The East Regional Round of ConQuest 2017 was held on the campus of our East regional partner – West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. 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) – and non-law universities like St. Xaviers College, Loreto College, IIT Kharagpur, Presidency University, and Jadavpur University. The eight teams that made it through the competitive preliminary round and to the regional finals onstage were the mixed team from Presidency University, the high school team from La Martiniere for Girls, teams from the non-law colleges of Jadavpur University, St. Xaviers College, and IIT Kharagpur and 3 teams from NUJS.
After 6 rounds of quizzing, all of the top 3 spots in the Regional Final were won by NUJS. The winners were Abhinav Kumar and Kartik Chouhan, the 1st runners-up were Kshitij Maheshwari and Pranaav Gupta with Surya Vashistha and Risabh Rajdev winning the 2nd Runners-Up trophy. The Vice-Chancellor of NUJS, Mr. Ishwara Bhatt and the Chief Guest, Former Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, Mr. Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta gave away the trophies and prize money. Raghav Chakravarthy, from Walnut Knowledge Solutions conducted the quiz.
The top two teams from the East Regional Round will be at the National Finals on 1st September, 2017 at the School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru.