Jamshedpur, March 17: The prestigious and much-awaited Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is back with its intelligent format and stimulating questions to challenge college students across the country.
The 12th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is a unique 20-20 game to be played on the basis of a 20 questions prelim followed by a T20 format final.
Palak Kumar and Sudeep Saurabh from National Institute of Technology (NIT) defeated 145 teams to win the Jamshedpur regional round of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2016 held on Thursday at XLRI, Jamshedpur.
They will now battle it out against the champions from eight cities at the Zone 2 finals. ShekharSuman and Satyam Sidharth from XLRI, Jamshedpur, were declared as the runners-up.
The excitement and enthusiasm was at an all-time high at the Jamshedpur regional round finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2016.
The prelims witnessed the ultimate knock-out round to decide the top six teams on stage. This was just the beginning of the keenly contested competition where these six teams fought the battle till the last round. NIT swept-off the competing teams with a whopping score of 67, thereby, winning the finals.
Congratulating the winners on the occasion, Anand Sen, president, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel, said that Jamshedpur has set a benchmark of the highest score so far in the ongoing Tata Crucible Quiz. He wished the winners the very best for the next rounds.
The winners of the Jamshedpur regional round were felicitated by Anand Sen, and were awarded prize money of Rs. 75,000* and the runners-up Rs. 35,000*.
The winners of the national finals will receive a grand prize of Rs. 5, 00,000* along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy. (*Subject to tax deduction applicable at source).
Besides the winners and the runners-up, the four stage finalist teams included Pranshu Gupta and Sudarshan from XLRI, G Keshan Rao and Gurpreet Singh from Jain College, Jamshedpur, Purushottam Prakash &ShubhamDebnath from XITE, Gamharia, Jamshedpur, and Swarnim Srivastava and Deepankar Mathur from XLRI.
The quiz that has now expanded to 36 cities has numerous exciting rounds in the T20 format. These rounds are designed to test the contestants’ speed of thought and endurance for them to battle out their way to the top of the leader board.
The quiz was hosted by ace quiz master Giri Balasubramaniam, better known as ‘Pickbrain’ who through his questions kept the contestants and the audience constantly engaged.