The scintillating finale of the iconic NIPM National Business Quiz 2012, recognised as the most prestigious of all management quiz competitions, was conducted at SCMS-COCHIN. Since the final this year was to be conducted by the Kerala Chapter of the National Institute of Personnel Management, SCMS-COCHIN, one of the top B-schools of Southern India, ended up being the natural choice. The final showdown between the nine regional champions was held in the grand auditorium of SCMS-COCHIN on the 6th of September 2012.
The inauguration of the final of the NIPM National Business Quiz – 2012 was a high-profile affair, including the presence of Dr. V. Raman Nair, Director-PGDM, SCMS-COCHIN. In his inaugural address, Shri R. Mohandas, National President of NIPM, stressed on the importance of the NIPM quiz in enhancing the students’ awareness of current issues and the latest developments in the corporate arena. He reminded the finalists of the importance of competition in stimulating their learning, and encouraged them to compete in a healthy spirit.
Over the next couple of hours, the audience at SCMS-COCHIN was treated to a very dynamic and fast-paced quiz. Till the very last round, the competition remained open and there was raucous cheering from supporters in the audience. In fact, the ultimate winners of the NIPM Business Quiz 2012 remained a mystery till the very last question.
Finally, the team of Subhabarata Ray and Dibyajyoti Deb of Birla Institute of Technology, Kolkata, were the proud winners of the NIPM Business Quiz 2012, and pocketed a whopping Rs. 1.5 Lakh in prize money for their sterling effort. The runners-up prize of Rs. 1 Lakh went to Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, while the third prize of Rs. 50,000 went to International Management Institute, New Delhi.
Apart from these institutions, the other colleges that qualified for the national finals at SCMS-COCHIN included MGM College of Management, Aurangabad; Army Institute of Management, Kolkata; IFIM B-School, Bangalore and Gitam GIM, Vishakapatnam.
Dr. V. Raman Nair, Director-PGDM, SCMS-COCHIN, offered felicitations on the occasion, conveying how honoured SCMS-COCHIN was to host the NIPM Business Quiz Finals 2012.