Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2012 - a knowledge initiative from the Tata Group had its Chennai regional round recently amidst some exciting and enthralling battle of wits. After challenging and competing with some of the sharpest minds around, the team from TCS comprising Sreekanth & Jayakanthan emerged as winners of the Tata track and Ashwin Prabhu & Ramakrishnan G from Citibank emerged as winners of the Non-Tata track and successfully made it to the national finals to be held in Mumbai on October 7, 2012.
The runner up position of Tata track was bagged by Baratam & Vidyasankar from TCS whereas Prasanth & Sridharan from Ford bagged the runner up position of the Non-Tata track. The chief guest for the event Mr. Ravi Viswanathan, President – Growth Markets & Head – Chennai Operations, Tata Consultancy Services awarded the cash prize of Rs. 75,000* to the winning teams and Rs. 35,000* to the runner-up teams.
The Chennai regional round of Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2012 saw participation of 33 teams for Tata track and 87 teams for Non-Tata track consisting of corporates from some of the leading companies.The main strengths of the quiz are the exciting format and high infotainment and along with this it provides ample opportunity for all sections of quizzers to participate. This ensures a greater diversity in the participant profile as they come from across sectors including media and entertainment, banking and financial institutions, Pharma and healthcare, IT industries, and public sector institutions to name a few.
The quiz was hosted by ace quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam a.k.a. Pickbrain who through his distinctive style got the best out of the contestants and kept the audience captivated with the high-voltage action on stage.
This year, Tata Crucible Business Quiz is conducted in 20 cities for non-Tata track and 8 cities for Tata track. The two new cities added this year are Trivandrum and Gurgaon. After Chennai, the quiz will move on to the city of Visakhapatnam (October 1) followed by National Finals in Mumbai (October 7).