Minds racing, heartbeats increasing, adrenaline flowing, and an immense amount of love for quizzing in the air!

Such was the scene at Jesus and Mary College, on 28th August 2018.

The Commerce Association of Jesus and Mary College along with Curiosus, the Quiz Society, in collaboration with JIMS Kalkaji, organised the biggest business quiz of the year, Comquest’18.

The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. K K Sharma, Senior Advocate Supreme Court and the Guest of Honour was Ms.Urvashi Agarwal, Partner KPMG.

With more than 500 registrations this year, the quiz was more competitive than ever before, and our beloved quizmaster, Mr. Adittya Nath  Mubayi, from Quizcraft Global, left no stone unturned to leave all the participants’ thoughts provoked.

The event started sharp at 10 a.m., and after the preliminary round, only 6 teams qualified for the finals. The final round tested the participants in each sphere, to make sure only the best wins the business management quiz. The rounds included tests on general knowledge, facts, logic, as well as audio and visuals. The adrenaline in the room when the buzzers were pressed and when each team gained or lost points just cannot be explained in words. The audience was also quite active throughout the quiz and was awarded prizes for the same.

The 1st position in the quiz was secured by Jayant Verma and Mayukh Nair. They were awarded a prize of ?20,000, along with winning trophies.

Rajeev Singh and Ishaan Watts secured the 2nd position, winning a cash prize of ?10,000 as well as the trophies.

All the participants displayed great respect and love for quizzing, which is why each year the event is organised, and is better than before.

This year indeed, Comquest was bigger and better in every sense!



Going by its long history and tradition of over 20 years, Comquest- the Annual International Academic Meet of the Department of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College, had proved its mettle once again with incredible events, prizes and not to forget the much appreciated hospitality from 20th to 22nd October, 2016.

Fin-o-lution, the opening event of the fest marked the participation of 18 teams. A one of a kind event, wherein the participants had to form a hospital using the items listed in the auction. It was an experience that involved the use of strategic planning and intelligence. Judged by Pranav Puliani, Sr. Manager Corporate Finance and Abhay Chandalia, Chartered Accountant, the second round asked the contenders to develop an app based on ‘Fintech’, under which they had to present their business plan. The team from CBS, Japneet Singh and Abhinav Bansal stole the show by grabbing the first prize followed by an LSR team.

An outcry mock stock, Bullion was powered by the BSE Institute. With a massive number of 40 teams participating, the competitors teleported to a time back in history where buyers and sellers used to shout out loud to trade. The two session event involved hustle and bustle with participation reaching out to the company counters to trade. Pulkit and Utkarsh from DTU bagged the first prize followed by Pranjal and Meenal from Xavier’s Jaipur.


An intriguing and mind-boggling business quiz, Mind-benders attracted students in large numbers. With initial prelims, followed by the main round and a tie-breaker in the last, Ravtej and Harshvardhan from CBS got the first prize to their name. The rounds were direct, bounce and pounce and long connect.

The speaker session presented amazing speakers in front of the audience, one of them being Ashwani Lohani, Chairman & Managing Director of Air India. Sharing his personal experience, he told how he turned around various organizations, due to which he was chosen to work for Air India. Focusing on the role of human capital and specifically the top management, he briefed the way he was able to manage to get the New Delhi Railway Station cleaned before the Common Wealth Games.

Manan Vyas, the co-founder of ‘The Economist’ enlightened the students about Product Management. He explained in detail as to how to start an e-commerce business with the importance of acquiring and giving your best service to the first customer. The other speakers included Rakesh Sharma, Rajani Seshadri, Anuj Agarwal to name a few.

Events spawning over this period, enlivened the campus with a wonderful vibe in the air.

The second day witnessed the flagship event Board v/s CXO Risk Simulation powered by GRMI. Over 30 participants presented a strategic solution to a pre-provided case study in front of renowned judges including Chetan Mathur- Pepsico and Aloke Malik, former MD ESPN Star Sports to name a few. The game grilled the competitors with grueling challenges and finally the team from St. Xavier’s Kolkata bagged the drool worthy first prize.


Vortrag, the Paper Presentation competition observed contenders from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangalore and of course Delhi. With students trying their best to prove themselves, the riveting event reflected the hard work and intellect they had put in it.

Finally, on the closing day, the events included Monopoly, the board game of buying countries and accumulating wealth that we have all played young. Fun and engaging, a team of Xavier’s again grabbed the first prize. The Committee Simulation came out as one of the most intellectual events deliberating and discussing about the agenda ‘Transitions risk and impacts from deep globalization to de-globalisation.” Somya Sharma from LSR was awarded the title of the Best Delegate.

The three day festivity ended successfully with overwhelmed participants, organizers and yes, the onlookers too. The all put in effort paid off with wider reach, greater number of participants and events and larger rewards. And yes, Comquest definitely was bigger and better this time!

The Commerce department of Jesus and Mary College (JMC) and Curiosus, the English Quiz Society of JMC in collaboration with Jagganath Institute of Management Studies, Kalkaji (JIMS) organised the Annual Business Management Quiz – Comquest 2015 on the 23rd of September. With Quiz Craft Global as their knowledge partners, the event had Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi as the Quiz Master.

Comquest 2015 JMC


Participation in teams of one or two, from both Graduate and Post Graduate students was allowed. The quiz was attended by 300 teams. Among the eminent faculty, Chairperson, Director General and Director of JIMS were present, along with the Quiz Coordinators of both the colleges. The event began with the Welcome address by the principal, Sr. Marina John. A keynote address by the Chairperson, Dr. Amit Gupta followed.

The quiz consisted of two rounds, 300 teams took part in the elimination round, consisting of 25 business oriented questions. Out of 300, only 6 teams that managed to correctly recognise the most number of logos and brands correctly and answer the MCQs were selected for the final quiz round. The final round was divided into 6 levels that included clue based points system. The winning team consisted of Apratim Chandra Singh from St. Stephens College and Tushar Anand from Ramjas College. Sreshth Shah and Abhimanyu Bhadauria from Amity University  came second whereas the third prize went to Mukul Marodia from Ashoka University and Viraj Morabia from Mithibai College, Mumbai.

The other three qualifying teams consisted of Samridh Kudesia from Ashoka University and Pranshu Agarwal from Acharya Narendra Dev College, Ashhad Qasmi from Keshav Mahavidyalaya and Shiv Shanker Gaurav from Amity University, Anurag Gupta from Indian School of Business and Finance and Tanmay Garg from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce.

The winning teams received a cash prize of Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. The prize was presented by Dr Satish Seth, Director General and JK Batra, Director of JIMS Kalkaji. Comquest 2015 ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Preeti Singh of JIMS.

The results of all the events are:

1 Sachin Sharma STGS
2 Neha Garg – Daulat Ram College

Red letter Quiz
1 Chirag, Sajal and Yogi – Sri Aurobindo College
2 Abhishek (Hansraj) Rohini(JMC)
3 Naman Varun and Shubham- KMV

Faking the Research
1 Saksham dewan- SSCBS Vaibhav gupta-SGGSCC
2 Priyanka and Ayushi – SVC

1 Prashant, Abhijeet and Pankaj- ARSD
2 shared by
Mukund, Devika and Akhil – SSCBS
Bhavana, Giselle and Apoorva – JMC

1 Bhavya, Avni, Ishpreet and Aarti – JMC
2 Abhishek(Hansraj) Rohini (JMC)
3 Sheetij, Harshit and Giriraj – KMV


Photography credits: Preeti Sridhar from JMC

Lovleen Kaur

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