ConQuest: India’s premiere national quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics is CLPR’s annual flagship event. It is aims to have students engage with India’s rich constitutional and political history in a fun yet rigorous way.

ConQuest 2016:

In 2016 we organized the first edition of ConQuest. The Quiz was supported by Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. ConQuest 2016 was open for undergraduate and postgraduate University students.

ConQuest 2016 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
  • West Regional Round – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • East Regional Round – School of Law , KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  • North Regional Round and National Finals – Indian Law Institute, New Delhi at International Society for International Law, Delhi

North Regional Round:

Around 45 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. We witnessed participation from leading law schools including NLU DelhiSymbiosis Law School, NOIDACampus Law CentreArmy Law Institute MohaliRGNUL, Patiala; and teams from other prominent institutes like St Stephen’s CollegeJNUDepartment of Buddhist StudiesHindu College.

First Place: Apratim Chandra Singh and Akul Gurtu; St. Stephen’s College, DU

Second Place: Karthik Manickam and Mohit Srivastava; JNU

Third Place: Kanchan and Saumya; NLU Delhi

South Regional Round:

Over 50 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Teams from leading law schools SCLUNLSIUTNNLS and NUALS competed with teams from other prominent Universities like IIT-MSt Josephs CollegeRVCEAPU and BITS-Hyderabad.

First Place: Jaydev CS and Abhishek Choudhary; NLSIU

Second Place: Sarthak Gupta and Aradhya Sethia; NLSIU

Third Place: Rushabh Menon and Ashish Yadav; IIT-M

East Regional Round:

Around 50 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges in Orissa, Kolkata, Assam and other states. Teams from leading law schools NUJS, KIIT Law School, and NLU, Odisha competed with teams from other prominent non law Universities like College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneshwar.

First Place: Arghya Patnaik and Suvam Palo; College of Engineering and Technology

Second Place: Shubham and Subhrajyoti Jena; NLU Odisha

Third Place: Sharzab Al Haque and Alankar Devta; KIIT University

West Regional Round:

45 teams from across Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh participated. Prominent law schools of the region including GNLUNLIU, MNLU, Symbiosis, ILS and GLC Mumbaialongside other instutions such as TISS TuljapurCOEP, the Armed Forces Medical College and Savitribai Phule Pune University.

First Place: Karan Kamath and Amey Pilay; SLS Pune

Second Place: Jayant Umesh Karn and Amit Kale; VM Salgaoncar College of Law

Third Place: Vivek Patel and Jigar Parmar; SVKM Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

National Rounds:

The teams that made it to the National Finals from the four zones were:

  • South Zone: two teams from National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • West Zone: one team from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and one team from VM Salgaoncar College of Law, Goa;
  • East Zone: one team from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar and one team from National Law University, Cuttack;
  • North Zone: one team from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and one team from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

First Place: Jaydev CS and Abhishek Choudhary; NLSIU

Second Place: Sarthak Gupta and Aradhya Sethia; NLSIU

Third Place: Karthik Manickam and Mohit Srivastava; JNU

ConQuest 2017:

The 2nd edition of ConQuest was supported by the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. Mr. Arvind Datar was the prize money and trophies sponsor.

The quiz was open to senior high school students (11th – 12th grade/PUC/Junior College) in addition to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.

ConQuest 2017 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round and National Finals – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
  • West Regional Round – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • East Regional Round – NUJS, Kolkata
  • North Regional Round  –  NLU, Delhi

North Regional Round:

We saw participation of 82 teams from Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. JNU, Hindu CollegeIIM LucknowNIT Delhi, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar CollegeDeshbandhu College,Lady Irwin CollegeVivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, IP UniversityAshoka UniversitySri Venkateswara CollegeRamjas CollegeIndraprastha College For WomenDelhi Technological UniversityShaheed Bhagat Singh CollegeKirori Mal College participated in the quiz.

First Place: Ashish Kr. Singh and Abhishek Paliwal; Ramjas College.

Second Place: Jayant Verma and Arnav Sharma; CLC, DU.

Third Place: Arpan Banerjee and Akshay Seal;  Hindu College.

South Regional Round:

60 teams from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana took part in the rounds: NLSIUNALSARSLCUTN NLSUniversity Law CollegeBMS Law CollegeCMR Law CollegeKLE Law CollegeSt. Josephs College of Law.  PES UniversityChrist UniversityBishop Cottons Women’s Christian CollegeSt. Joseph’s College and high-school teams from NPS HSRBishop Cotton’s Boys School, and Vidyaniketan participated as well.

First Place: Jeydev C.S and Abbhishek Choudhary; NLSIU

Second Place: Anirudh R.S and Nikhil Chandra R; SLCU

Third Place: Ritvik and Preetam; PES University.

East Regional Round:

35 teams from colleges in Orissa, Bihar, Guwahati and West Bengal registered for the Preliminary Round. We saw participation from law schools – NUJS -Kolkata, CNLU -Patna, NLU – Odisha, St. Xaviers College, Loreto CollegeIIT KharagpurPresidency University, and Jadavpur University.

First Place: Abhinav Kumar and Kartik Chouhan; NUJS.

Second Place: Kshitij Maheshwari and Pranaav Gupta; NUJS.

Third Place: Surya Vashistha and Risabh Rajdev; NUJS.

West Regional Round:

56 teams from Pune, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa took part in the written preliminary round. BITS Pilani GoaGLC MumbaiRTMNUWadia CollegeAGC PuneIIT BombayBMCCSinghad Institute of ManagementCOEP PuneAFMC PuneSymbiosis Institute of ManagementPICT Pune participated in the quiz.

First Place: Anand Kumar and Nirmal Mathew; GNLU

Second Place: Karan Kamath and Amey Pilay; SLS Pune.

Third Place: Ankit Choudhury and Anurag Choudhury;  PICT.

National Final Rounds:

The following teams took part in the National Final Round:

  • North Zone: Ramjas College, Delhi; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
  • West Zone: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
  • East Zone: 2 teams from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
  • South Zone: National Law School of India University, Bangalore; School of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

First Place: Karan Kamath and Amey Pilay; SLS, Pune

Second Place: Ashish Kr. Singh and Abhishek Paliwal; Ramjas College

Third Place: Jeydev C S and Abhishek Choudhary; NLSIU

Video of National Final Rounds:

 

ConQuest 2018:

The 3rd edition of ConQuest was supported by the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. Mr. Arvind Datar was the prize money and trophies sponsor. ThePrint came on board as our digital media partner.

ConQuest 2018 was open for undergraduate and postgraduate University students.

ConQuest 2018 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round and National Finals – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
  • West Regional Round – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • East Regional Round – St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • North Regional Round  –  NLU Delhi

North Regional Round:

Over 87 teams from diverse disciplines and States in the North zone registered for the quiz. We saw participation from premiere institutions including: IIT, RoorkeeBITS , PilaniNLU, DelhiMiranda HouseRGNUL, Patiala; Jamia Millia IslamiaHindu CollegeAshoka UniversityRamjas CollegeLady Shri Ram CollegeDelhi School of EconomicsCampus Law Centre.

First Place – Abhishek Paliwal and Ashish Singh; Ramjas College, Delhi

Second place – Aditya Singh and Ankur Agraj; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University

Third place – Karthik Panigrahi and Saurabh; Hindu College, Delhi.

Photographs can be accessed here.

East Regional Round:

44 teams from different parts of the East zone poured in to participate in the Quiz. Several institutions took part, including: IIT, KharagpurPresidency UniversitySt. Xavier’s CollegeSt. Xavier’s UniversityNUJSNLUJA, AssamCNLU, PatnaNIT, Jamshedpur.

First place – Avnish Kumar and Ishant Jaiswal; NUJS, Kolkata

Second place – Piyush Kedia and Shubam; IIT Kharagpur;

Third place – Arijit Mondal and Sourasis Bose; St. Xavier’s College

Photographs can be accessed here.

West Regional Round:

Around 48 teams from reputed institutions took part in ConQuest: ILS, PuneIIT, BombayAIT, PuneBITS Pilani, GoaGNLU, Gandhinagar; SLS, Pune.

First place – Karan Kamath and Amey Piley; Symbiosis Law College, Pune.

Second place – Anand Kumar and Abhinaba Sarkar, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar;

Third place – Vedant Patil and Siddharth; Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune

Photographs can be accessed here.

South Regional Round:

57 teams from various parts of the Southern Zone participated in the South Regional Rounds of ConQuest. Several leading institutions took part: NLSIU, BangaloreIIT, MadrasTNNLS, TrichyULC, BangalorePES University, BangaloreDSNLU, VishakapatnamUniversity of HyderabadSchool of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

First place: Animesh Singh and Dhrishaj Suresh; National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Second place: Amith LM and Kunal Naik; School of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

Third place: Zaman S Khan and Pranav Rajiv; University of Hyderabad.

National Final Round:

The following teams took part in the National Final Round:

  • North Zone: Ramjas College, Delhi; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
  • West Zone: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
  • East Zone: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
  • South Zone: National Law School of India University, Bangalore; School of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

First Place: Anand Kumar, Abhinaba Sarkar, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.

Second Place: Abhishek Paliwal, Ashish Singh, Ramjas College, Delhi

Third Place: Ankur Agraj, Aditya Singh, Campus Law Centre, Delhi University