Gaming fever grips coaching institutes in Kota

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So the institutes in the
coaching capital are doing whatever it takes to keep their students
and faculty members engaged and entertained.

Cashing in on the ongoing cricket fever, Allen Career Institute
recently organised the Allen Champions League (ACL) at the sports
ground of Disha Delphi School in Kota. With exams around the corner,it wasn’t institute’s students but the faculty members, who took sometime off to chill and relax by playing cricket.Modelled on the lines of the Indian Premier League, ACL saw the participation of 10 teams of institute’s faculty. The teams with interesting names Zoology Challengers, Physics Lions, Botany Heroes, IIT Royals, Chemistry Tigers, among many others slugged it out over a couple of days to claim the trophy.

In the final match held on March 26, 2016, Chemistry Tigers defeated Physics Lions by 85 runs to lift the ACL 2016 trophy. All-rounderPradeep Kumar was named the ‘Man of the Series’ while Parvez Khan and Vikas of Physics Lions were adjudged best bowler and best batsman, respectively.

Naveen Maheshwari, Director, Allen Career Institute, said, “Earlier,we had organised motivational and yoga sessions for our facultymembers. This time, we planned a cricket tournament for them. Itreceived good response from our teachers.”

If the cricket league was for weary teachers, there is a quiz show for
students. Organised by Motion IIT Academy, Kaun Banega Einstein (KBE) follows the format of the popular television programme, Kaun Banega Crorepati. The Season 3 of KBE started with KBE Junior. This Season will have 500 participants. Like KBC, KBE has three rounds of selection. In the final round, like KBC, there is the fastest finger first, lifelines, hot seat, phone-a-friend, double dip, etc.

“A participant reaching the hot seat will have to answer 11 questions and the cash award will range from Rs 50 to Rs 51,000 for those clearing different stages.

The students will be awarded scholarships as well,” said Nitin Vijay,
Director Motion IIT Academy. Sarthak Nahta, a student of Saint Pauls School, Kota, who won Rs 12,500 and 80% scholarship in the KBE, said, “The quiz show tested my knowledge and I am happy to have won a cash award and scholarship.”