February 06, 2017
Tata Crucible Campus Quiz at Singapore celebrates a decade of divergent thinking among young minds
Singapore: The Tata group announced the launch of the tenth edition of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Singapore. Marking the tenth anniversary, the Quiz competition will expand beyond Singapore, with universities from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region being invited to participate. This year, for the first time, National University of Singapore (NUS) will be the host partners. Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Education, will be the guest of honour for the quiz. Tata Crucible Campus Quiz will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, NUS.
The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz will comprise of multiple audio-visual questions from the world of business and economy, including business houses, personalities, brands and markets, among other exciting topics. The quiz will be conducted by the eminent quiz master, Giri Balasubramaniam who will engage the contestants with an array of interesting questions.
Over the last nine years the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz has grown from strength to strength in Singapore. It is a unique platform that offers Singapore's student community an opportunity to display their swiftness in quick thinking, decision making skills and encourages creative thinking in challenging scenarios. The competition has served as a platform to discover smart quizzers like Rohan Naidu and Shivam Bhardwaj who were the winners of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2015-16 in Singapore and later were also crowned as international champions.
KV Rao, resident director, ASEAN, Tata Sons said, “Tata Crucible Campus Quiz provides an opportunity to take the Tata legacy and values to a new generation, many of whom themselves will be the business leaders of tomorrow. Over the years, the competition has received an overwhelming response and has grown to be one of the leading quiz competitions in Singapore. Another feather in our cap this year is to go beyond Singapore and inviting students of APAC countries. We are also grateful to the National University of Singapore for being our host partners this year to facilitate this quiz competition.”
The quiz is open to all college student teams above the age of 18. Students can register for participation in the quiz by logging on to the website www.tatacrucible.com/sg. The top eight teams will be chosen from a preliminary written round and a quick wild card round (teams will comprise of two participants each from the same college / university). The eight teams will then battle it out for the championship. There is no entry fee for the competition.
The winning teams will together take home cash prizes of Singapore $12,000. *
The distribution of the cash prizes is as follows:
- Winning team: A cash prize of S$ 7,000
- First runner-up team: A cash prize of S$ 3,000
- Second runner-up team: A cash prize of S$ 2,000
(*Terms and conditions apply, please refer to the website www.tatacrucible.com/sg).
Besides the cash prizes, there are exciting goodies like tablets, e-readers and Tata Crucible merchandise for the finalists and attractive prizes for the audience.
Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Singapore
Given the Tata group’s strong association with Singapore both as business centre and educational hub, the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz was launched in Singapore as its first international extension. Over the years, prominent Singapore universities and tertiary institutions have participated in large numbers and across the nine editions of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz, more than 1,900 students from Singapore campuses have taken part in the quiz. In the 2015 edition, Rohan Naidu and Shivam Bhardwaj from National University of Singapore were crowned winners at the grand finale of the 9th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz. Closely following the lead pair were Tejasvin Samarth and Mudit Kedia. The second runners-up position was sealed by Jishnu Mohan and Abhishek Gupta from National University of Singapore.
Tata group’s presence in South East Asia
The Tata group’s presence in the region is from the early 1970s. Today, Singapore serves as a nodal centre for the region with 18 operating companies employing over 3,300 people. There are several other Tata group joint ventures and subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific region, employing over 7,000 people. More group companies are exploring Singapore as a base to grow their international / ASEAN business to leverage the strategic advantages.
Video encapsulating the journey of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Singapore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnPFKj3pDFk&feature=youtu.be