Automobile giant Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) together with Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering, organized 'Auto Quotient' (AQ), an auto quiz on Friday to create an understanding and knowledge about today's and tomorrow's automobiles and to provide a platform to youngsters to demonstrate their automotive knowledge and share their passion will fellow auto enthusiasts. The AQ quiz was won by the student team of Peeyush Kumar and Ghulam Ghaus from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) who will now participate in the national level AQ Quiz competition.
After a written preliminary round, six teams were shortlisted for a Live Quizzing round, held at DTU campus. Out of the six teams of auto enthusiasts which made it to the live quiz, three belonged to DTU, two were from IIT Roorkee and one was from IIT Delhi. DTU has been identified by M&M for showcasing the event primarily because a number of automobile innovations such as Hybrid Car, Super-mileage Vehicle, All-Terrain Vehicle and Formula Students Car, have been designed and developed by the DTU (erstwhile DCE), which have won high national and international acclaim in SAE International Competitions. The Mahindra AQ Quiz is being organized in collaboration with NDTV Profit. Those present at the occasion included Mr. Prince Augustin, Sr. Vice President, Human Capital of M&M and Prof. S. Maji, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering and DTU coordinator for the quiz, who also gave away prizes to the winner.