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Wit - O - Wiz

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Pre-Event Abstract Submission: Please send in your entries to [email protected].

How do you decide what's important and what's not?

"The most exciting phrase to hear, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! but, That's funny..."  - Isaac Asimov

Drawing inspiration from the world famous Ig Nobel Awards which are awarded to the most wacky researches and innovations in any imaginable field that “ first make people laugh, and then make them think” , Wit – O – Wiz aims to provide a platform for unusual and imaginative works in two categories , namely :

  1. Discoveries about human psychology
  2. Innovative ways of using waste


  • Exploring the seemingly boundless appetites of human beings, by feeding them with a self-refilling, bottomless bowl of soup.
  • A study that people find a way to postpone their deaths if that would qualify them for a lower rate on the inheritance tax.
  • A study of suicide statistics to find, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

The topics are weird, but what makes them distinct is the reasoning.

If you can think differently and come up with something ingenious and wacky and at the same time appreciable, then this is the event for you!

We aim to celebrate the unusual, and honour the imaginative!!


  1. Maximum of two members per team are allowed.
  2. For screening purposes, a pre-event abstract, in .pdf or .doc format, has to be submitted. The abstract should be mailed to [email protected].
  3. Short listed teams will be informed by mail. A list of short listed teams will also be displayed on the Quark website.
  4. The participant is free to choose any topic of their choice from the mentioned topics and present it in a format pertaining to Research Paper standards.
  5. Participants will be allowed a maximum time of 15 mins to present their ideas before a panel of judges in the final round.
  6. The Quark ’10 organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. All changes will be highlighted on the website.
  7. The decision of the judges and the organizers will be final and binding.

Certification Policy

Top 3 participants in the final round will be given prizes along with certificate of excellence and participation certificates for candidates qualifying for the final round.

Event Managers

If you have any queries, please send an email to [email protected], or get in touch with any one of us:

Ankita Kalantri
+91 9975764913 

Indraja Punna
+91 9823607557