IIM Shillong’s Akash Verma wins cluster finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2021

Shillong, Apr 1: Akash Verma of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong, emerged victorious in the Cluster 24 Finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2021, the maiden online edition of India’s largest business quiz for campuses.

The Cluster 24 Finals representing Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram region was a thrilling affair, with participants showcasing their quick thinking and sharp quizzing abilities.

The winner took home a cash prize of Rs.35, 000 and will now compete in the zonal finals to qualify for the national finals.

Utkarsh Singh from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong, was declared runner-up, winning a cash price of Rs.18, 000.

Jayanta Das, Cluster General Manager North East, Darjeeling and General Manager – Vivanta Guwahati, was the chief guest at the event and gave away the prizes in a virtual prize distribution ceremony.

Stepping up to the challenges posed by the pandemic, like the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2020, the Campus edition too has brought in its first ever virtual format.

For the online version of the Campus Quiz, the country has been divided into 24 Clusters and after two levels of online prelims, top 12 finalists from each cluster will be invited for Wild Card Finals out of which top six finalists will then compete in the 24 online Cluster Finals.

These 24 Clusters are further grouped into four zones- south, east, west, and north and each zone will comprise of six clusters.

The winner from each of the cluster finals will then qualify for the zonal finals.

Winners at the four zonal finals will directly qualify for the national finals. The runners-up from the four zonal finals will compete in a Wild Card Final, and two out of the four runners-up will then qualify for the national finals.

In all, 6 Finalists will compete at the National Finals and the top scorer will be crowned as the National Champion who will receive a grand prize of Rs. 2.5 lakhs along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy.

All finals are being streamed on a deferred basis on Tata Crucible Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube channels.

Noted quizmaster ‘Pickbrain’ Giri Balasubramaniam known for his masterful, unique, and witty style is the host of the quiz.

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