November 09, 2011
Tata invites UK’s brightest campus minds to compete in the fourth edition of the annual Tata Crucible Campus Quiz
Already an established event in the university calendars in India and Singapore, this is the fourth year that college students from UK universities will compete against each other in the Tata Crucible.
Anwar Hasan, head, Tata Limited, UK, said: “We are delighted once again to bring UK students together for this challenging business competition. Supporting academia and encouraging young talent is a key focus for Tata. Within the current environment, it is important that students are inspired by British business and realise their potential for knowledge, innovation and enterprise. The quiz itself focuses on lateral thinking and fast response, both of which are critical for making a success as a business leader.”
The UK edition of the quiz is open to participants, in teams of two each from the same college / university and they register online for the competition by visiting www.tatacrucible.com/uk. The desirous teams will then be subjected to a written elimination round of 20-25 questions at the start. Out of these, eight top teams will then be invited on the stage (normally six top scoring teams and two teams from a quick wild card round depending upon the number of teams present). The rounds consist of questions from the world of international business and economy, including corporates, personalities, brands, markets, etc. This year’s top prizes* include:
- £4,000 cash prize for the first place team
- £2,500 cash prize for the first runner-up team
- £1,000 cash prize for the second runner-up team
- Trip to India to compete in the international finals for the top two teams
(* Terms and conditions apply – refer www.tatacrucible.com/uk for details)
The quiz master, Giri Balasubramaniam, a.k.a. Pickbrain has successfully conducted the Tata Crucible Quiz in the UK for the past three years along with India and Singapore over many years. He is known for his wit, humour and incisive style of quizzing.
The 2010 UK edition of the quiz saw participation of over 125 students representing 20+ leading UK universities including LBS, LSE, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bath, Warwick, Aston, Sheffield Halam, Manchester and many others. The top two teams from the UK edition then travelled to India in April 2011 for an international final with the top two teams each from the Singapore and India editions of the quiz, in which the London Business School team took home the crown of international champion.