Enquiry is the quiz club of Jadavpur University , Kolkata , one of the premier educational institutions of India. Although JUites (as you may call them !) have excelled in quizzing ,among all other things, for a long time. It was founded sometime around mid-2001 by two extremely enthusiastic quizzers --- Pradipta Ray (our Paddy da ) and Suvankar Nag (our Shubho da ) , both 4th year CSE students of the university. By the end of 2001 , Enquiry took over as JU's official quiz club.
Now nearly six years old, Enquiry is a large community both online and offline. What began with 6 members has now over ten times that number of quizzers , spanning over almost all departments of the University. Recently, Enquiry has had members from other Kolkata institutions also.
Contrast this with the scene in the early Eighties. Quizzing was the major and most prestigious event in campus festivals and carried a small cash prize: maybe rupees three hundred for a four-member team. For this princely sum, we took slow boats, failed to return home at night and gave ourselves stomach ulcers by surviving on watery tea. At Jadavpur University, every week seven or eight teams participated in a sinister ritual called seeding quiz. The cumulative results decided which two teams would represent the university at college festivals. Alarmed at JU’s frightening appetite for quizzing, festival organizers had hastily legislated that not more than two teams from any institution could participate in the qualifying rounds.
Qriosity is the annual quizzing event of Enquiry, the JU quiz club started in 2003. Since its first year it became a huge quiz brand in the quizzing sky of Kolkata. It evolved many great quizzers and quizmasters as well. We are proud to be a part of this great event. Happy quizzing…..