Bangalore- PES Institute of Technology, one of the premier colleges for engineering in the country, clinched the Runners Up title in third edition of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2011, held recently at RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.
The competition was part of the ‘Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week’ which is celebrating the spirit of innovator and entrepreneur, Alfred Nobel. The topics for the quiz were on Alfred Nobel and his works, Nobel Prize, Innovations and Inventions, General Knowledge on Sweden and Swedish Companies.
Over 170 teams from various colleges across Karnataka and Kerala participated in the event. The teams had to face a preliminary round of twenty five questions. The top six teams with the highest score in the preliminary round were selected to participate in the stage finals hosted by Mr. Aditya Nath Mubayi, the Chief researcher for game shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati and Mastermind India.
After five more rounds of quizzing on stage, which included audio and visual rounds, the team from PES Institute of Technology consisting of Anand MS, Varun B Rao and Sriram G confirmed the second place after a thrilling final buzzer round. They were awarded trophies and certificates from The Embassy of Sweden, along with memorabilia from the sponsors.
Speaking on the occasion Prof. D Jawahar, CEO of PES Institutions said, “We are extremely proud of our students who have delivered an outstanding performance in the competition. They competed hard, came out in flying colors and have brightened the name of our institution. I congratulate all three of them and wish them good luck in all their future endeavors."
About PES: PES group of institutions was established in 1972 with just over 40 students in a rented gymnasium at Bangalore. Today, the institution ranks among one of the most renowned colleges in the country with more than 15000 students spread across four different campuses in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. PES offers over 45+ programs focused on four main educational areas: Engineering, Medicine, Management and Life Sciences. The central campus is the PES College that includes various undergraduate courses like PUC, Pharmacy program and Polytechnic Diploma courses. The PES Institute of Technology (PESIT) and PES School of Engineering (PESSE), the West and the South Campuses respectively covers all undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science, Information Science, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunication, Electrical, Electronics, Bio-technology, MBA, MCA, BCA, BBM, BHIHM and many more. PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PESIMSR), the medical college at Kuppam offers both UG and PG Courses. PESIMSR attached with 750 bed Hospital provides modern quality care to the economically challenged strata of our Society.