

The immense response from the public caught the attention of Cadbury’s and they’ve decided to bring back Bournvita Quiz Contest!!

This is indeed a great victory of Quizzing as I personally believe that BQC and KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati) are the shows that took quizzing to the public.. Stay tuned for more updates as Derek and friends bring back India’s biggest student quiz back!!


About the Author: Rohit Nair is the Chief Editor of Quizzing.in and the co-founder of QuizWorks – one of India’s leading Quiz Companies. You can get in touch with the author here: Facebook || LinkedIn || Email ||Website

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