RV College of Engineering hosted the 15th edition of its quiz fest ‘Under the Peepal Tree 2013’ (‘UTPT’) recently.
The quizzes were held over three days, both on the college campus as well as RV Teacher’s College. The last day of the fest was open to the general public as well.
For the occasion, the organisers brought together the best quizzers from across the country. With a pool of participants ranging from school students to executives and veteran quizzers, the fest was a powerhouse of knowledge and facts. The fest included six different quizzes as well as a few informal ones.
Each of the quizzes was tweaked to appeal to a vast demography and at the same time, was fun to watch and be a part of.
The first day saw the ‘Indi-Genius’ and ‘Tech’ quiz and the second saw ‘Game-Theory’ and ‘Lieut-en-ent’ — both of them were held on the RVCE campus on Mysore Road. The third day saw ‘The Major’ and ‘The Magnum Open’, which were held at RV Teacher's College.
Although a quiz fest may sound like a rather technical one, the participants enjoyed it to the fullest. Maitrey Deshpande, a student of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, says, “I took part in most of the quizzes.
It was a great experience and was well-organised. This quiz fest had better content compared to others held in the City — there were more questions to think about.” Maitrey adds, “Since this is a popular quiz and people from across the country participanted in it, it also provided a platform to meet new people.”
“This is my second experience with ‘UTPT’ and I took part in all the quizzes. The quiz fest was of high quality and it was a fulfilling three days,” says Atulaa Krishnamurthy, a student from National Law School of India University. She vouches, “The quizzes at ‘UTPT’ are always of the finest standard. The questions, which were well-researched, were ‘funda’-based as opposed to fact-based.”
Narasimha Datta, a business analyst who participated in the quiz, comments, “The work that went into organising the quizzes was easily seen in each of the questions. Some of the questions needed analysis and it was a challenging and interesting experience.”