Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI), a not-for-profit organization engaged in popularization of science amongst students and youth, conducted a Mathematics Quiz for Students of all Colleges of Haryana in association with the Chandigarh chapter of National Academy of Sciences, India. The event was organized as a part of the celebration of National Mathematics Day 2020 (22nd Dec.) and International Day of Mathematics 2021 (14th March) and is supported by the Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation & Technology.
The preliminary round was held online on 09.02.2021 in which one-hundred and twenty undergraduate students from 32 colleges of sixteen districts of Haryana participated. Eight top scoring teams were selected for the Final Round of the Quiz which was held online on Wednesday, 10th February. The teams selected for the final round were from D.A.V. College for Girls (Yamunanagar), K.L. Mehta Dayanand College for Women (Faridabad), Yaduvanshi Degree College (Mahendergarh), I.B. PG College (Panipat), M.L.N. College (Yamunanagar), CMRJ Govt. College (Ellenabad) and Govt. PG College (Ambala Cantt.).
The final quiz consisted of three rounds conducted by Dr. Sudhir Pujara, Assistant Professor, Dr. Neela Pawar, Associate Prof., MCM DAV College, Chandigarh and Ms. Rajni Bhalla, Principal (Retd.) from Department of Higher Education, Haryana. Prof. Arun K. Grover, former Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof. I.B.S. Passi, Dept. of Mathematics, Panjab University, Prof. Keya Dharamvir, formerly of Dept. of Physics, Panjab University, Dr. Urmil, Govt. College, Sec. 42, Chandigarh and Shri Dharamvir, IAS (Retd.) & President of SPSTI were the invited jury members.
The first prize was won by Yaduvanshi Degree College, Mahendergarh represented by Pratham & Vishal. The second prize was won by Ravinder & Dhapi from CMRJ Govt. College, Ellenabad (Sirsa) while the third prize went to Aman & Sagar of IB College Panipat.
The students found the questions very interesting and responded enthusiastically. The basic aim of the quiz was to create a scientific approach towards mathematics and to make it more interesting for students.
The Quiz was attended by teachers and a large number of audience.