After the North American debut at Toronto on October 25, IXl 2015 reached the US on December 13. And it was only in the fitness of things that this knowledge pursuit, with unlimited fun as an accompaniment, was held in a conference room nestled in the salubrious surroundings of one of the Ivy League addresses — Princeton University.
The outcome was a revelation. While the top position went to, in line with the Toronto script, IIT alumnus Mr Mohit Mittal (he is also an IIM alumnus), the similarity was only so. While the second spot in Toronto was also grabbed by an IIT alumnus, 2nd spot in the New Jersey round went to a 12-grader, Siddhartha Pant. At the threshold of his university career, Siddhartha wishes to pursue Medicine from one of the Ivy League institutes.
The event was organized in collaboration with the IIT Alumni Association of Greater New York and the Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA).
Chief Guest Dr Sudhanshu Prasad is a Council Member, Edison Township in New Jersey, the USA. He also happens to be a former chairman of the Department of Medicine, JFK Hospital.
Dr Prasad hails from Bihar and is a prominent member of BJANA. In his crisp speech, he congratulated the organizers and the winners, and hoped that the movement will get greater recognition for its endeavour to inculcate lateral thinking, power of drawing inferences and enhancing vocabulary among the young generation.
As the winner of the US round, Mr Mittal too got a direct entry to the Grand Finale of IXL 2015.