Published : Tuesday, 06 January, 2015 02:30 PM
Abhimanyu Bhadauria and Sreshth Shah of Amity University emerged victorious and walked away with the grand prize of INR 6,00,000 at the TAPMI Quiz on the Beach™ held at Kaup Beach yesterday. Teams from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad came second and IIT Madras came third and won INR 3,00,000 and INR 1,00,000 respectively.
The 12th edition of the TAPMI Quiz on the Beach (QOTB™) was conducted by quiz master ‘Pick Brain’ Giri Balasubramaniam of TATA crucible fame. The event saw two rounds of quizzing – the semi-finals and finals. The former was conducted at TAPMI campus in Manipal with 18 teams competing for 6 spots in the grand finale. The semi-finals saw teams from eminent colleges like IIT-M, IIFT Kolkata, IIM-Indore, BITS Pilani, SRM University, KJ SIMSR, PESIT and various others. The qualifiers were conducted in seven cities across India at Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi and Manipal and one international venue at Dubai.
Teams from Amity University, IIT-Madras, IIFT-Kolkata, NALSAR University of Law, Christ University Bangalore and BMS Bangalore made it to the finals from the three semi-finals. They were joined by two teams BIT Mesra (RAK Campus) and BITS Pilani (Dubai Campus) from the first ever TAPMI QOTB™ international qualifiers at Dubai.
The final was one round shoot-out of 25 questions on the buzzer. The finals witnessed a neck and neck battle for the top three prizes which kept the audience at the edge of their seats. After 90 minutes of intense quizzing, the team from Amity University emerged winners by a significant margin.
The event saw eminent dignitaries from the TAPMI governing council including Pro Chancellor of Manipal University Dr. H.S. Ballal, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University Dr. K. Ramnarayanand Director Prof. Dr. R.C. Natarajan grace the event with their presence. The Superintendent of Udupi Mr.Annamalai IPS was the special guest at the event.