An inter-college quiz and debate competition titled Confero 2012 at IMI-Kolkata witnessed a gathering of some of the brightest students from different colleges and institutes on December 1, 2012. The debating teams came from Presidency University, St Xavier’s College, ShriShikshayatan College, IIFT Kolkata and IMI-Kolkata. They debated over two topics, “FDI in retail – A progressive step for India” and “Indian economy is more humane than Chinese economy”. The IMI-Kolkata auditorium turned into a battle ground of “Argumentative Indians” who left no stone unturned to prove their points and rebuttal that of their opponent.An eminent panel of judges constituting Dr. Subhendu Bose, Consultant PwC, Ms. Sharmistha Das, Senior Sub Editor, Telegraph and Dr. BuroshivaDasgupta, Professor Communications, IMI-Kolkata, evaluated the performance of participants.Presidency Universitytook the winner’s trophy. The 1st and the 2nd runner’s up were St. Xevier’s College and IMI-Kolkata respectively.
The quiz competition had 23 competing teams from 12 colleges and institutes including IIM Calcutta, IFT Kolkata, Presidency University, St. Xavier’s College, Jadavpur University, ShriShikshayatan College,IBS Kolkata, Calcutta Medical College, , and Heritage Institute of Technology, Bhawanipur Education Society College and Ashutosh Collegein the preliminary round. Only 6 could make it to the finals. They werePresidency University, St. Xavier’s College, Jadavpur University, IIM Calcutta,IIFT Kolkata and Heritage Institute of Technology. Mr. KunalMondal, quiz master, conducted some enthralling quizzing rounds. Again Presidency University stole the show.