Ranchi, March 21: 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.
Wasim Sajjad and Nishant Nihar from NIT defeated 92 teams to win the Ranchi regional round of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2016 held at Chanakya BNR Hotel. They will now battle against the champions from 08 cities at the Zone 2 finals.
Debashish Pradhan Prathamesh Dash from NIT declared the runners-up of the quiz. The 12th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is a unique 20-20 game to be played on the basis of a 20 question Prelim followed by a T20 format final.
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.
Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh, IAS, Secretary – Higher and Technical Education – GoJ awarded a prize money of Rs. 75,000* and the runners-up Rs. 35,000* respectively. The winners of the national finals will receive a grand prize of Rs. 5, 00,000 /-* along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy.
The top six teams were selected after a preliminary written and a subsequent wild card round (only from the cities where it was held). Besides the winners and the runners-up, the four stage finalist teams included Dhriti Nadir & Saumya Bora (BIT), Shrinidhi Kudi & Sabyasachi Mukerji (IIM), Kunal Sharma & Samresh Kumar (NIFFT), Rohit Chakraborty & Abhi Pandey (BIT).
The quiz was hosted by ace quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam, better known as ‘Pickbrain’ who through his questions kept the contestants and the audience constantly engaged.