Tata to host Crucible Campus Quiz
Posted on Feb 10 2014 | IBNS
Mumbai, Feb 10 : The tenth edition of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz will travel across 34 cities across India this year.
This year, being the 175th birth anniversary of Tata group's Founder Jamsetji Tata, the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is based on the theme of 'Power of 10', bringing a fresh set of challenges with more cities as also higher prizes and a first time charitable component.
Providing opportunities to more young minds to engage with this knowledge initiative, 4 more cities are being added to the regional rounds in the 2014 edition, namely Ranchi, Baroda, Hubli-Dharwad and Dehradun.
As the quiz celebrates its 10th edition, the format of the quiz is set around the numerical 10 beginning with the scores revolving around a multiplier of 10, wild card round will have 10 questions and so on.
The winners of the national final will receive a higher grand prize of Rs. 7,00,000 along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy, while regional winners and runner-ups will receive increased prizes of Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs.50,000 respectively.
The Tata group, which has always believed in giving back to society, is endeavoring to inculcate the culture of philanthropy amongst participants of the Tata Crucible this year.
The increase of Rs. 2 lakhs from National Winning team's prize and Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 15,000 from the Regional Winners and Runners up prize respectively, will be contributed directly to a charity of the team's choice fulfilling specified conditions.
This season will kick off at Nagpur on Feb 13, 2014 and winners of regional rounds will compete in 4 zonal finals in the respective zones.
The top two winning teams from each zonal final will participate in the national finals to be held in Mumbai on Apr 12, 2014 followed by the mega International Final.
The winners and runners-up from the India edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014 will compete with the winners and runner ups of the Singapore and UK editions, held earlier this financial year, for the International Championship title.
Announcing the initiative this year, Atul Agrawal, Vice President, Group Corporate Communications, Tata Services, said, "We are delighted at Tata Crucible Campus Quiz reaching the milestone of 10 years and becoming India's most awaited inter-collegiate business quiz where the sharpest minds compete with each other showcasing their talents."
Agrawal said, "We will continue to bring enlightening, innovative and unique content for youth through this knowledge initiative and hope that the addition of a charitable component this year will promote the culture of giving amongst the participants."
Moreover, Ace quiz master Giri Balasubramaniam aka 'Pickbrain', known for his wit and humour, will conduct the quiz.
Starting from Nagpur, the quiz will move on to other cities that include Raipur (14-Feb-14),Navi Mumbai (15-Feb-14), Pune (16-Feb-14), Goa (18-Feb-14), Hubli (19-Feb-14), Jaipur (22-Feb-14), Hyderabad (23-Feb-14), Patna (25-Feb-14), Noida (26-Feb-14), Lucknow (27-Feb-14), Vizag (4-Mar-14), Indore (6-Mar-14), Baroda (7-Mar-14), Ahmedabad (8-Mar-14), Guwahati (9-Mar-14), Ranchi (11-Mar-14), Jamshedpur (12-Mar-14), Bhubaneswar (13-Mar-14), Dehradun (15-Mar-14), Chandigarh (16-Mar-14), Kochi (18-Mar-14), Manipal (19-Mar-14), Chennai, (22-Mar-14), Kolkata (23-Mar-14), Jammu (26-Mar-14), Jalandar (27-Mar-14), Rohtak (28-Mar-14), Delhi (30-Mar-14), Tiruchirapalli (1-Apr-14), Coimbatore (1-Apr-14), Calicut (3-Apr-14), Bengaluru (5-Apr-14) and Mumbai (6-Apr-14)
Zonal finals will be organized in Mumbai (West zone), New Delhi (North zone), Kolkata (East zone) and Bengaluru (South zone).
The prizes for Tata Crucible Campus Quiz this year are being co-supported by Tata Docomo, Fasttrack and Tata Nano.