More than 60 college students participated in the first ever Inter-collegiate BizQuiz organized by The British University in Dubai (BUiD) on May 7th at the Knowledge Village Auditorium.
Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of The British University in Dubai, attended the competition along with Academics and staff from the University.
Also representatives from the sponsors attended the competition. E max was the main sponsor for the event along with Etihad as the Official Airline partner. The event also was supported by Dubai International Academic City, Arabian Business.com.
Bayt.com was the strategic career partner and Akhtaboot from Saudi Arabia was also on board as on-line recruitment partner.
Prof Al Shmasi Commented, "This kind of competition enhances students skills and knowledge as the quiz was focused on current developments in various business areas, with questions being drawn from domains such as Economics, Communications, IT, Business and Marketing."
After the preliminary competition five teams were qualified for the final rounds of the competition. The competition was moderated by Quiz Master Dr. Elango, Head of Finance and Banking programme at BUiD, who challenged the participants into highly competitive spirit. The students' knowledge and wit was put to the test, and there was no room for slow thinking.
The quiz had many interesting rounds like audio, video, image and rapid fire rounds which were entertaining for the participants and audience alike.
Dr Elango commented, "Such competitions are healthy, encourage creativity, team work and offer students a unique opportunity to test their general awareness and depth of knowledge in various subjects. Of course, the opportunity to interact with students from different universities is refreshing for the participants."
The winning team in the competition came from Gulf Medical University who dubbed themselves as Business Men Disguised as Medics. They have won i Pads. Xcel team from SZABIST came in second and won Etihad airline tickets. The third place went to The Crusaders team from BITS who won iPods.
The winning team from Gulf Medical University expressed their happiness in participating: "Thank you for allowing us to participate in the quiz competition you held on May 7th. We really enjoyed the occasion and look forward to competing again in future years."
The event was a great success and BUiD plans to hold it annually, as well as exploring senior students event in parallel.