The quiz club of Government Model Engineering College hosted the 9 th edition of The Illuminati Quiz which drew participation from across the length and breadth of India. The Illuminati Quiz which is one of the most awaited quizzing extravaganzas, is held in memory of the founder of the Quiz club or the “Illuminatus”, Sandeep Menon who passed away after a brave fight with cancer.
For the second time running, the quiz was open to all categories and is a subject to annual peregrinations by quizzers across the country .The quiz is held in association with Sandeep Menon Foundation, an NGO set up by the family which helps people in the fight against cancer and ANSYS, a leading American computer aided engineering software developer.
The quiz was officially inaugurated by Sandeep’s parents, and brother Duleep Menon as of yesteryears. The quizmaster Major Chandrakant Nair drew the crowd’s applause with his puzzling questions based on interesting trivia that left the audience bamboozled. The quiz was done in two stages. Initially, the best eight teams were called upon stage and they were later joined by member’s of the next best four college teams. This gave the college goers a great chance to team up with the veterans of the game.
The quiz ended after a stunning battle and left the audience enlightened. Tejaswi Udupa, Bhargava EM and Rohit Balagopal won the event, winning a grand total of Rupees 20000. The quiz was a resounding success with the irony being that the quizmaster of the first edition of The Illuminati Quiz in 2008, Tejaswi Udupa grabbed the first position in this edition.