Staff Reporter

Positive attitude has helped the trio beat 17 other teams

DNR College organises the event

Rapid fire round makes all the difference for the winning team

VIJAYAWADA: They went fully equipped to fight till the finish the battle of brains that was to be fought outside their own turf and returned home after vanquishing their opponents from across the State.

Proper guidance, a positive attitude and a cool and composed conduct helped the trio - Vemuri Hindu, A. Sravani and Mohan Vamsi of Nalanda Degree College in the city, to beat the 17 other teams that were pitted against them in the State-level quiz in bio-technology, bio-chemistry and micro-biology. Held at the D.N.R. College, Bheemavaram, the event drew participation from 18 colleges across the State.

“Team spirit and attentiveness is the key to the team’s success. I could see that our students clearly stood out in terms of preparedness that helped them clinch the winning title,” said an elated Sk. Shakeena, Head of the Life Science Department in the college. A couple of faculty members from the college, including Ms. Shakeena, accompanied the students to Bheemavaram.

She said of the many interested students from the college, it was difficult to zero in on the three final participants because one had to keep in mind that a lot was at stake. The rapid fire round made all the difference for the winning team which lost no time in pressing the buzzer and coming up with accurate answers to almost all the questions they attempted. “We had repeatedly warned them not to reach out for the buzzer without understanding the question properly and the advice paid off,” she said.

The winners have brought home a shield and a Pelczar book each, gold medals and certificates. The college correspondent A. Vijaybabu congratulated the trio for bringing laurels to the institution and asked others to emulate them.