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Olympiad: 1,500 students take part in quiz on Constitution

PUBLISH DATE 9th November 2017

 

While 51 per cent of the participants belonged to the general category, the remaining students belonged to SC, OBC and ST categories. Waghmare declared the contest to be a great success, as 85.72 per cent students scored more than 40 per cent marks.

ABOUT 1,500 students from 10 city colleges participated in a contest — ‘Olympiad on the Indian Constitution and Human Rights’ — which concluded on Sunday. The event was organised to create awareness about the Constitution and human rights. The contest was an initiative of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), in association with M/S Tech Trainers and Testers Pvt Ltd.

To prepare for the contest, BARTI provided the students with a study manual and conducted seminars in all the colleges between October 8 and 16.

Manoj Waghmare, a project manager at Tech Trainers and Testers, said, “This was our first project with BARTI. We wanted to help them in creating awareness about the Constitution… It was a great project, as it helped the students know their fundamental rights and duties better.”

Students from the College of Engineering, Pune, (COEP) won the top two slots at the contest. The third runner-up was from S P College. Winners received medals and a ‘Certificate of Participation’. Other participating colleges were the B J Government Medical College, the Department of Pali of Savitribhai Phule Pune University, the College of Agriculture Pune, the Neville Wadia Institute of Management, the AISSM’S Institute of Management, the Abeda Inamdar Senior College and the M A Rural Development College and Manet Marine Engineering College.
N K Wagholikar from S P College said, “The contest helped us understand the Constitution better. Many students from S P College often appear for competitive exams like the UPSC and the MPSC, which helped them in the competition.”

Shabana Shaikh, professor, Department of Political Science, said, “The contest was important for us, as it is one of the subjects M A (Political Science) course. This test gave our students some in-depth knowledge about the Constitution. We would like to participate in more such events.”

While 51 per cent of the participants belonged to the general category, the remaining students belonged to the SC, OBC and ST categories. Waghmare declared the contest to be a great success, as 85.72 per cent of the students scored more than 40 per cent marks.

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